So I thought it’d be important to preface this post with the definition of two words that are often misused, overused, incorrectly interchanged and rarely understood. After reading my thoughts on this topic that is hardly ever talked about (but I am constantly asked about in private), I ask that you scroll back up and […]
So I thought it’d be important to preface this post with the definition of two ...
I would in no way classify my Semana Santa trip as a raving success. By ...
If you’ve been reading my blog for the past year or so, you know that ...
Alright ya’ll! In less than a week, the application period for the Auxiliares de Conversación will ...
You didn’t seriously think I was referring to the Queen of England, right? Before I ...
I would in no way classify my Semana Santa trip as a raving success. By the time it was over, I was exhausted, pissed at the world and in need of complete isolation. Of course, it wasn’t all bad. I saw some beautiful places and met some amazing people along the way, and even during […]
If you’ve been reading my blog for the past year or so, you know that I love a good old-fashioned road trip. There’s nothing like the feeling of the steering wheel in my hands and my favorite song on the radio while cruising at 70. Unfortunately, I don’t feel like navigating the rental car process […]
Alright ya’ll! In less than a week, the application period for the Auxiliares de Conversación will close on April 1, and if you’re anything like I was, you applied months ago. However, if you’re still on the fence, hop to it! The waiting period is freaking awful and I spent my time reading everything I could […]
You didn’t seriously think I was referring to the Queen of England, right?
There are so many fears that arise when you decide to move abroad, and one very real fear that no one talks about is the fear that something tragic will happen at home while you are away. Although all of my family and friends were in good health before I left the Washington, D.C. area, […]
Happy Friday (and bank holiday Friday to my auxiliares) everyone! I’m back with another edition of The Weekend Files with some great ideas of places to visit on a short day trip or weekend trip from Madrid. I hope you decide to hit the road this weekend!
If you haven’t noticed already, I’m a complete nerd. I’m obsessed with history and reading, and I often fantasize about living in eras that I think are way more glamorous and artistic than our current one (um, hello 1920s!). Before I moved to Europe, all I could think about was retracing the steps of literary […]
The fastest way for me to get to know a city is through my stomach. Yea, I know. Weird sentence. Basically what I mean is that I love to learn about a city through the food I can find there. Learning about Madrid has been…well…interesting. I have mixed feelings about Spanish food. I consider myself […]
First, I must apologize for the lapse in posting. After arriving to Madrid from the US, I was hit with a heavy case of jet lag that left me disoriented and always looking for the next moment when I could sleep. Then I contracted some sort of stomach bug which was obviously super enjoyable on […]
Let me preface this post by saying that I know this is a first-world problem. If you’re getting on a long-haul flight, you’re probably going somewhere really exciting, but that doesn’t change the fact that these flights can be terrible if you aren’t prepared. I define a long-haul flight as a flight over eight hours, […]
I know tons of bloggers are doing their “best of 2013″ lists and I said I wouldn’t…but I just can’t resist. I love hotels. I’m a complete sucker for everything from stately, historic grande dame hotels to sleek and stylish boutique properties. I am admittedly not a backpacker. If the choice is up to me […]