profilepicAbout me:

Monica Zoe Cruz Rios, 20 years old, from Puerto Rico, living in the United States.

Being a Spanish major I had the amazing opportunity to Study Abroad for a month during the summer of 2014. The actual program took me to the city of Alcalá de Henares in Spain as well as other cities such as: Madrid, Toledo and Segovia. During the program, one weekend, I was able to visit a good friend in Germany and we toured the cities of Wiehl and Cologne. After the program was over, I decided to go backpacking by myself around Spain. This took me to Málaga, Barcelona, Tarragona, Pamplona, San Sebastián, Bilbao and Oviedo for two and a half weeks.

Next on my wish-list: The rest of the world.

Favorite cities: Madrid and San Juan.

Languages I’ve studied: Spanish, English, Italian, German, Portuguese and Arabic.

About the Blog: 

This blog is for anyone interested in traveling, languages, cultures, photography, volunteering, writing, living abroad…

I’m hoping that through it I’ll inspire people to explore and travel.

Purpose in life: “I want to change how people see the world”.

I blog about: Traveling. Writing. Photography. Adventures. Languages. People. And whatever else I find amusing.

I hope you enjoy the blog and follow the adventures ❤


5 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hi Compulsive Traveler,
    Thanks for liking and following my blog about walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain: it’s great to have you on board.
    I’m sure you’d have no problems finding your way around the Camino with your Spanish skills; I wonder do you have any hopes of walking it some day? 🙂
    Best of luck with your blog, I look forward to reading it.

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    1. Geraldine,
      Thank you so much for commenting here! I’m planning on going the summer of 2017! Maybe a few friends will join me, maybe not… regardless im still determined to walk the camino. I want to the french route! 🙂 i’m so happy to have someone here with the same interests!


  2. Hi! Really like your blog!!! You’re a great blogger and I love your writing style! I love your line, “Next on my wish-list: The rest of the world.”

    I see that you are now writing in Portuguese, which is cool but do you think you could also have an English version of your posts as well!

    If you want, you could check out my blog at whatiliketodobysteve.wordpress.com


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    1. HI Steve,
      That’s so sweet of you! I have been thinking about it, especially because translating is a good way to practice both languages but because of lack of time, I’m not sure how often I can do it this semester. I will certainly try soon though. And I really like your blog! It’s very entertaining and it has a little bit of everything. Also, pizza is our favorite dish? How awesome is that? 🙂 ❤


      1. Thank you for following! I guess I could always put your posts in Google Translate even though Google Translate isn’t always right. That’s what I’ve been doing. I’ve been getting the point of your posts! 🙂

        Yes, pizza is amazing! I’ll have to do a post that is dedicated to pizza. 🙂


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