How to find an apartment in any city in Spain

First of all, congratulations on even thinking that you’d like to give living abroad a try! I think everyone should consider expanding their wings every once in a while. This world is so vast that staying in just one tiny place on the map would be a waste. There’s just so much to see out … Continue reading How to find an apartment in any city in Spain

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Five Nice Hotels in Ciudad Real

  Ciudad Real Capital was my home for eight and a half months. It is a city-turned small town. Ciudad Real isn’t exactly aesthetically appealing and there’s not a lot to do, but it allows for cheap relaxing living and vacation. It is also in the heart of Spain, in the region of Castile La-Mancha, … Continue reading Five Nice Hotels in Ciudad Real

My Top Five Favorite Activities to do in Any Spanish City

Ir de tapas (Go out for tapas) It is called el tapeo and it’s one of the funnest things to do in Spain (if you truly want to experience the Spanish lifestyle). Tapas are basically small bites served with each drink you buy. Whether the tapas are free or fairly-priced, depends on the bar or … Continue reading My Top Five Favorite Activities to do in Any Spanish City

Take a picture, it’ll last longer

I thought I was invisible until I came to Spain. Seriously, walking on the streets of cities like New York and Philadelphia you are literally invisible to other pedestrians. Perhaps it's not a great characteristic of the States. Alright, scratch that; it is a really awful quality of the US. I think people should always … Continue reading Take a picture, it’ll last longer

Bruises, Scrapes and Missing Teeth: A Day with 1st Graders

When working with children, you never really know what to expect. At any given moment, anything can happen. Kids are very clever, but they are also so fragile. Among my students for instance, many of them always seem to have a runny nose—it’s like the eternal cold—and, on occasions, one or two will hurt themselves … Continue reading Bruises, Scrapes and Missing Teeth: A Day with 1st Graders

Belgian beer and Saint Patrick’s Day in Madrid

I think the amount of holidays in Spain is overwhelming…in a great way. There are more Saint Days on the Spanish calendar than there are working days. I'm normally off on Mondays and some Fridays, so when a holiday falls on the days I’m already off, I’m just like oh mannnn! 🙂 I have done … Continue reading Belgian beer and Saint Patrick’s Day in Madrid

Que difícil es hablar el español (funny video)

A very funny, VERY clever video about "how difficult it is to speak Spanish" (and not just according to the Anglo people; this is also true even for native Spanish-speakers). Not exactly "speaking" Spanish, but "understanding" the different varieties should have been the title. If you're familiar with the different dialects spoken in Spain, Latin, … Continue reading Que difícil es hablar el español (funny video)

Chefs, Cows and Minie Mouse: Carnival at school

As you all already know, Spaniards celebrate Carnaval in the month of February and for the last week of February, the theme for carnival at the school was "Fashion Week" -- where pre-K students dressed as Egyptians, 3rd and 4th grade teachers and students dressed as chefs, and 5th and 6th graders did what they … Continue reading Chefs, Cows and Minie Mouse: Carnival at school