Travel Journals And Articles

  • Teaching in the times of the gangam style

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    gottzuky

    by: gottzuky

    created on: Feb 27, 2013 | Bangkok, Thailand

    One day, this story will sound like this: Kids, that was the time of the Gangam Style. The days I thought jumping on one foot was the coolest thing in the world. I was 22. Fresh, energetic and I had nice-wild hair. I graduated college in May, moved to Thailand in August and started working in September. How is teaching  in Bangkok for your first job?   I will never forget my …

  • ¿Cuantas personas pueden decir que ha celebrado su cumpleaños en Madrid?

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    shan2010

    by: shan2010

    created on: Feb 24, 2013 | Madrid, Spain

    How many people can say that they have celebrated their birthday in Madrid? I turned 25 last Monday!! Yeayah, birthday in Spain!! Since I don’t have a lot of time in the evenings during the week, I went out to dinner with a friend on Sunday night to celebrate. We went to a restaurant called La Taurina, where it is basically a shrine to bullfighting. I am not a fan of …

  • Corriendo, comiendo, y quejándose: otra semana en España

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    shan2010

    by: shan2010

    created on: Feb 16, 2013 | Madrid, Spain

    Running, eating, and complaining: another week in Spain This week I have had the highest and the lowest points with the 3 year old boy whose name is Julio. Now he asks me for a kiss when I pick him up from school and before I leave to go somewhere. Also the other day after swim, he told me “te quiero”...ah so cute!! However, on Thursday, the mother came to take …

  • Una semana interesante

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    shan2010

    by: shan2010

    created on: Feb 10, 2013 | Madrid, Spain

    An Interesting week The beginning of this week, I went with two girls from school to a Spanish movie theater, Cine Doré. At this theater, they show black and white old movies. This theater was recommended by our teacher, but the only time I could go was to see a movie called “Las ultimas horas.” It was all in Spanish and was a movie about the end of the reign of …

  • Observaciones cotidianas en mi vida española

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    shan2010

    by: shan2010

    created on: Feb 08, 2013 | Madrid, Spain

    Daily observations in my Spanish life First, I didn’t have any new photos to upload except a picture of a “bon bon.” As they call them here. They are little pieces of chocolate and some are milk and some have almonds or hazelnuts, and they are delicious!!! Luckily we finally ran out of them, because they were always out in the open in the kitchen, so I would have one like …

  • No puedo creer que haya pasado un mes

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    shan2010

    by: shan2010

    created on: Feb 04, 2013 | Madrid, Spain

    I can’t believe it has been one month! As of today I have been in Spain for a month! It has actually gone by quite fast, so I know I need to enjoy the moments while I’m here because my time here will be over before I know it. I want to do so much while I am here, so I better start doing those things!! Now when I am speaking …

  • Leaving on a Jet Plane!

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    Kurry

    by: Kurry

    created on: Feb 04, 2013 | Ohio, United States

    As I prepare to leave in approx 2 months to teach in Thailand, not knowing exactly what I will be getting myself into, I have so many questions. - Will I able to navigate my way around foreign airport transfers? - Will I be able to learn the language enough to navigate my way …

  • Más comida y salir por la noche

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    shan2010

    by: shan2010

    created on: Jan 27, 2013 | Madrid, Spain

    This last week went by pretty fast, but I think it was because I was so busy! I am starting to get used to the schedule of the kids and getting to know their personalities and what works for each of them. The little boy feels more comfortable with me now and now will run to me if he is upset, and he is so cute (most of the time)! …

  • Mis pensamientos y observaciones

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    shan2010

    by: shan2010

    created on: Jan 26, 2013 | Madrid, Spain

    My thoughts and observations: 1.       When I first arrived in Spain, I didn’t like the fact that no one would hold a door open for me or say “gracias” when I held the door open for them. Once I first noticed it, then I kept noticing it through the first couple weeks. As a girl from the south, this is just normal common courtesy. I mentioned this to my teacher too, …

  • Un fin de semana muy divertido

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    shan2010

    by: shan2010

    created on: Jan 26, 2013 | Madrid, Spain

    A very fun weekend! Last weekend, I finally had a chance to go out and enjoy just a little bit of what Madrid has to offer! Starting off on Friday night, I finally got to go out dancing! I met up with some friends from school at their house in Sol. We first went to a bar that was very dark, small, and smoky with dancing. It felt so good to …