The Great Escape by Harvie Chiu - Profesor de inglés en Madrid

The Great Escape

Finding the courage to take a break from your life and spend time travelling by yourself can be daunting, but it could do wonders for your body and your mind. It is not a decision to make gently. You may begin to doubt your decision because of a mixed reaction from your friends and family. But remember, it does not matter what anyone else thinks. If you want to do it, do it. Stop dreaming about travelling. Make it a reality.

Use the time to relax and reconnect with yourself or someone else in your life. It could give you the chance to appreciate what you have, what you want to achieve, and focus on your well-being. Give your eyes a rest and your brain a break. Having the time to immerse yourself in the enlightenment of a country, gaining an insight into its people’s values, can be extremely rewarding. Travelling alone can increase your confidence, make you more independent, and help you become self-sufficient and self-reliant. Being on your own also encourages you to make new acquaintances, be it a local or another traveller looking for a companion. 

A way to achieve this is to book extended breaks with dedicated travel companies and avoid the generic ones.

⇒ Oasis Overland 

With like-minded travellers, one can spend up to 40 weeks exploring deserts, jungles, and mountains, and while trekking might not be for the faint-hearted, you will make memories and friendships that will last a lifetime.

⇒ Voluntary Service Overseas

Volunteering allows you to put your life into perspective for example working with the deprived and people empowerment. This can be rewarding, especially if you have been affected by illness or tragedy. 

⇒ Rayleigh International

This organisation offers the chance to work on sustainable projects with local communities in Asia, Central America, India, and Tanzania. 

⇒ Explore! 

From group tours to solo travellers ranging from active adventures, walking holidays, cycling trips, and self-guided options, Explore! offers over 500 trips from over 120 countries where you can explore cultures, landscapes, wildlife, and communities for example in the Arctic and the Americas.


07 April 2021

Learn English with Music- You & I COVER

Do you want to understand song lyrics? Learn English with music with me. I give you a set of questions at the beginning so pay close attention to the lyrics and see if your answers are correct at the end of the video.
Johana Konecna

07 April 2021

Las 5 mejores academias de inglés en Barcelona

Te detallamos las 5 mejores academias de inglés en Barcelona para que aciertes en tu elección para aprender inglés. Seguro que habrás visitado muchas academias de inglés en Barcelona, pero aún no has decido en cual realmente puedes confiar para aprender inglés.
Ana Elena Kramarenko

04 April 2021

A different view of Spanish politics

A look at Spanish politics from an anglophone perspective may be more objective than listening to one side of a divided country.

30 March 2021

The Balance In Teaching Children

Experience and tips in teaching pre-school children. When they have dynamic routine classes they’ll surprise us all by how much they can learn even being so young.
Vaiva V. Markes

25 March 2021

4 Ways to Practice English Outside of Class... That aren't Netflix

Tired of your teacher telling you to watch a movie or show on Netflix to practice your English? Here are 4 different, quick, and easy ways to practice.
Blanca Sanchez Rocha Baldasano

24 March 2021

How a huge lifestyle change exposed me to the world of teaching

Bulgaria! Who would want to live there? And where the heck is it anyway? I would soon to find out and was ready to embrace the lifestyle changes that led me to becoming a teacher.
Bev Sisson

24 March 2021

Teaching English to children is...... a mixed bag of emotions!

I find it very gratifying when a young student 'gets it' . A child who has been so frustrated but put their heart and soul into practicing their Achilles’ heel. But, why do some just give up, they do not go the extra mile, it doesn’t matter. Or does it?
Bev Sisson

22 March 2021

Aprende phrasal verbs con canciones

Aprender inglés es un rollo. Las cosas como son. Estudiar gramática, memorizar tiempos verbales, realizar ejercicios repetitivos… y los famosos phrasal verbs. Por suerte hay maneras de hacer que sea divertido y entretenido ¡estudiando con canciones! En esta entrada de blog no solo hay 10 canciones con las que estudiar sino también dos ejercicios para ponerte a prueba ¿has cantado lo suficiente?
Georgina Malagarriga
1ª Clase Gratis