March in Andalusia Is Fantastic

It’s 80 degrees and sunny today! I just had another flamenco dancing class – well, technically sevillanas, which is a bit more specific -which was really fun. This past weekend was great, and today was only slightly Monday-ish. Friday night Leah, Margot*, Brianna*, and I took our 7-year-old host sister out for dinner at a

From El Greco to the Gecko

Last weekend, I ventured to Toledo and Madrid. Toledo is small and rambling; just a little, medieval town selling knives, swords and jewelry in every little shop. Gollum marionettes hang in the windows next to replicas of Frodo’s sword Sting. Normal stuff. While the ironwork is all very impressive (some jewelry takes up to 15 years

Italica

Not seven kilometers from Sevilla are the ruins of Italica, a Roman town. For just a 1.55 euro ticket both ways, you can catch a bus and pay the 2 euro to get in and wander around the ruins. It’s so cool. And it was wonderful to get out of the city and smell the