After I graduated college, I was pretty sure that I would never have the opportunity to have two paid weeks off for spring break ever again in my life but if you work in education, you are pretty much guaranteed one. So, I took the opportunity to head to the west and spend a few days in Porto, Portugal and then go on a mini road trip through one of the most beautiful regions in Spain, Galicia. Continue reading
When I received the e-mail that my student visa was ready for pick up I knew the following 9 months in Spain would be life changing. One of the events that I was looking forward to was Semana Santa, also known as Holy Week. Continue reading
On Thursday, March 8th, women from around the world gathered together wearing purple to celebrate women’s social, political, and cultural achievements. More importantly, thousands of activists spoke openly about issues such as gender inequality and sexual discrimination that women continue to face in 2018.
As I was planning my holiday vacation, I was overwhelmed by the endless possibilities I could choose from this continent. I decided that Prague would be where I would spend Christmas Day rather easily but had trouble choosing what country I would visit before I flew to Istanbul to meet my friend for the New Year. Continue reading
During my walk to work on the morning of December 1st, an unexpected surprise fell from the sky that Friday. Fluffy white snow graced Burgos creating the perfect start for the weekend and holiday season. Continue reading
On November 9th, I attended my very first fashion show in Burgos, Spain at the Museum of Human Evolution. I know, I know, “Burgos” you may be asking yourself. Not Madrid, not Barcelona? Nope, neither of those cities. For the past fifteen years the Junta de Castilla y Leon has hosted this fashion show in order to showcase some of the most talented designers from the region of Castilla y León. Continue reading
Believe it or not, one of the reasons that I chose to work in Burgos, Spain, out of the other two cities that were offered to me, was because the city gets all four seasons. When people typically think of Spain they think of the beach and sunny weather but that is not my case and I prefer it this way. Continue reading
My friend Victoria had text me on a Monday night in August asking if I heard about the Color Factory in San Francisco, a two story interactive exhibit showcasing color at its best. My answer was “no” but as soon as I opened the link I was sold.