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Logroño vs. Granada

Certainly Logroño vs. Granada isn’t the heavyweight matchup of perhaps Granada vs. Sevilla or Barcelona vs. Madrid in terms of which is better or which one should I visit, but they are the two cities that I have called home here in Spain. Therefore, comparing them from my point of view seems

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My Blog Writing Process

About a week ago, fellow Spain blogger and auxiliar de conversación Trevor Huxham of A Texan in Spain tagged me in a “Blog Hop” (neither of us care for the name “Blog Hop” though) that you may have seen in other blogs recently about your personal blog writing process. Essentially, you write about your own

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Month One Update

Hello all! I’ve decided that I’ll be doing a monthly update on my time in Spain and my work work as a North American Language and Culture Assistant. To begin, I’ll be updating you on my first month here (mid-September to mid-October). After that first month update, I’ll switch to a calendar-based

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The Pros and Cons of Working a 9 to 5 Before Teaching Abroad

If you’ve read any number of blogs, Facebook group posts, or forums, you realize that many people teach abroad straight out of college. Some view it as a gap year(s) before moving into the “real world,” while others see it as an extended study abroad adventure. Quite frankly, some millennials are facing

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Logroño Through Photos

Well, I’m officially coming up on one month in Logroño and couldn’t be loving it any more. I live in a great apartment, met great people from around the world, and am surrounded by both the physical and natural beauty that is Logroño and La Rioja. So far, my [first] year abroad

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A Tour of Bodegas Franco Españolas

La Rioja, Spain is first and foremost known for their wine. The region as a whole is one of the top wine producers in Spain and has some of the best wine in not only Spain but the entire world. If you ask anyone from here what La Rioja is known for,

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My Spanish Piso

Well, now that I’ve filled you all in on my arrival in Spain, my first week in Spain, and the San Mateo wine harvest festival that followed, I figure it’s time to discuss my living situation. When doing the auxiliar de conversación program in Spain, you have to find your own housing compared to

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San Mateo Festival in Logroño

If you’ve been following me on any Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram at all over the last week, you’ll know that the entire city of Logroño was celebrating the festival of San Mateo. And yes, the festival did last entire week for those who were wondering! For some background, San Mateo (Saint Matthew)

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My Top 5 Favorite Cities in Spain So Far

Admittedly, I have not traveled everywhere in Spain. I lived in southern Spain about 5 years ago but now call northern Spain home. Throughout my travels through this varied country, I’ve discovered numerous cities that I enjoy, but there are some that stick out as being above the rest. The wonderful thing

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My First Week in Spain

Well as I wrote, I have arrived in Spain, exactly one week ago. It’s been a hectic, relaxing, and confusing week filled with introductions, exploring, emotional swings, and a week-long wine festival, San Mateo, which I will get to in a later post.  Moving to Spain to teach English was a huge