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 […]

Travel Tattoos – everything you need to know

Nearly everyone you meet while travelling either has travel tattoos or wants them. I’ve got two so far and I’m saving up for a third. So what’s my advice when trying to pick your first tattoo? BY EMILY JONES 1. Meaning For me, I would only want something inked on my body if it has […]

“I got everything robbed in Valencia”

Shocked. That’s what we were when we received a tweet from @imlaurenbate telling us her travel story: “I got everything robbed in Valencia”. Here’s what happened.     What happened? We had decided to spend Christmas with my family in Spain. It was the first Christmas with my new boyfriend, now fiancé. We decided to […]

“It was the worst flight back of our entire lives…”

Victoria, 19, Hull, England “My family and I had been on holiday to Spain last year, and it was a really nice break away before going to university. Only, the flights back to England were horrendous. Mum’s religious so she started closing her eyes and praying practically the whole way back. You know it’s bad […]

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 […]