Erin Explores

by Erin Elaine

Spanish Skills – March 2014

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March 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Spanish Level – Dec 2013

December 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Some advice about living abroad – Language

In the past nine months I’ve learned a lot about the challenges of living abroad. There are many things I was expecting before arriving, but I’ve also encountered a lot … Continue reading

June 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Spanish Skills June 2013

Nine months in Madrid, surrounded by native speakers (lots of practice!) but required to speak English all day at work (less practice!) I’m still super self-conscious, but I’m getting better … Continue reading

June 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

France: Arles, Avignon, Nimes, Marseille (March 2013)

This past weekend I spent 3 days in Southern France, getting a short taste of 4 different cities, exploring multiple Roman ruins, trying escargot for the first time, meeting new … Continue reading

March 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Spanish skills, Dec 2012 (also in English)

Three months in Spain has improved my Spanish a bit, although I only speak English at work, so my Spanish has been coming along slowly. But you can tell I … Continue reading

December 17, 2012 · 1 Comment

Why I prefer Madrid to Barcelona

An American who prefers Madrid to Barcelona? Blasphemy! When I told people I was moving to Spain, many people asked Barcelona? with a look of excitement in their eyes. When … Continue reading

November 13, 2012 · 8 Comments

Some experiences in Madrid

I’ve been told by the locals here that fall and spring are very short in Madrid, and it usually goes very quickly from summer to winter, and from winter to … Continue reading

October 23, 2012 · 1 Comment

Secondhand anecdotes about learning a new language

I have a friend who learned German while she was living in Germany for a year. She said she went through these stages: Being overwhelmed by everyone speaking German so … Continue reading

June 11, 2012 · Leave a comment