Posts tagged expat tips
What Living Abroad Taught Me About My Blackness

Despite what we often hear, our pigment is not a crime and this melanin of ours does not warrant suspicion. Black people are loved and adored around the world. To some we’re the curious unknown, the first person of color that they’ve ever seen in person, so, yeah, we get stares or picture requests or the occasional head rub. Dear Black men, here's why you should travel. 

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How Moving To Europe Can Help You Finally Get Fit

When getting ready to move to Europe, the thought of weight gain (or weight loss) is probably one of the first things that come to mind, and with good reason. The endless accessibility to fresh bread and high quality yet affordable wine is tempting on so many levels. I’ll start by saying this, while living in Spain I’ve been the heaviest weight I’ve ever been in my life, as well as the healthiest. Hear me out...

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4 Tips To Ease Your Way Into Veganism

Starting out the journey to becoming a vegan is a big positive step forward. Each person will have his or her own personal reasons for wanting to do it. If you are curious to learn about it or to try it, here are a few helpful tips on making the transition much easier.

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How To Deal When You Head Back Home: 6 Stages of Adjusting After Living Abroad

Coming home after a period of time living abroad isn’t always easy. Things aren’t the same as you remember. You aren’t even the same. Finding your place again when everyone and everything has moved on can make readjusting to your new old life seem a little bit like learning to walk again. Plus there’s the emotional toll of leaving behind new friends and abandoning what had become your new normal. Here's how to deal with repatriation and all that it comes with. 

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Meet La Morena: Long Term Expat Nicole Angela

From Alaska to the heart of Spain, Nicole is an expat who really knows how to go after what she wants. With over 10 years living in the country, she has dedicated her time here to advancing professionally and growing as an individual. From flamenco, English teaching and acting, she has been able to go after what she truly wants while living in the country. Recently starting her own business in the wine industry, Nicole is breaking boundaries once again. We got to speak with her to hear her story of how she ended up in Spain, why she's decided to stay long term and the importance of being open minded when moving abroad. 

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Wanderlust Wednesday: Linda of Looks Like Berlin

Linda, the face behind Looks Like Berlin, a fashion blog based out of Germany, tells LMDES all about her experience as a blogger, and lover of all things style, in Berlin. Not only does she know where to shop, and which stores to check out, she also shares a few tips on how bloggers can grow their networks.

 

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Top 10 Spanish Films Every English Speaker Should Watch

There are several different ways to practice Spanish: talking to native speakers, reading the news in Spanish, changing your language preference on your social media accounts, signing up for classes, or just plain old immersion. If a trip to Spain or Latin America is not in your foreseeable future, don’t fret.

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3 Ideas Originales Para La Primera Cita

This post is as much for women as it is for men: everyone wants to have a fantastic first date. Even though the ideas that I’m going to give are related to Madrid, they are universal and can be modified for your own cities. Either way, the main point is to plan your date or at the very least have some ideas in mind. There’s nothing worse than meeting someone and spending twenty minutes asking: But, what do you want to do?

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Puppy Love: How To Bring Your Dog When You Move Abroad

You love your pet, not everybody gets that, but I do. And Spain, hard as it tries, it is not a third world country. If you’ve managed to live on your own and care for you pet, you’ll manage to do the same in Spain without much additional effort. So let’s get right to it. Here are tips for how to move abroad with your pet. 

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On Feeling Grounded: Four Ways To Find Home Anywhere In The World

I’m a chronic traveler. I’ve said “hello” and “good-bye” more times than I can count. The issue lies in the fact that I spent so many years holding onto my “home”, Chicago, because I was afraid that if I loosened my grip even in the slightest, I’d lose it forever. My advice: Support one another, and build something great. To all the nomads, travelers, self-proclaimed wanderlust-havers: we are stronger together than we could ever be apart. Build. Create. Unite.

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