Impromptu-rooftop-photoshoot | Sevilla, Spain.

These past two years I have been learning about photography while creating my own personal style. I would say my work is a blend of nature scenery and urban city life. I really do love it all. However there was one subject I was forgetting to focuse my art on, THE PEOPLE! I am just…

Romantic Getaway | Ronda, Spain.

Ahh the smell of Spring and Semana Santa is in the air. Sevilla gets pretty crowded around this time so Jon and I decided to take a little holiday. We went on a  two-day trip to Ronda and here are some of the highlights. We took a bus which departed from Prado de San Sebastián…

The Island That Feels Like Home. | Ibiza, Balearic Islands. 

“Power. This island is one hundred percent power. A place that amplifies both the chaotic and the calm. A place where you can walk down the harbor and see million-dollar yachts, but walk a little further and you will hear the Ibicenco children playing in the modest school yards. For the last year this island…

Travel Tips: Vegan/Gluten-Free | Sevilla, Spain. 

IG: @creationthroughvibration Traveling along the Mediterranean region can be difficult for the vegan and gluten-free. Meat and wheat both reign over most Southern European dishes and it’s difficult to find substitutes. Having Celiac’s disease and living as an Ex-pat in Spain, I had to do some research to find restaurants accommodating to my gluten allergy….

Traveler’s Book Club | World.

IG:@creationthroughvibration I have decided to start a book club. If you have a book recommendation write to:   creationthroughvibration @gmail.com Recommendation 001: You Can Heal Your Life by Louise L. Hays Since moving abroad in Fall of 2015 my library has become quite mobile. I keep about 5 books here with me in Spain while the…

Teach abroad in Spain

IG:@creationthroughvibration Applications are currently open to teach abroad in Spain. There are three programs available: Cultural Ambassadors Program (Ministry of Education) BEDA  CIEE To learn more click on the main menu tag.  Photo taken in Sevilla, Spain. IG:@amandajbustamante 

Update

For those who don’t know me yet, my name is Amanda Bustamante and I am a 24 year old Texas native currently living in Sevilla, Spain. A lot has happened over the last few years and I am still trying to figure out how to string all that information into one blog. This blog was…

Traveling Woes

I want to be in a cozy American home but I want to walk out and be in the city center of Madrid or Milan. I want the morning hustle, quick coffee, gotta get stuff done kind of day. But when the day is finished I want to go home. A home where my books…

Two Parts of my Heart. | Ibiza, Balearic Islands.

Ibiza and Avi. Ibiza is where I met my best friend Avril, Avi for short. One year ago, before we met, we decided to leave our home country and move to Spain to teach English. We both applied through the same program and for some reason we were both assigned Ibiza. I honestly think it was fate….

What I wrote a year ago vs. Where I am today

November 14th 2014 I was cuddled up in a cold bed in Lubbock, Tx, as noted in the journal entry below. I was a soon to be graduate with fear of the unknown. However, the interesting thing is I already kinda knew. I knew what I wanted. I wanted to travel, meet people, learn new…

Perfect Timing 

   Our Lady of Guadalupe | Brownsville, Tx. June 2015  Trying my hand at photography and story telling: My mother made her first holy communion at this church in Brownsville, Tx. She made the decision all on her own and wore a polka dot dress to the occasion. We decided to stop by the church…

So you want to apply for a Visa… 

Receiving an opportunity to teach abroad is a dream. Applying for an international visa, not so much.. But just like anything else in life, if you really want something you have to WORK for it. After a drive to Austin and two drives to Houston, I have finally submitted all of my paperwork in order…