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The Students of VIPKID (first 100 days)

In May of this year, I was hired to teach English with VIPKID: a company located thousands of miles away in Beijing, China. VIPKID is an online

Tour of a Spanish Supermarket

Shopping in a Spanish supermarket (or supermercado) is a feast for the senses! Smelling fresh seafood, picking up a warm baguette, admiring the beautiful colors of

How to Get Your Coffee Fix in Spain

¿Quieres tomar un café? Or literally, Do you want to “take“ a coffee? “Taking” or having a coffee in Spain is a daily ritual and a

Online Teaching With VIPKID

In this rapidly developing digital age, I’ve seen a huge influx of ads promoting online work in the hopes that applicants take the bait for a better

Tea Chat With a Brit

What are the first three words that pop into your head when you think of England? One of them was probably tea, right? Tea is an

Lovely London

“The weather can be very unpredictable! So pack for the beach and for skiing.” This was the sound advice I received from my British friend, Greg,

Great Podcasts for Spanish & Travel

For three summers, I had a unique job of working in an assembly line team building the InReach satellite communicators for DeLorme (now Garmin). Due to

Auxiliar Interview: Lindsey Z.

Lindsey is a second year auxiliar de conversación and blogger based in Andalucía. Read about her experiences working and living on the Iberian Peninsula!  1. Where

Salón des Fleurs: Madrid’s Most Elegant Tea House

I’ve recently discovered a hidden gem in Madrid called Salón des Fleurs: a gorgeous tea house overflowing with flowers and sweet scents. For those who know me, flowers

Alcalá de Henares: The City of Cervantes

Spring is fast approaching in Madrid as the weather is quickly heating up and the flowers are blooming! I absolutely love spring and all the photo

How to Tutor Unmotivated High School Students

Last year was my first year as a language assistant (or auxiliar) in Madrid, Spain. I was assigned an elementary school and worked primarily with first

Escher in Madrid

An exciting exhibition has come to Madrid! From now until June 25, 2017, you can see 200 of MC Escher’s works including drawings, woodcuts, tessellations, and more.