How I Met My Siblings

How I Met My Siblings

Returning Home I definitely do not want to forget: What made me laugh out loud was trying to find CEA after the girls went to buy shoes and Paul and I got lost. We left the gothic quarter and saw palm trees that we didn’t recognize. We looked at each other and...
Basaseachic and Monsterrat

Basaseachic and Monsterrat

I hiked up Basaseachic Falls in Mexico the last time I went to visit my family four years ago. Climbing to the top of this water fall felt impossible because of the burning sensation I felt in my legs and my heart beating fast in my chest. Occasionally I wanted to...
Coffee and Fresh Pastries

Coffee and Fresh Pastries

Stepping outside of our apartment we have the same reaction; Mirely says “That bread smells yummy! I want it!” Everyday, I have had coffee and a different pastry for breakfast because it always smells delicious in the morning. Coffee has a different...
Never too Busy to Play

Never too Busy to Play

My earliest memories are in open parks while playing games with my brother. Rolling down the hills on the grass would make my arms and legs itchy but speeding down was exhilarating. Since our park was a short walk from my house, my mom would take us almost every day....

Different Country, Same Values

Since I have grown up with my Mexican family in the United States, I am familiar with the cultural aspects of it. As I have explored Barcelona for the first time, I have seen many similarities between my Mexican culture and the Spanish culture. The reason for these...
Strangers can be Friends on Beaches

Strangers can be Friends on Beaches

Barcelona has a large coast which allows tourists and locals to perform beach activities. Barceloneta is the city’s largest and most famous beach which means that there are always people playing games and participating in water sports. “After a visit to...

Let’s go to the Markets in Barcelona

I prefer markets in Barcelona because there is more room for personal interaction and relationship development. Interpersonal skills are necessary in order to communicate with other people. Back at home, we have been buying groceries from the same people for ten years...
Why are you alone?

Why are you alone?

Avenida De Gaudi is a street where only small cars and mopeds can cross because of the huge patio area smack in the middle for the pedestrians. What I found interesting about this street is that people are out until 3 am without being afraid of getting hurt. Safety is...

Unicycle with Style

After only a week of living here, I have wanted to jump on one of the many mopeds parked right outside our apartment just to be able to see more of this city as quickly as possible. In order to keep up with the citizens of Barcelona, there must be creative ways to get...
View from the Grass

View from the Grass

The first day I visited UIC, there was snow absolutely everywhere! I was already nervous about starting college and having to walk on ice the whole time made things worse. Now that the weather is finally getting nicer, I decided to take a walk around campus and think...