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

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