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 »

Goodbye 2020 ✨

2020 sucked, let’s just tell it as it is. I don’t want to waste too many words talking about the coronavirus, because – like everyone – I’m tired of it. However, not mentioning it at all doesn’t do 2020 justice either. The pandemic pretty much ruined year, for some people more than for others. Also for me, 2020 definitely wasn’t my favourite year, although it can not just be blamed on the pandemic. Here’s my honest 2020 review: a lesser year with some silver linings. 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 »

Rainy days | Mi vida en España #5 🇪🇸

Do you see that? Do you hear that? It’s a pretty cosy sound when you’re indoors under a blanket, sipping some tea and reading a book. I like it quite a lot for an afternoon, maybe two. But for a whole week straight? I think there was literally one morning with good weather last week. I immediately went for a walk and saw this really cool rainbow (photo is below). Other than that, it was grey and rainy, like the video above. Supposedly this is pretty normal weather here, so I’m curious how many entries there will be on the blog in the future with the same title ‘rainy days’… Read more »