This blog post is very special and dear to me because it involves one of my most favorite things: pastries. I decided one weekend when I had nothing else to do that I was going to go around to cafés and bakeries around Sevilla to try/retry some delicious treats for science and for my blog. I want to share with everyone the beauty of the pastry here in Sevilla, and give some addresses for anyone who’s thinking about visiting Sevilla, but doesn’t really know where to go to fix that hankering for chocolate or just stop and relax with a café con leche. Continue reading “Sevilla Pastry Crawl 2014”
I’m close to my halfway point in my study abroad experience, and I think I’ve gained enough experience and expertise to let other people know exactly why they should be doing exactly what I’m doing (but in their own way)! If I can convince at least one person to go through with a study abroad experience, I think I would be happy. There are a million reasons why people should study abroad, or travel in general, but here are a few that I came up with that I think are pretty convincing arguments. Continue reading “7 Reasons Why I Chose to Study Abroad (and why you should too)”
This past week has been an absolute rollercoaster ride, starting off with a trip to the hospital, and ending with a wonderful weekend in Morocco. Let’s just pause for a second because it still blows my mind:
1. That I went to Morocco, and
2. That I’m still here. Because at the beginning of the week I wasn’t sure I would make it.
For those interested in what I’m doing over here (academically speaking), here’s a post I wrote for my Digital and Visual Culture in Contemporary Spain class. It’s in Spanish, but that’s kind of the point, isn’t it?
October 8th. Can you believe it? I can’t. It’s been more than a month abroad, and somehow I’m still surviving. Actually, I know how I’m surviving. With lots of pastries and tea.
It’s really hard to imagine that I’m just getting into October. On the 2nd, my señora came in and said, “It’s been one month!” And while I could understand her, I couldn’t really wrap my head around the fact. I just laughed because I had totally forgotten about it until that moment. Continue reading “I left my heart in Portugal”