So Green, But in a Good Way

I love love love love love love that Spain is such a green country. They go out of their way to treat Mother Earth like the queen she is. Often times I think that people (especially in America) think that the Earth is only supposed to protect us, but that is wrong we are also supposed…

Party Animal: You Betta Wrap That Hair!

Don King Hair! I know y’all all remember this from the movie Beauty Shop! It was definitely funny in the movie, but it will be everything BUT hilarious if it happens to you. You wanna know how I know? Because I committed THE top carnal black girl sin, and I didn’t wrap my hair one…

Ibiza: Turnt or Nah?

For my free weekend in Spain, I decided to go to Ibiza. It was pretty cool, but it didn’t live up to the hype for me (as with most things in this country). Ibiza is known for being a party island and for it’s beautiful beaches. While I did not enjoy the partying AT ALL,…

Time is a Mindset

Since I have been in Spain, I have not necessarily been on a schedule. The only thing that I have to do every day (well every weekday) is go to class, sometimes we have excursions on Saturdays, and Sundays are always free (gracias por a dios= thank God). Because of this schedule, I have learned…

Segovia, Spain

Segovia has been my favorite excursion BY FAR on this trip. We saw a lot of cool things, there was MINIMAL WALKING (y’all know how I feel about that), there were great little shops, I saw real life gypsy, and I had a wonderful dining experience. It was a very chill day in Segovia so…

Black Girls REALLY Do Rock!

We see and hear this on BET, hashtags on social media, and a lot of other places where black people are CELEBRATED and not just TOLERATED. I’m sure most of my readers know that there is a huge difference between those two words in all caps.   Since I have been in Spain my mind…

!Dahli, Picasso, Miro, OH MY…

Today we went to the Reina Sofia, or the museum of modern art. I visited here the last time I went to Spain, so I followed that rebellious voice inside my head and did some exploring of my own, while the rest of the group listened to a tour guide talk about the same four…

Roughin’ It!

When I tell y’all that the Lord has a sense of humor, he really does. In all of my 20 years on Earth, I can truly say I have never had to “rough it”, well up until now. Now don’t think I’m over here really living bad and I can’t drink the water or anything…

Spain & Mi Cuerpo (My Body)!

Hey y’all! (Ugh it feels so good to type that, I am southern to my core)! Here all I say is “Hola, ¿Como estás?” But I digress. Sorry it’s been a minute, I have been TIED no “R” (that’s TIRED for those of y’all who missed it haha)! All this walking and this HEAT is…

Stay Out Ya Feelings…

After being here for five days, I think the initial shock is finally starting to wear off and I am finally starting to get out of my feelings lol! I will admit I had a little pity party in the beginning because it was just too much..   Having 2 roommates when you are supposed…

Toledo: Peace, Sunshine, and Bruised Big Toes

Today we went to Toledo, which was the capital of Spain before it was moved to Madrid. It was a good trip, but again SOOOO much walking. Toledo is about an hour bus ride from Madrid and I liked it a lot because it offered some relief from the crowded and fast moving streets of…

Primero Día en España!

  When I arrived in Spain, neither my teacher or my host family wasted any time throwing me into the culture of Madrid. When I arrived I met my host family, Sonia and her daughter Erika, I rested for a couple of hours and we hit the ground running for a walking tour of Spain….