Everything you need to know to plan a wedding abroad

Short background: my husband is Spanish and I am American. I have lived in Spain for nearly ten years, and with him for seven of them. Our wedding was on July 6th, 2019, at 8:30pm, performed as a civil ceremony by my sister and his oldest brother. Keep this information in mind as you read […]

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Three days in Chiang Mai

Have a short jaunt to this small town in the north of Thailand? Make the most of it with these tips!

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8 questions to ask before you start private classes

This post could also be titled, “Everything I wish I knew about private classes before I started.” In over nine years as a teacher in Spain I have had to take on my share of private classes, usually against my own wishes and thanks to the insistence from my bank account. If you are an […]

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Barcelona on a budget

There’s no use hiding it, Barcelona is not a cheap city–Spain-speaking. Yes, compared to the UK or pretty much any other city in western Europe, Barcelona is still cheaper, but being a tourist here can get pricey pretty quickly. Take a look at some of the most typical tourist spots at a glance: Sagrada Familia […]

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How to be an awesome language assistant

So you’ve been accepted into a language assistant program and you’ve likely been placed in a middle of nowhere town and CAN’T WAIT TO GO TO SPAIN. But maybe you don’t speak Spanish, maybe you’ve never been to Spain before, maybe you’ve never been a teacher, and your excitement turns into a little bit more […]

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Saying goodbye to Barcelona

Many people would affirm that nothing is better than having a routine and security. Knowing your friends, your neighborhood, how to do your job, which chores you’ll do every day of the week, what you’ll buy at the grocery store and make for dinner and what your next few years of life will probably look […]

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Malta in 36 hours or less

Malta is a hard place to define. This is due in large part to its geographical placement and historical significance. In case you haven’t checked a map before your trip, (NO JUDGEMENT–I shamefully was completely mistaken on where in the world Malta was until literally 24 hours before we left), this little island sits shoulder to […]

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