Barcelona inspires expats – Why you should be networking

Barcelona is working hard on attracting talent through multinationals and research projects and by promoting itself as the ideal open-minded international city with California lifestyle and start-up creativity in Europe.

“Talent attracts capital far more effectively than capital attracts talent”


Last Thursday Barcelona Global hosted its third Hola Barcelona Networking Event at the beautiful Palauet Albéniz at Montjuic: a beautiful, exclusive location that strikes me as miniature Paris Versailles with breath-taking views over the city and the National Art Museum of Catalonia in its background.…

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My Barcelona WITHLOCALS experience

Independent Travel has come a long way and is so much easier than ever before. Social Media, travel blogs and online travel marketplaces have become an in-depth source for adventurous and unique travel ideas and experiences for all budgets. More and more C2C online businesses such as Airbnb pop up offering the possibility to connect travellers with the local community to make your trip an even more authentic travel experience. There’s a new kid on the block, who seem to have grasped just that: WITHLOCALS.COM. I went to try it out. Here is my Withlocals experience:

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Free online education? A glimpse on studying internationally.

How are your New Year resolutions holding up? I decided 2015 should be about personal progress and investing time in further education. And yes, we can do it all, even on a budget. I actually begin to think online courses are a great opportunity, especially for expats and long term travellers to pick up certificates on the way. Here are three opportunities for you.


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It’s my year of the three wise monkeys. Do you buy art as a souvenir?


I am starting the New Year with positive intentions and with this new painting in my office. It’s inspired by the three wise monkeys of “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil”.
To me it links to Buddhist tradition and the proverb of not dwelling on negative thoughts which is in line with my interest in NLP and Positive Psychology. (I also think it perfectly expresses that Monday morning feeling when you switch on your computer 😉 )

It made me think that pictures can be resourceful to expats and travellers and are probably one of the best …

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How do you spend Christmas abroad?

You truly live an expat life when you spend Christmas abroad. Most of us probably prefer travelling home over the holidays, but sometimes work or travel distance might stop us from spending it with our family; or maybe we just love to live an expat life to the fullest and stay at our new home. I personally quite like to travel over Christmas and discover new parts of the world.

Here are 8 tips how to make the best out of any Christmas away from home:…

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