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Don’t let your soul die slowly

NATHANIEL TRAN- Studying abroad has been such a liberating experience for me. I came here trying to get over a breakup, to immerse myself in the Spanish language, and to embark on culinary adventures. Since I was a child, I’ve always been one to have lots of expectations. I expected to find a new best […]



NATHANIEL TRAN- My sincerest condolences to anyone who has lost a loved one in the wake of violence across the world in the past week. I don’t only speak to the tragedies that struck Paris, but also in solidarity with the Black young men and women who face violent and oppressive circumstances across the United States, […]


Lunch Rush: A Review of Ojalá

Ojalá Restaurant & Bar +34 91 523 27 47 c/ de San Andrés 1, Madrid Overall impression 4/5 Atmosphere: 4.5/5 Overall food taste: 3/5 Overall food presentation: 3.5/5 Pricing: $ Caprese salad: A visually appealing appetizer that highlights the beauty of Mediterranean cuisine. Although it’s not a traditional Spanish plate, the Caprese salad was very […]


A Love Letter to Madrid

Dear Madrid, When I first met you I thought you were the nicer, less smelly cousin to New York. If it wasn’t for your signs in Spanish I might have thought I was still in the US. I compared you to Philadelphia because you’re small and quaint for a big city. I compared to you […]


Nathaniel pregunta

¡Hola a todo el mundo! Este semana quería tratar un tipo de post diferente. En vez de mis reflexiones, quería hacer una entrevista con mis amigos y algunos extranjeros. Por eso, elegí 5 preguntas interesantes y empecé a preguntar a todos. Pregunté a amigos del programa y de los EE.UU. pero también traté de hablar […]


Humbling Experiences in Spain

Traveling is a truly humbling experience. Whether it’s a road trip to a neighboring state or an international adventure, the process of packing-leaving-wandering is exhaustive in the most satisfying way. My adventures in Spain have helped remind me of my most basic needs. Between the early morning flights, long train rides, and hours of walking […]


Spain, family, love…

It’s 2:34am and I should be asleep before my flight to Barcelona tomorrow morning but instead I spent the past hour talking to a friend back in Boston about their significant others. We talked about the current mentality that our generation has regarding courtship, chivalry, and respect— people seem to rush into relationships because they’re […]


Dynamic Equlibrium

It’s one of the first “real” things you learn in chemistry. A lot of reactions want to be at a equilibrium… but what exactly does that mean? If you have a container of salt water and water separated by a semi-permeable membrane the NaCl ions that have disassociated will want to cross them membrane to […]

This is the horse that Diego gave to me as a gift.

Glass Blowing, Gynecology, and Black Magic

I was raised to believe that if you work hard, get good grades, and go to university you were successful. Going to trade school and becoming a mechanic, plumber, or cosmetologist wasn’t valued because those skills… well I never got a good reason why they weren’t acceptable options. After this last weekend’s trip to the […]