Bulldogs in Barcelona for Break

The Yale field hockey huddle. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
The Yale field hockey huddle. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

The Yale field hockey team is spending Spring Break in Barcelona, where the Bulldogs will play four matches against local teams. Junior forward Gabrielle Garcia is blogging about the trip. Fans can also follow the team on Twitter at http://twitter.com/YaleFieldHockey



Hello Fans, Followers, and Field Hockey Fiends:


Buenos Dias! Nosotros estamos en…..



Asics gear

Running shoes


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Haha! Actually, we are a little outside the city. We are in Costa del Maresme, a lovely little beach town. The hotel is pretty nice; we are divided into groups of two for rooms, and each room has two beds, a bathroom, and a balcony!! I feel just like Juliet (from Romeo and Juliet)! The weather is wonderful. Today, Erica, Schucks, Emily, and Georgia all tanned outside by the pool in bikinis. Yes, there is a pool here, but that is not necessarily a good thing. The pool, at a temperature of approx. 32 degrees Fahrenheit, is currently being used as the loathsome ice bath. Uck! At least we will be feeling good for our game tomorrow. We're all super excited; hopefully we can pull off our first W of the spring season! The field we are playing on is in the middle of the sea and the mountains. It's the most amazing view, and we feel so lucky to have this opportunity.

Anyways, time for backlog. The trip to Barca lasted almost a full 24 hours, including 12 hours of air travel. This sounds pretty terrible, but there were some enjoyable aspects I can't not tell you about.


1 Gheav for Bfast. We LOVE G-Heav (Gourmet Heaven).

2. Per diem: $20 for whatever we want! Thanks Yale ☺

3. Best Case Scenarios Game on the plane to Miami

4. Yoga in Miami International Airport (Yes, random bystanders joined in)

5. Arbitrage: This movie is very intense, and Richard Gere has a great face, even in his old age.

6.  The Bus and Driver: Both were groovy, and that man makes us feel like were gliding on butter.


The trip has been great so far, and I look forward to keeping you all updated. Hope everything is going well back in the states!




Gabby Garcia