Madrid

May 11, 2015

Finals Week in Madrid

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I can’t believe that the semester is almost over! Finals end on the 13th, my grandparents’ plane arrives on the 14th, we’re leaving Spain on the 17th, and I’m flying home to Baltimore on the 29th. Before this semester, 18 days would have seemed like a pretty long European trip since my two previous trips […]

May 1, 2015

So you think you can dance?

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This last week has been filled with lots of dancing.  I never really considered myself much of a dancer before coming here.  The only real dancing that I’d ever done was in the various theatrical productions I’ve been in over the years. As most of you probably know, this semester I took Latin Rhythms and […]

April 25, 2015

The Hills are Alive! – Salzburg, Austria

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Early last week, I made a last minute decision to visit Salzburg Austria over the weekend.  Most people don’t get nearly as excited by the Sound of Music as I do, so I traveled there alone.  I was introduced to the most successful musical film of all time at an early age.  I’m pretty sure […]

April 18, 2015

Spanish Bull Fight

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This past Sunday, I went to a bull fight.  Seeing as how that tail is fairly graphic and somewhat disturbing, I’ll start with lunch on Sunday to give you a chance to decide if you want to read my description.  Eight of us met at Alhambra (a restaurant near the center of Madrid) for lunch.  […]

April 11, 2015

The Advantages of Having a Visa

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Today marks the 90th day since I came to Spain.  This is significant because 90 days is the threshold on which American citizens need a visa to live in Spain.  It seems like I’ve been here a pretty long time and yet, if I flew home after my classes on Thursday, I wouldn’t have needed […]

March 28, 2015

Italy – The Land of Mediocre Pizza

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A lot has happened this week.  My parents came to Madrid after our weekend in Barcelona.  I got to show them my school and they got to enjoy the city while I was in class.  On Monday night, my parents and I went out to dinner with my host mother, Marli. Marli is wonderful and […]

March 21, 2015

Barcelona

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In case you were wondering, our picnic on Saturday was a success.  We hung out in the park, ate lunch, and played Frisbee for about three hours. However, the most exciting thing that happened this week is that my parents came to visit.  They flew into Barcelona on Thursday morning.  I took an overnight train […]

March 14, 2015

Toulouse, France

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Last weekend, Lafayette took us to Toulouse, France. The bus ride was ten hours long, but we broke it up by stopping in San Sebastian – a small coastal town in the north of Spain. It was very pretty. Once we got to Toulouse, we were set off on our own to have dinner and […]

March 6, 2015

Adventures in Africa: Morocco – Part 2

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On Sunday, we left early for the Rif Mountains.  When we had driven as far as the van could take us, we got out and then walked the rest of the way up a mountain to have lunch and a conversation with the family that lived there. The family was wonderful and our meal of […]

February 27, 2015

Adventures in Africa: Morocco Part 1

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This past weekend, I had the amazing opportunity to visit Morocco.  The trip began as I rushed to the train station after finishing a Dynamics exam.  I was a little worried about time, but I ended up finishing the exam a little early and everything was fine.  We took a 5.5 hour train to Algeciras, […]