Hello! Today, I wanted to share a list of how I get many odd stares in Spain that essentially spotlight my American identity. Sometimes people do double-takes, others point, and some Spaniards even laugh at me… Regardless, I have gotten used to it, and am proud to be an American haha!
Hiiii! Sorry I haven’t posted in awhile! I have barely had time to write because of all of the traveling I have been doing lately! Below are some pics and summaries of the past 4 trips I have gone on 🙂
Today, I decided to write about all of the traditional Spanish food that I have tried so far. I am a very picky eater, so finding things that I like has been a challenge for me. I also am given my meals (unless if I say that I am going out to eat) and cannot shop for my own groceries, which has been part of the challenge. However, there are a some dishes that I find myself eating every week 🙂
Hola! Today I took a day trip to Huelva, Spain to visit the beaches of Punta Umbría. As soon as I stepped onto the boardwalk and saw the waves, I could feel a huge smile forming.
Believe it or not, my time in Spain is more than 25% complete! The first three weeks felt like a month because I was missing home so much, but the following two flew by since I was finding my way around, traveling, and adjusting more to everything. Thankfully, my classes are not as taxing as IU courses, so I am able to enjoy more time exploring. Daily activities that I find myself doing include: journaling (a minimum of 3 pages), spending time sitting or walking by the river, going to the gym, and coloring in one of the two coloring books that I brought.
These past few days, my godmother has been in Sevilla! She came to visit after an exhausting work trip all over the U.K. and Germany. When she arrived, I was so happy to see her that I started crying haha! I have missed my family so much, and she couldn’t have came at a more perfect time to mark my one month anniversary of being abroad. Below is a photo summary of everything we did together 🙂
I ran faster and longer than I planned to on the treadmill today!
I relaxed by the river and journaled in between classes.
Hola mis amigos y mi familia! This past week I finished up my intensive Spanish class and did a lot of exploring this weekend! Things are getting better and I am starting to appreciate my time in this beautiful city more. Here’s a quick recap of everything I did this past weekend 🙂
One of my aunts, who previously lived in Barcelona for two years, gave me some advice about transitioning to a new country. She introduced me to the idea of “little wins.” The concept of the phrase is to recognize times that I have accomplished simple tasks that will eventually make Spain feel a little more like home. This weekend, I had several little wins that I would like to share 🙂