A Life in Transit

“Mom, Dad, I feel like I don’t have a home base that I’m flying home to in Madrid right now; I haven’t known anyone for more than this year, so every relationship is in its beginning stage.” We were driving to the Orlando airport last night for my return trip to Madrid after having spent […]

American Culture to Appreciate

At the end of June, I packed up my Madrid apartment to leave for the summer. And I started my 20-hour journey to get back to Florida. After living abroad for a year with a thousand new changes, there’s nothing better than walking back into your childhood home. Stepping out of a culture helps you […]

How Money Works in Spain

Currency is something you don’t think about until you’re in a different country and need it to survive. And in Spain, along with the other 19 countries in the European Union, the currency is the Euro (€).1 As of today, it is $1.09 for €1, making it the perfect time to be in Europe! To […]

Easy Come, Easy Go

Opportunities come, and opportunities go. Especially moving abroad. I moved to Spain without knowing where I was going to live or work. Here, it’s like shaping an entirely new life. You have no previous connections to people, whereas in Florida I have relationships stemming all the way back to childhood. This type of situation requires […]

Exploring Spain: Toledo

The past ten days, I’ve been absorbed in Madrid culture. To be honest, I forgot there were even Spanish cities outside of Madrid. But today I went with my Spanish family to Toledo—a town an hour away steeped in history, with Roman, Arab, Christian, and Jewish influences. First in Toledo, the food! We ate in […]