At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Spain and some of the social media accounts you should be following if you’re thinking of moving there.Hidden Spain
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Sue and her husband wanted to embrace the slower, more gentle pace of life in Spain, and moved their lives away from the dull, grey skies of England. Her feed is fun of gorgeous images – old and new, a serving up of tried and tested recipes & general thoughts on llfe in Extremadura as an expat.
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Though she has recently swapped the sunny shores of Spain for the tropical humidity of Malaysia, this digital nomad is still sharing her experiences, lessons learned and secret tips for living as an expat in Spain. With a bevy of countries visited, she certainly has a wealth of experiences to share.
Expats In Spain
With 54,000+ members, this is an incredibly active international community – and they brook no nonsense. Whilst the majority of members are lovely, helpful and positive, the moderators aren’t afraid to take action to ban and remove any people that use negative, abusive, rude or offensive comments as well as all the trolls and spam idiots. But, if you have questions about life on Europe’s Iberian Peninsula, about any of the 17 autonomous regions, this is the place to go.
Expat Dating Spain
Looking for amor? Katie May has been playing cupid and connecting up couples from her base in Spain for a long time. Her Facebook page is a great place dip in and out, even if you are already happily loved up, as she shares dating advice especially pertinent to the stresses of expat life.
Oh, Hello Spain
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This UK-born, Madrid-based blogger writes about her expat experiences, travel adventures and lessons learnt whilst setting up the practicalities of living in Spain. The tone is friendly and engaging, her images are beautiful and she explains the most intriguing Spanish customs thoroughly and with passion.
British Ex-Pats In Spain
Leaving behind Old Blighty for the alluring scent of sun-soaked Sangria is a temptation that many Brits give in to – and who would blame them? This public Facebook Group has been set up for those travellers – a place to chat, ask questions and room for the occasional grumble when the supply of tea is cut off from home.
My Move To Spain
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Quite simply, the ‘My Move To Spain’ team want to help expats to relocate and then settle into their home country. Their goal was to build a like minded community, sharing and exchanging experiences of life in Spain. Sharing their passion and tribulations of such a beautiful, slow-pace of life, the authors often produce free guide sheets that are incredibly helpful (including a comprehensive 90-day checklist.)
Barcelona International Expats
This not-for-profit meet up group is a casual network of expats based in Barcelona. It is perfect for newbies and settled members of the international community alike – they organise group experiences dining out, the best spots to enjoy the Barcelona night life and all kinds of fun. Members have variety of different backgrounds, nationalities, interests and points of view, creating a really dynamic and interesting international group where everybody is welcome to join.
Expats In Spain Help Site
Members of this group are dedicated to helping Expats before, during and after their stay in Spain. The authors are collating a database of information that will make any expats time in Spain much more comfortable – with information ranging from electricals to getting paperwork complete. Expat businesses and employers also occasionally advertise on the group wall.
We’re always on the lookout for more accounts to feature – if you write about living in Spain on social media, leave us a link in the comments and we’ll take a look!