The writings of a guiri living in Madrid So, what's a guiri may be your first question. It's a Spanish slang word for foreigner, and I am a prime example of this. A blonde girl living in a very Spanish barrio (neighbourhood). I'm hoping that most people reading this have watched Little Britain and can … Continue reading The Only Blonde in the Barrio
Flash back to October, I had just arrived in Spain and it suddenly dawned on me that I would be by myself for Christmas. After doing some browsing, I came across a Topdeck tour to Amsterdam for four days over Christmas, so I thought why not. Best decision ever. I honestly had the best Christmas, with … Continue reading Christmas in Amsterdam
I know, how cliche, a post on January 1st reflecting on my year. But come on, this is a white girl's travel blog, what did you expect? I've had quite the year though. With break ups and make ups, copious amounts of alcohol, new countries, new friends and of course failing at my 2015 resolution, … Continue reading 2015, The Best Year Yet
Yes I know what you're thinking... 'Hun you have only been there 2 months, don't pretend like you already know everything'. This may be the case, but I wish I had something like this to read when I was going through the process! So if by some chance you want to move to Spain and … Continue reading Becoming an Auxiliar de Conversación in Spain
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’
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?