If you are a new reader, you might not have known that I got my start in the big bad world of blogging over three years ago when I embarked on an adventure to Spain teaching English for two years. The program I went through is funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education (whom I [...]
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I began this blog right before I moved to Spain in 2010 to teach English for two years. Consequently, I receive many queries, tweets, emails and carrier pigeons asking me how I did it. Now I went through the auxiliares de conversación program through the Spanish Ministry of Education, thought there are several other routes [...]
Maybe I am borderline ADD, but for me there is nothing worse than waiting around for something. Waiting for a ride somewhere; waiting for a friend to show up for a coffee date, waiting for the next Game of Thrones season (10 days woot woot!) or waiting on a trip or big move abroad sometime [...]
It’s that time of year again. The applications are about to open for the auxiliar de conversación teaching English in Spain program that I’ve done for the past two years. Let the mayhem commence! With many many posts on here about being an auxiliar, from tips and tricks, to expat stories, to travel and tapas [...]
This week’s guest post comes from a fellow northern Spain blogger, coincidentally blonde and also named Liz, from Liz en España and A Midwestern Life about the kinds of people you meet when you do the auxiliar de conversación teaching program in Spain. After being in the Auxiliar program for 2 years, you start to notice a lot [...]
Why is it that my top 3 most popular posts on this blog are the ones that are the most controversial? Are you guys trying to tell me that you like my biting sarcasm and wit and when I get sassy and borderline inappropriate? Or maybe is it because you like reading something painfully honest, wait…..EVERYBODY [...]
Did I mention I am the unluckiest person in Spain, and quite possibly the whole world? Either that or the luckiest. My friends back home in Virginia used to have a running list of “things that would only ever happen to Liz.” And damn, my last six months dealing with the legal system and border [...]
Hey guys, I know it’s been a while since I brought you some new key tips for living in Spain as an auxiliar de conversación. By now you’ve probably been working for exactly a month, getting settled in for your new year in Spain, making new friends, trying new foods, learning some important (read: naughty) [...]
As some of you might already know from my various hints on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, or maybe we’ve talked through normal means of communication, I’ve left Spain. Indefinitely. For a while. Maybe. Jesus, that was hard to write. I’ve been back home in DC for almost a month now, and it’s taken me nearly [...]
Ok, so you’ve decided to take a leap of faith and move to Spain for a year! It will be an unforgettable year, an experience that will change you for the better, a year you will remember for the rest of your life. And you will not regret it. I promise. But will it be [...]
So you are moving to Spain to teach English for a year, are you? Now that August has arrived, I am sure you are all waiting anxiously for your visas, buying flights and counting down the days til you make the move out to beautiful sunny Spain! At the same time, you might be thinking about all [...]
So I’ve been interviewing various expats in different regions all over Spain for my Expat Files series, and I thought I would share the spotlight in La Rioja with friend and fellow blogger, Rebecca. You guys have heard me go on and on about how much I love La Rioja, where my favorite wineries, pincho [...]
Who is Young Adventuress?
Hi, I'm Liz, and I got my first taste for traveling and Spain when I was 16 years old. On my own, 9 years and 30 something countries later, my wanderlust has only grown and the list of countries I want to visit longer. I've been living in Spain for the past few years but now I am about to embark on a new journey across the globe. Follow my adventures as I wander, eat, and photograph my way around the world
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- 5 Things No One Tells You about Moving Abroad March 27, 2013
- Top 5 Reasons Why I HATE the Auxiliar Program in Spain November 27, 2012
- 13 Best Hate Comments of 2013 December 10, 2013
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