If you have been reading Life in Spain for a while, you already know that I was trying to register myself as a freelancer. Which was not easy. But finally I can proudly say: I’m a freelancer! How I did it? I may or may not have hired some help. Read more »
This week in Life in Spain: the process of my freelance registration in Spain. Last weekend, I enjoyed a beautiful sunset, but 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 »
It’s been a while – a little over two weeks – since I posted one of these life updates. After two weeks of silence, there is enough to talk about today. From job opportunities to opening a Spanish bank account and long walks. Read more »
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 »
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 »
It’s been a while since I gave a proper life update. In Life in Spain #2 I told you that my goal was to beat Ryan on Duolingo and that I’d keep you updated on this. All of a sudden it was not only Ryan; in the middle of the week Elisabeth appeared out of nowhere. No idea where she came from, but she was very motivated too. It took a lot of Duolingo-time, but… I did it. In the end of the week I was in first place of the Diamond League!
Okay, so now we have got that out of the way, we can get into the real updates. I registered myself in the city hall and I applied for a NIE-number. Read more »