Expat life: Making new friends

Moving to a new country is fraught with challenges – finding a new job, getting to grips with the local way of life, new culture, new food etc. But there is another challenge and one that is often overlooked amidst all the other pressures of the move: making new friends. This can be especially difficult for adults who don´t have the advantage of going to school every day and being forced to make friends that way, as is the case with children. Thankfully, there are loads of ways of smoothing this part of the transition and ensuring that finding your place in the sun needn´t mean abandoning your social life.

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Looking for a job in Spain

Expat Life: Looking for a job in Spain

The first piece of advice for anybody looking to work in Spain is learn Spanish! The more Spanish you have the more your employability rises, and it puts you streaks ahead of the many English speakers who move to Spain without being able to communicate beyond ordering cervezas at a bar. One way of getting a feel for the jobs market is to register on the major jobs websites like monster.es and infojobs.net (the websites are in Spanish but if you just type the word English into the search box, it will list all English language jobs.) A good recruitment agency to register with is Talent Search People, as their agents are usually quite proactive and responsive to emails once you have made the effort to put yourself on their radar. Seguir leyendo

5 Traditional festivals not to be missed on Costa Blanca

Whether if you live in Spain or just come to visit, there are at least 5 traditional festivals you have to know and visit in Costa Blanca. Summer is high-season, so you will be able to find party and celebrations almost in every town of Alicante. As we cannot assist to all of them, here you have our 5 most favorite ones:

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