Galway Girl

After spending a few days in Dublin, we headed west to the country side to visit Galway.  Along the drive, we saw lines on the hills where people had to wait in line to get food during the potato famine.  We also saw a wish tree where locals would tie fabric onto a tree while … More Galway Girl

Edinburgh

I loved Edinburgh for its rich history including its closes and walls.  The old and new towns together are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.  I arrived to Edinburgh at night.  The city is poorly lit and has winding cobble stoned paths.  The closes add an element of confusion and fear; the narrow pathways make it more … More Edinburgh

Córdoba

The historical center of Córdoba has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  The city was under Muslim rule for many years until Christians recaptured it.  Therefore, the city has both Muslim and Christian influences including Mosques and Cathedrals.

Ronda

The old and new parts of the city of Ronda are divided by a large gorge.  Ronda has a rich history.  The old city has a lot of Moorish influence from when the Moorish people ruled over the city.  The new city holds one of the city’s most notable landmarks, the Plaza de Toros, which … More Ronda

Itálica

I spent a day in Itálica traveling by bus there from Sevilla.  Itálica was a Roman city and has many of the Roman ruins still there today.  The amphitheater is one of the most notable, large, and well preserved of the ruins.  This was a very cool day trip!

Sevilla

During my study abroad in Sevilla, I spent most of my time in Sevilla and volunteering with children from Lora Tomayo school.  I took three day trips to Itálica, Córdoba, and Ronda.  Sevilla is located in the Andalusia region of Spain.  The tapas and sangria are fantastic, and we definitely had our fair share of … More Sevilla

London

Of course, London has a plethora of sites to see and places to experience.  Luckily, I was studying abroad there for a few weeks, so I had plenty of time to visit the historical landmarks, best museums, and world renowned sports arenas.  The tube and buses provide well operating public transportation to navigate the sprawling … More London