Drinking port in Porto, Portugal

Ahoy, Captain

While my mom has been in Spain, we’ve done the regular Madrid-sightseeing, as well as our adventures in wine country. But, because my mom has been here five times, we decided to check out Ryanair for cheap flights around Europe. What we found? Two tickets to Porto, Portugal for approximately $70/ea for the upcoming weekend […]

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Adventures in Cantabria, Spain

Playa de Somo, Cantabria, Spain

Over Easter weekend, I took a trip up to northern Spain, in a region called Cantabria. This area is bordered by the Basque Country to the east, and Castile y Leon to the south (read about adventures in Castile y Leon.) I made friends with two Spanish men when I first came to Spain. They […]

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Adventures in Valbuena de Duero, Spain

Valbuena de Duero wine region

Last week, my mom and I visited a blog-worthy paradise in northern Spain. She had heard from a friend about an amazing 12th century monastery turned hotel, winery and spa… Riiiight up my mom’s alley. We ended up talking to a friend who has lived in Spain for several years, who, out of curiosity, had researched the area after […]

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My Impressions of Spanish Men

Spanish men

Many of my friends are wondering what the dating scene is like in Spain. I’ve been here a little bit over a month now, and have a few conclusions I’ve drawn about the men of Madrid. Overall observations: The fitness/bodybuilding lifestyle isn’t prevalent here. People love to party! Sometimes they work out. At the end of […]

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One Month In Spain

madrid life

I’m coming up on my one month anniversary of living in Madrid. I thought that’s “post-worthy.” So, here are the updates. I am finally starting to assimilate to the lifestyle. For the last few weeks, I felt like a tourist. I walked around the city, openly gawking at the architecture and the people. No shame. […]

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