The Tapa of the Week (Entry #5)…

For this week’s pincho, I take you to an establishment that’s not in the Tubo–it’s in a bar called El Rincón de Sara (Sara’s Corner), which is about 4 min. from my house on Avenida de Madrid (I apologize beforehand for the relatively poor quality of my pics)…

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The Tapa of the Week (Entries 3 & 4): El Ensanche’s Morcilla w/ Squash & El Refugio’s Garlic Croqueta…

SORRY, YA’LL!!…I know I’ve REALLY been slack with this post series, but last week I was super-busy, and yesterday, I was too exhausted to even write!!…But, let me make it up to you with a special double-serving of deliciousness!!…

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Livin’ “Dat Expat Life”: Monthly Recap #1…

As of today, I have officially been living in España for a little over a month–it is truly crazy how the time has been flying!!…

So, this post essentially amounts to an “In Case You Missed It” regarding my first month of “Dat Expat Life”…

The Arrival/Rough Adjustment:

As I wrote previously, I had a less-than-smooth arrival to ZGZ capital…The first week and a half getting settled in and sorted was stressful, to say the least–but, things have gotten SIGNIFICANTLY better since then: I’ve made some friends, gotten myself orientated the city/know more-or-less which buses and tram routes to ride, and have been adjusting to being an adult foreign national–with a bank card, I.D. #, and everything!!…

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Zesty Zaragoza: La Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar…

Taking some titular inspiration from a previously-written post, I’ve decided to start a regular [hopefully] post series dedicated to my adopted hometown: “Zesty Zaragoza”!!…The idea is to highlight a monument/area within ZGZ, just to show how special the city is!!…

In light of the Fiestas del Pilar that just ended here (there WILL be a post on this, I promise!!), I dedicate the first post in the series to the Basílica erected to honor the Virgen of the same name…

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The Tapa of the Week (Entry #1): Croqueta de Arroz Negra at Doña Casta…

O.K., people–today, I shall attempt to write what shall be the first entry in a (hopefully) regular series of posts entitled “The Tapa of the Week”!!…As you can probably guess, the point is for me to highlight a pincho that, I feel, was the best that I’ve eaten for the week…

This week, I went to La Taberna de Doña Casta, a bar in El Tubo (the city’s main tapas district) that is an all-around favorite…As a lover of croquetas, I had heard people rave that Doña Casta has the best in the city–so obviously, I had to see it for myself!!…

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Zesty Zaragoza In Photos…

Hey, ya’ll!!…As you might know, it’s been almost 2 weeks now since my *hem* less-than-smooth arrival in Zaragoza, and even though the whole “adjusting to adult living” thing in new surroundings continues to present challenges, I realize that I’ve developed a certain affection for this city that I now call home, :-)…

So, in honor of the #SundayTraveler series (hosted by the lovely Adelina from Pack Me To), I share photos of this place whose secrets I am continuing to uncover–slowly, but surely, as every good voyager should, :-)…

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It’s The FINAL COUNTDOWWWWN: The “One-Month-Until-Spain” To-Do List!!…

As of this day, it is officially ONE MONTH until I make that transatlantic flight from J.F.K. to start my new life in España!!!!…

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…Indeed, it IS, :-D!!…

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A Dedication to Zaragoza–My Future Home…

As I announced previously, my future city of residence in España will be none other than that illustrious Aragonese captial, Zaragoza!!… Unfortunately, ZGZ definitely doesn’t seem to pop up that often on most people’s radar: Not too many people who I know have heard of it, and I seem to be one of the only two auxiliares in the blogosphere who are actually working there (the other being Blayne from Leaves From The Vine [check it out, check it ouuuuut!!])… Hence, in this post, I’ll try to rep my future city and bring its awesomeness to light (with the vast majority of info and photos coming from Wikipedia)!!… Basilica--

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Triumph: I’VE GOT THE GOLDEN TICKET (I Mean, Carta)!!!!…

FINALLY–after months of waiting, I opened my e-mail first thing this morning, and I saw IT–my CARTA!!!!…

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…Carlton clearly knows how I’m feeling!!!!…

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