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Doner Kebab: Europe’s Big Mac

Ok so every so often I get a craving for greasy, bad fast food. I can’t help it. It’s my inner obese American coming out, and I am trapped in a country of skinny waifs who can’t understand my desire for a nice good cheeseburger! In short, Spain isn’t known for their fast food. There [...]

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feria feria FERIA

Walking to the fería in Córdoba 2011 So after three straight weeks of festivals in Córdoba in May (cruces, patios, romería and cata del vino) you would think that everyone would want to take a breather and relax, get ready for summer. Nope! Those three weeks were just a warm-up to get everyone ready for [...]

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Cata del Vino Montilla-Moriles

So let’s talk wine! As the daughter of parents who are big wine enthusiasts, I have been happy to shun knowledge of good wine and be content to drink just about anything, as long as it’s cheap! But no more because in Spain you can find really good wine for really cheap. I am talking [...]

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Patios in Córdoba

If Córdoba is known for one big festival, it would have to be los patios. Córdoba is famous for it’s courtyards, and once a year during the festival de los patios cordobeses, private houses all over the city open up their courtyards to the public for 2 weeks in competition. In the tourist office, bars, [...]

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Update!

Ok, so I have been seriously neglecting my blog as of late. I am so sorry, and I promise lots of fun posts coming soon! Please forgive me! This past month has been out of control, and I have been crazy busy. I have had so many great adventures, and I can’t wait to share [...]

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¡Cumple en el campo!

So last Saturday was my 23rd birthday-wahoo mid-twenties here I come! This was actually my second birthday I would celebrate in Spain; I turned 20 in Salamanca, which I thought would be hard to top in terms of awesome bdays, but man was I wrong! This year DEFINITELY takes the cake for the best birthday [...]

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“Balmy days, sweet sangría”

So one thing I’ve noticed about Spain that I really like is that here they love to mix wine and beer with other drinks. One reason why I think they do this is the fact that wine is so cheap here, because of all the vineyards. You can get a decent bottle of wine for [...]

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Exciting news!

Ok, so this week has been pretty awesome so far! My friend Jen came up from Jerez to visit, and we spent our time exploring the famous patios of Córdoba. Once a year there is a festival where private houses open up their courtyards to the public and compete on who has the most beautiful [...]

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Just wanted to wish everyone a happy mother’s day! ¡Feliz día de la madre! The last time I saw my mom was in January before she left for work, and I left Virginia to go see my dad in Maryland. Being away from my family, especially my mom, has been probably the hardest thing this [...]

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Las cruces de mayo

So basically ever since I moved to Spain in September everyone has been telling me, just wait til May, just wait til May! May in Córdoba is out of control! There is literally a different festival going on for the entire month, actually since the last week of April (Semana Santa). Well, May is here, [...]

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Semana Santa 2011

First night of Semana Santa near my apartment, domingo de ramos Two weeks ago was Easter in Spain. Now Easter here is rather a big deal. In fact they take a whole week to observe it. This week is called Semana Santa (Holy Week), and no where is it better celebrated than here in Andalucía. [...]

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Beef Empanada Recipe

So a few weeks ago I found a new (awesome!) grocery store near my apartment in Córdoba. I live in the old part of the city, so there aren’t that many big stores near me; I had been making do with the small local stores, which are nice but not that great if you need [...]

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