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Beneath the Bridge

Beneath the Bridge

by | May 6, 2024

My adventure started when I was standing on top of Ronda’s seventy-meter-high bridge. Despite the distance, I could hear the water murmuring as it flowed underneath the bridge. The stream wound its way in between two steep rock walls, coiling back and forth like a...

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Finding Family in Flamenco

Finding Family in Flamenco

Since studying abroad, a feeling that I've heard expressed by other students is alienation. There's inevitable disappointment when the fantasy you created in your mind prior to leaving the U.S. doesn't manifest exactly into your reality. I am myself guilty of allowing...

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Lost in the Melody

Lost in the Melody

At a hastened pace, I wound more deeply into Sevilla’s skeleton, the echo of my empty footsteps was brought to life by a melody of tangled voices. My footsteps grew quicker as my eyes alternated their glance between the directions on my phone and the narrowing...

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Highlights of My Seville Sojourn

Highlights of My Seville Sojourn

As the chilly fingers of December tapped on Seville's cobblestone streets, I couldn’t help but feel a shiver down my spine—both from the winter chill and the bittersweet realization that my study abroad experience was coming to an end. Along with the Christmas carols...

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Looking Up

Looking Up

Today, it is raining in Andalucia. As I walked through the park this morning, I puffed air into my hands, attempting to warm up. The monk parakeets were quiet, their usual shrieking hushed in the early light, and I could already spot tourists meandering their way...

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Good surprises!

Good surprises!

While taking notes in my art history class at the beginning of the month in October, a name of a particular city kept coming up: Mérida. The capital of the neighboring province of Extremadura, this humble city of 60,000 people was and is still famous for one very...

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