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Costa da Caparica

About a month ago, I ventured to the other side of the river (South of the Tejo) for the first time, to visit one of the beaches I had been hearing so much about. 783 more words

Year Abroad

A Week of Gyros, Black Sand and Sunsets in Santorini

So we have decided we are moving to Santorini! Not really – but if we could bring all our favorite people, as well as Starbucks and Chipotle, we totally would. 576 more words


University in Madrid: politics, relaxed exams and a lack of lined paper

My year abroad has come to an end! A lot has happened in the last few months, but, seeing as I spent the year as a student, I thought I’d focus this post on the differences between my home university and my host university. 719 more words

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A little update...

Where to start? The past two weeks have been riddled with ups and downs!

I’ll start with everything Spain: so if you read my last blog you’ll know I received my email from the government of Castilla y Leon, telling me what school I have been posted to. 1,038 more words

British Council Teaching Assistant

¡Hola mundo!

I have been in Madrid for just 5 days now and what a whirlwind those 5 days have been! Yesterday it reached 40 degrees here, but I think I am beginning to acclimatise. 272 more words


The Roomie!

The idea of sharing your room with someone else is odd… people stay over but they don’t over-do their stay and stay all week. Now it’s customary to share a room, your personal space, your room… our room! 213 more words


Day 3 in Barcelona

Things have been running suspiciously smoothly thus far: I managed to find a flat that I like in less than 24 hours, and so far I don’t think I’m living with psychopaths; people in shops can’t place my accent and choose to just keep talking Spanish to me (but often can tell I’m English before I speak); there’s a branch of Urban Outfitters here which has a massive sale on; and I’ve managed to find some cheap soya milk and some lentils. 183 more words