Little adventures & sunshine | Mi vida en España #2 🇪🇸

I’m already here for more than a week! It’s crazy how time flies and how at the same time I feel like I’ve been here for much longer. During the first week of mi vida en España, the weather was very kind to me. Lots of sunshine and warm temperatures! This could only mean one thing: a lot of exploring and little adventures. Read more »

A tale of airports | Mi vida en España #1 🇪🇸

Let’s continue where I left off last time, shall we? I wrote about the first hurdles of moving abroad during a pandemic, that were mostly because of family circumstances and a little bit because of rescheduled flights. Almost two weeks later than planned, on the lucky day Friday the 13th, I could finally travel (and move) to Spain. It was a very long day, but I was beyond excited to finally be reunited with my boyfriend. Read more »

Moving abroad during the pandemic: the first hurdles 🇪🇸

“In exactly 13 days I’ll arrive in Santiago de Compostela, in my new home country Spain. That is, if covid-19 allows me to do so.” That’s what I wrote in my last entry about emigrating to Spain and guess what? I’m still in the Netherlands. As much as I would like to blame covid-19, it’s not the virus that made moving during the pandemic difficult. Due to family circumstances I had to postpone my flight until Friday the 13th (should I be worried?) and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it’ll go smoothly. I’m slightly concerned, because my original flight also got changed to an overnight fight by the airline before I moved it to the 13th. There’s nothing I can do besides waiting patiently, but unfortunately that’s not my strong suit. Read more »

El Plan: moving to Galicia, Spain 🇪🇸

The title of this blog posts already gives it all away, so I’m just going to say it: I’m moving to Spain! Bizarre right? In exactly 13 days I’ll arrive in Santiago de Compostela, in my new home country Spain. That is, if covid-19 allows me to do so. Moving in the midst of a pandemic in a nutshell: my boyfriend is Galician, we lived in the Netherlands for the past year, realised it’s not the place for us and decided to move as soon as my work contract finishes. And that moment is on November second.

Of course it’s easy to get all dreamy about the sunsets at the beach and feeling the sand on my toes, but I’m very aware that none of this will be easy. That’s why I need a plan. El plan. Read more »