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Hidden Food

Google Maps, the great equalizer for directions in unknown cities. However, I am learning that not all of the best restaurants are easily found on Google Maps. This is because mainly tourists use Google Maps, skewing the ratings or omitting places that are off the beaten path. These hidden gems are some of the cheapest, […]

At Campo 1 before practice last week!

My Extracurricular in Spain

I’ve been playing field hockey since ninth grade, and I’ve had the privilege to play all over the U.S., as well as Canada, the Netherlands, and now Spain. I have joined a Spanish field hockey team–Club de Campo Villa de Madrid! I feel so lucky to be able to play the sport I love while […]

Megan and Isabel getting ready to draw some trees in Retiro Park today!

Outside my Comfort Zone

It’s funny how outside of my home country and university, away from my family and most of my friends, I truly feel like I am getting to know myself. Certainly, the classes I am taking are contributing to that. Art Art definitely pushes me outside of my comfort zone. I’ve planned to take my art […]

A group of friends and I went to take a touristy photo in Puerta del Sol and Mario hopped in to join us!

This is Not a Vacation

“This is a vacation semester!” I declared to my friends on the first night of the program. I was wrong, this is not a vacation—so far, this has been better than a vacation. On a vacation, you only have 8 hours or three days or a week to get to know a city. It’s surface […]