Tips from a Madrileña

EMILY JONES gives her top tips on how to have the perfect weekend in Madrid. We can definitely tell she’s a foodie! 1. Sangria This has to be at the top of the list. Sangria is my all time favourite drink and if you’re going to Spain it is a must. The best sangria in […]

Why moving to Spain was definitely a challenge…

BY EMILY JONES Moving to Spain was definitely a challenge, but unlike the other people I met, I arrived in Madrid with a basic grasp of Spanish. I studied the language at GCSE and tried to take it as an A-level, however, after only three months I dropped the class because I felt it was […]

Living in Spain: Expectation Vs Reality

BY EMILY JONES Expectation – Sunshine and sangria every day Reality – It was February so no sunshine until April and it was cold wet and grey. Expectation – People would be super impressed with my Spanish Reality – As soon as I open my mouth people just talk to me in English and don’t […]

Why I didn’t do a gap year

I think a gap year is a great idea… if you have the money. You have to take an entire year out and funding that year isn’t going to be the easiest job in the world, so why not go about it another way? I’ve got a few alternatives for you! BY EMILY JONES Study […]

A journey to speaking Spanish…

Learning a language has been my goal many, many times. In secondary school, we had compulsory French classes – one hour a day, four times a week for which I miraculously managed to get a B grade. Looking back now, I definitely should have paid more attention and actually engaged in the lessons, but the […]

5 new hobbies to try now you’ve been travelling

1) Blogging. Blog about your travels; where you went, what you saw, what you wore, who you met, what you did, things you learnt, stuff you observed, photos you took, anything. Creating a blog can give you clarity in the things you’ve learnt and how your perspective of life has now changed because of what […]