Rainy Days in Oviedo

It's raining in Seville, rare in September but welcome after a hot and excruciatingly long summer. They're those sort of spotty showers that come and … [Continue Reading]

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Five Places in Spain that Surprised Me

When you've criss-crossed Spain as I have - both on four wheels and on foot - you're bound to see a number of sites, of cities, of open road. While … [Continue Reading]

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Expat Life Then and Now: My Seven Year Spaniversary

I can't clearly remember my first days in Spain. Between the jet lag, the whirlwind tour of the Iberian Peninsula with my grandmother and the nagging … [Continue Reading]

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Tapa Thursdays: The Bar that Never Fails to Impress, La Azotea

I had snagged Lindsay for a rare night out. She strolled into the locale she'd suggested, bright as always and pronounced something to the effect of, … [Continue Reading]

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Five Weird Things You’ll Find in Your Spanish Apartment

Everything came full circle on my first day back in Spain after a summer in the states - the Novio asked me to pick up a few housewares and suggested … [Continue Reading]

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Living in Seville

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Five Weird Things You’ll Find in Your Spanish Apartment

Everything came full circle on my first day back in Spain after a summer in the states - … [Read More...]

Travelling Europe and Beyond

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Romancing the Charm of Dunedin

Dunedin is the perfect blend of the contemporary and historic. The city charms couples … [Read More...]

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A Peek at Life in India: the Hawa Mahal in Jaipur

From where we stood, halfway up the hill to the Monkey Temple, the waning light was … [Read More...]

The streets of Extremadura village Garganta la Olla

Spain Snapshots: Garganta la Olla, the gorgeous extremeño pueblo you’ve never, ever heard of

There was only one real reason why we stopped: it was sunny and just about 1pm, which … [Read More...]

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Exploring Passau, Germany

One of the cities that really surprised me during my winter travels was Passau, Germany. … [Read More...]

Teaching Abroad

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Applying to to the Auxiliares Program: How to Apply to be a Language Assistant in Spain

Six years ago, I began researching a way to make it back to Spain. I was a senior at … [Read More...]

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Sleeping in Spain: A Guide to Accommodation (and 30€ Voucher Giveaway!)

If there's one thing that's weathering the Spanish economic downturn (no doubt tied to the … [Read More...]

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Ten Mistakes New Language Assistants Make (and how to avoid them + eBook giveaway)

My Spanish now-fiancé couldn’t help but laugh when I looked, puzzled, at our new coffee … [Read More...]