Erin Explores

by Erin Elaine

San Sebastián (June 2015)

Last summer I spent a month in Spain. I took Spanish lessons in Madrid M-F and spent each weekend in a different city. It was a lot of fun! The … Continue reading

January 9, 2016 · 1 Comment

Last Day in Madrid, 2014

The last day of July was my last day in Madrid before moving back to the USA. I started with a yummy, fresh, cheap breakfast. I will definitely miss this. … Continue reading

September 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Slowly settling in

I guess I forgot how much work it is to unpack an entire apartment! The last time I did this was the summer of 2010, and at that time I … Continue reading

August 20, 2014 · 3 Comments

Things I Will Miss About España

Paella and other yummy Spanish food. Speaking Spanish. Sometimes I feel useless, sometimes I feel brilliant, but it’s always a great learning experience. The Metro!! Oh, the metro. I love … Continue reading

June 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Farewell night!

It’s not just me leaving Madrid, a lot of my friends are, too. For a ‘last night out’, myself and some of my close friends from work went out together. … Continue reading

June 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Valencia

After 2 years of living in Spain I finally made it to Valencia! It’s such a gorgeous city, I found myself staring open-mouthed at the architecture several times. Of course … Continue reading

June 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Avila

At the end of May I took a day trip to Avila with a friend. The historic center of the city is completely encircled by medieval walls, which have been … Continue reading

June 21, 2014 · Leave a 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

Cordoba (Part I – the town and the Mezquita)

In May I finally visited Cordoba and I absolutely loved it. Beautiful town, cheap food, history around every corner. My friend Julie and I timed our trip with the annual … Continue reading

June 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

One Week Left

A week from today, I’ll be spending my last night in my Madrid apartment, and then flying to Croatia the following morning. The goodbye will be a bit drawn-out as … Continue reading

June 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mallorca

I spent 2 full days on the beach and 1 full day poolside, and I took 6 pictures. Ha! Just goes to show how relaxed I was. I read my … Continue reading

June 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Moving Back to WA

Well, it’s official! I’ll be moving back to Washington this summer. I guess I’ll have to change the name of this blog! I’ve been offered a teaching position in a … Continue reading

May 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

For the second half of my nine-day Semana Santa, I was on Gran Canaria with three friends. It was nice to have a mix of me-time and social-time on this … Continue reading

April 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

For the first half of my 9-day Semana Santa, I was on the island of Fuerteventura, in the Canary Islands. They belong to Spain but geographically they’re part of Africa. … Continue reading

April 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

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