Posts tagged culture
Watch, Listen, Do, Read: February Round Up

We're starting a new series of content on LMDES loosely titled: Watch, Listen, Do, Read. It's a monthly round up of our current faves, hobbies, and obsessions! We realize that the most enriching part of belonging to such a dynamic community of creatives, artists and entrepreneurs is that we can share and vibe. If you all enjoy this series, we'll keep it going fueled by your suggestions! 

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6 Things the U.S. Could Learn From Spain

Spain has opened me up to a lot of new experiences. As I began to fit into Spanish culture, I realized that Spain does things a bit differently from the U.S. In fact, there are a lot of things that I feel that the United States could actually learn from Spain and even adopt. That’s right. You’ve cheated me out of good soda for far too long, U.S. (See #4.)

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10 Blogs Que No Te Puedes Perder

At LMDES, it’s true that we are a team of diverse bloggers. For example, Sienna loves graphic design, photography and art. On the other other hand, Danni is into beauty, [nerdy things], literature and languages. That being said, we collaborate with phenomenal women that talk to us about their unique experiences.

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Musings of an American Working in Spain

I recently reflected on my experience quitting my job here in Madrid. You can check out the prequel here. Although it was a difficult time in my life, it wasn’t in vain: there were several lessons that I learned from the process. I’d like to share a few here with you all, dear readers, because you may find yourself jumping into the Spanish workforce and with no context whatsoever.

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Wanderlust Wednesday: Nina Grace of The Exploress

The Exploress has been on our radar for a while as their stories and images encourage all of us to not travel as tourists, but to really explore the authenticity of each new place you visit. We had the pleasure of chatting with the founder, Nina Grace to hear about her inspiration behind the brand, where she wants to take it and what inspires her to continuously learn more about culture and diversity. Learn more about her in our Wanderlust Wednesday interview below! 

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Wanderlust Wednesday: Aylin of One Young Traveler

“Finding beauty in the way people live” has become Aylin Marie’s gift. Her love for others and their experiences is showcased in the forward thinking travel platform, One Young Traveler. Come learn and explore about this fearless entrepreneur as she gives voice to a generation in our exclusive interview.

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Anxiously Awaiting My Move To Spain

Ever since the fifth grade, I have longed to visit Spain.  Maybe it was my long time crush on Enrique Iglesias or the project that I did on Spanish culture in the sixth grade.  Whatever it was, Spain was always on my list of places to experience. When I finally got my chance to travel out of the country during my junior year of college, I thought that spending six weeks in Spain would be a no-brainer but I choose Brazil because of the opportunity to work with and learn about Afro-Brazilian culture.  It proved to be a grand experience that lit my travel fire. 

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Wanderlust Wednesday: Exclusive Interview with Nastasia of Dame Traveler

Captivated by this entrepreneur's ambition to inspire women to “travel more, experience more and be more,” Nastasia’s wanderlust and passion to showcase women experiencing endless possibilities through travel is displayed in Dame Traveler. Paralleling to the LMDES mission of representation and empowerment of women, learn more about this extraordinary soul in our exclusive interview.

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Mola Mucho: MadrEAT Street Food Market

MadrEAT Street Food Market is the ultimate delight that brings together locals, foodies, creatives to enjoy the diversity Madrid has to offer. The perfect way to support small business while still getting your grub on, MadrEAT happens once a month to bring you the best of all worlds.  We checked out this food market to see what all the hype was about and it definitely exceeded our expectations. 

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Expat Life Is Not For Me... And That's Okay

It’s the time of year when all the expats, well at least all the English teachers, are deciding if they plan to stay another year in Spain or if their hearts and/or their pockets are calling them stateside. While most people don’t plan to live abroad forever, veteran expats will tell you, one year easily turns to two and three and before you know it you’re calling a country that is not your own, “home”.

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I'm A Mixed Girl Born In Spain... But I Feel American

I’m a mixed girl, a child of immigrants that was born in Spain. I was raised in Spain, I studied in Spain and am currently living in Spain. But do I feel Spanish? Absolutely not. There’s not one single drop of Spanish in my blood. My ancestors did not participate in Spanish history, I do not have a Spanish family, I do not feel represented in Spanish media, I do not like paella, nor jamón and I deeply dislike toros. 

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