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Sad goodbyes and new beginnings

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore” Andre Gide No matter how many times I travel abroad or move to another country, the goodbyes don’t get any easier. I am so happy that I have the opportunity to live in Spain, but when I am about […]

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San Mateo Festival

A few days after I arrived in Spain, San Mateo began, Logroño’s biggest festival of the year. What a way to welcome me to La Rioja! San Mateo (Saint Matthew) is actually a huge wine festival (Fiesta de la Vendimia) that coincides with the saint’s feast day. Wine literally flows all over the city-they even […]

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ABC’s of Travel

Fellow Spain blogger Kaley has tagged me in a cool survey called the ABC’s of travel, so I thought I would go ahead and share my two cents: A: Age you went on your first international trip: I was 16 when I went on my first international trip. It was one of those 10 day […]

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I’m alive!

Ok, here is a quick update for everyone (mom). 1. I made it to Spain all in one piece; everything went smoothly. I got to the airport way too early. United made me show proof of my residency or a return trip which was surprising. How could they know I’d not been outside the EU […]

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Last few hours….

Logroño, Spain. My new home Well the day has arrived. I leave for Spain in about 5 hours. My suitcase is packed with the essentials, my passport is ready, and my flight info is printed. I’ve stocked up on the essentials that I can’t find in Spain, like proper hair conditioner and deodorant, brown sugar, […]

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9/11: Never Forget

“Let us not measure our sorrow by their worth, for then it will have no end.” Macbeth Source I’ve never considered myself to be particularly patriotic; I spend as much time living outside of the United States as I do within, and I spend as much time grumbling about our government as I do about […]

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Top 10 Western Mass

One of my favorite things to do when I am in the States is to take a road trip! I roll the windows down in my rocking yellow jeep, blast music through the stereo and get real excited to visit friends and family I don’t get to see very often. I don’t have a car […]

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NYC Eats

If there is one city in the world that has literally everything you could want to eat, it has to be New York City. When I am in the greatest city in the world, I feel like I have to walk two feet before I run into a different restaurant, bar or cafe. It seems […]

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NYC: Concrete jungle where dreams are made

“It couldn’t have happened anywhere but in little old New York.” O. Henry I am a huge NYC fan even though I don’t live there. Yet. There is just something about that noisy, filthy city that tugs at my heart. I go there as often as I can when I am in the States. I […]

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Harry Potter: End of an Age

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” Dumbledore Hi, my name is Liz and I am an unabashed Harry Potter dork. I have read the books so many times I can quote them (which unfortunately, I do often and in public). […]

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Swiss Summer

So after all the wonderful wedding events were over, I still had a few days left in Switzerland. I was so happy to finally be there in the summer so that I could really enjoy the lake. C and Y live only a few minutes walk from the water, so I was able to head […]

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What a crazy week!

So this week has been so crazy, in both good and bad ways (but mostly good!), and it’s not over yet! Monday: my 2011 Spain World Cup Champions jersey finally arrived! I’ve been dying to get my hands on one of these beauties for ages, but just couldn’t bring myself to shell out for one. […]

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A Swiss Wedding

Ok here it comes, another post about Switzerland! I know, huge shocker! At the end of June, I threw most of my stuff in a suitcase and said hasta luego to Málaga and headed to the airport (where I promptly had to throw out a bunch of stuff to meet the weight limit-3 pairs of […]

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