This time last year I was half way through my second interrail adventure, around Eastern Europe. I left the UK with only €500 in cash to last me the first 3 weeks – hostels and food included. Come pay day I had an extra few hundred to spend for the last leg of the trip, … Continue reading “How Much Does it Cost to Backpack Eastern Europe?” (GBP)
For Christmas 2012, I got the 130 hour Combined TEFL from Tefl.org.uk (formerly known as TEFL England) from Santa Claus. 4 years on I can definitely say it was the best present I received since my toy kitchen in c. 1996. Here’s a rundown about my course and the endless opportunities it has afforded me … Continue reading My TEFL Journey.
Since I decided to give Madrid another year, I figured I better make the next 10 months worth me staying put. Here are my 10 goals for the next 10 months.
Voluntourism is an industry that I am certainly not innocent of being seduced by.
On the 16th July 2014, I graduated with First Class Honours in the Classical Studies from Royal Holloway, University of London. Apparently it was supposed to be one of the proudest moments of my life, and yet I wasn’t boiling with pride. More a lukewarm temperament, and here’s why…
I’m moving to Madrid and I cannae believe it!
The short answer? Yes. I know it’s cliché, but how could it not? When you spend a month alone in a developing country, you learn a lot about yourself and your abilities. Apparently when I returned from Peru I was noticeably calmer and happier. Not that I was seriously anxious or sad before, but I … Continue reading Reflection: Qusqu, Qosqo, Cusco! ~ A life changing experience?
Week 4 After my Week 3 adventures, I spent my final week taking it easy. A fellow volunteer (who was about to spend 3 months living in Cusco) came with me on my mini-tour to Pisaq and Ollantaytambo, two picturesque towns nestled in the heart of the Sacred Valley.
Week 2 Truth be told, after my first week in Cusco and a week and a half in Peru, the cons of solo-travel was starting to hit home. I had briefly (and oddly) ran into an old friend from college on my first night, but otherwise I only had the children at Picaflor to interact … Continue reading Part 2: Part 1: Qusqu, Qosqo, Cusco! ~ My 25 days in the capital of the Incas.
Week 1 It was a Thursday morning when I finally said adios to the “Strangest, saddest city” and headed south east to Cusco, the capital city of the legendary Incas. The plane ride was pretty bumpy, but I was too dosed up on diazipan to give a damn! When we eventually touched ground I … Continue reading Part 1: Qusqu, Qosqo, Cusco! ~ My 25 days in the capital of the Incas.