Posts tagged experience
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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Soy Estadounidense... Y No Es Como Las Peliculas

Hace poco tiempo, Buzzfeed empezó a publicar unos vídeos muy interesantes que se llaman "I'm X, but I'm not X." La idea es enfrentar los estereotipos, y eliminarlos. Por ejemplo, hay un vídeo sobre los musulmanes, los bisexuales, las mujeres, los asexuales y los cristianos. Un detalle bastante importante: las personas afectadas por estas ideas equivocadas pueden hablar por si mismos y cambiar su propia narrativa. Es nuestro turno: somos estadounidenses, pero. . . 

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Cozy Up: LMDES Winter Vibes Playlist

One of my favorite parts about this time of the year is the feeling of wearing my favorite warm cardigan, a giant scarf, sipping tea and feeling at peace. The temperature drops, the days become shorter, and the year slowly comes to an end. Whether you're working at the office, enjoying some quiet time with a book or chilling with bae, put on this playlist and let the winter vibes flow.

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Musings of an American Working in Spain

I recently reflected on my experience quitting my job here in Madrid. You can check out the prequel here. Although it was a difficult time in my life, it wasn’t in vain: there were several lessons that I learned from the process. I’d like to share a few here with you all, dear readers, because you may find yourself jumping into the Spanish workforce and with no context whatsoever.

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Expat Spotlight: Cat Gaa of Sunshine + Siestas and Como Consulting

When you think of long term Spain expats, Cat Gaa is one of the first that comes to mind. Having lived here for almost eight years, started a blog and a business as well as getting married in a few weeks... it seems like she's done it all! Well we got to chat with her about her time in Spain, the brands she runs and advice she has for those looking to move abroad long term. 

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Expat Life Is Not For Me... And That's Okay

It’s the time of year when all the expats, well at least all the English teachers, are deciding if they plan to stay another year in Spain or if their hearts and/or their pockets are calling them stateside. While most people don’t plan to live abroad forever, veteran expats will tell you, one year easily turns to two and three and before you know it you’re calling a country that is not your own, “home”.

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