Castle of Santa Barbara in Alicante

Along with ridiculously intricate cathedrals, Spain offers some pretty epic castles as well. I took a trip to Alicante and there you will find one from the ninth century. The history of Alicante is basically just like any other city in southern Spain. First it was conquered by Romans until eventually it was taken over…

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El Dia de Los Mujeres en Burgos

Today is the 103rd anniversary of the International Women's day. INWD celebrates the political, economic, and social accomplishments of women from all periods of time. It officially began in 1911 but the idea was sparked years before. The first record of an organized action by women for their rights was in 1857!  It was a…

Expat files: Giovanna Tapia in Castilla y Leon

The next totally rad expat that I want to introduce you all to is Giovanna. She's based in Castilla y Leon in a city called Valladolid (the rival to my city, Burgos) Giovanna is a bubbly globetrotter taking on the European continent while she is here. She has traveled to Hungary, Turkey, France, and Austria…

Expat files: Macey Hallstedt in Extremadura

There are plenty of super cool expats here in Spain. Most people who decide to move to a foreign country are open-minded, fun, and maybe just an overall bad ass. I feel very lucky to have met some and connected with others on social media. Moving to a foreign country can be a little intimidating…