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 seemed […]Read more "#thatpueblolife AKA The Austin Appreciation Post"
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 Conversación […]Read more "A Quick Review of the English Teaching Assistant Program in Spain"
And so my time in Trujillo begins to draw to a close… The sunsets here continue to be pretty spectacular, but for some reason the sun now sets in the northwest instead of the southwest which is what Austin and I are accustomed to and it sets later every day. Currently the sun sets at […]Read more "May in Trujillo"
April and May mark the coming of Spring here in Trujillo which means the tourists are coming back, the sun is coming back, and the festivals are coming back. For Austin and I, that means our weekends have gotten a lot more interesting so we tend to stick around Trujillo to enjoy our local festivals […]Read more "Festival Season"
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 in […]Read more "A Long Bus Ride Through Morocco and Other Short Stories"
Ever since Austin and I went to Ushuaia and failed to see the Southern Lights, we’ve wanted to see the Northern Lights, the Aurora Borealis. It’s been this secret dream we’ve coveted. And we knew that we were closer to the more northern countries here in Spain so it would be easier to get to […]Read more "When in Reykjavik…."
After my extended break home to wrap up some loose ends, I am finally back in Trujillo. The past couple weeks have been mostly me trying to adjust to the time difference, dealing with the culture shock of coming back, and settling back in. Which of course means visiting the castle at sunset and listening […]Read more "Back in Trujillo!"
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 felt […]Read more "The One With the Cities Where I Didn’t Study Abroad"
Game of Thrones is a TV show that’s pretty popular in the US. The majority of my friends watch it, I read the books but the show is a little too gory for my tastes so I skipped it. But now Game of Thrones is here in Trujillo, filming in our castle. See that flag? […]Read more "The One With the Animalitos"
Birthdays in other countries can be either pretty great or pretty depressing. Sometimes, birthdays can trigger all sorts of feelings of culture shock and homesickness when you have to celebrate your birthday thousands of miles away from the friends and family you usually celebrate with. In order to avoid that experience, I planned an epic […]Read more "Of Birthdays and Elections"