This time two weeks ago I was in Co. Donegal, getting ready for a night of country music and jiving to celebrate my auntie’s 50th birthday. Being surrounded by my jolly and inebriated relatives got me thinking about home, and where that is for me.
“Classical Studies graduate turned EFL teacher” reads my Linkedin Bio. A whole 4 years ago I completed my 130 hour combined TEFL course with TEFL Org UK. At the time I didn’t expect it to have shaped my career the way it has, but given the wealth of job opportunities that have been made available … Continue reading Guest Post for TEFL Org UK
In 5 not-so-simple steps. A frank guide to language learning by someone who barely speaks two…
Where has The Candid Nomad been?
The final leg of the trip! Having spent 3 months in South America it was time for me to come home. I woke up at 4:30am on the 30th December 2016 in Lima and went to bed at approximately 3:30am on the 1st January 2017 in London, and had a revelation somewhere in between all … Continue reading South America 2016: D.F, wise Mexicans, & intense revelations.
5 and a half weeks… FIVE and a half weeks! I´ve officially been wandering around foreign places with my backpack for longer than EVER before. Not that that’s very long in the backpacking community, but heck it is long for me. I have travelled over 4000 kilometres through 4 countries. It has been fantastic – … Continue reading South America 2016: Semi-camas, Puppies, & Señor Budget.
Prior to 2011 my travels had only extended as far as skiing in Austria and Bulgaria, and countless visits home to Ireland. Five years, seventeen countries, thirty-seven cities, and one language later: I’m about to head off on my biggest trip to date, but my feet are feeling rather chilly…
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.
This morning I woke up at 7am to see a blurry blue and yellow semi circle telling me that Britain had voted to leave the European Union. I couldn’t quite believe it. The 3.9% difference was minuscule enough that I thought rubbing my eyes a few times would reveal something different. Alas, moments after I … Continue reading Brexit
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…