A Weekend in Salamanca: Play I Spy

If you’re spending a weekend in Salamanca, have some fun and play the classic children’s game ‘I Spy’. You may already know about the hidden frog, but what two other things lay hidden in the city? Read on to find out. Earlier this month I spent a ...Read More

Sick in Spain? What to ask for at the Pharmacy

Feeling ill is never a good experience, especially when you’re in a foreign country. The last thing you want to do is go to the pharmacy, leaving the warmth of your bed and Netflix behind. Even worse, you’re afraid the pharmacist won’t understand what you’re ...Read More

Explore Some More – November Edition

  The weekend has gone by too quickly, and it’s once again Monday. Now that I’m back to blogging, I’d like to resume sharing a few of the interesting, funny or useful things I’ve seen on the Internet lately. One of my favourite reads ...Read More

An Overdue Update

Hello my lovely readers! My life since July has been pretty hectic and during the times I wanted to blog, I couldn’t. If you visited during August, September or October, chances are this site was down. I was in the middle of moving servers and ...Read More

Gourmet Tapas Tour with Insider’s Madrid

**My food tour experience detailed in this post was a complimentary tour offered to me by Insider’s Madrid. However, all opinions expressed are solely my own.** Having lived in central Madrid for almost two years, I have been to plenty of  restaurants and tabernas. ...Read More

La Virgen Brewery Tour and Tasting

Sometimes, amid the random spam posts, infighting and questions about unlocking cellphones, the Facebook group for Madrid Auxiliares provides some great information. In April someone posted a link to information about a brewery tour in Madrid at a small independent establishment called La Virgen. If ...Read More

Where Will I Be This Fall?

As the school year comes to a close, I am left feeling a bit bittersweet about the upcoming summer. I have been working at a public school in Madrid for two years, and now the time has come to say goodbye. Goodbye not only to ...Read More

Explore Some More – June Edition

I can´t believe it´s already June! Only one month left at my school, and two months until I´m back in Toronto. Here are the links, I hope you find some of them enjoyable! The big news story in Spain today is that King Juan ...Read More

Madrid’s Royal Botanical Garden

Madrid’s Royal Botanical Garden is a charming garden located next to the Prado. A couple of weeks ago I had a free afternoon, so I finally went and checked it out. The garden was founded by King Ferdinand VI in 1755 and designed by Francisco Sabatini and ...Read More