Freelance registration in Spain | Mi vida en España #10 🇪🇸

This week in Mi Vida en España: the process of my freelance registration in Spain and the most beautiful sunset. I particularly enjoyed the beautiful sunset last weekend, because on Monday it started to rain. And then it rained more. Almost all week long. That’s super fun when you have to go outside to do things, like registering yourself as a freelancer. Read more »

Spanish bank account & cake | Mi vida en España #9 🇪🇸

It’s been a while – a little over two weeks – since I posted one of these life updates. If you read my article about my 2021 goals and how to achieve them, you already know my plan: a new Mi Vida en España every Monday at 5 p.m. Let’s see if my life is exciting enough for that 😉 After two weeks of silence, there is enough to talk about today. From job opportunities to opening a Spanish bank account and from baking a cake to long walks. Read more »

Job interview in Galicia & NYE | Mi vida en España #8 🇪🇸

Happy new year! 🥂 I hope that – despite lockdowns and restrictions – you had a great New Year’s Eve with loved ones and that you got a fresh start into 2021. Okay, we’ve got the formalities out of the way. Let’s get into the real stuff: I had my first job interview in Galicia! Keep reading if you want to know how it went and how I spent my first New Year’s Eve in Spain. (And if you want to know all about the twelve grapes before midnight.) Read more »

My first Christmas in Galicia | Mi vida en España #7 🇪🇸

This year I spent my first Christmas in Galicia and it was… very underwhelming. Usually my boyfriend’s family celebrates all together with a big dinner on the 24th and a big lunch on the 25th. Of course, this year corona changed everything. The maximum amount of people was six, which in our case meant just immediate family. To dampen the Christmas spirit even more, someone had to go to the hospital as well (nothing serious). This meant that not even everyone of the immediate family ate together on the 24th. Read more »

Pee on the sofa | Mi vida en España #6 🇪🇸

There are some cultural differences that you notice immediately when you move to a new place. Here in Spain, I immediately realised that people have different relationships with dogs than in the Netherlands. I cannot tell you the amount of times I’ve been scared by a loudly barking dog when I was just walking calmly along the road. They run to the fence as if their life depends on it and it scares the shit out of me. Besides that, they poop everywhere and owners don’t feel the responsibility to clean up after their dog. Last weekend I had my first up close experience with Spanish dogs and let me tell you… it was incredible and incredible isn’t always a positive word. Read more »