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When the Romans Marched on Calahorra

When the Romans Marched on Calahorra

The weekend before Easter was supposed to be a calm time. A time when I recovered both physically and financially from my time in Portugal…

Traveling Solo for the First Time

Traveling Solo for the First Time

This beginning of the end of my year in Spain starts with my solo trip to Lisbon. (And first solo trip eva.) Now starts, after a 3 month…

Lisbon, Sintra, Cascais, Oh My! Exploring the Beauty of Portugal

Lisbon, Sintra, Cascais, Oh My! Exploring the Beauty of Portugal

When I first mentioned Portugal, my roommate gave me plenty of recommendations. He had just gone a month earlier and was one of the reasons…

Why Lisbon, Portugal is A Must Visit

Why Lisbon, Portugal is A Must Visit

I had never been to Portugal. In fact, I can honestly say it never really was high on my list. I’m not sure why. Perhaps because in a way it…

How to Travel and Budget on 700 Euro A Month

How to Travel and Budget on 700 Euro A Month

I suppose I’ll go ahead and breach that subject of money and how I budget. An interesting topic at best, because when I initially got here…

The Time Fiestas Got the Better of Me

The Time Fiestas Got the Better of Me

Every town in Spain has a saint (so far as I know) that they celebrate during a four-day festival, fiestas, every year. March 2nd to 6th was…

When the Spanish Transportation System Gets You Down

When the Spanish Transportation System Gets You Down

In case it isn’t yet obvious, I live in a small town in Northern Spain. A small town where I and others solely depend on public…

Celebrating Carnival in Northern Spain

Celebrating Carnival in Northern Spain

Did Someone Say Carnival? Carnival, or here, carnaval. A time of extremes, crazy costumes, drinking, and partying. It is the celebration of…

Trying to Recapture the Magic from the Beginning

Trying to Recapture the Magic from the Beginning

Oh, the magic. It’s a common rule of life. You jump into something new feet first and it’s thrilling, frightening, full of things that trip…