Guest Post: How to Pack for Living or Studying Abroad
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Guest Post: How to Pack for Living or Studying Abroad

Hello everybody! This week I’m off to Ibiza to enjoy some sunshine, beaches, & fiesta. So instead of my regular posting, I have a couple of guest posts lined up. This one is from study abroad site Class Abroad, which is full of great articles.  I liked this article because I had suuuch a hard time packing … Continue reading

Where in Spain Wednesday – Barcelona’s Sant Jordi Celebrations
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Where in Spain Wednesday – Barcelona’s Sant Jordi Celebrations

This week was one of the prettiest weeks in Barcelona, because it was the Diada de Sant Jordi! The city was full of beautiful freshly-cut roses and the smell of new books. La Diada de Sant Jordi (Saint George’s Day) falls on April 23, which is also World Book Day internationally now (thanks, Catalunya!). The … Continue reading

Where in Spain Wednesday – Sevilla’s Feria de Abril
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Where in Spain Wednesday – Sevilla’s Feria de Abril

In honor of Sevilla’s famous Feria de Abril, which is happening this week, here’s one of my favorite photos from last year’s Feria – a bunch of girls in their flamenco dresses enjoying the carnival.  This part of the fair takes places in the Calle del Infierno – Hell Street. It’s bursting with bright attractions … Continue reading

Where in Spain Wednesday – Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia
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Where in Spain Wednesday – Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia

Hello everybody! Today I want to share one of my favorite photos from Barcelona – the postcard photo of the Sagrada Familia. No, I don’t mean my photos are actually on any postcards (I wish!). But this is one of the most-recognized ways to photograph Gaudí’s masterpiece. With the green pond in front of the … Continue reading

Las Fallas: The Loudest Party I’ve Ever Been To
fiesta / Valencia

Las Fallas: The Loudest Party I’ve Ever Been To

“Diez minutos.”  More people than will physically fit in the streets are trying to jam their way into the packed crowd. Like it or not, you can feel everybody’s breath around you on your shoulders, hair. The combination of the midday sun and the sheer amount of people is creating a suffocating heat. A helicopter is thudding above … Continue reading