• Cryptocurrency

    Investing in my first HYIP in 2019: Lessons learned as a crypto rookie

    So, I’ve owned cryptocurrency for almost two months now and what an interesting two months it’s been! I’ve learned a lot I tell you. I also made my first investment too – yay! Admittedly, that first investment came from an emotional place. A common mistake for rookie traders to make, I hear. I was fighting an uphill battle with iHERB, who were asking me to accept a 130€ loss on a package they had not successfully delivered to me. It wasn’t a sure thing that I would win the dispute as they were being exceedingly difficult. So, at that time, I was looking for a plan B to recuperate my…

  • Spain

    Camino Barcelona: Review of my experience in 2019

    When I think of Camino Barcelona, I think of the “school with heart”. Throughout the last 3 months here, in many ways it has come to feel like home. I have also experienced a number of situations that would test the school’s limits and flexibility, which is why I now feel licensed to write this review. So here I am – writing a review!   How I found Camino Barcelona I first started looking into Spanish language schools in July 2018. I was thinking about a move to Spain at the time, but wasn’t 100% sure I would do it and so was exploring my options. Originally, I was looking…

  • Relocation,  Spain

    Fluency in Spanish: The journey of a wannabe Spanish speaker

    I had an amazing epiphany this morning: Spanish is getting easier! It seems so insignificant and yet… for someone who is trying to learn a new language the road to fluency can be tough. My first steps towards learning Spanish started in December 2017. I had been dating my then Mexican boyfriend for a few months and we were planning my trip to Monterrey a little while later to visit him and the family. There was only one problem. His parents spoke no English and my Spanish consisted of little more than “hola”, “gracias” and “sombrero!”. Ay dios mio! Since I’m a pretty social person and I’m not one for awkward silences,…