It’s often difficult to know what to look out for when you’re considering a move to a new country, but there are plenty of blogs out there that provide tips and tricks for potential (and actual) expats, and here at Expat Focus, we’ve been taking a look around the blogosphere to find some of our favourites. Today we’re focusing on Spain; here are five recommended Spanish expat blogs.Expat In Spain
Run by an American who has been living there for four years, Expat In Spain provides up-to-date tips about living, working and celebrating holidays in Spain. A great resource for anyone who is thinking about moving but hasn’t quite made up their mind yet, the blog provides a general insight into Spanish life, rather than focusing on a specific part of the country. With topics including buying or renting a home, finding work, managing money and learning the language, Expat In Spain is a valuable resource for expats old and new.
An English-born, American-raised expat who now lives in Barcelona, Jessica provides a fun, friendly look at life in the administrative capital of Catalonia. With tips about travelling around Spain, the best things to see and do, and how to cope with a move to a new country, Hola Yessica is a must-read, particularly for younger expats who may be moving abroad for the first time.
Scribbler In Seville
A nice mixture of explaining Spanish traditions, discussing what it’s like to be an expat family and tips about the city itself, Scribbler In Seville aims to help those who are thinking of moving to “Spain’s most romantic city”. Run by journalist, translator, teacher and mother-of-two Fiona, the blog gives us a glimpse of life in a busy, multicultural household.
Sunshine & Siestas
Sunshine & Siestas provides tips for moving abroad in general, and living as an expat in Spain in particular, from an American teacher of English living in Seville. Cat’s posts about the travel opportunities around the Iberian peninsula are not to be missed, and the blog also provides an interesting insider’s viewpoint on the Spanish education system. Definitely a great blog for those who are thinking of teaching English as a foreign language in Spain, and for anyone who likes the idea of travelling around the country rather than stopping in one place.
Olivia is a communications professional from Minnesota who now works as an English teacher in Madrid. A mixture of travel, culture and education posts, Travels Untranslated is another one that will give readers an idea of the advantages and challenges of Spanish bilingual schools. With a nice blend of fun, irreverent looks at local quirks and customs, and more introspective posts about what it’s like being an expat in Spain, Travels Untranslated gives a good idea of what it’s like living and working in the Spanish capital.
Those are our five recommended Spanish expat blogs for today. Do you write about being an expat? Leave us a comment and let us know!