Erin Explores

by Erin Elaine

Gijón, Spain (June 2015)

Gijón was the last new city I had time to visit while I was in Spain last summer. I was just looking for somewhere beautiful and relaxing, and this place … Continue reading

February 6, 2016 · 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

Madrid (June 2015)

My time in Madrid last summer was a mix of Spanish classes, visiting museums I hadn’t yet been to, and revisiting my favorite places.   From the moment I stepped … Continue reading

January 11, 2016 · 1 Comment

León, Spain (June 2015)

Last June I spent a weekend in sunny León, Spain. I loved staring up at the huge facade of the cathedral, and wandering the medieval streets. Did you know the … Continue reading

January 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

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

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

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

Ronda, Andalucía

At the beginning of December I went to Ronda for 3 days. Ronda is a beautiful clifftop town in the south of Spain. Unfortunately I was very very sick after … Continue reading

December 18, 2013 · 2 Comments

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