My Apartment Crisis: Why You Should Never Rent a Room Like This in Barcelona
Barcelona / expat life / Spain

My Apartment Crisis: Why You Should Never Rent a Room Like This in Barcelona

“Aprovechar”. Ask any foreigner living in Spain, and they probably know exactly what that means. Spanish has a rather nice way of expressing getting taken advantage of. I got used to this word early on in my stay here. Not that there’s anything wrong about Spain or Spanish people; it’s just that here my obvious … Continue reading

Where in Spain Wednesday – A Message in the Sand in San Sebastián
País Vasco / San Sebastián / Spain / Where in Spain Wednesday

Where in Spain Wednesday – A Message in the Sand in San Sebastián

Surprise, surprise – this week I have a photo from last week’s trip to the País Vasco! Let’s start with its most famous city, beautiful San Sebastián.  The word “picturesque” is so overused to describe pretty seaside towns, but I’ll allow myself to use it when it comes to San Sebastián. I’ve never seen such … Continue reading

New Interviews and Travel Plans
País Vasco / Spain / travel

New Interviews and Travel Plans

Hello hello hello! I’ve got a few new things to share with all you lovely people. First of all, I’ve got two new interviews up online if you haven’t seen them yet. Thanks to both of these sites for asking me to be interviewed!  The Working Traveler – Jessica Bowler: Why I Live in…Barcelona Internations –  Recommended Expats Blogs, … Continue reading

It’s My Barcelona Birthday! Reflecting on 2 Years in the Catalan Capital
expat life / Spain

It’s My Barcelona Birthday! Reflecting on 2 Years in the Catalan Capital

It’s May 31st, so I’ve officially spent two years in Barcelona today. It’s a little over two years since I graduated college with big dreams of living in a cool European city. So what’s changed over the past 2 years? I’ve traveled more than I expected.  From day trips to pretty medieval Girona to weekend jaunts … Continue reading

Guest Post: How to Pack for Living or Studying Abroad
study abroad / travel / travel guide

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