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Sliding Out My Comfort Zone

September 27, 2016 Jade Aliana 0

Our stay in Cologne has by far been the best experience.  We stayed in a smaller town about thirty minutes from Cologne’s center city.  Every single person that I’ve met here has been so kind.  […]

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Fight, Flight, or Freeze

September 23, 2016 Jade Aliana 0

When I was 17, before I had a child, before I was engaged in youth work, before I ever thought of becoming a teacher, before I ever had a history class I enjoyed,  I had […]

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Café Conversations

September 22, 2016 Jade Aliana 0

In just two days I have three new students.  I don’t market, I no longer post ads or on ESL forums, I have gotten all of my students in the last year through word of […]

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If It Knocks

September 17, 2016 Jade Aliana 0

I’ve been working overtime this month.  I even went back to an old company just to get my money back together.  As much as I hated working so much I missed the checks. That’s the […]

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No More Credit Cards

September 10, 2016 Jade Aliana 0

I finally got my debit card.  Back in Spain I had an unfortunate run in with an ATM.  For the past two months I have had to use my credit card for EVERYTHING and 29.99% […]

Finding a safe place to live is the number one priority

Coming Home

September 8, 2016 Jade Aliana 0

I’m at a crossroads.  I don’t know if I’m on an extended/unending vacation or if I want to have a permanent home base that I can rent out when I’m traveling.  My past experiences with […]

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Real Regular

September 5, 2016 Jade Aliana 0

I may or may not be posting much.  I don’t know yet.  We have a month here and it’s been feeling real regular.  Jayla does her work; I do my work.  We have a park […]

Jayla had to write down the names of the meat so we wouldn't buy the wrong thing

Groceries and Restaurants

September 5, 2016 Jade Aliana 2

I’ve been eating a lot.  More than my three meals and three snacks per day.  A lot of it has been snacks, sweets, and treats.  I just want to taste everything.  Now that we’ll be […]

Wifi on the train meant I could teach a class

Fined 40 Euros

September 5, 2016 Jade Aliana 0

A few days before getting to my AirBnB I message my host to make sure the accommodations are still available and to re-introduce myself.  I also ask them if there is a preferred method for […]