Top 7 Things to Know to Survive Spain
Apr29

Top 7 Things to Know to Survive Spain

While I’m no Buzzfeed writer, these 7 pieces of advice will help anyone ease into la vida Española. Coins are gold! No not actual gold, but your euro coins should be valued. In the United States, we often see change in the form of coins as a nuisance- something found later in the cushions of your couch. In Spain, it is very rare for waiters to split checks, so having exact change on your person is a must. Pan y chocolate Caution all...

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Sun, Sand, and Stowaways
Apr22

Sun, Sand, and Stowaways

As an avid reader and current events junkie, I previously claimed I was “globally aware.” I knew about the Arab Spring, Russian annexation of Crimea, and Cuban- American relations. That qualifies for international mindfulness, right? Was I ever wrong. Several weeks ago, I went camping in the Sahara Desert on the Moroccan/ Algerian border. It was the experience of a lifetime in more ways than one. I traveled by camel, watched the...

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Crazy Beautiful World
Feb23

Crazy Beautiful World

              It has been amazing to see the changes, both internal and external, that have occurred in my time in Granada, Spain these past six weeks. It seemed like yesterday that I was hugging my dad in the Oklahoma City airport with mixed emotions. Would I get homesick? Would I make friends? Would I be able to communicate? These questions kept circling my mind as I boarded the flight. I was...

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