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
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
So this is probably the coldest it's been in Ciudad Real, Spain, since I came here last September. My co-workers said to me today, "Bundle up tomorrow; it's going to be cold!" It's really not that bad in comparison with many states in the US, but for Ciudad Real, I think it is. Where I … Continue reading I thought I was saved this Winter!
The renewal process for the Auxiliares de Conversación in Spain 2012-2013 is now open, and I have a dilemma. No doubt I want to stay! I would LOVE it if I could go to a different (major) city like Valencia, Barcelona or Sevilla. I like Madrid, as well, but I have been to Madrid way … Continue reading Renewal of Auxiliares Grant for 2012-2013
On Friday, I visited some night clubs (and a few bars) with my brother around Ciudad Real. It is no different from restaurants—if you want a good feel of the place; a good crowd and ambiance, do not show up at the club before 2:00AM! Of course that’s probably going to take some getting-used-to-it. But … Continue reading What I’ve been up to lately
It is a beautiful day today in Ciudad Real, about 80°F. It's my day off and I was sure to make good use of my free time. I went to the bank, the Internet company, the cell phone company, and I went grocery shopping! Well, I really just went to Mercadona (the local supermarket) for … Continue reading I have NIE!
Can't believe I'm almost three weeks in already! (Only one week in the program though.) So far I haven't taken too many pictures because I had to spend the first two weeks searching for apartments and settling in. But now things are returning to normal, and I shall start -- or resume -- traveling. Can't … Continue reading Madrid and Ciudad Real
October 3, 2011 I finally had my orientation meeting today. There are a lot of us, Auxiliares de Conversación (language assistants), in the region of Ciudad Real. Not everyone is going to work at the same school though. In fact, I think I am the only assistant assigned for my school. One thing I noticed … Continue reading Spanish style orientation meeting
I got to see Ciudad Real on the 22nd, but this is when I can finally post this! Ciudad Real September 22, 2011 I woke up (or I should say was woken up) at 10:15AM after an exhausting long day. The plan was to be up by 8am, but with the difficulty I had falling … Continue reading Meeting Ciudad Real
It only took me like two years to complete the process, but I am finally moving to Spain! So how did I score this opportunity? Well, I’ll explain how it all began first. When I was a junior student in college, I received a letter in the mail congratulating me for being eligible to participate … Continue reading To Spain I go!