Erasmus

Erasmus 8: How to spend a public holiday in Madrid

Erasmus 8: How to spend a public holiday in Madrid

Hola chicos!   As I mentioned yesterday, today is a public holiday here in Spain. El día de todos los Santos (Saints day) is considered a national holiday and it is a tradition to have some buñuelos (fried dough ball) which can sometimes be filled with something sweet or savoury depending on your personal preference. […]

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Erasmus 7: Halloween in Madrid

  Happy Halloween!     It certainly is for me.     What better way to celebrate the Halloween than with your Erasmus friends?     Today was one of my closest friend’s 21st birthday so we all gathered together and organised a surprise party for her. It took about three weeks to plan and […]

Erasmus 6: A trip to Hospital de la Paz

Erasmus 6: A trip to Hospital de la Paz

  Another day, another surprise.   When I woke up two hours later than what was expected, I should have realised the day was not going to go as I initially planned. As I was preparing to go to the Madrid International Student Welcome Day, I got a message from one of my friends asking […]

Erasmus 5: ESN UAM

Erasmus 5: ESN UAM

      How is it possible that after a month they can still surprise me?   Wondering who “they” are?   Then wait no longer. I am referring to the lovely ESN team here at my university.   For those of you who don’t know, ESN stands for Erasmus Student Network and if you […]

Our gym and my friend Cristina trying out the treadmill

Erasmus 4- First month at RESA

  I still can’t believe it’s been a month since I checked in the residence hall. For those of you that haven’t been following my Erasmus experience, you can check my last post here. Also, you should take a look at the Spanish accommodation post for reference.   Now, for those of you, that know how […]

Erasmus 3 – Language barriers? What’s that?

Erasmus 3 – Language barriers? What’s that?

It’s official.   I’ve spoken more English than Spanish and I’ve only been here for 28 hours.   How is that possible?   I am hoping that will change as soon as classes start. Spending a good portion of my day on the shopping centre probably didn’t help my case as most stores require their […]

Erasmus 2 – Arrival

Erasmus 2 – Arrival

  It’s happening.   Today, my journey has finally started; It’s the start of the rest the year.   It’s Erasmus.   As I left the plane, I was greeted by Madrid’s sunny weather which helped put a smile on my otherwise tired face. You see, it all started earlier this morning when I missed […]

 Erasmus 1.1 – Spanish Accommodation

    I promised to write about this when I had the chance, so here it is! You can check my previous post on planning and preparation here.     This past month has been stressful and exhausting, to say the least. I thought I had everything organised with my accommodation when I got an […]

Erasmus Part 1: Planning & Preparation

¡Hola!   Yes, you guessed it right.   I’m going to Spain and it’s going to be an incredible experience!   Why am I so sure?   Well, I can never be certain but I am currently preparing and planning for my year abroad which is why I thought it would be useful to give […]

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Le Big Mac, Tarantino and the Deep South

Have you seen Pulp Fiction? It’s a Tarantino cult classic that’s hard to forget with its copious amounts of cocaine, guns and bizarrely mundane dialogue throughout (there’s 5 minutes of screen time dedicated to a conversation about foot-rubs…). It’s a dialogue near to the beginning of the film that I wanted to talk about in […]

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