What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?
Describe how you "dreamed" expat life would be before you moved overseas. Please provide as much detail as possible.
We thought a slower pace of life would be found in Spain, also a cheaper cost of living. We needed to find work and knew it may be a bit difficult but were not prepared for how hard it is.
How has your expat experience met the expectations you dreamed about before you moved abroad?
Definitely a cheaper cost of living and a slower pace of life. We hear of far less crime than the UK and generally find the Spanish people to be very friendly, especially if you make the effort to integrate.
How has your expat experience NOT met the expectations you dreamed about before you moved abroad?
Finding work is a nightmare, the attitude of some other expats makes us cringe sometimes.