About me: I'm a midwestern girl who likes to see as much as possible, and after graduating with a university degree in Spanish and Translation I'm spending some time teaching English in Spain.
I hiked the Camino de Santiago!
my feet at the cathedral in santiago
Through sun and rain, four provinces and many blisters later, after twenty-seven days, I arrived at the famous Cathedral of Santiago. I walked over 500 kilometers from my home this year to my home last year. I was really tired, but mostly I was overwhelm... Mon, 05 Aug 2013 04:49:00
I am hiking the Camino de Santiago
las escaleras de mallona in the casco viejo
Last year I lived in Galicia, and when some amazing friends took me to see the historic Santiago Cathedral, I knew from the start that I had to walk the Camino de Santiago. This dream compounded when I fell in love with the song "Always" by Judd and ... Mon, 10 Jun 2013 22:28:00
Hate Mondays hate mondaysNot only on Mondays, but every day on my way to work I pass this graffiti, and I can't help but nod to its artist; not only for their excellent use of the English language but also for the superb expression of a universal sentiment. As I watch the abundant graffiti in Bilbao quickly bein... Tue, 28 May 2013 22:51:00
Eurovision's Plot to Confuse Outsiders
Last night, a naive and unsuspecting guiri, I watched the Eurovision competition for the first time.A year ago a friend had explained the hype to me, underlining Eurovision's traditional, cultural significance. Unfortunately our plans didn't work out, so I was left with the idea creat... Sun, 19 May 2013 20:04:00
Pau and the French Pyrenees the skyline in pau"Pau has the world's most beautiful view of the earth just as Naples has the most beautiful view of the sea."French poet Alphonse de Lamartine used these words to describe Pau, and while I tend to be wary of superlatives, I think he put it best. As the bus approached Pau and the Py... Tue, 14 May 2013 19:54:00