I’m Back. Here’s Why.

*cracks knuckles* You know what, friends? Let’s just jump right in. I’ve wanted to restart my blog for literally years, but the idea of cracking open that door again and trying to update you all on my life over the past nearly three years was incredibly daunting. Even though...

The ten month writer’s block

While I know that blogging rule number one is to never apologize for not writing when life gets in the way, I’m just gonna go ahead and break that rule and explain myself. Here’s why I haven’t written a single word on this blog in more than ten months.

Think twice before calling Madrid a “racist” city. Here’s why.

So I thought it’d be important to preface this post with the definition of two words that are often misused, overused, incorrectly interchanged and rarely understood. After reading my thoughts on this topic that is hardly ever talked about (but I am constantly asked about in private), I ask...

Eight lessons learned (mainly the hard way) during Semana Santa

I would in no way classify my Semana Santa trip as a raving success. By the time it was over, I was exhausted, pissed at the world and in need of complete isolation.  Of course, it wasn’t all bad. I saw some beautiful places and met some amazing people...

Semana Santa 2014: A Spanish road trip!

If you’ve been reading my blog for the past year or so, you know that I love a good old-fashioned road trip.  There’s nothing like the feeling of the steering wheel in my hands and my favorite song on the radio while cruising at 70. Unfortunately, I don’t feel...

How to know if you’re ready to be an Auxiliar

Alright ya’ll! In less than a week, the application period for the Auxiliares de Conversación will close on April 1, and if you’re anything like I was, you applied months ago. However, if you’re still on the fence, hop to it! The waiting period is freaking awful and I spent...