exploring Spain and Portugal

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FOOD!!!

FOOD!!!

by Ellen Reter   Here are some historic dishes to really tempt the palate. Lobster Paella paella is a regional dish prepared with a red sauce base in which rice is cooked with regional variations such as pork, fish, lobster, clams, muscles, ect     […]

Portugal: Drug Money

Portugal: Drug Money

WARNING: This blog post contains some mention of legal situations, corrupt corporations , a dysfunctional government system, and extreme stubbornness.  However, do not let this dissuade even the most jaded of you.  Please remember, this is Portugal, so there is hope.  Just in case, I […]

Looking in From the Outside

Looking in From the Outside

By Jessie Spangler Before taking this class abroad, I’ve never been to Europe. It was interesting to see the U.S. from a different perspective – it seems like compared to all of these much more mature and older countries, the U.S. is a stubborn and […]

Being Green in Portugal and Spain

Being Green in Portugal and Spain

By Jessie Spangler This past fall semester, I took a Water Resource and Policy class, which required us to research water and energy policies in different countries. Knowing that I would be in Portugal and Spain soon, I did some research for an assignment about […]

A Moment in Time

A Moment in Time

  By Ellen Reter     Grandfathers remain They Watch their children grow old Tow’ring above all   For all to see   With ev’ry second They track the movement of life Announcing milestones   For all to hear   Snapshots of the past They […]


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