Living in Spain since 1998, the expat life has its ups and downs. Things aren´t always simple when you live in another country. Different ideas, different cultures and foods. On this blog I like to share advice as a long term expat to help people looking to move abroad. Often the move is maade with the best intentions but learning the local language is harder than it seems. As a bilingual speaker in Spanish and English I try to see both sides of the coin and suggest solutions that can work for both sides.
Expat Life style
There is a saying in Spanish ´hablando se entiende la gente´ speaking makes you understand people this is useful when thinking about adjusting to a new life abroad. IF you cannot speak to the locals of course it makes everything much more complicated. Over the years here I have seen people come and go.
I try to give a grounded realistic approach and keep the romantic ideas of an eternal holiday at bay. In Spain we do live in the sunshine most of the year but we still have to clean the house and work every now and then. Expat Life can be very rewarding especially on a cultural level. Learning a second or third language is a huge benefit for your brain and possibly your career but it may not come easy at first. Learning a new language takes a lot of time and discipline. Total immersion is one of the best ways to accelerate this process of course.
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