• Ibiza

    13 Reasons Why You Should Live In Ibiza Town

    Have you ever thought of living in Ibiza Town? I hadn’t until the universe pretty much threw me there. After applying to a language assistant program in Spain and requesting Valencia, I received an email offering me a position in none other than the world party capital itself: Ibiza. Ibiza is a pretty small island yet it includes everything from sparsely populated countryside fields, to raging nightclubs which surely break the fire codes at high season. Every area of the island has its pros and cons, however when it comes to actually living and working in Ibiza, here are 13 reasons why you should live in Ibiza Town. 1. Strolls Through Dalt…

  • Ibiza

    Cats of Dalt Vila, Ibiza’s Old Town

    As one of the oldest European cities, Dalt Vila dates back to Roman times and has been occupied by various groups throughout history including the Moors. Walks through this magical old town will have you constantly reaching for your camera, and views of the Mediterranean from the top are breathtaking. There are tons of top-notch bars and restaurants, but let’s be honest, the best part of this ancient city is its abundance of street kitties! Of course, you can’t loop all Dalt Vila street kitties together. They each have their own unique characteristics and personalities that tend to portray the message of, “Don’t fucking touch me”. After eight months of living…

  • Teaching English Abroad

    TEACHING ENGLISH ABROAD: KOREA VS. SPAIN

    Maybe you have a passion for teaching and an interest in foreign culture. Or maybe you just need to get the hell out and experience the vast world, NOW…and you happen to speak English. Either way, teaching English abroad is definitely a career worth considering.   Where should you teach English as a second language? It depends on your needs, interests and what you want to get out of the experience. If you have always wanted to learn one of the romance languages and you fancy the idea of nap time then think about Europe! If you have a lot of student debt to pay off, I’d recommend a country…

  • Music

    HAVE YOU HEARD KOREAN MUSIC? BEYOND BIG BANG, BTS AND BASIC BITCHERY

    Anyeong chingus! It’s been about six months since I left Korea and I thought I would turn my nostalgia into productivity! Korean music is rising to the top and reaching a larger world-wide audience than ever before. To my surprise and excitement, I’ve learned that many of my students here in Spain, are really into K-pop. There are some K-pop songs I fancy, and the ones I don’t are generally less painful than American pop lately, however there is a lot groovy stuff happening in Korea that doesn’t make its way to foreign audiences as often as EXO and the like. So If you are looking to expand your musical horizons, here are…

  • Morocco

    TWO WEEKS IN MOROCCO: WHERE TO GO & HOW TO GET THERE, AS A FEMALE TRAVELER

    Don’t be afraid to travel to Morocco as a woman. Don’t be afraid to go to Casablanca. Don’t be afraid to befriend the locals. {But use caution and common sense, as you should in any new place.}  15 Nights in Morocco was a pretty good amount of time to get a feel for the country and check out all the “must see” places. (Though of course there are many more great places we just didn’t have time for…yet!) Tangier – 2 nights Chefchaouen – 1 night (wish we stayed 2 nights) Fes – 2 nights Meknès – 1 night Casablanca – 1 night Marrakech – 3 nights Ouarzazate (Desert Tour)-…

  • Korea

    WINTER HIKING IN JIRISAN: KOREA’S HOLIEST MOUNTAIN

    Jirisan offers endless hiking, exceptional views and the opportunity to stay in mountain shelters overnight. Forget day trips to leisurely destinations such as green tea fields or bamboo forests, Jirisan is for those who want more. More adventure, more sense of accomplishment, and depending how seasoned you are, probably more pain. Don’t be like my friend and I, quickly picking routs and failing to realize how difficult they are. Let me get you familiar with the map now, so that you can make more educated decisions than I. When choosing your rout through Jirisan, the first thing you have to do is decide where you will enter the Mountain. One…

  • Thailand

    HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR SHORT SAY IN BANGKOK

    Bangkok is a breath of fresh air…well metaphorically. Literally, it is a breath of spicy, salty, stinky, sweet, gingery, sweaty, cilantro-y air. (And a bunch of other smells that I don’t have the culinary vocabulary to describe.) View from sky train platform at the Silom stop Most people I meet tend to treat Bangkok as a layover city. People often spend just one day, or even half a day, on their way from Chang Mai to the islands of the South…but Bangkok is so much more than that! There are so many places to explore and after three days, I had not seen everything I’d wanted to see. I will…

  • Thailand

    TWO WEEKS IN THAILAND: FROM BANGKOK TO KOH TAO

    I recently returned from my first ever solo travel trip and I will share with you here, the logistics and prices, as well as my personal reviews of tourism and reactions to Thailand. PLANE: $350.00 USD round trip Air Asia XJ -Booked through Skyscanner. -Carry-on limit: 15 kg/ 30 lb, plus your personal item. -Liquid limits 100ml bottles…I got away with 120ml. BANGKOK ACCOMMODATION: $7 USD / 250 THB per night Feel At Home Backpackers, Hostel -Located in Banglampoo. Short walking distance to Khao San Road, Lomprayah bus station and Chao Phraya River. -Female dorms offer huge lockers under beds for your entire luggage, mixed dorms only offer small lockers…

  • Uncategorized

    FIRST WEEK IN KOREA & EPIK ORIENTATION

    If you are reading this because you are preparing to come to South Korea to teach English through EPIK…Congratulations! You are making an awesome life decision!!! It’s normal to be a little nervous prior-to coming here, I know I was. I remember sitting in my kitchen on my last night in the U.S. thinking, “What am I getting myself into? What if I realize that I can’t handle living in a country so different? What if I end up hating the one experience I’ve been dreaming about for so long?!!” Well, I will tell you right now that out of the hundreds of English teachers I have met here so…