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When You Can’t Help Yourself

When You Can’t Help Yourself

I love surprises. I’m not sure why but I can’t seem to not go for the surprise when it’s possible. I did a similar thing when I studied…

Making it Home For Christmas

Making it Home For Christmas

Here is the story of how things can go wrong and life along the way. I had been harboring this secret for far too long. A secret between…

A Thought Five Days Before Christmas

A Thought Five Days Before Christmas

I’m sitting in my school in Arnedo, on my three-hour lunch break. A fellow teacher mentions an attack in Berlin, at the Christmas Markets…

Strangers on a Plane

Strangers on a Plane

Or just strangers in general for that matter. I had forgotten this was a thing, and I now realize it’s most likely the most important thing…

When It’s Too Cold to Feel Your Toes Zurich, Switzerland

When It’s Too Cold to Feel Your Toes Zurich, Switzerland

Zürich I don’t recall a time in my life when I was quiet as cold as I happened to be while in Zürich, Switzerland. Toes frozen, fingers numb…

The Beginning of Christmas in Spain

The Beginning of Christmas in Spain

Lights and Decorations Christmas in Spain is a big holiday hello Roman Catholics. All the cities bring out the lights, the Christmas trees…

Hot Springs of Arnedillo, Spain

Hot Springs of Arnedillo, Spain

Hot Springs and Dinosaur Fossils Two things that are mentioned to me about La Rioja that strike me as so very random: Hot Springs and…

What I'm Thankful for this Thanksgiving

What I'm Thankful for this Thanksgiving

Celebrating Thanksgiving in Spain It isn’t that I’m counting, it’s just that I’m counting. My phone tells me how many days I have been here…

When the Homesickness Strikes. Again

When the Homesickness Strikes. Again

I honestly want to know how this scientifically works. Because I’ve been fine. For a really long time I haven’t been homesick and then BAM…