Expat blog Spain   Register now

Y Mucho Más%u2014An American Girl in Spain

2030 Visits
added on 05/09/2012 by: kalhendr
Hi! My name is Kaley, and—yes—I’m an American girl living in Spain. I started this blog as a way to keep up with my family back home in Indiana, when I moved to Salamanca, Spain back in 2009. I kept it up for the 2010–2011 school year when I was working as an English teacher in Zamora, Spain, regaling you with humorous anecdotes from my 200 high school students studying English. I came to Spain to learn Spanish. I stayed because of a boy … We got married on July 7, 2012, and we're currently living in Madrid!
 tags: Food, Madrid, Spain, Spanish, Travel

 Latest posts on Y Mucho Más%u2014An American Girl in Spain

La Familia and Independence  Posted on 04/10/2014
Ah, la familia. Mothers and fathers. Sisters and brothers. Cousins, aunts, uncles. Grandparents. Godmothers and godfathers. “Aunts” and “uncles”. The friends who feel like family. In Spain, there is a saying, or...
Read more
The Expat Divide: Should I Stay or Should I Go Now?  Posted on 04/07/2014
The questions are always there, lingering. They are questions you ask yourself. They are questions others ask of you. They are questions that go unanswered. Are you staying? When are you going? Where, indeed, is home? I am blessed in that,...
Read more
So You’re Dating a Spaniard—Season  Posted on 04/04/2014
This is an interview I received last October. Eek. As you can see, I’m a bit behind on my interviews. It seems they’re never ending, but I love it. Personally, I feel a learn a bit from every person I have the privilege to...
Read more
Here’s to the Crazy Ones: Teaching English in Spain  Posted on 04/02/2014
Last year (well, last school year), I thought I found the perfect job: I was working in a primary school. The school was bilingual, and the kids could understand me. The kids were mainly wonderful, and I loved working with them. The school...
Read more
Spanish News: What’s Happening Now  Posted on 03/31/2014
Spain in the News: March 2014 I am not very good at keeping up with the news. I don’t watch the news broadcasts; I don’t buy a newspaper. The most I do is follow Spain’s three big national newspapers on Facebook. (Those...
Read more
So You’re Dating a Spaniard—Zac  Posted on 03/26/2014
Hey all! I’m back today with a slightly different perspective on what it means to date a Spaniard. This interview is from September (I know, I know: I’m a terrible blogger), so the dates they’ve been dating are slightly...
Read more
Is Learning a Foreign Language Really Worth It?  Posted on 03/18/2014
Short answer: It depends on what you mean by “worth it.” Freakonomics (one of my podcast favorites) recently did a short show on the merits of learning a foreign language. Most of the foreigners in Spain whom I know would argue...
Read more
American Cartoons in Spain: Do You Know Who Triki Is?  Posted on 03/11/2014
If you’ve never been to Spain, you may not realize that a lot of American movies are shown here, but not with subtitles. No, instead they’re dubbed into the Spanish language, and often the title is changed—sometimes for...
Read more
Some Days I Hate Speaking Spanish  Posted on 03/07/2014
Honest post ahead: In high school and college, speaking Spanish was a ton of fun! I didn’t have “off days,” I didn’t feel bad about my accent, and I never felt self-conscious! I thought I was pretty darn good at...
Read more
So You’re Dating a Spaniard—Katrina  Posted on 03/05/2014
Hello! Long time no blog, eh? While I get around to fighting my writer’s block, let’s have another interview with an American dating a Spaniard! Let’s see… My name is Katrina and I’m 21 years old currently...
Read more
Show all posts (10) 


  • Ween
    Ween 19 December 2013 11:38:52

    Hi kalhendr.... nice reading your blog.. feels like i am finding a story in life.. hehe..

Expatriate health insurance Madrid
Free advice and quotation service to choose an expat health insurance in Madrid.
>> Click here
Expat banking Madrid
Discover the benefits of expat banking for people living and working abroad.
>> Click here
Moving to Madrid
A few tips from professionals about moving to Madrid.
>> Click here
Travel insurance Madrid
Don't worry and travel happy across Madrid.
>> Click here