Friday, January 23, 2009


This past weekend we went to Cordoba, Ubeda, and Baeza. This picture is of the mosque that is in Cordoba - I really like it because it shows the flora that is around the beautiful building. It was a gorgeous day with lots of sunshine and one of the warmest days since I´ve been here.
My parents arrived today! They are going to be here for the next 2 weeks - we´ll travel together next week and then they are going to travel for a week when I go back to school! Look for more updates soon!

Monday, January 12, 2009


I spent Saturday in Gibralter, which is the southern most tip of Europe. From Gibralter you can view Africa and also where the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean meet - very cool! It is famous for it's monkeys; I was very hesitant about having an ape climb on me, but realized that it would be a once in a lifetime experience, so I let the little guy get on top of my head! Hope you can visit one day because it is gorgeous!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Estoy aquí

¡Hola! I´m here in Seville and am having a great time learning about the city. I honestly haven´t gotten too lost yet - it helps to have a roommate with a sense of direction! I started classes on Monday and am taking a class about Spain during the era of Franco, so it´s fun to be able to learn about Spain´s past. Tonight we are having dinner with our professors and then a party with our intercambios, who are our language partners.

Everything is completely different here - the food, the people, the language, etc... but am really enjoying being able to experience the culture. I´m living with a family and they have a 6 year old daughter and twin 5 year old boys, so needless to say, it is a busy household! I can´t post any pictures right now, but will do so very soon!