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How To Beat Reverse Culture Shock

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay is an hour (50km) by ferry from downtown Buenos Aires. This makes it a great day trip destination for Argentinians and for weary travellers to spend a long weekend.

I realised I was in need of a break after walking around Buenos Aires, and feeling slightly teary about everything. So much to buy! So many choices! A classic sign of reverse culture shock. Luckily my plans already pointed to Uruguay; all I needed to do now was upgrade my hostel bunk bed for a large fluffy hotel bed with plenty of pillows, housekeeping and a view. Read more

On learning Spanish

It’s Sunday night and I should be doing my homework but instead I am lying on my bed watching the final episode of the Sherlock (BBC) series on my iPad as my curtains blow in the wind, signalling the day has finally cooled down.
I have completed my third week of Spanish classes and I am stuck constructing sentences in Spanish containing both definite and indefinite articles. Bizarrely enough, learning Spanish, I am introducing myself to more English grammar now than I ever did at school, when I did learn English! Read more

First week in Oaxaca

It’s taken me a while to get this blog post organised – Oaxaca so far has been a total immersion of experiences, colours, foods, people and Spanish – and to actually try to transcribe my last week into words has seemed too difficult to do everything justice. Where would I start?
So, my plan is to write about Oaxaca de Juárez piece by piece and then you will get some idea of the intricacies and layers in Oaxaca Read more

Embracing the Chaos

Reinventing Myself on Mexican Time

Dinner: A Love Story

My year living in Oaxaca, Mexico

Heart of Light

My year living in Oaxaca, Mexico

A Cup of Jo

My year living in Oaxaca, Mexico

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Striving for moderation while taking in all that Europe has to offer!

Simple Provisions

Food does not need to be fancy to be celebrated