Ever since Austin and I went to Ushuaia and failed to see the Southern Lights, we’ve wanted to see the Northern Lights, the Aurora Borealis. It’s been this secret dream we’ve coveted. And we knew that we were closer to the more northern countries here in Spain so it would be easier to get to […]Read more "When in Reykjavik…."
After my extended break home to wrap up some loose ends, I am finally back in Trujillo. The past couple weeks have been mostly me trying to adjust to the time difference, dealing with the culture shock of coming back, and settling back in. Which of course means visiting the castle at sunset and listening […]Read more "Back in Trujillo!"
We spent three wonderful, albeit wet, days in Seville before catching our next blablacar to Granada. I sat in the front seat this time to give Austin a break. He’s much better at small talk than I am, but he’d had to sit in the front of the majority of our blablacars so I felt […]Read more "The One With the Cities Where I Didn’t Study Abroad"
My friends studying abroad in England (the ones I met up with in Barcelona) planned a separate trip to Madrid at the end of November. Unfortunately for them, and myself, it was pouring rain the entire time so it wasn’t quite as picturesque as usual but I brought Austin’s umbrella and took them to all […]Read more "Toma, Antonia!"
Game of Thrones is a TV show that’s pretty popular in the US. The majority of my friends watch it, I read the books but the show is a little too gory for my tastes so I skipped it. But now Game of Thrones is here in Trujillo, filming in our castle. See that flag? […]Read more "The One With the Animalitos"
Birthdays in other countries can be either pretty great or pretty depressing. Sometimes, birthdays can trigger all sorts of feelings of culture shock and homesickness when you have to celebrate your birthday thousands of miles away from the friends and family you usually celebrate with. In order to avoid that experience, I planned an epic […]Read more "Of Birthdays and Elections"
We had a couple tourist places left to visit in Trujillo, so while it was raining, we took shelter in a large church that we’d walked past a few times. The woman inside recognized us and told us that folks who live in Trujillo get to visit the historical sites for free, which we had […]Read more "The One in Barcelona"