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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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La noche blanca del flamenco

At some point in June on my way to and from Málaga and Logroño trying to sort out my visa nightmare, I passed through my town of Córdoba where I stopped for a few days to say my last goodbyes, visit my school one last time in Espejo, and take in La noche blanca del […]

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Nerja: land of beauty and magic

I saved the best for last and decided to head out to Nerja on my last day in Spain in June. I had heard about Nerja from friends, and everyone always agreed on how beautiful it was, so I was pretty excited to check it out for myself. Located 56 km to the east of […]

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Marbella: land of trust funds and yachts

Ok, Marbella, need I say more? Land of the rich and famous, of glamorous celebrities and the obscenely wealthy. At this point you should probably be asking yourself, what on earth was I doing there in my running shorts and tevas? Well, to say I’ve been there and to find some better beaches, that’s why! […]

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Fuengirola and Mijas: land of Germans and donkeys

While I was living in Málaga in June, I decided to head west on the Costa del Sol to visit my awesome friend Emmalie, who was an auxiliar in the fabulous beach town of Fuengirola! The Costa del Sol, literally “The Sun Coast,” is named thus because it gets over 300 days of sunshine a […]

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Picasso’s Málaga

“Yo he nacido de un padre blanco y de un pequeño vaso de agua de vida andaluza. Yo he nacido de una madre hija de una hija de quince años nacida en Málaga en los Percheles el hermoso toro que me engendra la frente corona de jazmines.” Málaga is home to one of Spain’s most […]

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Málaga: the Alcazaba and Gibralfaro

View of Málaga from the Gibralfaro If Spain has one thing in abundance (besides wine, ham, olives, and men in white capri pants) it has to be ancient fortresses. Fortress: from the medieval Latin fortalitia, fort, castle, citadel, stronghold, bastion. I never, EVER get tired of visiting a castle or fortress. I mean, if it’s […]

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Top 5 Things to do in Málaga

My teaching job in Córdoba, Spain ended in May, which meant that I had the month of June free before I had to be in Switzerland for my friend’s wedding. I really wanted to escape from my unairconditioned piso to the beach, so I could relax and work on getting tan (a seemingly impossible feat […]

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Castillo de Almodóvar del Río

Castillo de Almodóvar del Río In June I finally made it out to a castle I had been dying to go to all year: Castillo de Almodóvar del Río. I had passed by it dozens of times on the train to Sevilla, watching it’s tall towers in the distance, wondering where it was when I […]

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Summer Update!

So I am back in the grand old USA! I flew home two days ago, and I am writing this post at 4 in the morning, thanks jetlag! I have tons of fun blog posts planned for the summer, especially about all my adventures in Spain and Switzerland in June. I thought I’d give you […]

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Summer Summer Summertime

Playa de la Malagueta in Málaga, where I hang out every day, nbd. So summer is officially here! School is out, and it’s in the 90’s everyday. Everyone is out enjoying the sun (or getting sunburned, like me!) I am living on the beach in southern Spain (ok not one of my typical summers, but […]

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