Never heard of field hockey before? That’s ok, it’s a relatively obscure sport, and I received confused looks all throughout high school when I would tell people that I played it. Even in the US, it’s very regional, being popular in states such as California, Virginia, and Pennsylvania and played almost exclusively by girls. Internationally, … More I Joined The Field Hockey Team!
Some of my first wanderings in Alicante involved happening upon another plaza on nearly every new street I explored. There was a plaza with a pagoda bar in the center, a plaza with an aquarium, a plaza filled with palm trees, another with lit water jets splashing up from the ground, and plenty with small … More Spain and Plazas Go Together Like Peanut Butter and Jelly
Walking down La Explanada, there’s no shortage of restaurants trying to entice tourists with promises of authentic Spanish cuisine – particularly paella. In Alicante, many visitors look for the famous dish around dinnertime. The locals, however, have clued me in – any restaurant advertising paella for dinner is definitely for guiris – it’s a tourist trap and … More I Say ToMAYto, You Say ToMAHto
Earlier this week, my program climbed el Castillo de Santa Bárbara, or the Castle of Santa Barbara, which overlooks the city of Alicante. From the rooftop terrace of my building, this is the nighttime view of the beautifully lit castle. While making the trek to the top, one of the resident directors of the program … More A Castle Climb and a Legend