Hola!

My name is Alex Mejia and I am from Rancho Santa Fe, California. Being from Southern California, we don’t really have seasons and me getting recruited for softball, I chose to attend Trinity College. At school I am double majoring in Political Science with a concentration of American National Government and Hispanic Studies. During my free time, I tutor students in Spanish and participate in Aces which is a community service group on campus. Hopefully after I graduate, I will attend law school in California and then work for an entertainment company.

 

 

El tabú de España

A diferencia de Los Estados Unidos, la cultura de tomar en España es completamente diferente especialmente con los muchachos. Las leyes de tomar alcohol en España es 18 y también es parte de su cultura. Los españoles toman con la comida o socialmente pero no la intención de borracheares quizás probablemente cuando los niños son…

“Drugs, Sex, and Rock n Roll”

Continuando la tema de tabú, en la decada ’70 era un épico que la gente socialmente se liberaron de las reglas de la sociedad y hicieron que lo dieron la gana. Mucha gente hacen referencia de este tiempo con diciendo “Drugs, Sex, and Rock n Roll” porque la gente vieron estos tres elementos como un…

Tabú

De acuerdo con Spanishdict.com la palabra tabú tiene el significado, “prohibir, excluir, desterrar…especie de prohibición religiosa de los habitantes de la Polinesia, por la que se consideran como sagrados ciertos objetos, lugares, días, personals, etc.; de aquí, preocupación, ostracismo.” Es decir, en general, un tabú en una sociedad tiene una connotación negativa. Un fenómeno con…

Pros and Cons on Public Transportation in Barcelona

Pro 1. Fast and Efficient The longest you have to wait for the next metro to come is 5 minutes and when it says it will arrive in 2,3,4 minutes, the metro arrives in that time. Comparing the public transportation of Barcelona to Italy (Florence, Naples, and Rome), Paris, and London, Barcelona by far has…

Culture: American vs. Spanish

1. Living at Home America: Live at home until the finished with college Spain: Live at home until married 2. Eating America: Lunch 11:30-1:30; Dinner 5:30-7:30 Spain: Lunch 2-4; Dinner 9:00-10:30 3. Education America: expensive, full time job, flexibility in your studies Spain: non-expensive, part-time, and you must no what you want to study 4….

To Bring or Not to Bring, that is the question…

Should I bring my fake ID? Unlike America, the drinking age is 18 here. So leave that at home! Out of all the times I have boughten alcohol or had a drink at a restaurant, I have only been carded once… I was a little offended, but it didn’t happen to anyone else here. Going…

Places to Eat in Barcelona

1) Bo de b: When an American thinks of a sandwich usually we think of having mayo or mustard, with a type of cheese and meat with some vegetables, but here in Barcelona their sandwiches are a lot more simpler. They usually contain ham, turkey or salami with a piece of cheese, and then a…

This site is part of the Trinity College Portfolio Program - Hartford, CT.