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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…

“Kids Say the Darndest Things”

“Kids Say the Darndest Things”

And Spanish kids, even more so. Many years ago, when I was still in school at Longwood University, I declared my major- English. And every…

A Walk Through Evening in Northern Spain

A Walk Through Evening in Northern Spain

The weather this past week has been crazy. Pouring showers of rain, warm temps paired with icy, roaring winds. Even today. Today was cold…

5 Things to Remember in Your 20's

5 Things to Remember in Your 20's

And How These Things Are Just a Little Cliché Today while waiting for the bus (my normal weekly ritual where I’m either ten minutes early or…

A Weekend Trip to Bilbao, Spain

A Weekend Trip to Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao. One of the top destinations in Northern Spain. Unlike the south of Spain, the North only has a handful of big cities that tend to…

A Trip to the Grocery Store in Spain

A Trip to the Grocery Store in Spain

When You Get Caught Off-Guard at the Grocery Store I’ve been meaning to write about the differences between American grocery stores and…