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“A Happy End”

​“Did you make a happy end?” ​“A happy what?” I was jolted out of my reverie by an older gentleman standing next to my table in a cafe, smiling inquisitively…

Mary in Spain

Introversion Doesn’t Translate

Confession time: I’m constantly using Google Translate to look up Spanish words. Like— I kid you not— constantly. When I’m talking with my host family and I get stuck on a…

spanish motorcycle

The Generosity of Spaniards 101

“What do you think of us Spanish?” one of the teenage students asked me in his tentative English. I was sitting in my first class at the International Immersion Institute…