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Brett Hetherington, Catalonia

Published Monday November 11, 2019 (14:42:47)
Brett Hetherington
Who are you?

My name's Brett Hetherington and I'm a European (Australian/British) journalist, teacher and author (most recently of Slow Travels in Unsung Spain) living in Catalonia, Spain with my partner/wife Paula and our teenage son Hugo.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

Our first move was to Japan in 1999 (where Hugo was born) and three years later we moved to England.    more ...


Sam Ritchie, Huercal-Overa

Published Monday August 19, 2019 (17:23:04)
Sam Ritchie
Who are you?

My name is Sam Ritchie. I have been writing blogs on and off for seven years. I am also a contributor to the international best selling book 365 Life Shifts. I am the proud director and shareholder of a company that allows normal people to buy gold bullion from as little as one gram.    more ...


David, Andalucia

Published Wednesday August 22, 2018 (11:12:15)
David and Danya
Who are you?

My name is David and together with Danya I am responsible for the How To Traveller blog. I am originally from Dublin in Ireland, and Danya is from São Paulo in Brazil.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

We first moved from Ireland to Malta to live in 2010 and enjoyed some great times there.    more ...


Gavin, Malaga

Published Friday September 29, 2017 (04:24:20)
Who are you?

I am Gavin, a 28 year old from Newcastle, who teaches English in Spain and writes occasional blog posts about my adventures along the way.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I originally moved to Australia in 2011 and lived there for almost three years.    more ...


Anna, Finestrat

Published Wednesday August 23, 2017 (08:39:12)
Who are you?

Hi my name is Anna and I'm a 27-year-old German girl from Hamburg.    more ...


Brooke Herron, Madrid

Published Tuesday November 22, 2016 (16:42:27)
Brooke Herron
Who are you?

I’m a Californian, born and raised. I come from a 14 year professional background in the wine industry. I did study abroad in 2005 when I was 25 ( I went to school over many years due to not having enough $ to do it in four years or without loans and aid) in Italy.    more ...


Adele de Caso, Murcia

Published Tuesday December 08, 2015 (15:29:12)
Adele & Jaime de Caso
Who are you?

I am Adele de Caso,and I live with my husband and three children in the Murcia region of Spain. I am an author, success coach and network marketing business owner.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

We first moved to Spain in 2006 just for a 9 month period. We wanted our children to be bilingual. Jaime is half Spanish but he was never taught the language when he was younger.    more ...


Ali Meehan, Costa del Sol

Published Friday November 06, 2015 (17:00:20)
Ali Meehan
Who are you?

My name is Ali Meehan, I live on the Costa del Sol and I am a serial expatiate keen to integrate and enjoy the culture of my wonderful new home country. As the founder of Costa Women, I am a social entrepreneur with the largest social networking community for women living in, or planning on relocating to Spain.

Costa Women won Best of British Social Club by The Telegraph and Expat Stars award from MyCurrencyTransfer.    more ...


Kelly McLachlan, Santa Pola

Published Wednesday November 04, 2015 (14:33:49)
Kelly McLachlan
My name is Kelly McLachlan. I moved to Spain with my friend to work a season at her uncle's restaurant back in 2003. It was only supposed to be for one summer and I'm still here...12 years later. The work was already there and we literally packed for just the summer. We were to move into the flat that her uncle owned for staff, so we were lucky that accommodation was taken care of for us.

We were in a predominantly expat area on an urbanization and had a LOT of Brits as neighbours. They were a friendly bunch, we all helped each other out as we were all in the same boat, so to speak.    more ...


Anne Pinder, Madrid

Published Saturday February 07, 2015 (21:51:48)
Anne Pinder
Who are you?

My name is Anne Pinder, originally from central Iowa (USA), but after more than half my life in Madrid at least partly Spanish. I love hiking, cycling, reading and discovering new places.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

My first trip to Spain was a study abroad program. I came back in 1978, never knowing I’d stay for more than thirty years!

What challenges did you face during the move?    more ...

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