Archive for Thuy Ninh

20 last days in Sevilla

November is almost over, Christmas lights have been put up but it seems like fall has just arrived here in Sevilla. It gets really cold early in the morning and later at nights but during the day, we are usually fine in a shirt and a light jacket. Next week will be my last week […]

Valencia – Spain beyond Andalucia

During almost four months in Spain, I have been to a lot of places but I did not realize that all the places I have been to in Spain are all in Andalucía, one of the autonomous communities. Every city has its own beauty but they all share the same culture, the churches, the cathedral, […]

The Clique

As I was uploading my traveling photos onto Facebook and tagging people in it, I realize that I only have four close friends who are in every single album I have and those four only. I love my friends but somehow I wish I had more people in it. It is not that we do […]

A Few Updates

This weekend many people choose to travel because it is the weekend that Spaniards call “el puente” – directly translated as “the bridge” but it just means a long weekend. This Tuesday is “Día de Todos los Santos” or Day of all the Saints and no one has class on that day so what many […]

I Left My Heart in Lisbon.

Studying abroad brings many opportunities to travel and even more when you are in Europe because you are so close to everything. It could be costly even with the cheapest way but it is worth it because it may be a chance in a lifetime. Last weekend my friends and I took a bus to […]

Going out Culture in Sevilla

Spanish people like to go out. No matter how old, how late, how often, they all go out, even during weeknights but definitely weekends. Sometimes I get tired of making excuses for not going out when my host mom asks. I feel like she goes out more than I do. Going out here does not […]

Things that I do not like about Sevilla

As much as I love Sevilla, there are of course things that I do not like, more or less I do not understand. This is going to be the one and only article that I write about these things because they are all little things and that is all to write about. First of all, […]

My Weekly Schedule

My program started about two weeks ago and I have about two months left in Spain but it is not until now that I find myself functioning in an organized schedule. I was always complaining that I had too much free time but I started to have more work now and because of which, I […]

My Experience of Living as an Asian in Sevilla

Before I had left for Spain, a friend of mine told me that Spanish people were racists. I was advised by some others before the trip and during orientation not to take anything personal and that Spanish people are often really straightforward and expressive in terms of saying what they think. I have been keeping […]

Other Cities in Spain: Cadiz and Osuna

As part of our program with CIEE, we have several weekend excursions to different cities in Spain. Two weeks ago we got to Cadiz, the oldest city in Spain and this morning, we had a small trip to Osuna, a small town in the province of Sevilla, and also where my host mom is from. […]