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

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

Too busy for reverse culture shock?

There has definitely been a bit of reverse culture shock, but it hasn’t been as bad as I was expecting. Probably because I’ve been so busy starting the new school … Continue reading

September 14, 2014 · 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