Welcome Back

Welcome Back

I definitely do not want to forget: Presenting my one-photo story about family dinners. Maintaining a conversation in Spanish with a personal trainer at Barceloneta. Learning the truth about tourism and the Mediterranean Diet About going home: Things that I have...
Somebody to Lean on

Somebody to Lean on

One of the many objectives of our study abroad program was to know, understand, and analyze the Mediterranean Diet. Originally, my stereotyped idea of the Mediterranean diet consisted of fresh produce, olive oil, and fish. Overall, I just thought it was just food....
My Sojourney

My Sojourney

My flight from Barcelona to Mallorca. One of the many flights I have taken during this study abroad trip around Europe. Each plane ride is unique, terrifying, and exhilarating all at the same time. This was taken in the beach of Illetes. This picture was followed by...
Parks Con Familia

Parks Con Familia

Siblings playing on the seesaw. Children playing on the swings with their family. Big and little sister playing on the swing. Mother and son enjoying a small snack on a shaded bench of a park. Growing up as a child, I was always encouraged and required to go outside...
I Can See My Future Now

I Can See My Future Now

  Susy looking out from the top of the Monsterrat Mountain. Me, enjoying and celebrating the accomplishment of making it to the top of the mountain. One of the many stairways that needed to be climbed in order to reach the top. Nature and the view from...
I Enjoy Long Walks on the Beach

I Enjoy Long Walks on the Beach

Group of men committed to doing functional exercise routines at a local park on the beach of Barceloneta. Man running across the beach of Barceloneta while holding his shoes. Enjoying the wet sand in his toes and the breeze from the ocean Maria, the personal trainer,...
Exchanging More than Just Products

Exchanging More than Just Products

Vendor weighing products for a local in Mercado de Boqueria. Vendor exchanging a bag of fish produce to a man in La Concepcio Vendor in a Fruits Stand exchanging a watermelon to a local in Mercado de Sagrada Familia Vendor weighing a freen bag full of fruits and...
Coffee and Pastries is Better with Company

Coffee and Pastries is Better with Company

Soft, warm, and delicious chocolate croissant enjoyed in Hosterhase. A warm, creamy, and savory cup of coffee with Susy at cafe Caracas. A foamy and delectable cup of coffee that was experience with Susy at Paissimo. In America, I would typically enjoy a cup of coffee...
In to the Night We Go

In to the Night We Go

A couple intimately and passionately enjoying Sagrada Familia in the park. Silent and calm bike path down Avenida De Gaudi. Crowd of people dining out in the patio of Avenida De Gaudi. The sun sets a little later here. The people are a little bit livelier here. The...

The Road to Sagrada Família

Waking up every morning to the sights of Sagrada Familia is inconceivable. Antonio Gaudi was the director of the on-going project of the Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Familia until he passed in the year of 1926. I purposely walk down Avenida De Gaudí every day just...
The Commute to Success

The Commute to Success

My origins began at Elgin Community College, an institution close to home. After a 2 years of accomplishments and growth, I transferred to the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). A large population of UIC students make the decision of commuting rather than...