How to Drink Like a Spaniard

So, you want to drink like a Spaniard? Let me warn you: it’s an art. Moving to Spain fresh out of university, my drinking standards were fairly low. I was never a cocktail snob- pretty much anything with alcohol in it did it for me. Embarrassingly, we drank only to get drunk. Our nights out…

The Best Parts of Living in Spain

Living in Spain, and living abroad in general, is sometimes portrayed as the ultimate adventure– full of spontaneous vespa rides, delicious food and endless Instagram opportunities. But living abroad and not just vacationing. It’s easy to get jaded once the novelty of your new home wears off. The little boutiques are less cute (can I…

The Process of Becoming a Teacher in Spain

The Spanish public school system threw me for a loop when I first arrived to teach English 2.5 years ago. Classroom management and setup were one big difference when compared to United States public primary schools, but what fascinated me more was the way teachers were hired. In the US, a person gets a degree…

Things I Still Do in Spain

I was reading Kaley’s (of Kaley Y Mucho Más) blog recently and she wrote a post about the things she didn’t do before moving to Spain. I loved it and totally identified with most of the things on the list. It made me think about how much I’ve changed in little ways over the past…