Grandma Thoughts

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I have this theory that Spanish people have (what I LOVINGLY refer to as) grandma thoughts.  As in, they believe in things that….aren’t true, but to them they are true and if you don’t do them (or do do them), you will get sick, go to hell, or die. Or all three.  I call them […]

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Closing the Chapter

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I’m interrupting my normally scheduled programming of obnoxiously slamming you with Italy posts to live blog for a second.   My roommate is running around the apartment, collecting last minute things here and there because she is moving home after being in Madrid for 3 years.  She was in Spain for an additional semester before […]

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How to Renew Your TIE 2017 (España)

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I have been in Spain for almost two years (HOW?) and if there is anything I have learned about this country, is that they make you run in a lot of circles when you need to do anything involving the government.  One of the biggest headaches of the year comes at the end, when you […]

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Foods You Must Try in Madrid

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You think Spain, and-let me guess- you think paella and sangria and flamenco dresses?  Oh, and a lot of parties and people taking naps 😉 But there is so much more to Spain (specifically Madrid) that you don’t hear about, that really needs to be in the spotlight.  If you’re planning a trip to Madrid anytime soon, here are six foods […]

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Tenerife South for 3.5 Days, Part II

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Just checking in?  Here is Part I. We woke up on Saturday morning and started with breakfast and coffee.  As you might imagine, it was a sloooow start for some of us (me).  I actually didn’t have coffee since I couldn’t stomach it.  Once we were somewhat fueled up, we packed our bags and headed […]

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