Expats: Expat life in Spain – “Spanish people are very open-minded and welcoming” | Travel News | Travel
The expatriate couple, who also publish their travels on their Instagram account, praised the openness of the Spaniards they met during their move.
The couple said: “Our neighbors and other Spaniards are also very open-minded and welcoming, so we got to know them too.
“We just need to work on our language skills so we can have better conversations with them.”
The couple discussed their life in Valencia and how they found community after moving.
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They continued, “As well as attending expat group events, we’ve met a lot of great people through our YouTube channel and social media platforms like Instagram.
“We had the opportunity to meet many other expats living here, as well as subscribers and other content creators living in or visiting Valencia.”
Valencia was recently ranked the world’s number one destination for expats in The Expat City Ranking 2020.
Expats make up 13% of Valencia’s population, with over 100,000 non-Spanish nationals living there in 2019.
They even suggested taking a piece of clothing that you wouldn’t expect to need in the Mediterranean.
“Maybe not as cold as the UK, but Valencia is colder than expected,” they continued.
“When we wake up in mid-January in the morning, it’s as low as 1 degree outside.
“So bring a winter coat, most people here are bundled up in hats, scarves and maybe even gloves drinking a beer on a terrace.”