It's been over a month since I left Spain. I lived there for 9 months. In that time I made new friends, travelled, drank copious amounts of tinto de verano and ate a whole lot of tapas. Oh yeah, and I learned a language! The towns I lived and worked in are not big at … Continue reading Úbeda believe it’s over 😦
So, something kinda cool happened in Úbeda. The Zombie Experience. I think this needs a little explaining. Unlike the usual festivities that happen almost every week in Spain, this one has nothing to do with crucifixes, virgins, repentance or religion. Nada. This is pure, unadulterated fun (mixed with a little paranoia and exercise, but that’s … Continue reading The Zombie Experience
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)
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
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
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!
WARNING: Girly post below! Being unorganised, I didn’t book myself a hair appointment for when I was back in the UK during the holidays. To be fair, I didn’t want to waste an entire afternoon out of my short time at home in a salon (it really does take that long, I’ve been in the … Continue reading Going to the Hairdressers in Spain!