Travel

The Less Pleasant Side of Moving Abroad Alone

Warning: this post might trigger several “Ughs!!”. If you follow any travel bloggers on Instagram, you’ve probably seen or heard all the beautiful pictures and exciting stories. But what you probably haven’t seen or heard as much are the headaches and frustrations that come with moving to a foreign country alone. Why? Well, not to deceive you but because we…

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From New York City to Basque Country

How’s life in Spain going, Hui? Enjoying all the tapas?! “Well, er, I’m in Spain but not really.” What? Every time someone from home asks me how life is going, I have to give them a little introduction to the Basque Country. So here it is: Unless you are really into history or geography or know someone who is Basque,…

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Couchsurfing: Stay in Someone Else’s House for Free!

If you don’t already know what Couchsurfing is, it is a website that allows you to look for people to stay with for free when you’re traveling. Yes, for FREE. You may be wondering, what’s the catch?? Why would anyone want to open up their homes to strangers for free and why would you want to stay with a stranger? Because…

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Interviews, Travel

From New York to Madrid: Lotz In Translation

Roy Lotz is an English teacher from Sleepy Hollow, New York, who has been living in Madrid, Spain, for the last three years. In college, he studied cultural anthropology, which led him to study abroad in East Africa twice, first in Kenya and then in Tanzania. When he’s not at work he is doing either one of two things: reading…

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