Paris and Belgium – 2 weeks of croissants and beer!

I’ve been traveling for two weeks now and haven’t stopped to reflect beyond a few scribbles in my notebook. If you’re curious, this is what I’ve been up to: Filis (a colleague in Kuwait) and I stayed in a cozy little Air B ‘n B place for 4 nights in Paris. While I would normally…

Vienna!

It was a quick trip, but an amazing experience. I spent almost 4 full days in Vienna, eating various forms of pork and drinking all types of beer, meeting new people, and learning SO much about ICT in the PYP (teacher’s love their acronyms; for you laymen, that’s Information and Communication Technology in the Primary…

Hasta Luego, Madrid

After 3 short weeks, I am leaving the beautiful Madrid. I have begun to fall in love with this city; it’s cobblestone streets, grand architecture and wonderful people (both local and foreign). Most of all, I’ve fallen in love with the language all over again. I spent my first 2 weeks living in a non-tourist…

My Spanish Family

I have been staying with a Spanish family while in Madrid. Maria and Chicho are my Spanish parents, Jacki (from the USA) is my sister in Spain, and occasionally I see one of Maria and Chicho’s two children, Linbel. Maria is a huge ball of fun. She is always full of energy, loves conversation, and…

Barcelona is So Friggin’ Hot!!!

I’m coming from a country whose temperatures were averaging a minimum of 40 Celsius when I left, yet Barcelona is so friggin’ hot! Over in Kuwait, we’re living the life of a decent weathered winter, a good fall and spring, and an unbearably hot summer (which comprises about half the year). We, in Kuwait, are…

Italia

It turns out I have a horrible habit of starting a piece of writing but never finishing it. Many of these pieces would appear finished to anyone else, but not good enough for me. This unfinished feeling keeps me from writing more. And how does one ever get better at this without just doing it,…