Not a goodbye

One second you’re stepping on a plane with shaking knees and teary eyes at the end of summer, and the next you’re already saying goodbye to your new home and family with those same teary eyes. I guess it’s true what they say: time flies, you’ll be back before you know it, and you don’t know what you have until it’s gone. My dear Madrid, although I am (not so secretly) terribly happy to return to my loving family, friends and boyfriend, I will miss you dearly. You’ve been my home for the past 5 months, and that leaves a mark.  (more…)

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Finally at ease

Long time no read! My excuses for the radio silence. There was so much to do, so many people to meet, so many places to visit, so many things to take care of… This post was actually written over the course of the last few days in a few short, stolen moments. But I have to say, Madrid is treating me well! The people I meet are all incredibly nice, the places beautiful and the Spanish attitude of taking it easy is growing on me. It just took me a few weeks to get used to it all (the first week and a half, only the price of planetickets stopped me from going home) : call it a miniature culture shock. (more…)