Hello from your new editor
by Kimberly on Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Hello to everyone!
You may have already seen a post of mine as I was so excited about the World Cup that I failed to present myself first.
My name is Kimberly and I am an American who has been living and working in Salamanca, Spain for some time now. It is a long story, but basically I was an International Affairs and Spanish major who thought that studying abroad was a good idea to improve my Spanish - and so the story starts in 2002.
I remember that I chose Salamanca without a second thought, I do not remember why but I know that it was the right choice. The last thing my mom yelled at me as I walked out the door early in the morning to catch my flight was "DON'T FALL IN LOVE!!!!" and I said "I WON'T!!!!" Ha, little did I know.... :)
Thus began my year abroad in Salamanca, easily remembered as the best year of my life. I met my future husband (after years of going back and forth... again, long story) whom I married two years ago when I came to live in Salamanca definitively.
I come to don Quijote after having worked most recently in online advertising in another Salamancan company. My role here will be to post on the blog and respond to comments, adapt and write texts, and make sure the English communications go out without errors (or at least not noticable ones!! haha)
I am eager to hear from you, so try to keep my job exciting and post your questions or comments. I have traveled all over Spain, I know what it is like to learn Spanish from basically nothing, to live with a host family here, to live with Spaniards in a shared apartment, to find your own apartment, to travel, get lost and anything else you might want to know. I can give you tips about how to finance your trip and most of all encourage you to recognize that if you do not do it now, you probably never will!
I look forward to hearing from you and answering your questions!
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