Ten Weird Things to Know About Teaching in Spain

As the school year winds down, I often think about how I ended up here. Not physically in Spain - after a summer drinking more Kalimocho than water, … [Continue Reading]

Must Know About Teaching in Spain

Photo Post: La Hermandad Rociera de Triana and the Pilgrimage to El Rocío

"No, no, no," Lucía shook her head fiercely as curls of white smoke escaped from her lips. "You shouldn't be in Cerro de Águila by yourself. Crime is … [Continue Reading]

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Three Reasons Why Seville is a Foodie Haven

"So we're initially going to just be making plans for cervezas and tapas, correct?" One of my closest friends was just a few weeks away from his … [Continue Reading]

Spain's best city for Foodies

Spain Snapshots: the Monastery of Yuste in Extremadura

When I announced that I'd won a writing contest and had a free weekend's stay in a luxury apartment in Trujillo, the Novio had one condition: that we … [Continue Reading]

Visiting the Monasterio de Yuste

Autonomous Community Spotlight: Murcia

Not one to make travel goals, I did make one when coming to Spain: visit all 17 autonomous communities at least once before going home. While Madrid, … [Continue Reading]

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Living in Seville

Planning a Spanish American Wedding

Five Things that Make Planning a Spanish-American Wedding a Logistical Nightmare

I’m going to admit it – my upcoming wedding is bringing out the worst in me. There’s the … [Read More...]

Travelling Europe and Beyond

Saving Money in Europe

My Top Tips To Stay on a Budget While Traveling

It's officially summer when I've had my first granizada, a lemon slushie synonymous with … [Read More...]

Travel Photography

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Photo Post: La Hermandad Rociera de Triana and the Pilgrimage to El Rocío

"No, no, no," Lucía shook her head fiercely as curls of white smoke escaped from her lips. … [Read More...]

Holy Week in Seville Photos

Seville Snapshots: Palm Sunday Processions

I packed my bag hurriedly but with purpose: I'd need sunscreen, lipstick, a street map and … [Read More...]

How to Visit the Murallas of Avila

Walking The Medieval Murallas of Ávila

I'd seen the walls from the highway on the way to Madrid - like something out of a period … [Read More...]

Spanish Food

What to Eat at the Feria de Sevilla

Tapa Thursday: 10 Typical Foods You’ll Eat at the Feria de Abril

I'll just say it right away - sevillanos do not flock to the Real de la Feria for good … [Read More...]

Vegetarian tapas in Seville City Center

Tapa Thursdays: Fargo Bio Restaurant

My email notification pinged a few seconds after I'd hit the little paper arrow with a … [Read More...]

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Tapa Thursday: Vermouth

My biggest ambition in life is to become a Spanish abuelo. Who wouldn't want to spend the … [Read More...]

Teaching Abroad

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Applying to to the Auxiliares Program: How to Apply to be a Language Assistant in Spain

Six years ago, I began researching a way to make it back to Spain. I was a senior at … [Read More...]

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Ten Mistakes New Language Assistants Make (and how to avoid them + eBook giveaway)

My Spanish now-fiancé couldn’t help but laugh when I looked, puzzled, at our new coffee … [Read More...]

No joke, I spent a night here in the Islas Cies.

Sleeping in Spain: A Guide to Accommodation (and 30€ Voucher Giveaway!)

If there's one thing that's weathering the Spanish economic downturn (no doubt tied to the … [Read More...]