Chile: The Black Sheep of the Family

This phrase, the black sheep of the family, is commonly used to describe the odd one out in a manner that can have rude connotations. As someone who is indeed, the weird one in her family (hell, the title of my blog includes the word “odd”), I’ve taken this phrase and associated it with a … Continue reading Chile: The Black Sheep of the Family

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Teaching English in Chile

Before graduating college in May of 2018, I was dead set on leaving the United States for a while. I don’t mean to hyperbolize but it feels like the sky is actually going to collapse in on itself at any moment and the world will end in a big flash when you live so close … Continue reading Teaching English in Chile

Lauren and the Apple Cider Donuts

There are so many other things I need to be doing right now. If I look at my planner right now, I'm probably going to have to pencil in when I'm allowed to breathe..... Yet here I am! Let me just say, I am very disappointed with this so called "autumn" this year. What an … Continue reading Lauren and the Apple Cider Donuts

Tianxin and La Pupuseria

I think it's a beautiful thing that a Norwegian/Irish white girl and a Chinese girl can walk into a Salvadoran restaurant to get food without even the thought of how none of this would be possible without being so beautifully connected, especially by food. I mean, all of the waitresses still looked at us like … Continue reading Tianxin and La Pupuseria

The Bad Days: Stories You Didn’t Hear from Spain

Traveling is not always as fabulous or fun as Instagram bloggers (covertly trying to sell you products) portray it. Life is certainly never a constant high, and there are aspects to travel, especially long-term trips that have quite deep, sometimes embarrassing lows. Life is hard, and strange, and also magnificent. It's still life though, no … Continue reading The Bad Days: Stories You Didn’t Hear from Spain

Granada : Alhambra, Tapas, and a Small World

I'm broke, and yet here I am in another beautiful city. Is it luck? The cheap bus tickets in Spain? My mom? (Thanks mom) As you know, I'm studying abroad in Spain for the summer, spending most of my days in the beautiful city of Salamanca, where there are drinks the size of my head … Continue reading Granada : Alhambra, Tapas, and a Small World

Salamanca: The Youngest Oldest City and A Love Story

It's been difficult switching between English and Spanish, so I've been lazy and inattentive to my blog. Sorry everyone, avoiding English is easier than delving into these long posts. Plus, who can really get anything done with Despacito playing everywhere over and over and over again? It's not pure lethargy that's kept me from posting. … Continue reading Salamanca: The Youngest Oldest City and A Love Story

Madrid: Sungate One Hostel & All the Sites to See

On Memorial Day in the U.S, I sat in the airport waiting for my flight, feeling incredibly stupid for not only mistaking the time of the flight but also for forgetting my adapter AND euros at home. In the end it didn't really matter (it cost me quite a bit, don't be like me). At … Continue reading Madrid: Sungate One Hostel & All the Sites to See

My Summer in Spain

Hello all you lovely, freshly baked cupcakes! If you don't know me, you haven't had the pleasure (or as some would call it, annoyance) of my non-stop gush of how excited I am to be spending this summer in Espana! I'll be taking Spanish classes and finishing up my Spanish minor. If that doesn't sound dope … Continue reading My Summer in Spain

Peace Pie in St.Augustine, FL

This place was groovy man I had to say that for my sanity. Peace Pie was absolutely groovy though, I promise. I got so excited when I found it down a little alley way. The store made its mark in St.Augustine with its original take on ice cream sandwiches. I wouldn't think to get an … Continue reading Peace Pie in St.Augustine, FL

Williamsburg, VA

It's funny how some people are enthralled by a vacation to Florida or the Caribbean. How can I blame them though? The warm weather and clear blue ocean is a happy place for nearly anyone. It's a bit overrated though (and by overrated, I mean it's too damn expensive for a college student). You can … Continue reading Williamsburg, VA