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.
It is six years since I arrived at Royal Holloway to start my degree in Classical Studies, and after three epic years of travel for some wild reason, I’ve decided to go back to school…
The story of how I got to teach in five countries in one season.
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.
In 5 not-so-simple steps. A frank guide to language learning by someone who barely speaks two…
How much does it cost to backpack South America? (GBP) Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, and Peru. Advice, tips, and recommended reading.
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.
After much deliberation I decided to cut this trip 6 months short, and have booked a flight home right in time for NYE. Why on earth did I do that? Well… Back when I posted last, my head was in a bit of a mess. The dilemma of to go home or not to go … Continue reading South America 2016: Why End in Cusco?
My third and final month on the continent ended up being by far the most enjoyable. Having finally come to terms with my decision to quit Colombia and head home, I felt as if a weight had been lifted off my shoulders. It was also the month I made it back into the heart of … Continue reading South America 2016: Menus del Dia, el Subjuntivo, & Dodgy Massages.