Blogs from Vigo, Galicia, Spain, Europe


Europe » Spain » Galicia » Vigo July 14th 2015

This is a great place for some rest and to get ready for the trip to Leon.... read more

Europe » Spain » Galicia » Vigo June 29th 2015

Do not be fooled by the photos, we have not been to the Caribbean! The Cíes Islands are a small archipelago at the entry of the Ría de Vigo. They are part of the National Park of the Atlantic Islands and they have access restricted to a certain number of people a day to preserve the flora, fauna and beauty of the place. The only way to stay overnight there is staying in the one and only camping (or if you have your own boat) and you need a reservation in advanced or you won't be allowed on the boat from Vigo. The archipelago is just 2 hours away from my hometown but I have managed to somehow not to go there in all my years (however, this is not that bad, since as I was ... read more
Singing seagull
Clear blue waters
Sunset from Illa do Medio

Europe » Spain » Galicia » Vigo June 19th 2015

Dear All, It was a wonderful day here in Galicia. The temperatures are increasing, and we start to feel like the summer is finally approaching. This morning, we met at the usual bus stop in front of the school at 8.20 am, and we waited for our private bus which took us for an hour drive to visit the splendid port of the city of Vigo. Vigo is another famous city in Galizia and its port, which is the biggest in Europe, gives work to more than 10.000 people. Once there, we learned everything about the daily life of a port. In particular we observed the different boats that are utilized to catch the fish in Spain, and along the coast of France and England. Then we observed several of the products that are imported to ... read more

Europe » Spain » Galicia » Vigo October 9th 2013

Today began with munchkins and ended with How I Met Your Mother, so I’d say that’s a pretty successful day! I got up again to the sound of some tacky alarm and the sound of children’s groans, I got dressed and then got breakfast ready before helping Susi get the kids up and ready. After a grueling time with Lucia, who was in a BAD mood, I walked them to school and began one of my favorite parts of the day—walking back from dropping them off from school, because I know that the possibilities of my day are ENDLESS. Today I wasn’t too tired to I talked to Susi in Spanish some (GO ME!) and then I dozed and read in bed. I then went to meet some girls for lunch and fro-yo (again: ... read more

Europe » Spain » Galicia » Vigo October 8th 2013

Ahhhh, school. It's a little strange to be In School again after more than five months out...but what I just realize is how much I ADORE school. I'm trying to hard to pick up Spanish, to both understand and speak the wonderfully useful language. Which means Tuesdays and Thursdays my life revolves around my lessons at the universidad de vigo. Every other day of the week is simply filled with flash cards! Today was no exception, it began earlier than I would have liked--with taking the babies to school before I napped before taking the bus up the many hills to the university. Once there I ran some errands and then headed to class, where I spent two hours being slightly confused but happy to be learning (past tense today; something I need a lot of ... read more

Europe » Spain » Galicia » Vigo October 7th 2013

A day back and I am happy and content. Getting back at night was VERY interesting! It comprised me waiting an hour for a bus that never came to find out that it doesn't run on Sundays (boooooo!), so I walked home from the bus station; and let's just put it this way---it's usually a 45-60 minute bus that was super 11pm...when I was sure I was going to be mugged...again...but I made it, safe and sound! Thus, I lived to tell the tale. Once home, susi and I chatted for a while before going to bed. She to me that I didn't need to work in the morning---because she's an angel. So this morning I had a nice lie in. After which, aka at 11am, I got up and hot the gym. There ... read more

Europe » Spain » Galicia » Vigo September 30th 2013

Ah, another week begins! So this was my first, well second BIG test in which I was to face the ultimate challenge: kids in the morning! AHHHH! So I rose early, got dressed, set the table and then dared to do the impossible: GET THEM UP, DRESSED, FED AND ON TIME TO SCHOOL!!! And I tell you what it happened; I bribed Marta with sweets, was stern with George, coaxed Lucia out of bed and got Elena up last! Then they all were fed, cleaned and off to school. I thought I had a victory when “it” happened: Elena decided to get cry-ey…meaning we were half way there when she needed the toilet, which she then needed to cry about for the remainder of the walk; then she didn’t want to go to school so she ... read more

Europe » Spain » Galicia » Vigo September 27th 2013

RAIN RAIN GO AWAY! Oh how the wind howled, how the rain poured and how the kids fought with umbrellas against it all! Needles to say, this weekend will been a rainy one. The dash to school was quite the adventure this morning before anther wet adventure to the gym! I then headed out to face the storm one more time for coffee and shopping with Jen. There is something I have recently discovered…that I ADORE leather…so of course when I found a leather belt…you can imagine how things went down hill (or up hill depending on your perspective!). After some nice grown-up time, I went to get the kids and eat Paella at home before we hung around inside because of the rain. I then battled the rain with my comrades: Marta and Lucia to ... read more

Europe » Spain » Galicia » Vigo September 26th 2013

I have found the secret to being a good au pair: TAKE A NAP! I realized that I have been having no energy for the kids, so today I took a nap…well I went back to sleep after taking them to school! And I felt so much more on top of it and awake with energy that I came up with ideas of what to play with them, was funny and charismatic and had fun with them on the play gym and at the park. It was a great feeling to be settling into my job here, getting used to the hours, kids, work, people, language etc.; it’s all an adjustment! And adjusting I am! Sometimes I have moments of sadness or panic, but one should always have those if one is doing something worth wild! ... read more

Europe » Spain » Galicia » Vigo September 25th 2013

Ah kids, watching them makes me wonder if I’ll ever have any of my own, and if I did how I would raise them. I thought these were kind of strange thoughts to be having but when I went out with two other au pairs today they said exactly the same thing…to the “T”! That it really makes you think about all of that “further down the line” stuff; what we all really realized was that the most important factor in all of that is WHO you marry and have kids with, WHO your partner is. We all also realized that we were going to have kids a long way down the road! Haha! Apart from that lovely revelation I had a pretty good day, it began with a fast workout at the gym after I ... read more

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