Archive for Category: "spain"
Tapas and tetarias, cathedrals and discotecas. Moorish and Catholic. Gypsies and La Alhambra. Art and wine. Esto es Espana. This is Spain. The contrasts are immense, yet they all seem to fit together in some abstract way. After a semester abroad in Granada, Spain, I’m a little biased toward the country–especially the southern part of
Spain is generally thought of as a united country, with the exception of the Basque region in the north, which desperately wants to secede. As I found out this past weekend in Barcelona, that image of unity is not always the truth
Perhaps the most common question I got when I told people I drove from France to Barcelona was, “Don’t they drive on the wrong side of the road over there?”
I have to be honest, I don’t actually enjoy exercising all that much. I am not one of those women who can spend a couple hours in the gym riding a stationary bike or weight training; I get very bored. Generally, when I do exercise, I swim, practice yoga, or go to dance class.
I am just starting my second semester in Spain at the University of Murcia and it has been so much fun. I can’t say that it necessarily started out that way though. The school system here is a world apart from what I am used to at a liberal arts college in the States, so that definitely took some getting used to.