Off to Madrid again

Next Saturday, I will fly to Madrid. Typing these words is like reminiscing with a dear friend I haven't seen in years. It feels incredible and rejuvenating, and simultaneously melancholic to write about Spain once again. Although I visited for three days last summer, this will be my first extended stay in Madrid since leaving [...]

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A new definition of home

This weekend I took a long-needed trip to Madrid, back “home.” Madrid was decorated in its finest holiday clothes: Enormous lighted Christmas trees, streets with strings of fantastic lights in the shapes of cubes, snowflakes, and other random squiggles and swirls, the people bundled in large jackets and warm black scarves, the faces of stores [...]

The Ups and Downs of Life in Barcelona

It has been a very long time since I've written. This is probably the longest break I've taken from this blog. I have legitimate reasons for my long absence in the blogosphere. It's this awful thing called Graduate School. I came to Barcelona to pursue my career and to take off with an international career. [...]

Barcelona: Week 1

I just finished my first successful week in Barna (street-name for Barcelona.) I have accomplished many of my short terms goals (and a few are still pending, like my visa renewal.) I have gotten one English class so far, but I’m pending on a few others, so that’s good that I’ve got that cog slowly [...]

Spain: World Champions EuroCup 2012

Spain is good at two things: Partying and football (soccer). And both came in to play as soon as I stepped off the plane from my trip to Brussels. Upon my arrival to Madrid from Brussels, I barely even got a moment to breathe. I went straight to my flat to drop off my bag [...]

Brussels II

Brussels has been the place I’ve given most attention to in the past year because I so desperately wanted to study there for my Master’s. However, after my previous visit, we’ve all seen my great disappointment in the school I found there. I would have looked into other schools but it seems that French is [...]

Amunt Valencia!

Since Britt and I have been in Madrid, all Britt has told me (aside from her wanting to go see some guy charm a snake in Morocco) is that she wants to see a beach. I thought about where to go. Maybe Cádiz? Or Alicante? Or Benidorm? Maybe even a trip to the Canary Islands? [...]