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  • 5 of My Favorite Spanish Foods

    5 of My Favorite Spanish Foods

    When I first arrived to Spain, I wasn’t sure what to eat or how to eat or how to shop for myself. It was if entering into a new society suddenly wiped my mind clear of all the things I had learned after living by myself for five years. I’m already indecisive enough as it…

  • Amor Pacense

    Amor Pacense

    Una oda a una tierra bella

  • 8 Things I’ll Miss About Life in Spain

    8 Things I’ll Miss About Life in Spain

    It’s that time of year, and I’m prepping for the inevitable dose of reverse culture shock. To prepare myself I’ve made a short list of some of the things I’ll say goodbye to and miss dearly about life in Spain. In no particular order they are as follows: 1. Breakfast Break and the Siesta Bye,…

  • Teaching English in Spain: 5 Ways I’ve Become a Better Human

    As my second year as an English teacher in Spain winds down, I wanted to take some time to reflect on all the good things that have come of this experience. While a year and eight months seems like nothing in comparison to the amount of time I spent in college, or in K-12,  I…

  • Doing it Live: An Impromptu Trip to the Beach

    We were seated at the kitchen table eating a delicious seafood paella, discussing potential destinations for a day trip Sunday. We could go to a big lake in Portugal and visit a few of sightly villages around it. We could go to Evora, a beautiful castled city about an hour and a half away and eat…

  • Migas

    There are a many signature foods in Spain. Most are well known, like the Tortilla de Patatas (Spanish Omelet) , Paella, Jamón Ibérico (Iberian Ham), or Wine…wait, wine isn’t food, but it might as well be. There are many, however, that you don’t hear about until you are living here.  One of these tasty delights is…

  • Back to Spain

    So there was I sitting on my suitcase again, trying to zip it closed, going through my mental list of clothes, teaching sources, and toiletries. Each time I pack my suitcase I have a mini anxiety attack about all the things that could have fit, that could be in there instead of what I have,…

  • The First and Very Long Overdue Post: Part I

    Part One of the summary of my first year living in Spain as an English Teacher.