Spain: How could I leave?

It’s getting close. I leave the country that I have fallen in love with in just a few days. In all honesty, I don’t know what I’m going to do with myself when I return home. Even though my mom doesn’t want to hear this, I would be completely content having my dog brought over,…

Spain: European Travels

After almost 2 months in Europe, I’m still baffled how simple and convenient travel is here. In my time here, I’ve been to Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and so many places in Spain. Obviously I love Valencia, but unless I move here (not ruling that out, don’t tell my mom), travel will never be this…

Spain: Never Sit Still

While what they say is true about the Spanish lifestyle being a more relaxed one, I have done very little relaxing in my time here. Whether it be weekend trips, beach days, nights at the disco, or tapas at our favorite restaurants, my friends and I basically never sit still. Yes, this can get a…

Spain: Beautiful People

Coming into this experience, I was told that my emotions would resemble a roller coaster. Supposedly, I would start very high, with so much excitement around me, but would soon hit a low as the reality of a new culture and being away from home hit me. Thankfully for me, in the past five weeks,…

Spain: Work to Live, don’t Live to Work

“Work to live, don’t live to work.” Almost through my third week of interning in Valencia, I have very quickly learned that Spaniard’s do not stray from that motto. It was a big shock to me to find that Spaniard’s take a 2-3 hour lunch break. Every day. I can’t complain though, because that means…

Spain: Soccer. I mean, Football.

Now about two and a half weeks into my internship, I am really beginning to settle in. Though I was somewhat nervous about my placement with a soccer academy, I hoped to make the best of the situation, and hopefully fall in love with a new sport. The past two weeks have come with quite…

Spain: A Whirlwind First Week

While I have been in Europe for almost two weeks now, I finally arrived in Valencia, Spain last Wednesday. Coming into this, I was extremely nervous. My Spanish isn’t amazing, and my internship for the next two months is with a Soccer Academy (I do not play soccer). Despite this, I also came in extremely…