Monday, February 18, 2013


Hey girls! I am so sorry I have it this way... I came back home and now I'm studying again and everything. Girls who wrote me on FACEBOOK, I am so so so SORRY about not answering, but the messages went to "OTHERS" and I didn't even see that I had them!!! From now on, I promise I'll check them more often! And I even promise to update the blog with the trips I didn't mention from when I was still in the U.S! Like, Yosemite, Washington DC, NYC or Florida! :) Again, SORRY!!! :D P.S. You can still write me comments, messages on FB or tweet me! :D THANKS FOR READING ME! :D

Monday, March 19, 2012


Hey hey hey!

Soooooooooooo, I was looking for flight to Hawaii and I found a really good deal!!!!!!! :D Is like ~$570 for flight+hotel in Kauai!!! :D I'm so excited about it.. I really hope it works out! :D

This is a photo of it:

I am really excited about it! :D Hopefully we can be a few, and it's gonna be more fun!! :D

By the way, my dad went to pick up the package and they told him there that the money was not from the "cash in delivery" (in spanish contrareembolso), it was from the customs service or custome tariffs (in spanish "Aduana"). So he did pay it...
Anyways, my nephews loved the gifts! And my siblings and siblings in law the candy and chocolate! Hahaha :D

I am really gonna try to keep you updated! :D

So I'm gonna tell you that this month I'm gonna go to Tahoe! I'll write a post about it. I think is gonna be great! And I'm gonna try to make "Robiols" filled with nutella and dulce de leche! :D They are a typical recipe from Mallorca for Holy Week! :D I'm really excited about it! I hope it works out! Haha because is gonna be the first time that I'm gonna make then by myself, alone! xD They are sweet and so yummy! :D I'll post a pic when I make them! :D

This is how they look when they are cooked: (Pic from internet)

And just to finish, I'm gonna post a song that I like and I discovered thanks to the TV Show Revenge. I don't know if it's original from this singer or is a version (I think is original). But anyways, I like it! :D
So here it is!

Agnes Obel - Riverside

Have a good week! :D

-Love <3
Mari Carmen

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Problem with the Postal Service


So I've been sending packages to my dad since I'm here... I think I alredy sent like 3 or 4 (or more) and I never had any problem.
I paid the amount of money to send the package (and it was not cheap, by the way). So my problem (or my dad's problem) now is that the Spanish postal service is asking him for money to pick the package up.

They drop off in the mail box this paper saying something like: "Your package is here, come to pick it up. You have to pay XX Euros." In Spanish we would say "contra reembolso", it is when you send a package and you do not pay anything when you send it, and the person who receives it, has to pay for it. I think in English is called "Cash on delivery" or soemthing like that, I'm not really sure.

Anyways, is not the amount of money because is not a lot (30€), but because we have to pay something now when with the other packages we didn't have to...

My host mom helped me and we called to the US Postal Service and they said that is weird and some countries add taxes and bla bla bla... but this is not a tax, this is money that they are asking to pick it up!!!!
So we gave him all the information about the package and they said that they were gonna call or email or something the Spanish Postal Service and get back to us as soon as they have an answer from them (Which by the way, the time that they have to answer is 17 laboral days, 17!!!!!!!!!1... WTF????.. When in the US the time that they have to answer is 5 days! 12 days LESS!... Yes, this is Spain. I don't know why I am surprised about it.).

So this is right now the thing hahaha... Anyways, I'm gonna tell my dad to pick it up, because in Spain, you have 15 days to pick the package up since it arrives (or the paper arrives to your house telling you that the package is here). If you do not pick it up in that 15 days, they send it back. This means that we don't have 17 days to wait for their (I'm sure negative) answer.

The worst thing is that in the package you can only find candies, chocolate, 3 toys, 3 shirts and another "unexpensive" gifts for my nephews...

Argggggggg hahahahahaha xD Well... let's see what happens... I'll have you updated! hahaha :D

-Love <3

Mari Carmen!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Sorry!!!!!! I know I'm not writing...
I am not gonna say that I don't have time because is not true... It's just that I forget every time and when I remember it I'm kinda lazy... :(

Just say that I'm thinking about extending... I swear that I'll tell you more about it when my area director gets me back! :D

And as I always say, but never do, I'll try to write more often! :(


-Love <3
Mari Carmen

P.S. By the way, I've been here already for almost 8 months!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can not believe it! :D

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thanksgiving! :)


So as I promised, I am here to write!! hahaha :D

So on Thursday was THANKSGIVING! (aka. the turkey day! haha xD). We had guests for dinner (4 people). We had deviled eggs, Sweet Potatoes, Mash potatoes (my favorites), gravy (is the sauce from the turkey), stuffing (is the mix that you cook inside the turkey, with dried bread, (in my case) sausage, celery..), homemade cranberry sauce, comercial cranberry sauce, pecan pie, pumpkin pie, salad and TURKEY!!!

The turkey was really amazing, it had a beautiful color! I think it was around 12-14 lb (6 kg). The turkey was in the oven for around 4 hours.. haha xD

I made (with my host mom instructions) the sweet potatoes, mash potatoes, pecan pie and deviled eggs. And then I helped with the stuffing, pumpkin pie and the Turkey :)

It was great, but actually is like a big dinner... nothing else... I mean, in the beggining we said thank you and hold our hands, but that was the only special thing.
But It's not a criticism, I really loved it!!

There's not too much more to say, so I'm gonna post a few pictures for you to see how was my dinner! :D
Hope you enjoy them! :D

Putting the stuffing inside the Turkey

The sweet potatoes and stuffing

My PECAN PIE! :D It was delicious! :D

And the TURKEY!

Thank you for reading me! :D

Love youuu <3

P.S. I'm really thinking about extending :)

Saturday, November 19, 2011


Hahahahaha I'm so sorry... I know that I told that I was going to try to write more often... but I'm too lazy.. So I'll try to write more often.. but maybe just once a week or so...

Well.. a lot of things happened, not really interested.. but that's alright...

I went to a college football game, I went to LOS ANGELES, today I went to see BREAKING DAWN! Hahaha...

Well, It's too long to explain everything and I am so sorry, but I'm not gonna write everything... so if someone wants to ask, just comment I'll love to tell you :D

And I'll try to write!!

Thank you and sorry! :D

P.S. I have to say that I'm not homesick anymore! :D I'm just scared because Christmas is coming and I know that I'm gonna feel bad.. Anyways.. Thanksgiving is next week and I'm gonna enjoy the most typical american holiday! :D

P.S.2 I have to change the background and colors and that stuff and put it nicer, so dont worry about how it looks like right now :)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Bad/good food!!!

Hey hey hey!
Bad food habits the last weeks!!

(one of the picnics)

I have to write more often! I really apologize...

I don't really know when the things happened... xD So I'm gonna try to explain it fine! Hahaha Only the things that I was doing and that! :)

In the past weeks I went for 2 picnics! Haha so nice! :D One with more au pairs and the other one with Spanish people! Was so nice to eat Tortilla de Patatas and speak some spanish (from Spain :) )

Picnic with Lilly, Jasmin, Katharina, Ann-Christin (taking the photo), and me! :)

Picnic with Spanish people! Alba, Mary and me!

Was so nice... and we ate too much... I really need to go to the GYM, I signed up with Ann-Christin.. but I'm not going too much... and I should.
Sometime we have "movie night" (for example, last night and tonight)... And we eat Pita Chips and Cookies... It's so yummy but so unhealthy...

Anyways... we also went to SAUSALITO!

We took the Ferry in the Ferry Building and was (with Clipper card) around $5 each way! :) Not expensive! (If you don't have the clipper card I think that it's around $10 each way). It's good to see it... There's a lot of souvenirs shops and it's nice, but to go to the "Floating homes" (the boat-homes) is not easy to arrive walking. I went with Ann-Christin and then there we met with Anna, another German Au Pair. She has car, so we went with her to the floating home.
It's amazing how many of them you can see! And usually beatiful and amazing! :D

This last weekend was amazing! I went with my host family to Steep Ravine Cabines (I think that it's close to Mill Valley, but I'm not sure..). It was wonderful. We spent thursday, friday and saturday morning. We didn't have light, bath or kitchen in the cabin.. But I like it haha :)

I also tried the SMORES. I didn't know what it was before try it. It's the typical dessert for a camp fire (the marshmallow!!). So the smore it's a Graham cracker, chocolate and the roasted marshmallow together... I only have to say that it's my favourite dessert right now. I LOVE IT.

From the cabin we had an amazing views of the beach. We saw dolphins, sea lions, deers, rabbits and a FOX! :D I was really really exited... How many people can say that they have been seen that the same day and in the nature, not a Zoo or something... :) I'm really glad for my host family!! :)
We went for a little hike, but was so little.. but amazing as well :)

(Some views from the cabin)

And then, sunday was my day off, so I went with some girls (all au pairs) to STANFORD! I went with a spanish, sweedish and argentinan girl. The Spanish one, Miriam, can use the car, so she drove us there and we share the gas! :D It's pretty close... around 45 minutes or so. I have to say that I thought that it was gonna be better... I think that it's because I was waiting for a big sign with WELCOME TO STANFORD, or maybe STANFORD UNIVERSITY... and it was not... xD Anyways is amazing as well!! So big!! We were driving inside the campus for more than 10 minutes, a little lost.. Haha.. We didn't know where to park, or where the main entrance was... But was awesome! :D We wanted to see the fraternities but we didn't have time.. So maybe the next time we'll go to Berkeley! :D

We ate at Palo Alto (where Stanford is). We ate some american pizza! Delicious but too much oil and fat... That's why it's yummy.. isn't it? :) Hahaha And then we went to buy some ice cream... awesome too! I ate a White chocolate and raspberry ice cream... and I loved it.

Well.. so this were my last days! :) I know that I always say the same but I'm gonna try write more often... It's also for me because If I dont do that them I'm lazy because I have to write a lot of things at the same time... xD

And that's all! :D The only thing is that this week a girl from Spain arrives, Andrea, and I can't wait to meet her. Also, the next week Miriam, another spanish girl is coming too!! And I'm so so excited to meet her too! :D We just decided (Miriam and me) that we have to meet Taylor Lautner and I'll date Taylor and she'll date a "twin brother of him" Hahahaha... xD I'm sorry, I'm so selfish with Taylor.. it's mine! Hahaha :D I can't wait to see Breaking Dawn with her! (By the way, today another trailer was released... AMAZING, no words! CANT WAIT!!! :D )

So I hope you enjoy it! And sorry for the last "crazy fan" moment haha :)

Have a nice week!! :D

Love youuuu! <3