El Azul de Fucar

Caroline and I happened to stumble upon a restaurant called “el Azul” (http://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Azul-de-Fucar/295918867833?sk=info)

The inside was adorable, the waitress was nice, and the food was amazing. I should have taken a picture of it. I got a hamburger and it was by far one of the best meals I’ve had out. I think it is mostly because I miss eating American food. Sadly, hamburgers are my comfort food. But I’m getting off topic. I wrote this post so people know where to go when they want a good place to eat!

Shot of the inside

Caroline looking smokin’ per usual


  1. Finding a place I’m willing to recommend
  2. Hamburgers
  3. Not paying an arm and a leg


  1. Not having a place like this in Sevilla
  2. Not taking a picture of my food
  3. Being too tired to finish this post

For Keenan and all the other Cat Lovers out there

My cat Gracyn is probably the best cat on the planet. I miss having her cuddle and sleep on my pillow all the time. For this reason, I get super excited every time I see an animal. I just miss pets in general! My friend Keenan suggested I find a Spanish cat, so in honor of him I did. Here are the cats I found in Madrid!

Gracyn annoyed that I’m taking yet another photo of her

A restaurant dedicated to cats

Cat running across Retiro park

Cats sun bathing in Retiro park

Stray cat trying to get the attention of a stranger


  1. Cat cuddles


  1. Seeing cats and not being able to pet them
  2. Missing Gracyn

Madrid 1 vs. Katie 0

Sorry for the lack of posts! I spent my weekend on a program sponsored trip in Madrid. I’m pretty sure Madrid took all of the energy out of me. I’m running on 8 hours of sleep for this weekend sooooo hopefully this post turns out. (Sorry that it’s really short!) From this trip I have learned:

  1. Big cities may not be my thing
  2. I’m so happy I’m not study in Madrid
  3. Discotecas are fun but the cover charge is not (sidenote! Kapital is fun for one night to tell people you’ve experienced it but it’s super expensive!)
  4. I can read maps

I spent most of the trip with my roommate (for Madrid) Caroline. We spent our time taking a big loop through the city, going to museums, eating, going out, and of course going shopping.

Instead of writing about everything I did here are some photos: 

Fountain in Retiro Park (this reminds me of the little mermaid)

Caroline in Retiro Park

Plaza Mayor

Palacio Real

Beer bottle caps (don’t worry they aren’t all mine)

Sunset in Madrid

Hannah outside of the Prado

Sitting outside the Palacio Real

Who knew almost getting lost in Madrid could be so fun?


  1. Exploring
  2. Dancing and going out
  3. Appreciating home more
  4. Being in a new city
  5. Going to Kapital (http://www.grupo-kapital.com/)


  1. Spending lots of money
  2. Having my phone run out of minutes
  3. Sore feet
  4. Not speaking a lot of Spanish