An Expat in Spain

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An Expat in Spain
An American expat surviving and thriving in Barcelona and beyond.
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  • A late August day 2 months ago 1 PM on a late August day. Walking through the old part of the city on a hot and still day. You can feel it will rain soon, the air has that quiet weight to it and you can smell the rain. It’s hot, but the sun is no longer beating down, the sky has […]
  • Evening stroll 4 months ago   I frequently take a twilight stroll through my neighborhood in summer. This twilight hour is between 8:30 and 9:30PM, and it’s when everyone comes out. Last night was a typical walk and it went like this: I go down my street toward the Arc de Triomf monument. There are people on benches under...
  • The Repatriating Question 11 months ago “So when are you coming home?” As an expat, this is a question you will hear a lot. Out of all the expats I know, there is just a small handful who actually have an answer to this question. And for most of that very small group the answer is “never”. Everyone else just doesn’t […]
  • Festa Major de Gracia 1 year ago   It’s that time of year again. Time to wander through the throngs of people gathering in the neighborhood of Gràcia to check out the street decoration contest, dance to some live music, eat street food, buy drink after drink, follow the correfoc parades, and lose your friends as you stumble...
  • Where is the Volume Control Knob? 1 year ago   …because I would like to notch it down, just a tad. Let me explain. Shouting is literally (and I don’t use that word as a misuse of the word figuratively. I mean Literally with a capital L) considered a normal speaking volume here. The other day I was in a shop selling specialty products... Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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13:20 PM October 03, 2012

So funny! I love this blog. :)

Duc L.
18:03 PM October 21, 2012

American Expat! reflects and dispenses advice with such honesty and humility. Great insight, as I have only known Spain through the eyes of a tourist.

Liz Goddard
11:03 AM November 02, 2012

This has been so helpful for me as I am considering moving to barcelona and don't know anyone there. I feel like now I have a basic plan and also know what to expect while settling in and later enjoying life!

17:44 PM December 02, 2012

Great deal of information! Funny and very useful! thanks

Rich Fernand
17:59 PM December 02, 2012

this is the best funniest blog i ever read, and i read like everyday:)

Tiffanie Ragasa
18:10 PM December 02, 2012

Beautifully written inspiring accounts that are both humorous and stuffed full if vital information. Definitely a place worth visiting again and again.

18:23 PM December 02, 2012

I love this!!! Helpful, funny and spot on! As an American...I can relate! ;)

Markus Nitschke
18:44 PM December 02, 2012

Relatively good cultural relativism.

Bill Cismar
19:06 PM December 02, 2012

It is through the writing of someone with my shared values and life experiences that I most clearly see the people and places of Spain. I find it humorous and insightful that this is true even though I have been to Spain. But I did not have the time or energy on those business trips to truly take it all in as has been done here in this blog. There is not one word that is contrary to my own experiences, it is as if I now get to see what the rest of the story is, and that make my own experiences that much richer and memorable.

19:40 PM December 02, 2012

Hysterical and informative! Always a great read.

Jack Pfeifer
19:47 PM December 02, 2012

I may have to bring the family to spain for a Moto Gp:)

Tom Moffat
20:04 PM December 02, 2012

It is not only very informative but it is enjoyable to read because of the humor and down to earth writing style of the author. I look forward to each additional issue.

00:46 AM December 03, 2012

I love Britt's blog. Great information with a healthy dose of humor and reality. Really brings it home.

05:35 AM December 03, 2012

Love reading this blog. Always makes me laugh!!

06:54 AM December 03, 2012

Love it! :)

David Potts
13:51 PM December 03, 2012

Britt's blog provides a great insight into the Spanish culture. I don't think there is a better way to learn about Spain than by learning from somebody who has totally immersed themselves in the culture as an expat. Her writing style and humor are icing on the cake.

Daniel Lorek
00:31 AM December 05, 2012

So there I was, surfing the internets looking for that perfect expats blog when I stumbled upon this one. All I can say is WOW! It encompasses everything I was looking for in a blog.

Samantha Lurey
01:26 AM December 05, 2012

I love this blog! Very informative and fun to read!

01:36 AM December 05, 2012

simply brilliant, well written and insightful.

John Hjelm
13:40 PM December 05, 2012

Always a great read. I look forward to it each time.

15:07 PM December 05, 2012

Its' absolutely fab!

Chief Executive Primate
16:15 PM December 05, 2012

Britt is five-star snortastic!

17:12 PM December 05, 2012

it's fun reading about your life :o) Too bad I missed you when I was in Pamplona

Debra Barton
03:57 AM December 06, 2012

Britt has a way of bringing Spain alive and it encourages me to follow my dream of living in Spain some day.

23:24 PM December 07, 2012

I love reading Britt's blogs. She is a natural writer.

Roger Baker
00:18 AM December 08, 2012


02:25 AM December 05, 2014

I love La Boqueria! Can't wait to go back in Barcelona this holiday season

03:02 AM December 15, 2014

Can you help me check City Bites Barcelona. I will go to Barcelona by next week for a 3 day vacation with my Wife. :)

03:59 AM December 17, 2014

This blog is very informative and well written. I was in Barcelona Spain last October and experienced the La Boqueria food tour with City Bites Barcelona. It was great!

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