Come Out, Be Free

Come Out, Be Free

The fifth session of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage states that one of the four communities of the Mediterranean Diet is “the function of bringing people together and strengthening social links.” In my stay in Barcelona, the...
Artificial Beaches, Real Fun

Artificial Beaches, Real Fun

Barcelona beaches were remade in time for the Olympics in 1992. Before, the beaches were mostly unused by people. The options are unlimited now. There are gyms, volleyball nets, and bikes located in and around the beaches. There’s also sports facilities...
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...
Happy Cows Come From the Mediterranean

Happy Cows Come From the Mediterranean

Spaniards are very proud of their food. How fresh it is and how real it is. Indeed, I was shocked at the difference when biting into a carrot. It wasn´t the sweetest carrot I´ve ever tried but it had more depth and more flavor than any carrot I´ve ever tried. Quality...
Memories Are Fun with Friends

Memories Are Fun with Friends

Pablo and I relaxing and meeting new friends through slacklining at Parc de L’Espanya Industrial. My classmates and I find these jungle gyms at each beach we go to in Barcelona. It’s a fun alternative to tanning. Our class decided to walk around the tiny...
The Rollercoaster of Study Abroad

The Rollercoaster of Study Abroad

Dr. Smyth came and spoke to our class about the ups and downs of the study abroad experience and culture. She left us with something I will never forget; the stages of transition shock. I, as well as most other students, can relate to this graph because it perfectly...
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