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Granada, Spain
Living life in Spain
Interests: Jesus, personality types, Spanish, language, ESL, little things, listening, coffee.
Recent Activity
Hey! So here's a video to perhaps help you visualize what it's like to be me here in Spain. Do not watch if you have trouble with motion sickness. Oh, and the video also features my feet and the ocassional finger over the lense shot....needless to say, I am no... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2014 at Pura Vida
Persimmons Harvesting olives---they hit the tree with sticks and the ripe olives fall into the net. This is the artisinal form of harvesting--bigger farms use machines to shake the trees. Cat! Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2013 at Pura Vida
I moved in with Sheri in an apartment on the top floor. Here are some pictures from around the apartment and the views from the terraces. My bed came with stars on it. :) The pomegranates are getting ripe! Granada is the Spanish word for pomegranate, and Granada is the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2013 at Pura Vida
Howdy! Micah and Abby came to Spain to help with the English Camp that our team puts on in the summer. We had a very intense two weeks of camp. Micah was in charge of sports, I taught English lessons, and Abby was a monitor for a group. I was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2013 at Pura Vida
While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light. (a shadow in the Alhambra) Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2013 at Pura Vida
Next weekend is Mother's Day in the US, but today (May 5) is Mother's Day in Spain. So, even though I miss my mom everyday, I'm thinking of her even more today. (Anyone who has a part in raising these four yahoos deserves an award. ) I'm thankful for the... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2013 at Pura Vida
Hola amigos y queridos, I said up next Sevilla, so, I'm sorry to unintentionally deceive you. That is not what I'm talking about today (but still have the best of intentions to type that up at some point...). I've gotten the question, "So, is the Spanish different in Spain?" Yes.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2013 at Pura Vida
This past week was Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Spain. School is out for the entire week and most people are free from work at least Thursday and Friday. I was able to do a bit of traveling during the week and see some of Andalucia (the southern region of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2013 at Pura Vida
Once upon a time, I was a vegetarian. I went to the beach with my family to get some sun and meet some of their friends from France. It was incredibly pleasant. I ate: ham, mussels, squid, octopus, sardines, tilapia, and liver. Whataday. I'm thankful that my host family has... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2013 at Pura Vida
I went out for a run one morning this week and found myself in a winter wonderland. I don't know why this is upside down! I left my coat in Tennessee. Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2013 at Pura Vida
Sister Brother Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2013 at Pura Vida
Happy Sunday, everyone. I hope you all are doing well! It's a cloudy day here in Spain. I'm looking out the window and I see lots of white and yellow houses and terracotta roofs and a background of snow capped mountains. So, this blog is going to be oriented on... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2013 at Pura Vida
I get to live here for one year. Increible. Wow, there's lot more to say but I've been quite busy. For now, know that everything is going well and I am doing fine! I hope to write up a more detailed post soon. Hasta pronto, Sarah (and for those of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2013 at Pura Vida
Hi, friends. I made it to Granada, Spain after 25 hours of traveling. Everything went swimmingly. Probably to the surprise of many, including myself, I did not get lost (behold, the power of prayer ;) ). I flew from St. Louis to Chicago which was a very quick flight. From... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2013 at Pura Vida
Well, this was my last full day in Costa Rica. Transitioning is not easy. Going from one family to the next--with plans to leave soon...I'm not good at it. It's hard to think that I probably won't see these people again. So it's mixed feelings. I'm not really dying to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2011 at Pura Vida
Friday was my last day at Santa Cecelia. This internship has flown by and I don't feel ready to leave but at the same time I feel really content with how it went. I have enjoyed teaching. I have enjoyed being with my family. I've enjoyed time to just be.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2011 at Pura Vida
Hola from San Pedro de Poas! Everything is going really well. San Pedro is a much smaller town than San Jose and quite a bit more relaxed. We're in the middle of coffee farms and I have a clear view of the mountains from every which way. :) I have... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2011 at Pura Vida
So, when I was thinking about what to write about Nicaragua, I thought to myself, "I know sure know what I don't want to do. I don't want to just throw up some pictures of cute kids and leave it at that. It would do absolutely no justice to who... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2011 at Pura Vida
Hello everyone- I'm working on a post to tell you the story of my time in Nicaragua. I've been working on it for the past two nights-and am seeing no light at the end of the tunnel. So in the meantime! You can go to this link and see some... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2011 at Pura Vida
7. Mail! I have received some very thoughtful letters and packages...they really make my day. I try to write back so if you want in on this correspondence my address is: Sarah Schnautz Latin American Studies Program Apdo. 54-2070 Sabanilla, Montes de Oca San Jose, COSTA RICA Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2011 at Pura Vida
Little things that make me smile in Costa Rica: 1. Beautiful and interesting flora (These are for you, Grandma!) 2. Grocery shopping-way more fun here! Bartering, music, color! This trip included a cup of freshly made guanavana juice-they make it right there!It was delicious. 3. Beautiful fauna! This bird was... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2011 at Pura Vida
Janet & Phil- thank you so much for the prayers and encouraging words! I appreciate you. :) Carolyn-thank you for consistently checking up on me. It really does remind me a lot of Boquete-you would like it here! Thank you so much for your prayers--so grateful for your friendship. Here's hoping that the snow melts soon! Tell Gerald hello for me! :)
Toggle Commented Feb 6, 2011 on Pura Vida at Pura Vida
Hello friends. These last few weeks have been good--but very busy. We have five weeks of class, and then we go to Nicaragua and then internships (which will hopefully be working in a school teaching English for me!) . So in these first five weeks-we pack in a lot of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2011 at Pura Vida
Hola Everyone. So much to say in this second update! It feels like I have been here for a very long time but I'm not even at the 2 week mark. Okay, where to begin. Well, how about class. I feel as though I have learned so much already. For... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2011 at Pura Vida
This is where I will be writing about my experiences of living and studying in Costa Rica. Let me explain the title of my post, "Pura Vida." Pura Vida is a expression that Costa Ricans use often. Basically, it means that "life is good." Here is how wikipedia defines Pura... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2011 at Pura Vida