Yup, that’s me. A Wandering Casiedilla here! Girl disguised as Mexican food, blogging to you live from (somewhere in) Europe. Probably Spain. I’m here to not only share my wild foodventures with you, but to help YOU when it’s your turn to do my two favorite things: wander and eat.
HERE’S MY FOODLOSOPHY.
I believe that the only way to eat in a city is to eat like a local. Sure, you can follow the recommendations of your travel books and wine & dine at the fanciest 5 star restaurants in town. But let’s face it. Us hungry nomads don’t have the budget to do that. Nor is it nearly as fun! If you ask me, the best way to get to know a city is by the way of the people who live it. Now, that’s where I come in. Every new destination I travel to, I use my investigative journalism skills to get down to the nitty gritty, delicious hot spots that you won’t find in your travel books. I talk to the locals, test it out, and then tell you the best of the best spots to travel and nom nom nom…
All on a #youngwildwanderingandhungry budget.
HERE’S HOW IT ALL BEGAN….
Believe it or not, my name is not actually Casiedilla (but this article explains why I call myself one!). My name is just plain old Casie, and I was born and raised in Northern New Jersey…but if anyone asks, I’m from NYC.
And I’m living in Spain.
Now, this wasn’t my plan. I am an obnoxiously proud Nittany Lion, who graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. Four years of comm classes and five internships later, I graciously accepted my degree and said HOLD UP. This ain’t right. There’s a whole world out there, and I’m about to sit and stare at the same cherry wood desk for the next 27493729 years of my life?!
And boy, have I come a long way in the past three years! From my first year living in the tiny 5,000 person village of Fregenal de la Sierra as the only foreigner, to one of 3 million in the bustling capital of Madrid, and finally, in my current home, gorgeous Granada, the heart of Flamenco and free tapas; do you still wonder why I’ve chosen the life of siestas and sunshine?
Now, hop on and join my foodventure!