I’m back in Spain for a second year teaching English as an Auxiliar de Conversación with the BEDA program and I couldn’t be happier with deciding to stay a second year! If year two is going to be anything like last year, I cannot wait! BUT before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s recap my favourite trips of my 2017/2018 year on the Iberian Peninsula.
fight down (v): to oppose, fight against, resist strongly
Trinidad & Tobago is home to many things and the constant “fight down” might just be one of them. The definition above might be too formal so let’s put it into the context of last weekend’s Pop Up Shop at VAS Lounge to get it’s true meaning.
One of the things that most excited me about my move to Spain to teach English was the opportunity to finally experience what it’d be like to go to a European football stadium on match day. And boy, oh boy, dreams do come true!
It’s a glorious thing to be on the road, the wind blowing in your hair and not a care in the world. I’ve never been the type of person that feels rooted in one place … my heart’s desires are scattered across the globe and I intend to find and embrace them all.
Quebrada La Vieja is a gem of a hiking trail hidden right on Calle 72 in Colombia’s capital, Bogotá. You really wouldn’t know it was there unless someone told you that it was there. I worked on Calle 72 for a year back in 2014/2015 and never even suspected that there was anything of the sort nearby! ¡Imáginate!
Exactly one year ago today I took a plane to Colombia where I worked for a year as an English Language Assistant at the Universidad de Sucre in Sincelejo. Where has that time gone?!?!
It’s so easy to get caught up in the “There’s nothing to do in Trinidad” rhetoric after a long stint abroad. The truth is there’s quite a lot of things you can do but all the “fun” things require money and/or a vehicle.
Bahia is the fourth largest state in Brazil, with a population almost equal to that of Burkina Faso (15,000,000+).
Last night I met up with one of Lils’ university friends and she took me to an industrial town called Camaçari where I got to meet the kids she works with at a private high school.
I’m a low expectations kinda girl, so when I booked my ticket to Salvador da Bahia back in March I had no real expectations of the city. I didn’t even know much about it, just a bit about the afro-Brazilian population that calls the city home.
Flying into the city after a whirlwind week of non-stop travel around Colombia’s Caribbean coast gave me an unexpected wake-up call! As soon as I got to Salvador all that tiredness disappeared and was replaced with awe!
Overall, I have to be honest and say I don’t quite like Sincelejo but I also have to be honest with myself and say that I am going to miss the life I’ve had here over the last few months. Truly. Continue reading “There’s Something About Sincelejo”