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If it was not because my friend in Barcelona bragged about owning an electronic kettle, I wouldn’t have realized that it is not a common home appliance in an average Spanish household. (Right off the top of my head, I can’t … Continue reading

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How Close is Spanish to French?

  A couple weeks ago in Bordeaux, my Airbnb host, Antony, told me that he speaks only French and English. With Spanish, he just needs some imagination and adds some “a” and “o” to French and he can guess the … Continue reading

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I am a Horrible Backpacker

Since I started my ChiLaTour16 on March 23, 2016, I have been borrowing people’s clothes and shoes: March – May: my Spanish mom’s jacket with fur March – May: my Spanish mom’s former-Japanese-daughter’s pea coat April: My Oviedo roommate’s Dr. Marten’s boots … Continue reading

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