Europe, Murcia, Spain

Entierro de la Sardina

April 23, 2022 Follow Easter week, Fiestas de Primavera begins in Murcia. For my aux friends in the city, that meant another week off from school. For me and my Cartagena-based auxes, we were back to the grind. Two of the big events that occur during this week are Bando de la Huerta and Entierro… Continue reading Entierro de la Sardina

Andalucía, Europe, Spain

Semana Santa in Sevilla

April 14-17, 2022 I visited Sevilla last year at the end of multi-city trip in Andalucia. Although, it was over New Years, so things were closed for the holiday, and many things were closed for COVID-related reasons (such as the Cathedral and Torre de Oro). My main purpose for going to Sevilla was to see… Continue reading Semana Santa in Sevilla

Andalucía, Europe, Spain

Almería, Andalucía

March 11-13, 2022 This weekend, I wanted to get out of Cartagena and visit a nearby city. First, I was going to go to Jaén, then a lack of transportation led me to a back-up plan of some cities along Costa Blanca. After two cancelled Bla Bla cars, I switched my plans to a new… Continue reading Almería, Andalucía

Europe, Murcia, Spain

Carnival in Alcantarilla

Carnival is celebrated throughout Spain every year typically between February and March. It is a period of celebration, dancing, drinking, parades, costumes, and more before fasting during Lent begins leading up to Easter. Some cities like Tenerife and Cadiz are known for large carnival celebrations with hundreds of thousands of attendees and days of weeks… Continue reading Carnival in Alcantarilla

Andalucía, Europe, Spain

Córdoba, Andalucía

February 18-20, 2022 I visited Córdoba for a few days back in December 2021 as part of my winter trip throughout some of the major cities in Andalucía (see blog posts 1, 2, and 3). One of my friends from college, Avery, joined the auxiliares de conversación program this year and was placed in a… Continue reading Córdoba, Andalucía

catalonia, Europe, Spain

Barcelona: Part 2

January 6 - 9, 2022 With just a few hours of sleep, I groggily woke up on Saturday and got ready for my 9:30 AM tour of Sagrada Familia, followed by Park Güell at 12:15 PM. I had booked these both with Amigo Tours which were included in my GoCity Pass. These two sites are… Continue reading Barcelona: Part 2

Europe, Galicia, Portugal, Spain

From Porto to Vigo

December 7 After a two days of exploring in Porto and a full day in Braga and Guimarães, I slept in on my last day here and requested a late check-out. I also had homework to do for my last graduate class of the program I'm in, so I needed a few hours to get… Continue reading From Porto to Vigo