I've been living in Madrid for about 6 weeks now, that's 6 weeks of having to fend for myself, it's a lot harder than it looks. Having lived a very easy life at home with my parents for 21 years, it is now time to be an 'adult'. I am definitely not an adult, I … Continue reading Being an Adult?
I’ve been here nearly 3 weeks now, although it doesn’t exactly feel like it’s gone fast, because I have done so much, and it feel likes I left New Zealand so long ago. So in 3 weeks I’ve managed to find a flat and move in, as well as find a new flat to move … Continue reading Settling In
I have now finished 1 week of this extremely rigorous job.. I only work 4 days a week and only 16 hours, it's a bit of a joke really. So I'm looking for some extra tutoring work, which is so easy to come across! But, I'm waiting until I am in a permanent apartment near … Continue reading First Week of ‘Work’
Where to start... It's been a very full on 4 days! I really didn't realise how crazy I was until I was talking to some friends I met in the hostel, and they put it into perspective.. I moved to the other side of the world knowing nobody, with nowhere to live and not being … Continue reading Arrival in Madrid
If I could give one piece of advice to someone moving countries, it would be to get your visa sorted well in advance.. I supposedly have one month left in New Zealand, this is questionable because I haven't been able to apply for my visa yet, due to waiting for a police clearance. Such fun. I … Continue reading The Waiting Game
So I'm not actually moving until the end of September, but I recently received confirmation about which school I will be working at and the area I will be living in.I will be teaching at a bilingual school called CEIP Valvanera. The children will be aged 3-12, I am so excited because it is all … Continue reading Auckland —> Madrid
My normal life in New Zealand consists of university, work, somewhat of a social life and the gym (but not really), but that isn't very exciting, hence the absence on here. But, I have a new job! From October to May I will be working and living in Madrid as an English teaching assistant in … Continue reading The Next Adventure?
1. I couldn't just pick one moment from London, I think the best thing was just walking around the city and seeing all the sights. London was probably my favourite place, because there's so much to see and do. I loved seeing Big Ben, The London Eye and Oxford Street. It's definitely a place where … Continue reading My Top 5 Moments
During my trip I stayed at four different hostels, and this was my first time staying in a hostel. I pre-booked them all on Hostel World and chose them by looking at their ratings. The first place I stayed was Clink78 in London. I got a massive shock when I walked into the room to … Continue reading My Hostel Experiences
This was the last weekend day trip we had in Spain, and the furthest away. After 3 hours on a bus we finally arrived, and we were most excited about this city because of the Roman aqueduct and the castle. We started off the day with a chocolate from a cafe before heading to the … Continue reading Segovia