Organising a round the world trip is stressful!

Planning a round the world trip is not easy. In effect I’m leaving behind all that I have worked hard for all these years for the unknown. So many people have said to me ‘if it’s so stressful just don’t go’. but I need to go! Luckily there are books out there that go through…

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Am I crazy for wanting to travel long term?

  In exactly one month I will be boarding a plane to Dubai. Leaving everything that I have worked for for a year. My life will change dramatically. For every person that has wished me luck and remarked about what an amazing time I will have, another person has said ‘travel? Alone? For a year?…

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First impressions of Linares, Andalucia

Linares was my first taste of ‘real Spain’. It’s located in Jae’n in Andalusia in Southern Spain. It’s known for it’s mining history but the last mine closed it’s doors in 1991. We were all dying to experience Linares the next day. We experienced Spains cafe culture by enjoying  a delicious, fresh breakfast on a small…

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An unexpected road trip to Linares!

On the last night in Candeleda we had a disco. I looked around at all of the people in the room and thought about how close we had all became during that past week and how upset I would be if I never saw them again. Giselle then came up to me and asked how…

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My first Travel Blogger Interview!

I have just been featured in an interview with the wonderful Neil from Backpacks and Bunkbeds! Have a read and find out about my first travel experience and my exciting future travel plans! http://www.backpacksandbunkbeds.co.uk/travel-blogger-interviews/stephanie-pearlsnpassport/       Need more Inspiration? July travel plans: I’m heading to Tuscany, I… My one week Travel-versary! The best thing…

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Losing my inhibitions by being provocative in a play

Each night in Candeleda we attended an assembly where the master of ceremonies talked about the day, future plans and there was also some entertainment. The entertainment varied and we enjoyed talks, presentations and theatre. The role plays and theatre helped the Spaniards develop their English skills by applying them in a different setting. This…

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Visiting the sleepy town of Candeleda and a Bee museum

The hotel that we stayed at was a few miles away from civilisation. All that surrounded us was beautiful mountains, lush greenery and a few nearby farms. One day I took a bike ride to the surrounding countryside and found many charming farms full of cute sheep and goats. I think we were based in…

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Enjoying a BBQ at Sunset and Spanish dancing skills!

The Anglos and Spaniards were no longer strangers, they were friends. I’ve never had such a close bond with such an eclectic group of people before. We were all excited to let our hair down and enjoy a few drinks together at our first party night in Candeleda! Everyone dressed up in their finest clothes…

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Experiencing traditional Spanish Queimada

Fire blazed in the darkness, our faces illuminated in the cool night air. I felt a breeze across my neck and heard faint cackling coming from behind me. I turned aroud at lightening speed to see Witches surrounding us, uttering a Galician spell as the strong smell of alcohol burnt my nostril. No I was…

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Teaching English in Candeleda

So there I was, on a bus full of Spanairds and Anglos from all around the world on my way to a hotel in an isolated little Spanish town. We sat Anglo-Spaniard on the bus. I was sat next to a very chatty Spanish man. Initially I wondered what the hell we would talk about…

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