Back in the Land of the Free (wifi- and water)
Oct30

Back in the Land of the Free (wifi- and water)

Imagine the relief you feel when you think your phone is in one pocket, realize it’s  “missing”, and then find it in your other pocket. Now multiply that times 500. THAT was the feeling I felt upon stepping off of my airplane in The US. It was a feeling of familiarity and comfort that I didn’t even realize I had been missing. I didn’t realize that for the past month I had been dreading spontaneous conversations because I was afraid...

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My Time in San Lorenzo de El Escorial
Jul25

My Time in San Lorenzo de El Escorial

Landing in Madrid, the first thing I noticed was the immediate immersion into the Spanish language. Everything from the airport signs, to advertisements, to the people talking around me was disorienting. My initial feelings of “oh no what have I done” went away as soon as I found my group and we loaded on the bus to head to El Escorial. I went into this trip not knowing anyone on it, and before we even got off the first bus ride I had...

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Hasta Luego, USA!
Jun12

Hasta Luego, USA!

Before I dive in I think I should explain the game plan- because it is a complicated one. I decided to use my study abroad opportunity in Spain as an excuse to tag on a bit of additional backpacking and sightseeing. My official program will take place in a town outside of Madrid during the last bit of May and most of June. Beforehand, I will be backpacking with my roommate starting in Paris and moving around Spain until we reach...

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