A Delicious Two-Year Anniversary

Today marks two years since I met my boyfriend and partner in crime, Dani, while visiting a friend in Noia, Spain. If you follow my blog then you probably read the article I posted awhile back about that night and how this small town in Galicia became my home, but if not, give it a read. As you’re most likely already aware, today is also Valentine’s Day—I know, …

Carnaval Shenanigans 2016

This past weekend was my second time attending the Carnaval shenanigans here in Spain, and I have to say, this year was even better than the last! Carnaval, or Mardi Gras in the U.S., is a huge street fair celebrated annually in predominantly Catholic countries around the world, especially in southern Europe and Brazil. It marks the beginning of the Catholic Lent season and is the last …

On Accepting Homesickness

I’ve been lying to myself for awhile now and it’s time to come clean. I didn’t even realize I was doing it, my boyfriend did. It was about a week before Thanksgiving that Dani told me, “Heather, you’re homesick.” What? Me? No way! Don’t you use the “H” word with me! Sure, I miss my family and friends like anyone would – moving abroad is incredibly hard – but …

A Tapa Crawl Through Santiago de Compostela

The Spanish take eating very seriously. Each town, province, and region in Spain set aside different weeks throughout the year to host food festivals and gastronomic events to show off their culinary skills. Right now, from the 12th to the 29th of November (2015), Santiago de Compostela is holding its 8th annual Santiago(é)Tapas Contest, with 55 participating bars and over 100 tapas to try. A few of my North-American friends and I decided to …

How a Small Town in Galicia Became My Home

This article has been a long time coming. A year and a half, to be exact, since that’s how long it took to finally get here. Since I talk a lot about Galicia on this blog, and will continue to do so, I wanted to share the story of how a small town here became my home. I’m sure some have already guessed it: I fell in love …