Tag: culture

OH MY CHURROS, Vale?

Mi Comida Favorita Ah, my favorite topic; FOOD! I could ramble on and on about the amazing food of Madrid but I’ll just give you a taste of some of my personal must-haves! Huevos Rotos My absolute favorite dish is the Huevos Rotos. Translation: broken eggs. I am not really an egg person but if I ...

Kiss Kiss, Vale?

I’ve learned a lot about the Spain over the past few weeks, from the history to the language to the culture. Here are some of the cultural differences I’ve found and hopefully this will help you act like a local if you ever decide to mosey on over to Spain! Personal Space DOES NOT Exist ...

No Cure

“Though I often looked for one, I finally had to admit that there could be no cure for Paris.” – Paula McLain, The Paris Wife Bienvenue les amies. C’est moi, Joella. This week was action packed compared to last week because I had more time to go out and explore more of Paris. And, I ...

Stay With Me

“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.” ― Ernest Hemingway Bienvenue les amies, je m’appelle Joella. ESCE, the school I am currently studying for the Paris + London Program is ...

A Walk in Paris

“Paris… is a world meant for the walker alone, for only the pace of strolling can take in all the rich (if muted) detail.” – Edmund White Salut les lecteurs et bienvenue, je m’apelle Joella. Have you ever had a pop quiz? I’m pretty sure almost everyone can answer this question as yes. But have ...

It Finally Feels Like Home, Vale?

Que tal amigos? Week one of classes are finally over and I’m proud to say I don’t get lost walking to school anymore! The trek uphill is a mere 15 minutes from home. My apartment is right across the street from Madrid’s opera house, which looks beautiful at night. The palaces and churches are some ...

Weekend at Belgium

“Paris is not a city, it’s a world.” -King Francois the I Salut les lecteurs et bienvenue, je m’appelle Joélla. In this journal, we continue our journey in Paris, the city of love❤. Today is Thursday which marks the end of my school week at ESCE and the beginning of my unprecedented weekend in Brussels ...