There’s so much to love about Madrid. Everything from partaking in the late nightlife to the mid-day siesta immerses you in the Spanish culture every day. But being the foodie that I am, my favorite thing about this city is the vast amounts of food right outside my doorstep. So here are, in my opinion, 5 food places in Madrid you can’t miss!
The Festival of Fire
Calling all pyromaniacs in the world! Yes, you read that right: There’s a full week in Spain dedicated to FIRE! Before you watch the video of my short 12-hour day in Valencia to see the festivities, let me give you just a little background of the craziness that is “Las Fallas de Valencia.”
Five Truths about Traveling Alone
This past weekend was the first time I have traveled solo to another country. The first time I took in the culture of a new city by myself. The first time during my study abroad experience being truly alone.
First Impressions of Madrid
No Pinterest article or advice from a friend can actually prepare you for moving across the world by yourself. It is both thrilling and terrifying knowing that you are about to begin a journey that will most definitely change your life in ways yet unknown. But what is the point in living if we don’t let life change us?
Trains, Coaches and Public Transit in Europe
You name it, I have taken it. I even had the opportunity to acquaint myself with the waterbus while I was in Venice. Public transportation has to be one of the coolest experiences I had while overseas.
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Living in Britain during the ‘Brexit’
If you haven’t heard, less than a month ago a referendum across the United Kingdom passed meaning that the UK would leave the European Union. This coined the term ‘Brexit.’ This all happened a few days before I left America to come to England. So, as you can imagine, it is a very interesting political time to be living in the UK.
A History Buff’s Dream
It is safe to say that Oxford is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. It is amazingly rich in history and culture. The University was first founded in 1096, so every stone in the street feels like it has been there for centuries. Every shop and pub has its own unique charm. So many people have walked these streets including the likes of President Bill Clinton, authors C.S. Lewis and Oscar Wilde, 26 British Prime Ministers including Margret Thatcher, actor Hugh Grant, Stephen Hawking and many, many more.