Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, Belem, Portugal
Not worth the 10 EUR ( sorry PT), but good for people watching…
I’m planning on getting another tattoo next week by my friend, Chris (IG: dolphintattoos), and I can’t decide what I want. I mean, none of my tattoos have ever been well-thought-out or planned, so maybe I should stick to that method of decision making… #makingmymomproud
[photo and “see ya sucker” tattoo compliments of Nico (IG: nicodirtystyle)]
Muchísimas gracias, chiquita!
Though sometimes questionable, I’m fluent in English, pretty comfortable in Spanish, meh in Russian, basic/intermediate in French, and I have fun with Portuguese.
In school I studied Spanish (6 years) and Russian (4 years) and taught myself the French and Portuguese that I know.
My goal is to be fluent or at least comfortably advanced in all these languages (besides French) by the time I’m 28; so, that’s how I’m organizing my next couple years- Russia first, Portugal next, then Spain or South America. I would also love to learn some Polish or another Slavic-based language, but I should probably stick to these first ;) Learning a language is often frustrating, but I really do love it.
Thanks for asking!
Thank you!!! :D
I get a lot of questions about how I can afford to travel and I do plan on writing a more in depth response to these questions, but for now I’ll keep it short.
While I was living in Paris, I was working as an au pair. I had a sick set up. My bosses took care of everything, paying me enough $$ to have some left over for traveling around Europe and now a little road trip (I leave today ^^). I won’t lie, my situation is a little uncommon compared to most au pairs.
When I was in Russia in summer 2012, I got a scholarship that paid for everything- travel, home-stay, classes, etc. They even gave me $900 “to enjoy my time in Russia”. Uh, wut?
Now I’m returning to Russia for 9 months with another amazing scholarship, which also pays for everything and then some.
For all prior trips to these, it was a mixture of killing myself with work and school and living life frugally. I was traveling this way until I met some people in Peru, who showed me that getting paid, while living abroad was an actual option. More on that later…
There are so many options out there, depending on what you are interested in doing. All it takes is some research and knowing that work and travel is possible.
**Again, I’ll delve more into how I can afford to travel, when I get back from my road trip. Until then, follow my instagram for updates on the road :))