A journey to the soul of the Gili islands

The first thing that comes to mind when one thinks about the Gili islands is the relaxed holiday vibe ensured when sunbathing whilst being surrounded by nothing but water, sand and gorgeous island views colourfully painting the horizon. This dream come true kind of moment – a feeling most certainly shared by me – often…

Valencia

Arriving In the outskirts of Valencia in the middle of the night is not the most appealing idea and definitely not when you have to tug along two big suitcases for half an hour as the blablacar driver didn’t want to drop me at my hostel. Drenched with sweat I finally arrive at my hostel…

Segovia

Upon arriving in Toledo I started feeling well again and hence commencing my stroll through the picturesque village of Toledo. Seeing some of the must do’s such as the cathedral, churches, the many cozy streets and the food market. Topping the night off with a virgin mojito on top of the market’s building as I…

Toledo

So remember the annoying guy sleeping beneath me? Well after having had a free included breakfast, a wonderful free walking tour through Madrid and a free tour of the palace you can imagine how tired I must have been. Yet my lousy roommate entered the room in the middle of the night AGAIN! But this…

Three days, three cities

Sad but filled with renewed eagerness to travel I said goodbye to my new brother and his girlfriend, entering the bus that would take me to Madrid in a day. Arriving in Madrid late at night I tried to figure out the central metro system. I asked one of the workers how to get to…

The last month

Just before I left the job I got the chance to live with a Spanish family, costing far less than the overpriced hostels that Marbellian summer provided. It gave me some privacy and certainty of having a place to sleep. Whereas one night I came home to the hostel in the morning around 5 am,…

another job another day

I found a job after a week as a cocktail waitress. Now I am not the one to think unkind of anyone, but the bar owners attitude was awful. Like a ticking time bom the Parisian man dictated us around, working long night shifts without a proper break or food, we got screamed at for nothing…

choices

Wherever you stand in life I am sure you have been faced with a ton of choices, such as what do I want to become, which school do I attend to, and so on and on… I always felt as if it didn’t matter which choices I made because it seemed as if they all…

Formalities

With a job in my pocket I figured everything would go easily from now on, but I couldn’t be more mistaken. Because you can exchange your rights within Europe, I needed a certain number called the NIE number to enhance my countries paperwork. Thus I made my choice I would work instead of exploring Spain. With…

Getting a job

First things first! If you want to have a job you have to apply for one, sadly I forgot to make a curriculum vitae back home. With no computer or printer at hand what was I to do? I decided the next best thing was the good old pen and paper. During one week I…