Goodness, it's been a while since I've written. Here in Spain, there've been all kinds of festivals recently––namely, Fallas and Semana Santa (Holy Week). During Fallas, the city never stopped ringing with the sounds of various fireworks and firecrackers going off at all hours––there's a reason why many people leave the city during that time! … Continue reading Hace cuánto!
This weekend was a blast! It began with a mini-fiesta on the terrace of an apartment to celebrate the end of midterms. We shared snacks and various beverages, swapped embarrassing stories, and overall just had a wonderful time hanging out. I'm truly blessed to have such cool classmates here! Friday I got invited to a … Continue reading Más cosas de Fallas y vida
Hola a todos! I wanted to wait to post again until I had something to share, and after this past weekend, boy do I have plenty to tell!! While the other girls were in Germany, I did all kinds of Spanish stuff. On Friday I went out with Jonas and some friends to a club … Continue reading Fin de semana fiesta!
I have been here in Valencia for over a month now, and I do believe I am settling in quite well. Classes are quite easy, my family is wonderful, and the food is delicious. What more could a girl want? I do have a bit too much time on my hands, seeing as this past … Continue reading Ninots y más
Hola a todos! I have been trying to integrate myself more into the Valencian life. It's quite enjoyable! A huge component is that of the night life (*gasp* dun dun dunnnnn) As I've mentioned previously, Spaniards love socializing and having fun. Friday night is the biggest night of the week, when everyone goes out to … Continue reading La vida valenciana
Hola! Monday marked two weeks of being here in Valencia, Spain. When I get discouraged about my level of Spanish, I try to remember that I just got here! Besides, I've learned a lot already! My Spanish continues to slowly improve––I've been comparing this experience to my previous immersion experience, with interesting results. Summer of … Continue reading La cultura española
Apparently I had too many pictures for just one post- oops 😛 These window slits are designed to allow archers to shoot out of them while making it hard for projectiles to get in. Pretty sweet, right? As I was exploring the remnants of rooms/chambers, I looked down and saw the many different footprints in … Continue reading Sagunto (part 2)