Erin Explores

by Erin Elaine

Lake Titicaca, Peru (July ’16)

Yes, I’m very very very behind!! I was originally going to spend a day and a half each on the Uros and Taquile, but food poisoning kicked in right before, … Continue reading

June 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Burgos, Spain (June 2015)

I arrived in Burgos in the middle of a big festival. I got to see paper maché statues paraded through town, a crowd very excited about laundry being hung from … Continue reading

January 13, 2016 · 1 Comment

Cordoba (Part II – Patio Festival)

Every May, something called the Patio Festival takes place in Cordoba, in Andalucia. Dozens of people open their flower-filled courtyards to the public, and entrance is free! They’re all competing … Continue reading

June 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana (pop. 280k) is the capital of Slovenia, a tiny country wedged between Italy, Austria, and Croatia. I really enjoyed this city – it has a laid-back, quirky, homey vibe … Continue reading

March 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

After leaving Prague, I spent 2 days in Cesky Krumlov, in the south of the Czech Republic. It’s a tiny little town squeezed inside a tight U-bend in a river. … Continue reading

February 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Christmas in Prague

For the first stop on my 18-day winter break trip, I went to Prague. I had previously been there when I was a sophomore in high school, traveling with my … Continue reading

February 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Luces de Navidad en Madrid [Christmas Lights in Madrid] 2013

This is my second year in Madrid, and my second time experiencing the beautiful lights in Madrid and learning more about Christmas traditions here in Spain. I met up with … Continue reading

December 19, 2013 · 2 Comments

Thanksgiving in Spain, Year 2

This year, I went to TGI Friday’s with 3 Spanish friends for Thanksgiving. It was a set price of 17.50 for a bowl of cheesy broccoli soup, a huge plate … Continue reading

November 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Preparing for Halloween in Spain

Halloween is pretty new in Spain, adopted from American pop culture. It’s a bit more popular for adults to dress up and go to parties, but some very young children … Continue reading

October 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

Copenhagen, Denmark (July 2013)

As of yet, Copenhagen is the farthest north I’ve been in Europe. It’s a very clean and beautiful city, and I enjoyed my 2 short days here. The weather was … Continue reading

October 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Spanish Beach Culture

In Spain, every worker (no matter the job) is legally guaranteed at least 22 paid vacation days per year. Once you factor in weekends and public holidays, this amounts to … Continue reading

October 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Advice for Living Abroad – Culture (it’s all in the details)

This is the latest in my series regarding advice for living abroad. Past entries include: Language Keep in mind I’ve only lived abroad in one country – Spain. My advice … Continue reading

October 1, 2013 · 2 Comments