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 […]

New Semester at Carlos III

I don’t remember if I talked about how planning for, registering for, or actually going to classes is at la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (uc3m), but if I did, I want to say some things again and give another overview of some things to expect coming to this particular university, and maybe other people […]

Lisbon / Lisboa

The nice part about having Friday off is that you can travel on Thursday evening, do fun things Friday, and have a 3 day weekend. The bad thing about having Friday off is that if you don’t plan anything then you’re guaranteed to waste an entire day. Having a 3 day weekend every weekend is […]

Double Trip: Prague & Dublin

My next round of flights are probably given away by the title of this blog post, so I figure I can just cut to the chase here. Once again, I used the advantage of Europe being so packed together and relatively close to spend a week of my winter break exploring some new cities: Prague […]

Vacaciones de Navidad

Wow, this blog is coming a little bit late. Technically, I am still on Christmas break, so it’s not late in that regard, but it has been almost a month since Christmas and we are already on the way out with January, so it seems a little bit late for me.  Yes, you heard me […]