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Why Being in a Long Distance Relationship During College Was the Best Thing That Happened to Me

Ok, let’s start by being very clear. Long distance does not mean 4-hour drive distance. In this situation, long distance means 8 hours transatlantic flight and no less than $800 plane tickets. I found it super disrespectful for people to say they are in long distance relations and literally can visit each other with less than a 5-hour drive. I’m sorry to break it to you, but if you are in the same time zone or country as your significant…

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UPR Strikes Colegial Point of View

Back in 2010, I was a freshman at the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez Campus. Strikes and manifestations were a massive part of my time studying there. For the good and for the bad, whether you like it or not, they are a part of every student journey at Puerto Rico’s public University. Because of the strike of 2010 I experienced the longest summer break I ever had. I was free to do whatever I wanted with my time from…

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Splurge & Save Madrid Shopping Tips

If you are like me, every vacation includes shopping. After being back and forth to Spain and living in Madrid for a while now, I know exactly on what to splurge and how to save money while shopping in Madrid. These tips will also work in other cities since most of the stores mentioned are available nationwide. But deets about locations will only cover the Comunidad de Madrid area. Follow this 5 Shopping tips to splurge and save money in Madrid…

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9 Shocking Cultural Differences Between Spanish and United States Culture

I am in a 6-year relationship with a Spanish. Along all of these years, we have faced many cultural differences. We met in 2012, back then he had been living for almost a year in Puerto Rico. At that time he was very used to our expressions and our lifestyle/culture. So there wasn’t a cultural shock back then besides how tall he is and his Spanish accent, of course. I started to notice the cultural differences the first time I…

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