I have yet to catch up on tales of adventures of Spain, Austria, and Germany, I realize. Those stories will come. And next month I will have a Czech Republic trip to share with you as well. But today, I want to talk about what happens after the adventure. That thing that we all try... Continue Reading →
Torn Between Two Worlds
(Posted a bit late because airport wi-fi didn't work and because I was too exhausted after 24 hours of traveling to post.) I confess that I am a bit behind on travel blogging. Since my last post, I’ve traveled to Barcelona and Granada, experienced Sevilla’s defining Feria de Abril, cheered on both of the city’s... Continue Reading →
Be mindful. Participate. Connect.
Tina Fey’s first rule of improvisation is say ‘yes.’ Apparently Tina and I are kindred spirits, because that is my New Year’s resolution and my study abroad motto. I knew when I signed up to go to Spain that I was not cut out for the study abroad life—I like routines and comfort zones, I’m a... Continue Reading →
Reading, running, and reflections.
I think my host mom thinks I'm crazy for running on top of all the walking we do in Spain. "You get plenty of exercise walking, it's good for your health," she tells me. Yeah, and you also have to make up for the copious amounts of bread that Spaniards eat. Which is delicious, don't... Continue Reading →
Negro y blanco
The other day I stole a few hours for myself and returned to the Plaza de España with my journal and camera in tow. I’ve noticed that the Spanish walk much more slowly than Americans, so I tried to blend in and do the same. It was more difficult than I thought it would be.... Continue Reading →