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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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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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