As all of my Americans get ready for their nice four-day-holiday-weekend filled with football and copious amounts of turkey, I decided it was my “American” duty to bring a hearty, Thanksgiving celebration right here to Sant Llorenc! Without the luxury of having Thursday and Friday off from school/work, I decided to celebrate this past weekend with my family and closest friends here in Spain. This … Continue reading Acción de Gracias
It’s a Sunday afternoon and I am sitting on the metro. I am at the tail end of my daily 30 minute metro ride into the city, and as normal, trying to contain my shoulders and feet from moving around too much as I blare salsa music on my i-pod. An incredible Marc Anthony song comes on my shuffle and it is almost slightly painful holding … Continue reading One Sunday in Barcelona
Today is the one month mark of being in Spain. Sometime, about 3 weeks ago, my life seemed to hit the fast forward button. Well, no wonder, I have been a busy girl! I have joined the local girl’s volleyball team (a compilation of early-20-somethings) who are “serious” about volleyball…well, sort of. Practices are three days a week, MWF, (Mondays being from 9pm-11pm, dang those … Continue reading Un Mes
Just finished my first full week here in Spain and oh, what a week it’s been! After dropping the girls off at school in the morning, I have ventured into Barcelona everyday, exploring the winding city streets of La Rambla, laying on the beaches (I have never seen so many topless women in my life!), looking at the Cathedrals and Roman ruins (which are holding … Continue reading La Extranjera
After about 24 hours (including time change, layover and 13 hours of flying time), I finally made it to España. I was a little worried when I couldn’t find Dad, Santi, but after locating a pay-phone and making a quick call to his cell, we were finally united (much to my relief). After an delicious Mediterranean lunch of salmon, rice and a side dish of steamed … Continue reading ¡Bienvenidos a España!