Spanish Adventure 4: Urederra and Pamplona

This was genuinely my favorite trip around the Greater Basque Country. Two hours south of Bilbao, in the mountains of Navarre, lies a hidden gem of the region. Urederra is the exit of a natural aquifer cut into the karst that makes up the mountains of the region. The name Urederra derives from the Basque…

Spanish Adventure 3: Olite y Bardenas Reales

For the third trip around the Basque Country, I traveled to the town of Olite and the desert called Bardenas Reales. Both of these locations are outside of Bizkaia, in Navarre. Neither are necessarily famous worldwide, however; both are known for one main attraction. Olite is a relatively ancient town. It was first built in…

The Best Way to Learn a Language

Ha! Gotcha! This may be a little bit of clickbait, but I definitely learned a lot from my parents coming to visit Bilbao for a week. And, don’t worry, I will share some of the things that I learned at the end of the article. For their spring break, my parents decided to come to…

Spanish Adventure 2: Salto del Nervion y Vitoria-Gasteiz

The second trip that I went on this semester was to go see the Salto del Nervion and the city of Vitoria-Gasteiz. Both are staple sites of the Basque Country. We (I went with a group) left Bilbao and traveled for about and hour and a half from Bizkaia to Castilla y Leon. When we…

Spanish Adventure #1: Coast of Bizkaia

I plan on using this as a way to let you all at home know some of the hot spots and places to visit throughout the north of Spain and wherever else I visit! Hey Rebel Nation! I have gone on a few trips to other places in the north of Spain so far this…

Spain: The EAIE Conference

Every September, there is a conference hosted in Europe that is called EAIE. The purpose is for international educators to get together, meet with partners, and learn about the best practices in international education. As the advisor to our international exchange students, I was afforded the opportunity to travel alongside Blair McElroy to Spain! Neither…

Tangier, Morocco!

While my parents were in Málaga we also took a day trip to Tangier, Morocco! Morocco wasn’t on my top list of places to visit at first but after a while I realized that I have no clue when I will be that close to Morocco again so we booked a tour. We planned this trip…

Gibraltar!

Hey y’all! I know it’s been a while, but my last month was crazy! While my parents came to visit me in Málaga, my home base, we took a day trip to Gibraltar. Gibraltar is a territory of the UK but it is at the southernmost tip of Spain and it is very close to Morocco. It was…

My first soccer Game …Granada

I have been in Granada a little over four months, as the time is getting closer and closer for me to go, I could not go before seen a game of soccer. I have always seen the games on TV with family but I never felt a great interest. I would watch a because someone…

Celebrating Holy Week in Granada

Holy Week for many people is different and is celebrated in a diverse from depending on where one lives. A usually celebrated by going to church, watching the same movies that air every year, and especially celebrating with family. In the USA is always a bummer because Spring Break is before the Holy Week so I…

My First Impression of Granada…

The First time I saw Granada on January 25th still seems like a dream even a month after. I know I have not written anything since my first post but for me, it has been difficult finding the right things to say. In many cases, I have sat down and pondered what to write, or…

My Journey to Granada

Trying to figure out what country to study has been a challenge, from trading to decide between Mexico or Spain, of course, Spain won. After deciding on the program, it was time for applying for the visa. If you ever need a visa, apply to it as soon as possible, I was confused with the…