After a couple of weeks of being in Sevilla I started to take pictures of my finger "touching" some of the monuments and places I saw and this quickly became a fun thing to do everywhere I went. As I was trying to clean up my phone and get rid of pictures I didn't need … Continue reading Do Not Touch: a picture series
When I told people I would be studying abroad in Spain, their reaction always went a little like "oh well that will be easy for you because you're Colombian, you won't have to try"... and yes, in a certain way I knew it would be a little easier for me to adapt to this new … Continue reading “But you already speak Spanish”: Studying abroad in Spain as a Hispanic American
It was the first week of May when the flowers are supposed to be blooming, and the sun is supposed to be out, yet Paris had a little surprise in store for us… rain and even some snow were waiting for us in the City of Lights… Now I know what you're all thinking because … Continue reading Ooh la la Paris
As I sit on the plane on my way to Madrid I can’t help but reminisce about my time in Sevilla, and although it makes me sad to say goodbye to the place that stole my heart and became my home for these past 5 months I am so incredibly thankful for every experience I … Continue reading Gracias Sevilla
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZpSOSfymV4 The week of Semana Santa I took a quick trip to Barcelona to see some of the greatest architecture of all time and strut the streets of this beautiful city as the Cheetah Girls taught us how... Barcelona is a pretty incredible city, full of historic architecture, yet modern buildings. It is a beautiful … Continue reading Barcelona: Oh my Gaudí!!
I am a little behind on my writing and there's a few posts in my drafts waiting to be finished and published, but today was my last exam at the Center and I thought it was only fitting that I wrote about it and how I am feeling. After spending 4 months taking some classes … Continue reading Last day of exams & First set of goodbyes
As you read about THE biggest party in the world, I'll leave you with some of my favorite Andalucian songs... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E19owSLrZVw Sevilla tiene un color especial- Los del rio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IU73T5wIl4Q My favorite song to dance sevillanas to: Mírala cara a cara Two weeks after Semana Santa, Sevilla suits up to host a week long fair … Continue reading Feria de Abril: Party time!!
I've been so busy with the last couple weeks of school that I haven't had time to write about my latest travels... so here is an overdue post about the Eternal city, Rome Some of my best friends (Meghan and Deirdre) are studying abroad in Rome, Italy so it was only fitting that I went … Continue reading Roaming around in Rome
All throughout the year, "hermandades"- brotherhoods of each Parrish, prepare for the most important religious week of the year, Semana Santa. The streets, usually populated by cars and motorcycles turn into paths for beautiful images to pass through, accompanied by penitents and bands. Semana Santa is a week-long event which has a tradition for each … Continue reading Semana Santa: How Sevilla turns into a life-size passion
Being in Sevilla has been the greatest adventure and experience I've had so far, from meeting people I wish I could spend more time with, to being in places I never imagined being, Sevilla has definitely had its up and downs, things that make me love it, and some things that I wish were different. … Continue reading What I love about Sevilla & what I miss from the States