After a long term, I was ready for a holiday. I had more time than usual, so it was time to push the boat out and head North. Beth lives in Zaragoza (the 5th largest city in Spain did ya know?) and Katie and I were going to visit her for a long weekend before … Continue reading Semana Santa (Part 1)
Holy Week in Spain is probably the most important week of the year. Each province celebrates differently, but everyone I’ve spoken to has been telling me for months that the best place to experience ‘Semana Santa’ is in Andalusia, where there are countless processions, parties and religious ceremonies. Admittedly they’re all from Andalusia, so there’s … Continue reading Semana Santa (Part 2)
I’m a bit late writing this blog post, in fact I started writing this about a month ago. Safe to say it’s been a busy one. Last month I went to Seville to meet up with a couple of my friends from uni who are also in Spain this year. I see Amy quite a … Continue reading Seville Round 2
Last weekend the Mercado de San Nicasio took place in Úbeda; a food market with approximately thirty stands of food, drinks and olive oil tasting. As a foodie, this was the most exciting thing to happen in Úbeda for a while and I wasn’t going to miss it. Not only that, the market was being … Continue reading Mercado De San Nicasio
The Alhambra is a huge palace and fortress located in Granada. After living in Andalucía for six months, I went for the first time last weekend. On entering the palace gates, I was finally able to see the magic for myself. The ticket I bought, which is for general entry, allows you to enter the … Continue reading The Alhambra
I’d been looking forward to this trip for months and it finally arrived! Tom was coming to visit me in Spain for the first time on my year abroad. After coming here, he would no longer have to imagine where I go when I say I’m going to work or popping to the shops; he’d … Continue reading I Spy a Tom in Úbeda
If you’re going to for a short trip to Lisbon, here’s a list of things to do while you’re there: *Note: This list is not exhaustive, but they’re recommendations of things to do for a short trip in Lisbon based on my experience there. The Alfama This is the oldest district of Lisbon and is … Continue reading Things to do in Lisbon
As one of the best days of the year, this called for a quick blog post! Today is Pancake Day and it also happens to be Andalucía Day here in Spain. So in classic Spanish style everything is closed due to the festivities. We got home really late last night from a weekend and couldn’t get ingredients since … Continue reading PANCAKE DAY
For the last month or so I’ve been trying to find a summer internship in France for the summer. Admittedly, I didn’t try too hard, because I’m lazy and applying for adult things scares me. So I was totally surprised when I got an interview for a receptionist job in a hotel. The interview was … Continue reading I’m going to Paris!
And no I don’t mean half a pint of beer… During second year, my friend Beth and I kept joking about running a half marathon on our year abroad. We’ve both run them before so the idea wasn’t too crazy, but I never thought it would actually happen. In November, she asked me if I … Continue reading Popped to Barcelona for a swift half!