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100th blog post!

First off, I just have to say that this is my 100th blog post! I am giddy that I actually kept up with this blog and have made it this far! Blogging has become very important to me over the past year and half. Last winter in Córdoba, it became my outlet when things didn’t […]

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Fall Nostalgia

“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.” Emily Bronte Beautiful New England fall on Mount Holyoke’s campus, where I went to college Summer lasted for a very long time this year in Spain-I was wearing sandals and skirts up until about a week ago. But finally fall is here! Every day […]

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Pamplona-more than just bulls

Two weeks ago, my friend L flew over to visit me from Boston. First stop on the list was Pamplona (Iruña in Basque) the capital of Navarra, and about an hour away from me here in Logroño. I’ve been dying to come to Pamplona for years, it is supposed to be a beautiful city in […]

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Hoyos de Iregua Hike

So a few weeks ago, some friends and I decided to participate in an annual hike put on by the major bank of La Rioja (CajaRioja). It is called Hoyos de Iregua, and it is a 37.5 km (22 miles for my Americans out there) through the mountains in southern La Rioja. I thought what […]

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Welcome to Logroño!

So if you haven’t already inferred from my numerous, occasionally long-winded, sporadically humorous blog posts, I have said adiós to the olive groves, flamenco fiestas and eternal sunshine of Córdoba in Andalucía, Spain, and traded it in for the vibrant, diverse northern city of Logroño, capital of La Rioja, wine country. I needed a change, […]

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Aquí estoy

Ok I am shamefully behind on the blogging. Surprise. I have about 20 drafts posted, but in the meantime, I thought I’d leave you with some highlights of what’s been going on in my life these past few weeks. 1. Ok, I am totally, head over heels in love with Logroño. Seriously, this might be […]

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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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