Reflection After my Year in Córdoba as an Auxiliar de Conversacion

When you summarize something, things are bound to be left out. As I ponder my year in Spain, it seems impossible that I could capture all my thoughts about it in a single essay. At the same time, I have at least documented my weekly experiences in my expat memoirs. I am so happy I … More Reflection After my Year in Córdoba as an Auxiliar de Conversacion

Folded in Fog // Porto, Fátima & Sintra, Portugal

December 2017 For my December puente break, a fellow teacher and I took a road trip to Portugal. It’s just over the border from Spain and such a short drive from where we live in Córdoba. For the first two days of our trip we explored Lisbon, Óbidos, and Nazaré. It was sunny and beautiful for this part … More Folded in Fog // Porto, Fátima & Sintra, Portugal

Crying Over Curry // Lisbon, Óbidos & Nazaré, Portugal

December 2017 I mentioned in my Spanish expat memoirs that I had a five day holiday in early December. For this puente, a fellow teacher at my school and I rented a car and drove to Portugal. I planned this round-about road trip and in four days (five nights) we hit two cities and four towns. This … More Crying Over Curry // Lisbon, Óbidos & Nazaré, Portugal

Photoblog: Castle and Grounds of Almodóvar del Río, Spain

February 2018 Hayley and Hailey went to Highgarden one Sunday. We took a bus for just two euros to a small town outside of Córdoba– Almodóvar del Río. There is absolutely nothing else in this small pueblo besides the castle. (Okay, okay, and a restaurant.) It’s the perfect little half a day trip from Córdoba. We wandered and … More Photoblog: Castle and Grounds of Almodóvar del Río, Spain

Teaching English in Spain: How to Become an Auxiliar or Language Assistant

As you might have gathered, I’m currently teaching English in Spain. If I ever thought I would end up ever living, working, and, generally, surviving abroad, well I wouldn’t have believed you. I love to travel and I think it’s something that’s so important. Even if it’s only a trip to the neighbor’s house. But moving … More Teaching English in Spain: How to Become an Auxiliar or Language Assistant