Two days ago, for what feels like the hundredth time this summer, I left my quiet beach town for a new adventure. This summer has been one of the busiest of my life, and although I didn’t move 100 times, it was my sixth move in four months (school to home, home to Spain, Spain to home, home to Ft Myers, Ft Myers to home, … Continue reading I moved … again!
This past Tuesday, I left the toxic-green-algae-infested shores of sunny Florida to visit my grandparents in the mountains of Silverthorne, Colorado.
My family arrived at the Denver airport at about one in the morning, and I was immediately struck by how cold it was for June (to give you some reference the heat index in Fort Myers today was 105 degrees). Continue reading “Turning 20 in Colorado”
I can’t believe it has already been a week since I returned from Spain. I feel like I spent this whole year looking forward to the trip, and yet, in the blink of an eye, it is already over.
My time in Spain was absolutely incredible. I made so many amazing new friends, was able to connect with my professors and, best of all, was able to explore parts of Europe that I had only dreamed of visiting. Continue reading “Hasta pronto, España”
Today was another rainy day in Barcelona. The type of day that makes you want to just curl up under the covers with a good book and never get out of bed. Luckily for me, our upstairs neighbors are putting in new floors, so I was woken up by the melodic sounds of heavy machinery early in the morning.
After class, we hopped on the metro on our quest to find what is apparently one of the best brunch places in Barcelona, Brunch & Cake. However, as we were walking to the restaurant, two of our friends messaged us to let us know that there was a two-hour wait and that we should find a different place to eat. Continue reading “An Afternoon at Brunch & Cake”
On Friday, we left the bustle of the city and made our way an hour north to visit Monserrat.
Before arriving in Monserrat we made a stop at the Alta Alella Privat where we took a tour of the grounds, learned all about their wine making process and were able to wine taste, of course! Most importantly, we ate free peanuts. I think the little bowl of peanuts was meant to stay on the table to be shared by everyone, but you’d better believe I scooped one up and ate the whole thing by myself. I was hungry okay?! Continue reading “A Day Trip to Monserrat”
Today was my third official day in Spain, and I can say without a doubt that I absolutely love it here. The weather so far has been beautiful, the food is delicious (if carb heavy -possibly too carb heavy? I never thought I’d say that!) and the architecture is gorgeous.
Although I’ve already been here for three days, I feel as though today was the first day that I was really able to go out and explore the city without fear of falling asleep in the middle of the street (jetlag the first two days was bad). This afternoon, we had a tour of Don Quijote, the language school where we will be studying for the next month. Continue reading “¡Bienvenidos a España!”