• BAQ1
    27 August, 2014

    Barranquilla, Colombia In Living Color

    The more stories Andres told me about his hometown of Barranquilla, Colombia, the more colorful it seemed. Women hawking freshly baked goods straight...
  • Linda.2
    22 August, 2014

    Teaching English in Latvia: Linda

    With posts like How do you solve a problem like a Latvian? and The many layers of Latvian men, Linda sits squarely at the no-holds-barred end of the...
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    20 August, 2014

    Weekend in Bogotá: the Highlights

    Greetings from Bogotá!  From the street vendors hawking tropical juices to the many tributes to Gabriel García Márquez to that first, white-knuc...
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    15 August, 2014

    Cerrado por Vacaciones: An August Icon

    A “closed for vacation” sign hangs near the Torres Blancas Summer in Madrid is the perfect time to open a bank account and stock up on st...
  • new things 014
    6 August, 2014

    The Most Bizarre ESL ‘Class’...

    By and large, I generally enjoy the private lessons that I have outside of school hours. I jump at the chance to work with adults and find it more di...
BAQ1

Barranquilla, Colombia In Living Color

The more stories Andres told me about his hometown of Barranquilla, Colombia, the more colorful it seemed. Women hawking freshly baked goods straight off their heads? A flood that left boats…

Linda.2

Teaching English in Latvia: Linda

With posts like How do you solve a problem like a Latvian? and The many layers of Latvian men, Linda sits squarely at the no-holds-barred end of the expat blogging spectrum. Looking…

weekend in Bogotá

Weekend in Bogotá: the Highlights

Greetings from Bogotá!  From the street vendors hawking tropical juices to the many tributes to Gabriel García Márquez to that first, white-knuckled taxi ride, it was clear that we were in Colombia. I’m…

IMG_2592.web

Cerrado por Vacaciones: An August Icon

A “closed for vacation” sign hangs near the Torres Blancas Summer in Madrid is the perfect time to open a bank account and stock up on stamps–the city tilts closer to a…

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The Most Bizarre ESL ‘Class’ I’ve Ever Had

By and large, I generally enjoy the private lessons that I have outside of school hours. I jump at the chance to work with adults and find it more difficult to…

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You Know It’s Summer in Madrid When…

You know it’s summer in Madrid when… The city council recommends that no one go outside between of the hours of 12 and 6 p.m. Because you never have to leave the…