Weekend in Candelario

One of my favorite things so far that we have done was our trip to Candelario. Candelario is a town located in the mountains of western Spain. We went there on our third weekend of the trip. It is a very beautiful town in the mountains. It was a nice escape from the city of…

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Weekend in Candelario

My favorite group experience of the Verano Español trip was our excursion to Candelario. Candelario is located in the mountainous province of Salamanca and is a very historic location. I enjoyed the man-made streams that ran on the sides of the cobblestone streets along with the drinkable natural spring water constantly flowing through Candelario’s fountains….

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& that’s a wrap folks!

A month ago, I packed all my belongings into 2 suitcases, said my goodbyes, and headed to the airport in Oviedo. Feelings of anxiety, nervousness, and accomplishment flooded my entire mind. The journey back to Jamaica had me thinking and reflecting on the past 4 months I had spent in Spain. It definitely was not an…

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El Tiempo Vuela

I KNOW you have probably read something like this before… “I cannot believe the time is flying” or “Where has the time gone?!” I promise, there’s a reason why. EL TIEMPO VUELA. I really cannot believe this is my second to last blog post and that I have exactly 13 days left here in Oviedo….

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Naritasan-fudoson Temple

Today I took a field trip to the Naritasan-fudoson Temple with my pilgrimage class. We got on the train from Hirakata station and headed to Korien station. When we first got down, I was a little disappointed because the weather was very gloomy. I had been looking forward to this trip because I thought it…

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Soy un Yanqui y soy mexicana

During my first month I refused to see myself as a “foreigner”, I attempted to camouflage myself within the crowds of the university. Although I spoke English with other exchange students, I yearned to quickly make Argentine friends to get as far away from all these “Americans”. I add quotations on American because “American” means…

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Sangria counts as fruit, right?

About two weeks ago, I traveled to Barcelona where I met up with 3 friends from Mexico who are studying abroad there. What can I say? I think I found my retirement city. Barcelona is one of the most beautiful, vibrant, and diverse places I’ve been to. From the moment I stepped outside of the…

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Nueve Semanas

9 weeks since my last blog post? WOW! Time really is flying over here. I still find it hard to believe I have been in Spain a little over 2 months. We are halfway through the semester and already, I feel so accomplished! Where to begin? Let’s rewind a bit to the beginning. The first…

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A Little Jamaican Girl with Big Dreams

Currently, I’m sitting at my gate at JFK airport, emotionally, physically, and mentally exhausted. Excited? Most definitely. Scared? Heck yeah. Not to sound pessimistic, but I cannot help myself from thinking that I was crazy to embark on such a journey thousands of miles away from my home. In my eyes, I’m just a 20-year-old…

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Getting ready for Paris

December is going by so fast! And I still can’t believe I will be flying to Paris next month! I am very excited about everything , yet,  I still don’t know exactly how I feel. Its like a mixture of many feelings. I feel happy yet nervous, but I know that it would be an amazing…

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