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" he has spent the last four years in Barcelona working as a freelance editorial and technical writer for local businesses and magazines. With an MA in Industrial Psychology, she has studied workplace behavior and practices, while engaging in a-typical work throughout her life for real life research on job satisfaction (and dissatisfaction!) and lifestyle design.
Stop with the winter already?. Dear Spain, So…yesterday as I was running through what I thought was a break in the rain, actual hail ricocheted off my uncovered skull. I arrived to the cafe where I was meeting with my friend with wet hair and mascara blobs sitting on my lashes, because I use this kind of mascara that makes ... Sat, 02 Mar 2013 16:12:47
The cost of living question ? answered! About once a month in the winter and once a week during the 3 other seasons, I receive a question regarding the cost of living in Barcelona, usually in the form of: “What do you think is the minimum someone needs to earn per month to live comfortably in Barcelona?” Sometimes there is mor... Sat, 09 Feb 2013 17:22:30
The average work day in Spain The average work day in Spain is negotiating its way between tradition–when no air conditioning existed, the country was poor, and business was 99% local–and the present day, which sees multinational corporations making Spain their home and the technology industry pulling the old corpora... Sun, 03 Feb 2013 15:45:24
The holidays may be over for you? Back home, the holidays are Over with a capital O. Come January 2nd, gifts have already been returned, re-gifted, put into use or put away. The new year has been rung in and work resumes uninterrupted. But not here – the holidays are still in full swing. Today, January 5th, there is an additio... Sat, 05 Jan 2013 19:21:57
The visit home ? Part I It’s Xmas time again, and I am on the second leg of my bi-yearly pilgrimage to the states. I’m in California after a brief visit to my brother’s place in Rhode Island, where he forgot me at the airport and already had three drinks in him when he finally answered his phone, 45 minut... Tue, 11 Dec 2012 07:34:36