Semester is (Almost) Over

Well, I hope everybody’s summer is going well. If it is summer for you wherever you live or go to school. Because it’s not summer here yet. Technically, anyways. Sure, classes ended on the 12th of May, but here in Spain, following the end of classes, there is a 3 week long exam period during […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Budapest

Is there a better way to relax after a long semester than to juggle airport security, transportation, bags, and check-ins? Not in a million years, those are the best. (Disclaimer: This is a joke.) But that is what I decided to do, and so a month ago I scheduled a flight the day after my […]

Some Thanksgiving time thoughts…

One of the interesting things that you learn when traveling abroad is that your sense of time gets screwed to all heck. Time goes slow, then it goes fast, then you wake up at 3pm, then you are waking up at 5am to catch a flight, and suddenly it’s 8pm on the day that is […]