Coronavirus Quarantine Diary: Part 3

{La versión del post en español está aquí} Well it’s finally the last day of March 2020. This month has really felt like a year. I don’t know about you, but this whole experience has made me hyper-aware of everything I took for granted before, like getting a cup of coffee with friends, going forContinue reading “Coronavirus Quarantine Diary: Part 3”

Coronavirus Quarantine Diary: Part 2

{La versión del post en español está aquí} The Part 1 of this series has been my most viewed post ever on the blog, which I am taking the liberty to interpret that it means that people are interested to know what quarantine is like here in Barcelona, how it’s affecting peoples’ lives and andContinue reading “Coronavirus Quarantine Diary: Part 2”

Coronavirus Quarantine Diary: Part 1

{La versión del post en español está abajo} What crazy times we are living in these days… I was hesitant to write about this on my blog and get more personal, but then my mom reminded me yesterday that decades from now we might look back on this period and appreciate being able to reliveContinue reading “Coronavirus Quarantine Diary: Part 1”

24 Hours in Sevilla

Andalusia, the southern region of Spain, has a special place in my heart for many reasons, but one of the top ones certainly has to be their hospitality and warmth. In general, the people are nice and friendly, and there’s so much to see, do & eat down there. Here’s a recap of what toContinue reading “24 Hours in Sevilla”

…Prayer…

Disclaimer: This post was originally written right after the 4th of July weekend. It’s been awhile since my last guest blog post here… And I’m glad to be back! I was inspired recently by the “Letter to the Ephesians” topic being picked apart in my church in Barcelona. Our head Pastor, John, especially got myContinue reading “…Prayer…”

A Perfect Love Story

So this is the first time I’ve written a blog post from up in the air in an airplane… But this post has been a long-time coming. For a week now I’ve been meaning to start writing this post, but as life would have it, things have delayed its creation until now. I have beenContinue reading “A Perfect Love Story”

Flax & What?

Calling all health nuts… in Barcelona that is… You guys if you haven’t tried Flax & Kale yet, don’t walk – run! Located in a sunny corner spot on Carrer de Tallers, Flax & Kale has quickly become a healthy restaurant staple in Barcelona’s Raval area, and the city at large for that matter. They’re proudContinue reading “Flax & What?”

Calçotada: Take 1

Yesterday was yet another first to check off the ole bucket list: go to a calçotada – aka a traditional Catalan onion BBQ. Calçots are long, skinny stalks of onions that are a local staple during the winter months. Family and friends gather together in restaurants, in parks or at home, to eat a vastContinue reading “Calçotada: Take 1”

First Time For Everything

My birthday was lovely… It was my first birthday away from my family and good friends, but Damian, his family, and my friends here spoiled me. The actual birthday was spread out in about a week’s worth of festivities – one night I went to a cabaret show here (The Hole 2) with my oldContinue reading “First Time For Everything”

#Lent2015

Growing up at Southwood Lutheran Church in Lincoln, Nebraska, I have always known about Lent and, moreover, enjoyed it. Considering today is Ash Wednesday, I thought it opportune to talk about Lent and what it means in today’s world and how you can actively participate this year. I currently live in Barcelona, Spain and recentlyContinue reading “#Lent2015”