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Las cosas que encontré en España y/o Asturias: A Continuing Series

¡Hola, chicos! Time is just flying by. In only two weeks, I’ll be volando home. I didn’t think that a month would feel so short, but it does. Still, I’ve been trying my best to absorb the culture as much as I can. Here are the little things I’ve become to pick up on. I … Continue reading

Encontrando El Cristo

June 8 Last Wednesday, I found Jesus! On Monte Naranco, anyway. Known as “El Cristo,” the giant statue of Jesus Christ watches over the city from the summit. I will be the first to admit that I am not at all atlética. My idea of exercise in the great outdoors is pasear por el parque … Continue reading

En Madrid: Parte Tres

Flamenco June 2, 2011 On my Thursday night in Madrid, we went to see the flamenco. There, we met some expatriate alums, including a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship recipient, Charleen, who offered some very useful information about her experiences with the educational system in Spain (apparently, compared to other European countries, not as many people … Continue reading

Los indignados en las calles

Despite my carefree gadding about in my ciudad de hadas, my fairy-city of Oviedo, I’m still confronted with examples of the economic crisis in Spain (unemployment rate:  21 percent) everywhere I go. I’ve met young españoles who are uncertain about their futures in a bleak job market. I’ve seen the unfinished construction projects that are … Continue reading

En la ciudad de hadas

Oviedo es como un cuento de hadas. — Woody Allen June 6, 2011 ¡Hola, chicos y chicas! Anyway, still catching up on posts from Madrid, so wait for them, ‘kay? So, I have survived my first day of clases. . .not really. Today was just orientation. First, Laura made me huevos fritos con jamón y … Continue reading

En Madrid: Parte Dos

¡Las comida y bebida! May 31 – June 4, 2011 Agnes Scott provided dos meals a day in Madrid, el desayuno at the hotel and either el almuerzo or la cena. The comida were tasty but, I had (and have) to get used to some things, though: 1.)  Meals are looonnnngggg. We would spend hours … Continue reading

Can I travel forever?: ¡A Oviedo!

June 5  ¡Hola, chicas! Anyway, I took a five-hour train ride to Oviedo on Sunday. I forgot how much I love trains since I haven’t been on one in years, but my ride to Oviedo rekindled that. First, though, the train station at Chamartin es muy grande. It had several stores and restaurants. We had … Continue reading

En Madrid: Parte Uno

Mi cuarto en mi hotel May 31 – June 4, 2011 ¡Hola, toda la gente! I just learned how to do upside-down exclamation and question marks on my Mac, so you’ll see those more often. In other news, I finally have consistent WiFi, so expect to see all my posts from Madrid and my first … Continue reading

¡Mis vuelos a España!

Hello, everyone! Sorry for the late update, but my Internet access is limited at best in Madrid. I’ll kick off my catch-up posts with a bit about my flight. I’ve never travelled alone internationally before, and I was terrified since some people (you know who you are) kept on telling me horror stories about missed … Continue reading

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June 2011