Working in a Spanish hostal

I’m not exactly sure what happened to July, but here we are in August: the month in Spain when everyone goes on vacation at the same time, when Madrid reaches temps in the low 100s, and I wish I were closer to a beach. Also, businesses literally close for the whole month so everyone can…

Things I find funny in Spain + updates

It’s been a while since I’ve posted here, mostly because I’ve been busy volunteering and playing tour guide to some friends. I’m so lucky to have friends that held a cookout in honor of the 4th of July. We ate good food and swam in the pool. Mitzy came too, and we learned that she…

How to move your dog internationally

If you’re planning to move internationally and you have a dog, you may already realize that taking them with you is not an easy process. I had my own struggles when moving my dog-child, Mitzy, from California to Spain. So I am here to attest to two things: moving your dog internationally is possible, but…

Settling in

Considering that I’ve only lived in Madrid for 3 weeks, you could say I’m still in the “honeymoon” stage, where everything is new and exciting, and the monotony of everyday life hasn’t sunken in yet. I have however settled into some kind of normalcy. I have a weekday routine that revolves around┬ámeals, classes, Mitzy, and…