I hope with this focused blog, I can provide a resource for those wanting to make the transition to Spain in general and Barcelona in particular–short or long term–to help make that move as smooth as possible.
About me: California born "American Expat" has spent the last 4.5 years in Barcelona working as a freelance instructional designer and web based training developer.
Her blog is a mix of helpful information for the would-be expat, personal reflections and rants.
European wardrobe vs.California wardrobe Living in this general area of Europe–Northern Spain, Southern and central France, Northern and central Italy–requires modifications to one’s wardrobe. Not to try to fit in, mind you, but simply to deal with the climate, the terrain and the lifestyle. I’ve tried to make my CA... Mon, 09 Dec 2013 16:08:18
Three accomplishments in five years Having just passed my five year anniversary here, I thought I’d sum up what I might call accomplishments. There aren’t many, three to be exact. But their impact is big! 1. I can finally converse on the phone in Spanish without complete bewilderment. The lack of body language and facial e... Sun, 10 Nov 2013 15:58:48
Barcelona ? is not in Spain? For those unfamiliar, here is what is happening: The region of Catalonia (Catalunya) is generally considered to be fighting for independence from Spain, though not everyone would say that it is fighting for independence, because not everyone supports it. I won’t get into the reasons why ̵... Sat, 12 Oct 2013 12:47:42
Expat Life: Not Always A Smooth Ride! There is an interesting and clever infographic going around looking at the major challenges with expat life around the world. I particularly identify with the final point, Sense of Humor – I know my personality does not come across here (a good thing?) because so much of American humor is base... Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:59:56
Coworking in Spain If you find yourself in Europe, working independently in whatever profession and thus working from a “home office”, you might find yourself in the same position as me: Easily distracted in your “home office” constantly taking a quick break to do laundry, play with the cat, cl... Sun, 08 Sep 2013 18:17:40