Lima, the city of many wonders

For the past three weeks I have been in Lima, Peru. Time is actually going by pretty quick considering that I am only in Peru for a semester and still have a lot to learn and explore. For one, jumping from super dry heat to a humid cold winter was a slight shock (luckily, I […]

The Land of Enchantment

When I came back from my first study abroad experience in high school, my mom bought me a book, Burn-Up or Splash Down by Marion Knell, which I only read some of, but that deals with the difficulties that many people have when returning home after being overseas or away from home for a long […]

Packin’ It All Up

Packing up all your belongings into one suitcase and one backpack isn’t the easiest task ever, but it is my final task here in Madrid. Although it is true that I came to Spain with the same amount of space in my bags, due to the Law of Accumulation of Random Sh*t, I think that […]

Bratislava & Vienna

If you ask me where Bratislava is, I can tell you it is in Slovakia, but if you ask me why I decided to travel to Bratislava, I would have to tell the truth and say: “No real reason. The flights were cheap.” Probably a month ago I was trying to plan some of the […]

Semana Santa

Holy Week. (That is what the title of this blog means, in case you were wondering.) Holy Week is the culmination of the season of Lent for Christians, especially Catholics, and it is an important if not the most important week during the year. While Spain abolished Catholicism as the official religion in the 1978 […]

France & Friends

Well, I’ve been meaning to get back to France for a while now. And now, I’ve done it. I still haven’t gone to the most mainstream of places: Paris, but it doesn’t bother me too much, as it seems like everyone ends up passing through there at some time or another. I was bummed that […]

Climate Change in Spain?

I don’t know firsthand how the weather is in Albuquerque, New Mexico, right now, but in Madrid it is hot. Well, I guess it’s not like hot hot, but it certainly is unseasonably warm. I could actually have written this blog a month ago and it would still have been correct. Since mid-February, the sun […]