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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  • It's August in Barcelona 3 weeks ago It’s mid August, and the city feels lopsided. The center is crowded, the tour buses full, but the outskirts are eerily empty. Beaches are packed and bicycle paths are full of strolling tourists blocking riders (THIS is why I have a bell on my mountain bike…), yet my usual haunts and regular...
  • Salaries in Spain 2 months ago Salaries in Spain and How People Live on Them I’ve talked about this topic before more or less in my Cost of Living in Barcelona post, but in this post I’ve interviewed another American expat for a little different perspective (though it turns out it is not so different than mine). My...
  • Expat Interview: Lisette on Teaching English 3 months ago This is the first in a series of interviews with fellow American expats, where I ask them the questions that my readers ask me. In this interview, I talk with Lisette about teaching English as a non-EU resident. I hope ya’ll find it helpful and informative. How difficult is it to find a company...
  • The Endless Dinner 5 months ago I just can’t get used to the phenomenon here in Spain that is the Endless Dinner. It’s quite normal to meet at 8pm for dinner and to still be seated at the table at 12:30am. Actually, those hours are more usually 9:30pm and 2am if it is the weekend. Of course, all throughout dinner there will...
  • La Diada de Sant Jordi 6 months ago Yesterday was the festival of Sant Jordi, celebrating the patron saint of Catalunya wherein people gift each other either a rose or a book. All over town, there are book stalls and flower stands set up on every corner, and in the city of Barcelona, there is a festival on the Rambla de Raval. This...

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Website Reviews » There are 26 reviews on An Expat in Spain

Gabriele
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!

Luca
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.

Kim
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.

Jill
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.

Monstergirlee
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.

Wendy
05:35 AM December 03, 2012

Love reading this blog. Always makes me laugh!!

Alex
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!

Alex
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.

Cristina
15:07 PM December 05, 2012

Its' absolutely fab!

Chief Executive Primate
16:15 PM December 05, 2012

Britt is five-star snortastic!

Sharyn
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.

Susan
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

GREAT STUFF!!!!

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