As a black person living in a country like Spain where the population is largely homogenous – at least in outward appearance – it’s not an uncommon occurrence to find out that you’ve instantly become a walking museum exhibit. For many, you’re one of the few chances they have to get an up-close look – or touch – of this rarely-seen specimen that is a black person. Does that mean it’s ok for someone to breach your personal space for a rub of your skin or a grab at your hair? No. But it does help explain why it’s happening.Read More
Despite the normal stress of everyday occurrences, my saving grace is my family, and Spain couldn’t be a better place to raise one! From the amazing weather to great family activities, this list serves to prove that while my daily grind is indeed just as shitty as yours, I don’t mind it because raising a family in Spain rocks! If you're considering moving your family abroad, keep reading!Read More
Why should you move to Spain in your 28s? Your 33s? Your 42s? Because. You. Want. To. And unlike the vast majority of the 23-year-olds you are bound to encounter, you’ve lived that adult American life, and you know exactly what you’re walking away from. If you're on the fence about whether or not to take the plunge, this article is for you!Read More
Missed us? During 2018 we’ve been able to get back to the heart of LMDES, asking ourselves the hard questions like where we see LMDES going, what does our audience need and want from us, and how can we keep innovating this dope and thriving community that we’ve spent the last 4 years growing? Keep reading to find out more.Read More
This is probably the most common question we get at LMDES: What’s it like to be Black in Spain.Read More
Somewhere along the way, moving abroad has become synonymous with recklessness. Think about it for a moment. Let’s take a quick journey to the land of your subconscious.Read More
The best part about being a novice is that eventually, you’ll come out on the other side as an expert… right?Read More
Traveling as a POC is an adventure all on its own. Danni here and I can only speak from personal experience, but I believe that traveling as a WOC is both liberating and slightly intimidating.Read More
If you're interested in re-charging your batteries in a healthy and safe way, I strongly recommend creating a night time routine. This routine will look different for everyone, and the length and steps are totally up to you. That's the beauty: it's a sacred time of night that is reserved just for you, and you alone.Read More
Couldn’t make it to the LMDES Summer Kickback? Here’s what you missed!Read More
… I’m not a teacher!
This is probably the most common response we receive when we ask why people are hesitant to move abroad to countries like Spain, France, Japan, South Korea, UAE and Taiwan (all of which have government and private sponsored teaching programs).
That’s completely okay!Read More
We all know those people that we see on social media; constantly exploring new places, traveling to different parts of the world and those who just seem genuinely happy with their day-to-day life.
Here’s the thing... that can be you too.