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

Con ritmo

This is supposed to be a semester of studying abroad, STUDYING. Yeah, that’s a key word. Have I been studying? Of course. What I mean to initiate, is the thought that I haven’t yet shared anything (in English) about my academic ventures. I will also add that although academics are part of studying abroad, the

Second Week

This week we had our first Encuentro which is a night of worship organized by the students in my school. We have two teams in which I am a part of (as a singer). However, this week was not my team’s turn to lead. Encuentro helped me remember that God brought me here to Spain

The First Week

Some things about Sevilla: IT IS BEAUTIFUL. There’s a river (I cross one of the bridges every day to get to school). The buildings are old, ornate, and colorful. There are parks and gardens all over the city, and orange trees and palm trees are everywhere. Details make all the difference—there are hand-painted ceramic tiles

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