Intro What are some little things you have to do to "fit in"? People in Spain walk slowly, speak quickly, dress seasonally. I have definitely actively slowed down my walking. Also they use an absolute ton of emojis. Despite the totally mild weather, I'm currently wearing a giant puffy jacket. I don't have the language skills … Continue reading My Expat life: Specific Questions Answered
So a couple of days ago, I wanted to get some ideas for what questions my friends and families have about living in Spain. I put out the call on Instagram and got some really good questions. I wanted to write about the basics first and then get into the more specific questions in a … Continue reading My Expat Life: the Basic Questions Answered
The first time I moved abroad was in 2014. I was planning on going to Thailand but unfortunately there was this whole military coop. Long story short I ended up in Colombia. I didn't know what to expect which turned out to be extremely detrimental. Now, I'm a year into living in Spain and I … Continue reading 5 Little Pieces of Advice for People Moving Abroad
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When I moved to Cartagena, I knew I wanted my mode of transportation to be more than 75% bicycle. It's not a giant city and there's plenty of sunshine year round here. Plus my school is about 1.7 miles from my house which is a little annoying to walk before 8 AM. So when I … Continue reading Buying a Bike: was it a good idea?
September was busy. I started in Washington for the first couple of days and then I flew back to Spain. I had to move from Zaragoza to Cartagena on my own on the 7th of September which was an absolute handful. By the 17th, I was starting school. To make this month a little more … Continue reading 4, 3, 2, 1! How was September?
This September marks one year that I've lived abroad. I've learned a lot. I've changed a fair amount through my experiences. I wouldn't say it's been a hallmark year but I wouldn't change much since I've learned from so many parts of my experience. What are some of the more grand things I've learned? I … Continue reading One Year in Spain: A Reflection
After the crazy month that was August, it would have been really nice to come back and have a week or two before school to just relax and prepare. But that's not what happened. Instead, I had to move across Spain from Zaragoza to Cartagena. So yeah - it sounds a little dramatic to say … Continue reading Moving Across a Foreign Country
I don't like to claim I'm any sort of expert on European travel. However, I have visited many cities in countries in Europe. While I don't normally like to say that Krakow, Poland - Krakow needs to be on this list for two reasons. It's cheap and has amazing parties. While the beauty in the … Continue reading 7 European Destinations to Visit While You Are Young
It's been just about 10 months since I've moved to Spain. It's the end of the school year and it feels like a good time to take a look at some of the ways I've changed in my time abroad. Most are subtle but I do think it speaks to the culture here when I … Continue reading Ways I have changed since moving Abroad