Oh wasn’t I just a terrible post giver over the past three months? I am now back in the UK with far too much spare time on my hands (unemployment woopdedoo), so here’s a very very delayed update on what I got up to in the second month of my South American adventure – teaching … Continue reading South America 2016: Micheladas, Tiiiiiiiisherpo, & Dobble.
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…
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.
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…
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
Having spent one academic year as an au pair, there is a lot I wish I´d have known before I signed up for the job. Here is my list of questions you should ask yourself before deciding if it is right for you:
Having spent years prior stressed with studies and extra curricular activities for my CV, after I graduated and moved to Madrid in 2014 I decided 2015 would be all about me. Here’s a little something about what I got up to, and my plans for the year ahead.