David's Journey to Spain

Current Location

Ourense, Spain

Hi everyone! I'm David, and I'm an English Teaching Assistant in an elementary school outside of Ourense, Spain, a small city in Galicia in the northwestern part of the country. Join me!


My friend Alden, who is an English teacher in the Czech Republic, visited me this week. We traveled to a town called Monforte de Lemos on October 26th and stayed in Ourense on October 27th.


Galician people are friendly and welcoming, which has helped me transition smoothly to life in Ourense. My goal is to meet as many people as possible in order to feel like a member of the community.

Field Notes

Galicia is known for having a wide array of plant and animal life, as well as its mountainous terrain. Galicia is much greener than other parts of Spain because it receives much more annual rainfall.


These are some photos from my recent trip to Porto, Portugal. Porto is the country's second largest city, and it is a popular destination for tourists from across Europe.