Tag Archives: host families

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My Host Family

KATIE CAMPBELL- During one of my first weekends in Spain, my host family took me to the “pueblo” where my host dad grew up. It was a picturesque, medieval town nestled in the Valle de Cinco Pueblos about 2 hours west of Madrid. Throughout the weekend, I marveled at the natural beauty around me, ate […]

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Worlds Collide

MARISA CAPONI- I had been counting down the days until my (real) Mom arrived yesterday to spend a long weekend here in Madrid. There was some talk over the summer about her visiting, but expensive plane tickets and her job teaching autistic children yielded some doubt as to if this would really be a possibility. […]

Joanna and Rubén

Estás en tu casa

CHRISTINE MAKUWA- Our first essay for En boca de mujer was due today, so I have spent the last few days/hours reflecting on the different spaces that women fight to occupy in society and history. More specifically, I’ve been thinking about Virginia Woolf’s “A Room of One’s Own,” and the necessity for women to have […]

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Sorry, I Mean My Host Mom

CASSIDY OLSEN- On occasion, I’ll be speaking to my friends in Madrid or Skyping with my boyfriend back in the States and find myself referring to Manuela, my host mother in Madrid, as “my mom.” “Oh, my mom loves this show,” I’ll say. “My mom painted all the artwork in my house. My mom’s a […]

Carmen and Gabe

My First Spanish Birthday

GABRIEL CANO- I’ve been living in Madrid for a little over a month now with a lovely family of 5, which includes my Mamá Carmen, Papá Jaime, brothers Pablo and Santi (20 and 26 years old), and sister Icíar (23 years old). While there was certainly a transition period during the beginning of my Spanish […]

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Roberto

FARLEY FLORES- Ha pasado un mes desde que llegué a Madrid, España y sinceramente parece que solo han sido un par de días. Roberto, mi papá anfitrión es un factor principal por el cual mi adaptación a la cultura española ha sido fácil. Recuerdo que las únicas condiciones en mi cuestionario de alojamiento eran buena […]

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Paella valenciana

Después del viaje a Valencia o de comerla con sus familias anfitrionas, muchos de nuestros estudiantes nos preguntan cuál es la receta de la auténtica paella valenciana. Hemos encontrado el blog de una mujer llamada Loli Domínguez, quien precisamente es de esa bella ciudad y que, a nuestro entender, tiene una receta fácil de seguir […]

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Ensaladilla rusa

En el capítulo anterior… Cuando se oye nombrar la comida vegetariana suena como si hubiera que inventar algo o modificar algo. Y no es así. Al menos no lo es en los países que se alimentan de dieta mediterránea, como España. Es una dieta básicamente vegetariana, con algún añadido de carne y pescado. Un desayuno […]