When we first began our search for international teaching jobs, we had no idea where to start. The world is a big place and we hadn’t decided exactly where we wanted to end up; Google searches brought up little advice; the vast majority of websites and posts we found were aimed at TESOL/ESL teachers, rather than qualified…
Our new home is a small colonia, or neighbourhood, called Escandón. It sits right in the heart of the city, bordered by some of the city’s main thoroughfares.
Just over three weeks ago I was cramming my life (and shoes!) into two suitcases ready to fly halfway round the world and relocate to Mexico City. Since then it’s been a whirl of tourist trips, taxi rides and tequila…oh and teaching!
In just 10 days, I will boarding a plane and flying halfway around the world to begin the next chapter – teaching abroad.
Before I spent a summer backpacking solo around Costa Rica and Panama, the most common reaction I receive is: You’re going on your own?! So, what are some of the joys of solo travel?
Our second stop in Guatemala was Lake Atitlan. Lake Atitlan is 50 miles from Antigua and it is easy to book a mini-shuttle to the main town on the lake, Panajachel.
Antigua was my first stop in Guatemala. Flying in to Guatemala City, it is very simple and cheap to jump into a waiting mini bus for a ride an hour south-west to Antigua.
This February half-term, my boyfriend and I travelled to Barcelona. There is so much to see, do and taste in this city we wished we had longer to explore!
After spending a couple of days in Monteverde, Costa Rica, I travelled to La Fortuna, a town close to Arenal Volcano. To get there, I booked a transport service with my hostel in Monteverde – a jeep-boat-jeep trip (more accurately, a van-boat-van).
During my recent trip to the United States, I spent a jam-packed 36 hours in Philadelphia, the largest city in the state of Pennsylvania.