Little did I think when I posted this in 2014 that I would end up spending two years in this colourful ciudad. Here’s a little reflection has happened these past two years, and how after 22 months I knew it was time to move on..
As of today I can no longer call myself an Auxiliar de Conversacion! Here are my thoughts having completed the programme, and the direction it has now taken me in.
Long days, multiple commutes and I’m-fine-thankyous – 7 months in, and the novelty has just about warn off. Here’s a run down of what my day to day life looks like here in Madrid, working as an Auxiliar…
One of my 10 Goals in 10 months was to travel less this year, in order to save up for South America. Nevertheless I just couldn´t resist a trip to Granada, so before the sweltering heat swamped Andalucia, a friend and I booked a last-minute blabla car and headed down south to the ancient capital … Continue reading Escaping Madrid ~ Granada 2016
Well I cannot believe it had been two months since I landed back in Madrid, and I have only just last night unpacked my belongings into my own cosy apartment in Malasaña. I feel like I haven’t stopped moving in two months and as much as it has [mostly] been a lot of fun, the … Continue reading Life in Madrid ~ The City that Keeps Me on My Toes.
I cannot believe that my post-uni gap year has ended and I’m back home in England for the Summer Plenty of travel bloggers have already covered the “how living abroad changes your life/is the best thing ever” subject, so here’s just a few of the main things I think about when I reflect on this … Continue reading Life in Madrid ~ Hasta Luego.
“Here I will stay”
Two of mis amigas have recently relocated to Belgium and the Netherlands, so of course I had to go visit ASAP and booked myself a whooole 10 days escape in northern Europe for the Easter holidays.
The wonderful thing about living in Spain has got to be the heaps of public holidays and PUENTES. They are the best, and seeing as I work 7 days a week I try and squeeze everything I can out of them. In March I visited Segovia & Teledo; two small historic cities just half an … Continue reading Escaping Madrid ~ Segovia & Toledo, March 2015.
I came here to Madrid with learning Spanish as my number 1 priority. It was why I decided to become an Au Pair first (rather than teach English) as I was told that this would be the best way to immerse myself in the language and culture. I made a mistake.