about me

Originally from New York, I’ve been making my way around Europe for the past 3 1/2 years, teaching English, as well as tackling a variety of freelance projects.


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After a year studying in Spain, (and then a couple back in the states) I headed first to Italy, then Germany, and now as of June 2013 I’ve made the circle complete(-ish) moving to Madrid to pursue a Master’s, continue teaching, and eat a whole lot of tapas (while being completely relieved to live somewhere I speak the language again).

I decided to start this blog to write and share a little bit about some of my favorite places and experiences with you, whether you’re traveling, living abroad, or just hold a curiosity like me about how life is lived in other places.

Please feel free to leave a comment, ask a question, and follow me on twitter (@balenciagamos) if you like what you find here, or if there’s something you’d like to see more of, just let me know!

Thanks for visiting!




4 thoughts on “about me

  1. Ciao Kat, nice to “meet you” on here. It sounds like you’ve had some great adventures in Europe, so keep up the writing! Can I ask where you’re originally from?? Take care!

  2. Love this blog! How did you become an English Teacher abroad? Sounds like a great way to see the world and get paid! =)

    • Thank you very much! Teaching english is a really good way to be able to live and work abroad. You don’t get paid much, but that can be fine, depending on what your priorities are! I got started doing this by taking the CELTA certification course for 5 weeks in Milan, then I began teaching private lessons and eventually found work with a school that could help me get a residency and work permit. Depending on your nationality, that legal stuff is usually the trickiest part. Let me know if you have any other specific questions about this!

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