Putting aside my pure hatred for riding in cars or buses for hours (always carsick), Mackenzie and I decided to partake in a guided day tour of The Cliffs of Moher. The full itinerary for Irish Day Tours can be found here.
This was one of my favorite day trips thus far. Segovia is less touristy than Toledo and just as beautiful. It's easy to get there from Moncloa station. Buy a ticket from La Sepulvedana next to the Dunkin Coffee. The bus takes is about a ten minute walk into the center of town. Though the train is faster, only a half hour, it takes you farther and you have to take a bus into the city (so I've been told). Above, is the Aqueduct of Segovia and another World UNESCO Heritage site, just like
Kristina, what are you even doing over there? I don't get it, what exactly do you do? Like other auxiliares, I get tons of questions from friends, families, and other people interested in teaching English in Madrid. Before I got here, I had no idea what to expect. I wanted details. I wanted an exact explanation of what being a teaching assistant was about. Based on my experience thus far as an auxiliar, each school is different from the teachers, the way they run things, nothing is
An hour or less Cercanias ride outside of Madrid brings you to a UNESCO World Heritage site. In other words, a place of outstanding cultural or natural significance. And if you're looking for a beautiful place to find fall in Madrid, this is it. Even the walk to the center of town was perfectly fall! It takes some time to get the fall vibes going, since it was almost 70 degrees until mid October. This is the Spring residence of the Royal Family. Palacio Royal. Unfortunately, you can't take
Saving less than $2,000 dollars before the big move to Madrid is stupid. I won't lie and say I'm the best at budgeting--in fact, I'm not very good at all. But that doesn't mean I didn't notice a few things in terms of expenses. Most people don't pay more than 400€ for an apartment. I can't imagine paying more than that (my rent is 400€ including gastos, or utilities). I have friends that pay a wide range and it's due to what they are willing to spend. I know people who pay as low as