#thatpueblolife AKA The Austin Appreciation Post

A year and a half ago I texted Austin and I asked him if he wanted to go to Spain with me to teach English after we graduated. I didn’t have any concrete plans after graduation, he didn’t have any concrete plans after graduation. He’d been my travel buddy through all of Argentina, it seemedContinue reading “#thatpueblolife AKA The Austin Appreciation Post”

A Quick Review of the English Teaching Assistant Program in Spain

In an attempt to improve the english of students around the country, the Spanish government invites a few thousand native english speakers to the country each year to live in its pueblos and help teach english to students and occasionally provide a lesson on cultural as well. The program is called the Auxiliares de ConversaciónContinue reading “A Quick Review of the English Teaching Assistant Program in Spain”

A Long Bus Ride Through Morocco and Other Short Stories

When Austin and I first arrived in Spain he expressed his eagerness to visit Morocco, which seemed doable since it’s literally a ferry ride away from the border of Spain. Having had a friend study abroad in Morocco I was also interested in visiting, plus, having been to the Middle East, I was interested inContinue reading “A Long Bus Ride Through Morocco and Other Short Stories”

The One With the Cities Where I Didn’t Study Abroad

We spent three wonderful, albeit wet, days in Seville before catching our next blablacar to Granada. I sat in the front seat this time to give Austin a break. He’s much better at small talk than I am, but he’d had to sit in the front of the majority of our blablacars so I feltContinue reading “The One With the Cities Where I Didn’t Study Abroad”