Erin Explores

by Erin Elaine

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunny Friday

I have a lot to be thankful for here. I was thinking about it today during my commute home. It’s 2:20 and I’m leaving school, it’s sunny, mid-50s F (13 … Continue reading

February 21, 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

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

The First Week

It’s been about a week since I began my second year teaching in Spain. Some things are different than last year, and some things are similar. First, I’ll explain what … Continue reading

September 19, 2013 · Leave a comment