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

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

A Summer Stroll in October // Malaga & Nerja, Spain

October 2017 What helped define my experience in Malaga was drinking tinto de verano (hint: verano means summer). Similar to sangria, it packs a punch of red wine with sweet fruit slices and the addition of lemon soda. Malaga is a major vacation destination that’s full of modern shops and restaurants but past all the drama, true Spanish culture … More A Summer Stroll in October // Malaga & Nerja, Spain