Languages & culture – a conversation with Noakes-isms

I recently got chatting with Ryan from the blog Noakes-isms, and he had the wonderful idea to turn our conversation into a blog post. Crazy that just a simple chat could become a fairly interesting read! me Good to hear! I do love the culture in Spain and it does make it easier that IContinue reading “Languages & culture – a conversation with Noakes-isms”

Nerja week 3 – 24 hours in Malaga

Tuesday: Crikey. I spent today warding off period cramps, which is not something I usually have trouble with. After battling exhaustion for the last few days, I finally succumbed and barely left the house all day, apart from to fetch pads, crisps and a chocolate bar. Have you ever seen a more stereotypical bunch ofContinue reading “Nerja week 3 – 24 hours in Malaga”

Week 2 in Nerja: party in the plaza and breakfast with a view

Tuesday: Two things. 1) I’m an absolute sucker for new clothes and 2) my wardrobe might survive a summer in England but it is NO match for Spain, meaning I need more tops. Thankfully, #secondhandseptember was saved by the wonderful Nerja market and it’s jumble stalls, selling all kinds of clothing for <5€. We poredContinue reading “Week 2 in Nerja: party in the plaza and breakfast with a view”

Nerja week 1: falling in love with Andalusia

I’m super lucky to be visiting the Spanish town of Nerja, near Malaga, for 3 weeks, and I’m going to write a blog post for each week! We flew out at 5pm on Tuesday, a little later than anticipated, so my first test was ringing the transfer company to make sure that the taxi wouldContinue reading “Nerja week 1: falling in love with Andalusia”

How I spent two weeks studying in Salamanca

A couple hour’s drive west of Madrid lies one of my favourite cities ever, Salamanca. With two cathedrals over 500 years old, the House of Shells and beautiful sandstone buildings, it’s a beautiful place steeped in history. I first visited with my school Spanish class in February 2018, when we stayed with host families andContinue reading “How I spent two weeks studying in Salamanca”

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