My original plan was to travel to Turkey with Topdeck in August, but due to terrorist attacks in early July, all trips through Istanbul and Ankara were cancelled. I can't lie, I was really upset, as I was looking forward to this trip so much. Topdeck were kind enough to offer us a few other … Continue reading Exploring the Balkans
I recently celebrated my one year anniversary of living in Madrid with a picnic in in Retiro Park with my group of girls, which prompted me to write about my favourite things to do in Madrid. It's so funny when I'm just walking around seeing all of the touristic things and attractions and it all … Continue reading My favourite things to do in Madrid
After a huge case of writer's block and neglecting this blog, I am back! In case you care/haven't seen my copious amount of photos of social media or had the pleasure of seeing my snapchat stories of flashing lights in clubs, here's what I did this summer. I finished school at the end of June … Continue reading What have I been up to this summer?
Everyone has bad days, and social media does not portray this. This may be an unpopular opinion and look like I'm jumping on the whole 'social media is not real life' bandwagon, but that is not the case. I love Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook, but the reality is, that what I and most other people … Continue reading It’s not always sunshine and rainbows
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’