This is such a weird time for the world, isn’t it? According to WHO, the Coronavirus is now considered a pandemic. Thus, what many people thought was just a problem in Asia and Europe, now affects the entire world in some way. If you’ve read some of my previous blog posts, you would know that I’m currently living in Europe. It’s been a strange situation trying to navigate living in Europe during this time. As of when I’m writing this post, Spain is one of the countries seeing the most rapid growth of cases of the coronavirus in Europe behind Italy and France.
In this post, I’m going to talk about what it’s been like for me living in Europe during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Many people dream of living life as an expat. An expat is a person living somewhere other than their native country, either temporarily or permanently. But what’s the difference between an expat and an immigrant? Ok, that’s too complicated for me to explain. Before starting my expat journey I did a ton of researched, read a bunch of articles and watched many Youtube videos.
But nothing can truly prepare you for your life as an expat until actually being in your new country. Of course it’s better to do your research so you’re not diving in headfirst, but there will be challenges you hadn’t thought of. And challenges you did face to expect will still take you by surprise. If you’re interested in my thoughts on how to adjust to life as an expat in those first few months, keep reading.