International Book Day and Seven MORE Books on Spain

Back when I was a floundering, wannabe guiri, I made two trips a week to my local library back home, checking out every book and DVD about Spain. … [Continue Reading]

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Spain Snapshots: Garganta la Olla, the gorgeous extremeño pueblo you’ve never, ever heard of

There was only one real reason why we stopped: it was sunny and just about 1pm, which meant it was beer hour. Snaking down the one-lane highway that … [Continue Reading]

The streets of Extremadura village Garganta la Olla

FluentU – Learning Spanish Through Video

The best day in high school Spanish class was "La Catrina" day. Profe would stockpile those episodes freshman year until she had absolutely no … [Continue Reading]

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Tapa Thursdays: Eating at a Guachinche on Tenerife

Julie's plan had only three itinerary stops on my only full-day on Tenerife: Rental car. Teide. Guachinche :) Eager not to ruin my own surprise, I … [Continue Reading]

typical food at a guachinche

Seville Snapshots: Costaleros Practicing for Holy Week

The capataz knocks once. As if mechanically, the 40-off men beneath the wooden structure heave together, resting on their heels, hands gripping the … [Continue Reading]

Resting Costaleros in Sevilla

Living in Seville

Resting Costaleros in Sevilla

Seville Snapshots: Costaleros Practicing for Holy Week

The capataz knocks once. As if mechanically, the 40-off men beneath the wooden structure … [Read More...]

Travelling Europe and Beyond

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India: The Dream I Didn’t Know I Had

Have you ever dreamed about a place you didn't even know you wanted to visit? When … [Read More...]

Travel Photography

The streets of Extremadura village Garganta la Olla

Spain Snapshots: Garganta la Olla, the gorgeous extremeño pueblo you’ve never, ever heard of

There was only one real reason why we stopped: it was sunny and just about 1pm, which … [Read More...]

The City on Three Rivers

Exploring Passau, Germany

One of the cities that really surprised me during my winter travels was Passau, Germany. … [Read More...]

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Two Weeks on the Camino de Santiago: 14 Pictures of my Journey (Part 2)

Where we last left off, I had literally just climbed a mountain, but I had also scaled a … [Read More...]

Teaching Abroad

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Applying to to the Auxiliares Program: How to Apply to be a Language Assistant in Spain

Six years ago, I began researching a way to make it back to Spain. I was a senior at … [Read More...]

No joke, I spent a night here in the Islas Cies.

Sleeping in Spain: A Guide to Accommodation (and 30€ Voucher Giveaway!)

If there's one thing that's weathering the Spanish economic downturn (no doubt tied to the … [Read More...]

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Preparing for the Camino: Why I’m Walking

Muuuuyyyyyy bien chicos! Raquel's morning greeting was accompanied with a slurp and the … [Read More...]