LIVING IN SPAIN

LIVING IN SPAIN

Spain is an amazing country, as I often repeat over and over throughout this site. Seriously though, I love it. I have traveled around the world and worked in different countries to find myself living in Spain on the East Coast. My situation is a little different from other expatriates in Spain, as my residency is based on my partnership with a Spaniard. Nevertheless, we decided to move to Spain because I am not a fan of long cold winters, and as well the lifestyle suited our personalities.
 

I decided that although discovery and travel are super awesome and important, this site needed a dedication to those who not only want to visit Spain but to those who want to live here. Hopefully, I can help answer any questions or doubts and provide some insight into living in this wonderful country.

Lifestyle

One of my favourite things about Spain is that there is less pressure on working long and hard, and more focus on enjoying life. By this I mean there is less pressure to work all day (although some people do) and allowing time to enjoy a siesta in the afternoon. This is coupled with the fact you can go out any evening to enjoy some tapas and cervecitas with friends or grab a bite for Almuerzo at any cafe.

Climate

The East Coast of Spain, Valencia where I live, is more of compromise for people like me who could do without seasons (particularly the cold ones) and my partner who likes some variety. It is generally very mild (whether that be mildly cold or mildly warm) during Spring and Autumn and Winter, with Summer being very hot and dry (although very humid).

MY SPAIN EXPAT JOURNAL

I cannot say I am an expert at living in Spain, but I can share with you my personal experiences. They might not apply to everyone or every situation, but hopefully, they can give you an idea of what it's like living here! Keep in mind, I am living on the East Coast, which can be different from Central, Northern, or Southern Spain in ways of life, work etc.
 

The one thing I hate about living in Spain

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Hit the race track and learn how to be MotoGP Pilot

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My experience taking the CELTA in Valencia, Spain

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Getting in, out and around the city.

Public Transport In Valencia Spain

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What you need to know to enter Spain

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What you need to know before traveling to Spain

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EXPAT UPDATE

I have been working during the week and exploring during the weekend. Besides that, I am also planning a Spanish wedding!

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