Monday, February 24, 2014
Expat Experience - Molly Sears-Piccavey, Granada, Spain
I was born in a Nottinghamshire village in England. I work in the technology sector and in my spare time I enjoy blogging, tweeting and reading.
Where, when and why did you move abroad?
I moved to Spain in May 1998. First I lived in Barcelona for many years and then in 2006 I moved to Granada, Andalusia.
What challenges did you face during the move?
The initial move from UK to Barcelona was not too traumatic as I had the support of a local Barcelona family who I already knew.
As I was Young and by myself I was relatively relaxed about it all. The move from Barcelona to Granada was more complicated as there was the sale of our apartment, jobs etc.
How did you find somewhere to live?
When I moved to Barcelona after several months living with my Student exchange family I went to rent a place by myself. Barcelona is quite an expensive city and I wanted to rent in the área around Sagrada Familia which wasn't cheap either. I remember the owner asking me how much I earned and requesting information from my parents to make sure that I was financially stable. I found this quite astounding at the time...
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