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What is life like as an expat in your area?

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When we asked people living abroad what life is like in their areas and how people spend their time, they said...

"Typically the Spaniards priority is family. They have extended family near by and visit quite often. You may be friends at work, but once the work day is over the friendship normally does not extend to socializing outside the office. Soccer (or futbol) is big and a good topic of conversation. Additionally people enjoy travelling from one side of the country to the other on holiday. If Spain has a holiday on Thursday, schools will give the children off on the Friday too so that families can travel. The winter and spring breaks are very long...again so people can travel. Folks are always going somewhere," explained one expat living in Madrid, Spain.

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"Living in Spain as an expat or digital nomad can be incredibly rewarding - the great weather, wonderful people and fantastic culture make it an ideal place to call home. Expats and digital nomads can benefit from having access to some of Europe's most vibrant cities and a wealth of opportunities for employment and leisure activities. Public transportation networks are reliable and affordable, and the cost of living is generally lower than in many other European countries. Expats and digital nomads can take advantage of the thriving cultural scene and the array of outdoor activities that come with life on the Mediterranean coast. Furthermore, healthcare and education systems are widely accessible and of a high standard," said another expat in Spain.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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