Life abroad – 6 months update

A couple sitting at the port in Malaga having a glass of wine

Just like that! It has been 6 months since we moved abroad. If you just stumbled on this blog post maybe from Pinterest I’ll tell you a bit about our story. My husband and I are Canadians who moved to Malaga because of a job opportunity and because…let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to live […]

Moving abroad? – OUR FULL STORY

Viewpoint in Malaga Spain from the gibralfaro viewpoint

My name is Alannah and I am an expat from Canada. I currently live in beautiful and sunny Malaga with my husband. I wanted to share a bit about our story. We always dream of traveling and exploring new countries. Everytime we get an opportunity we book a flight somewhere. Our first trip together was […]

Three Kings festivities in Malaga

Three kings float in Spain

The Three Kings Day is January 6th. It is known as the day when kids get to open their presents and Spaniards enjoy Roscon de Reyes. Usually on the 5th kids write letters to the kings with all the gifts they wish to receive. The Christian Bible says that three kings or wise man (Melchior, […]

Christmas in Malaga, Spain

christmas lights on church entrance and christmas tree with ornaments and lights

Christmas of 2018 was our first Christmas abroad. We had moved to southern Spain just 3 months prior. We were excited and looking forward to all the festivities in our new city! As christmas started approaching we noticed all the lights going up, especially on Calle Larios. If you don’t know, Calle Larios is a […]

Do’s and Don’ts when renting an apartment in Spain

Finding a place to rent in Spain was one of the most stressful things we went through. Before leaving Canada we started looking online and even emailed a few of the ads. We didn’t seem to get anywhere. Except for one of the places we emailed, it was big, spacious, the right location and very […]

Moving to Spain? 6 first things to do when you arrive

Moving countries can be stressful. Here are the first 6 things we had to so when we arrived in Malaga. Look for a place to stay There are different websites to look on (idealista, fotocasa, milanuncios etc). Be aware lots of those postings are agencies. Only a few are the actual owners renting the “piso” […]