Tag Archives: Spain

A Cornucopia of Troubles

Confession: I have had so much to write about in the past two or so weeks that I haven’t written at all, simply because it is often times a lot easier to just jot down phrases or words that remind me … Continue reading

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First Days Always Suck.

*Note: This post was written on February 17th, 2014. I forgot to post it up previously, although the events that occurred refer to the above stated date. Though I didn’t necessarily have high expectations for the day, I must say … Continue reading

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Sweater Weather

During my first week of formal orientation in Madrid, our Georgetown on-site coordinator Ani delivered a series of workshops to explore different themes we may come across in the next five months: cultural differences, Spanish colloquialisms, individualistic versus collectivistic nations … Continue reading

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The End of the Beginning

I’ve actively avoided writing this post for hours by procrastinating my time (I’m a college student, sue me) by watching marathon episodes of Suits, packing away my life in yet another triad of suitcases, and filling my day with endless … Continue reading

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Catching up

I haven’t written much specifically for this blog lately because frankly, the last few weeks have been a bit of a whirlwind. I’ve found myself in four different airports in between six planes on my way to two new cities, … Continue reading

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Spanish Lessons and Gaudí Buildings in Barcelona

Two weeks ago, I had this weekend free and wasn’t planning on traveling anywhere. One of my friends had booked a flight to Barcelona, though, and wanted me to go with her. Although it is a major study abroad trip … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Spanish Obsession

I remember that one of the first thing my host mother told me when I arrived to her house in Madrid is that Spanish people are obsessed with two things: ‘jamón’ and ‘nata.’ Although I knew that – I am … Continue reading

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Madrid this time around…

As a tourist, I have been to Madrid many, many times. Twice with my parents, once in a school trip and a couple of times with friends. Everything just seemed so easy and beautiful as a tourist. Everyone just seemed … Continue reading

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You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone…

It’s like that song Big Yellow Taxi by Counting Crows with the famous lyrics “Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone.” Sometimes you really do not realize what you have in … Continue reading

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Living the Dream: Hospitalized during Study Abroad

Over the past ten days or so I experienced a severe bout with tonsillitis. I’ve made three different trips to the hospital, and I was even hospitalized overnight so I could receive an IV with strong antibiotics. As terrifying as … Continue reading

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