It's been over a month since I left Spain. I lived there for 9 months. In that time I made new friends, travelled, drank copious amounts of tinto de verano and ate a whole lot of tapas. Oh yeah, and I learned a language! The towns I lived and worked in are not big at … Continue reading Úbeda believe it’s over 😦
A few weeks ago, Tom came to visit me…again! We thought that coming out to Spain once was an achievement so twice was a bonus. Úbeda’s not exactly the easiest place to get to, as it’s nowhere near an airport. Last time we fit in as much sightseeing as possible, so Tom had already seen … Continue reading I Spy a Tom in Úbeda (Take 2)
So, something kinda cool happened in Úbeda. The Zombie Experience. I think this needs a little explaining. Unlike the usual festivities that happen almost every week in Spain, this one has nothing to do with crucifixes, virgins, repentance or religion. Nada. This is pure, unadulterated fun (mixed with a little paranoia and exercise, but that’s … Continue reading The Zombie Experience
Holy Week in Spain is probably the most important week of the year. Each province celebrates differently, but everyone I’ve spoken to has been telling me for months that the best place to experience ‘Semana Santa’ is in Andalusia, where there are countless processions, parties and religious ceremonies. Admittedly they’re all from Andalusia, so there’s … Continue reading Semana Santa (Part 2)
It’s been a pretty quiet January here in Úbeda. Yeah, Úbeda believe it, we haven’t been travelling much, so our usual weekend adventures have been lacking. That being said, we haven’t been completely lazy. So here’s a quick overview of highlights (and lowlights) from January: We saw snow in Andalucía! Yes, I know it’s hard … Continue reading January Highlights
WARNING: Girly post below! Being unorganised, I didn’t book myself a hair appointment for when I was back in the UK during the holidays. To be fair, I didn’t want to waste an entire afternoon out of my short time at home in a salon (it really does take that long, I’ve been in the … Continue reading Going to the Hairdressers in Spain!
When you move house there are loads of things you need to sort out to start up your new life. Moving to Spain for my year abroad was the first time I had to do that stuff in a different language. Weirdly, finding an apartment was the easy part. (Warning: this post is quite long, … Continue reading Opening a Bank Account and getting a NIE in Spain!
If you know me, you know that I’m a huge foodie. It’s probably one of the things I talk about most. As you can imagine, since moving to Spain I’ve been in food heaven. I can’t believe I haven’t posted a food blog yet but finally here it is. This a list of my favourite … Continue reading Food
I love working four days a week. In the short time I’ve been here, I’ve travelled to a fair few Spanish cities, something I would never have been able to do without my three-day weekends (or the cheap bus prices). One by one I’m ticking off the cities in Spain, aiming to have seen and … Continue reading Weekends
I have just moved to a small town called Úbeda in southern Spain to work as a language assistant in a secondary school in an even smaller town called Baeza. I’m here for 9 months to improve my Spanish, but let’s be real, it’s mainly to eat tapas and drink sangria. My parents travelled with … Continue reading Moving