| FEBRUARY 2015 | Greetings readers, hope you are enjoying the last few weeks of summer! Amy and I are getting ready to head back to Spain with our friends Maggs and Homey, and we’re absolutely scrambling to get these blog posts to you before we return for more. (No worries, seeing Amy scramble is one […]

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Japan, Japan…such a complex and intriguing country! Amy here, very excited to share my family trip to Japan with you, dear readers. I love being a tri-cultural fusion of Japan, Peru, and America, where the biggest perk is getting to visit and immerse myself in all those countries! This summer my Japanese family (grandparents, immediate family, and […]

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Picture it readers: February in Spain. The weather is developing into a truly buxom spring, and Cat and I are ready to break free of our scholarly shackles and feel the grit of the open road in our mouths again. Crunch, crunch. It was a beautiful Friday morning, and we were up early rushing to pack […]

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Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida

[MUSEO SOROLLA] On our last day in Madrid, we decided to attempt a fourth museum. Little did we know it would be our favorite. Tucked comfortably on a quiet Madreleño street is the Museo Sorolla, which houses a large collection of Spain’s most famous Impressionist painter: Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida. The museum is actually the […]

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Madrid [Ciudad de Arte]

On the top of our Madrid priority list was experiencing “The Golden Triangle of Art,” made up of three of Spain’s finest museums: the Reina Sofia, the Thyssen-Bornemisza, and the Prado. Now, let me preface this post by saying that Amy is the real deal when it comes to appreciating art. She’s art educated and […]

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| JANUARY | By this point in our year, Cat and I were turning our attentions toward seeing more of Spain, our main goal. Even though we had access to the rest of Europe, we wanted to leave at the end and feel that we left our tracks on every cobblestone, left no pastry untasted, and […]

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Our Year in Numbers

1 year 2 American Auxiliares de Conversación (and lifetime friends) 3 schools in Fuente Álamo, Spain 14 Blablacars 19 AirBnB places and 6 Wimdu places Visited 10 of the 17 regions of Spain 20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites 24 Pairs of Spanish and/or Portuguese Shoes 28 cities total, listed chronologically [22 in Spain, 2 in Italy, and […]

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