Erin Explores

by Erin Elaine

Cooking class (in Spanish)

At the end of March I attended a cooking class with my Spanish class. It was a fun way to change things up and get a chance to practice our … Continue reading

April 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tug-of-war

I’ve been feeling pulled in two opposite directions lately, though one direction is definitely winning out – and I’ve been trying to figure out why. On one hand, I absolutely … Continue reading

April 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

Spanish Skills – March 2014

March 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Parque Quinta de los Molinos, Madrid

There’s a great park on Line 5 where you can see acres and acres of almond trees in bloom, if you go during 1 week at the beginning of spring. … Continue reading

March 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Advice for Living Abroad – Homesickness

This is the latest in my series regarding advice for living abroad. Past entries include: Language | Culture One of the biggest fears people have regarding living abroad is homesickness. … Continue reading

March 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Contemplating My Future

I remember very clearly the exact moment I found out I had been hired to teach in Spain. I had been on the shortlist for a month, wondering what might … Continue reading

February 13, 2014 · 1 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

Figs!

Upon moving to Madrid in September 2012 and trying fresh figs for the first time, I was in love. I never knew what I was missing out on before! Now, … Continue reading

December 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

The jamón vending machine, and other adventures in Sevilla…

We had fun exploring the city. I wore a summer dress in mid November because I knew it would be my last chance. It was about 70 degrees F (21 … Continue reading

December 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Santander, Spain

After flying back from Washington but before school started in Madrid, I spent almost 4 days in Santander, in the north of Spain. Each day I did practically nothing except … Continue reading

December 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

Spanish Level – Dec 2013

December 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

Warm November

I bet you’re all curious how I’ve been doing, right? So far, it’s been a pretty warm autumn in Madrid. Hardly any rain at all, and relatively warm temperatures. Aside … Continue reading

November 13, 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

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