Karen Mac Hale
BA in Arts from the University of Southampton.
5 years teaching experience.
Where are you from?
I’m from Tralee, a small town on the coast in the Southwest of Ireland.
Do you have any brothers and sisters?
Yes, I have one older sister Susan. She lives in The Netherlands and is a swimming teacher. She has one son called Fionn and he is 13.
What do you like about Pamplona?
I love the atmosphere in the old town and all the beautiful architecture. I also love the vast amount of small, empty roads outside Pamplona which are great for cycling around.
What is your favourite Spanish food?
The variety of pintxos.
What do you like doing in your free time?
I love cycling my road bike and I sometimes rock climb. In winter I like to snowboard and hike. When I am not active I enjoy reading, watching films and cooking.
What do you miss about home?
Of course I miss my family but I also miss walking on the beautiful, long beaches. I also miss the traditional music.