Corrida de Toros

Bullfighting might be one of the most controversial aspects of Spanish culture. Before coming to Spain, I was familiar with this particular Spanish tradition, but I wasn’t how I felt about it. I didn’t have much desire to actually attend a corrida (it’s kind of like the Houston Rodeo, right?), but I knew that I wouldn’t turn down the opportunity to go if given the chance. Continue reading

My City, part 1.

My obsession with Salamanca is no secret. By now, you should all know that I’m absolutely in love with this city. My city.

Since my time in Salamanca is coming to an end, I decided to compose a list of my favorite places in Salamanca.

In no particular order…. Continue reading

A Thousand Words.

I know it may seem like I’m not attending school over here, but let me just say this…..

I’m not.

Totally kidding. Calm down, Mom and Dad.

So for those of you who are wondering how my classes are going…..

A picture is worth a thousand words, right?

We took this picture after a RIVETING hour and a half of Spanish history! And it is proof that I’m in a classroom! Learning stuff! With real students! You guys see those books, right?

Okay, but for real…one of these days I will write a post about my classes abroad. And as you can tell from above, they’re a BLAST!

Obsession.

I’m obsessed with Salamanca, and here’s why:

Who wouldn’t be obsessed with this?

Housing: I decided to live in a Residencia (dorm) instead of living with a Spanish family, and it is one of the best decisions that I’ve made so far. Although it was adorable to see all the Spanish moms pick up their temporary children summer-camp style when we first arrived, the Residencia gives me much more freedom and a chance to meet other Spaniards my age. Ali is my roommate, and there are 5 other Americans and 9 Spaniards. It’s a really small community and I love it. Continue reading