One of my program-sponsored trips was to the capital of Portugal; Lisbon. Though I have never been to the West Coast of the U.S., from what fellow students said that either live there or have visited San Francisco, this Portuguese city has some resemblances to the Californian city, including a suspension bridge and trolleys. Also inspired by… Continue reading Lovely Lisbon
For a very walkable and relatively small city, it is more eclectic than most.From a church in the center of the Red Light District to coffee shops that don’t specialize in coffee, Amsterdam is unlike anywhere else. As you probably know, many things are legal in this city and since this is the way, it is… Continue reading Amsterdam, that interesting little city in The Netherlands
It’s been about a month since landing in Spain so a friend in my program and I decided to venture outside of Spain, and to Belgium we went. Sevilla has spoiled me already with its great weather, I quickly realized as flurries fell to the ground as I got off the plane in Belgium. That… Continue reading Stepping outside of Spain: A weekend in Belgium
When I first entered the city I knew I had made a great choice. The city is infused with warm colors: deep reds, whites, yellows, oranges (quite literally), and peaches, with the contrast of bright greens from the abundance of different greenery, such as orange and palm trees. It has been warm, in the 60s and 70s… Continue reading Southern Spain: My first weeks in Sevilla
After Madrid we ventured onward to the fanciful town that is Toledo. In the middle of a very rural area with a population of less than 10,000 living inside the walls, Toledo seems like the fairytale land of “far, far, away”. Toledo is known as the city of three cultures because it was here that… Continue reading Holy Toledo!
From A Coruña I said my goodbyes to the family that I had just met and spent the week with. They all came to say goodbye to me at the train station, how sweet of them! From there I took a train to Madrid where I would meet up with my study abroad… Continue reading Hola desde Madrid
While staying in A Coruña with family I had never met prior, not only did they welcome me with open arms but I was seeing different things constantly, whether that be family members or different parts of the area. Although I only stayed about 4 full days with them, each day was full of new… Continue reading Exploring a piece of north-western Spain: A Coruña