About

Thanks for visiting my blog!

I’m Ina and have been a traveller and expat for over 15 years and am currently staying in Barcelona, Spain. So far my nomad lifestyle has allowed me to live and work in Germany, France, the UK, Australia, Ireland, Liechtenstein and now Spain. When I am not backpacking and exploring other countries, I work in digital marketing and like spending my time outdoors or learning something new – there is always something to learn from each mentality.

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I hope to create an inspiring resource for expats and long-term travellers, providing tips & tricks for expats as well as sharing travel experiences as an expat and traveller!

Want to know more? Check out these featured interviews:

The testimony of a serial-expat

German expat living in Spain

From Germany to Barcelona: iTravel4life

 

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Please don’t hesitate to drop me a line. I am always happy to help and open to collaborate on interesting projects.

9 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Ina, nice to meet you. We loved Barcelona. We have a long-time family friend who lives there and who showed us around. Does your new profession mean you’ve now learnt/learning Spanish? I think it takes huge courage, and a willingness to be different to live the life you’ve lived/are living. I don’t know how you do it. We learn 3 words in the language of each country we visit – thank you, hello, and I’m sorry.
    I haven’t followed NLP specifically, but we both have spent most of our adult lives rearranging those brain grooves 🙂
    There’s a lot of good information in your blog. I think I’ll explore more.
    Thanks for following. I hope you enjoy the stories of our journey.
    Cheers, Alison

    1. Hi Alison, thanks! It’s been three foreign languages so far 😉 Learning the local language helps me to understand the mentality better. There is a lot more than words that can be communicated: every language has it’s own identity and when speaking it at a fluent level one takes on a bit of that identity. For example, to me English language is very polite but also much more specific, which allows very fine yet almost hidden nuances and word play compared to other languages. French language I find rather self-confident and can be much more metaphoric while German language is very “black and white”. Language influences the way we think.
      I really enjoyed the positive approach in your post about your interview (the one translated from Portuguese), about what you learned from travelling the world. It’s all so much more fun when being open and grateful.

  2. Hope you are enjoying beautiful Barcelona! We moved there for 2 years for work, stayed for 5 and are trying to find ways to move back (currently living in the Netherlands which just isn’t the same)!

    1. Hi! Been here for 2.5 years so far, it’s not a bad place to stay and the weather is almost always fantastic! 😉 I liked living in Australia and to me Barcelona is as close as it gets to an Ozzy lifestyle in Europe.
      The Netherlands must be quite a contrast though.

      1. It has it’s challenging times in BCN (everything is mañana!) but the quality of life and the sunshine can’t be beat. We really miss it – especially the sun! I’m still in jeans and a jacket in July 🙁

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