Gregory Esparza
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  • Spain
  • 2020
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"I'm just reading this post having left Madrid just over one week ago. I got to travel to many cities and towns during our Three Cultures in Spain, a history course. One thing I noted was the various small, what appeared to be family or private…"
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Your study abroad program/location (e.g. UC Davis Summer Abroad, Spain "Spanish Art")?
The Three Cutures of Medieval Spain 2018
I graduated (or will graduate) in (year):
2020
Major
History
One piece of advice for those about to venture abroad:
Whenever you take a taxi, get a receipt, just in case you leave your phone in the taxi.
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I am a singer, songwriter, and student from UCLA that joined UC Davis for a great study abroad in Spain with Professor Robert Blake. It was an excellent adventure. We learned about the Iberian Peninsula and its complex history of medieval cultures and creeds. Although some scholars would argue differently, there is substantial evidence to also argue that Muslims, Jews, and Christians lived in "convivencia" a coexistence prior to the hardline religious imposition of the Inquisition. We read of historical accounts of taxation systems that allowed people the choice to continue practicing their own religion or the choice to convert. There is also ample evidence in the medieval architecture we observed, where a blending of aesthetics can still be seen.

From LAX to a layover in Toronto, Canada enroute to Madrid, Spain. Portals to other places as travellers come and go at Toronto Pearson International Airport, I was excited for my new adventures awaiting in Spain.

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