P.S I love you, DublinĀ 

A few hours ago, I returned from a weekend trip to Ireland! I went to visit Mae, one of my closest friends who is studying there at the moment. Although Ireland is vastly different from Australia in many ways (especially where the weather is concerned), going there gave me a small taste of what it…

Soft gato, warm gato

gato: cat It has been over a month now since I’ve lived in Madrid. Although there are many other cities to see, I thought it would still be a nice idea to share some of the things I’d still like to see/do here: Watch the sunset at Templo de Debod See a rooftop terrace Go…

The Geneva Snow Queen

And so begins the weekend getaway trips! I had the incredible chance to spend last weekend in Geneva with my aunt’s friend, Emma. I couldn’t believe my eyes on Friday morning when I arrived into an array of white snow! It was my first real experience with snowfall, and it was more beautiful than I…

FAB FOUR: Some food/drink tips I’ve learnt so far in Madrid

Trialling a new format – this way in the future I may be able to cover some of my current and future favourite cafes, tapas restaurants, places to see, etc. I’ve seen many articles that contain lists and although there are a lot of them, they are generally quite easy to read. I like to…

Adventures in tapasĀ 

I had my first proper tapas experience a few nights ago! Some friends and I went to a street which was recommended to me in a district called La Latina. La Latina is famous for its tapas and the street of Calle de Cava Baja is where the locals will often go to eat. After…

Livin’ la vida local

Excuse the pun…I thought it was quite clever. I thought I would share some of my initial thoughts on living abroad for the first time. What surprised me the most was the way in which I absorbed what Madrid had to offer. Had I been a tourist or here on holiday, I most likely would…