“Here I will stay”
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 hour from Madrid…
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.
Before Christmas the pangs of homesickness made me feel a little lost and pessimistic about life here in Spain’s capital. However, since returning and getting back into the swing of things, I can honestly say I’m having a freaking awesome time.
Having felt homesick for quite a while, I was itching to get back to Inglaterra. I booked my flight way back in November, choosing to spend every single day off I had at home.
Madrid is great and all, but 3 straight months in the same city can grind your gears after a while. Luckily, Spaniards love their puentes, and so on the 6th December I was free from all my jobs to run away briefly. Me and mi amiga decided (two days in advance) seek out the Mediterranean, and booked ourselves 53euro return tickets to Valencia for the weekend.
I’m two months into my Iberian adventure, and I’m starting to feel somewhat homesick. The past 3 weeks have been hectic; I’ve changed families, started an intense Spanish course, and trebled my work load (more on that in another post). I am loving life in the city centre, but there are a few things I miss about the UK…