Tips and Tricks and Learning New Things in Madrid

¡Hola a todes! ¡Bienvenido a vuelta a mi blog de sustanabilidad (translation: welcome back to my sustainability blog). I’ve now been in Spain for approximately 24 hours, and, my goodness, has it been a wild ride! I can’t remember the last time when I felt more overwhelmed—and I once moved across the country to live in a new city by

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Sustainability Correspondent: Maddie in Madrid, Spain

Hi everyone!  My name is Maddie, and I’m a first-semester junior from Oakland, California currently studying Spanish.  This fall, I’m going to be studying abroad in Madrid, Spain (and then Ecuador in the spring)!  While in Europe, I’ll be participating in the Middlebury Language Exchange Program and living with a host family.  Hopefully, this will enable me to finally progress

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First Impressions of Seville

People eat at small tables in front of a pink and yellow building

Last semester, when I told people that I would be spending the spring in Sevilla, everyone, from make-up artists at Sephora to old family friends, responded exclusively in superlatives. Before I set foot in Spain, I was prepared to find myself in a city with the best festivals, flamenco, architecture, and Spanish tortilla. A city full of uniquely open and

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