Home Sweet Home… Sort of.
Jun25

Home Sweet Home… Sort of.

Well, my glorious four week adventure in Spain has finally come to an end. I’m sitting here in my living room, back in my own house, eating goldfish and catching up on TV. It seems kind of dull when I compare it to what I was doing just a week ago. A friend and I in front of the beautiful and historic Ávila. I am so grateful for my experience in Spain. I learned more about the culture, people, language, and life style of Spain...

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Not So Lost in Translation
Jun19

Not So Lost in Translation

As my month in Spain comes to a close, I have a lot to think about. However, I can only think in Spanish half the time! The program I’m participating in is a Spanish language program, and our director requires that we will ONLY speak Spanish 24/7. It’s pretty tough, but I can absolutely see the results. It’s almost as if our director (the one and only Jose Cano, pictured below) knows what he’s doing!  ...

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Bama in El Escorial!
Jun19

Bama in El Escorial!

Welcome to week 3 at El Escorial! I have officially completed 15 days in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain. It’s a small town about a 40 minute bus ride from Madrid, and home to one of Spain’s most well-known historic sites El Real Monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial (The Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo).  It’s a beautiful and historic and a cultural symbol of the Spanish monarchy. And to top it off, our dorm...

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