People are greater than Places

As my time comes to a close, I am left to reflect on the wonderful people I have been able to meet here.  I was lucky enough to have been invited by my coworker to a weekend retreat to a villa we rented out.  It was incredible.  I have done some wicked cool things while…

Sarah The American Ambassador

One habit that I have noticed with the Spanish people is they do not hold back.  They also look at me as an ambassador to America.  Once they met me, they didn’t wait very long until asking me anything and everything about America. One of the first questions that I had was “Is Philadelphia like…

La Familia

Monday my parents and brother met me during lunch and came into my office.  My coworkers wanted to meet them and they suggested I show them around the office.  I was happy they could see where I worked and then we went out to lunch a few minutes away from my work.  I love sharing…

Four Cities in Two Days

Monday I went to Tirso de Molina with my friend Ellie.  We walked around got gelato and coffee, shopped, and I witnessed an attempt at shoplifting that went terribly wrong for the man who tried to do so.  I was a completely shaken up by the experience as when he tried to run out of…

Jokes, Jamón, and Homesickness

Lunes (6/11):  I am starting to love Mondays because everyone has the same opinion about them.  If you’re tired, it’s because it is Lunes.  Your computer is being slow?  It’s Lunes.  You spilled your coffee?  It’s Lunes.  You’re having trouble explaining things?  It’s Lunes.  The attitude is very sympathetic and understanding in an “I am…

Terrazas, Trips, and Trying New Food!

Lunes (6/4):  I went to work bright an early and continued my job of translation.  The workers are starting to make jokes with me like joking about how I bring salads to work every day.  I am really happy that they are doing this because to me this shows they are enjoying my company and…

Holy Toledo!!

Lunes (5/28):  Well, as my coworker would say….”It’s a Monday!”  Meaning everything seems to be slower.  We worked all day and I went home, wrote my blogs, completed my discussions and by the time I was able to finish, I had to go to bed! Martes (5/29): I went to work and received a 27-page…

Three weeks down. Twenty five percent of my way through summer!

Wow.  Time is flying fast lately.  I feel like it is zooming by both in good and bad ways! Lunes(5/21)- Jueves (5/24):  The routine for my work days is almost always the same now.  I tend to buy my salads for lunch at the Carrefour market and I will also typically have a granola bar,…

A second week full of lessons!

Lunes (5/14): My first day of work!!  I am assigned to an international Marketing research and consulting firm named SCOPEN.  I had an interview at 11:00 am.  On the dot.  The Spaniards are known for their laid-back culture, and that is very true in personal lives, but for work, people arrive for meetings at the…