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FROM MORTSEL TO GIJÓN: LANDER MICHELENA

For me Asturias is getting surprised time after time by its beauty. My name is Lander Michelena and the past four months I’ve been the redactor of livingasturias. When I arrived, I had actually no clue what was to see in here. Contrary to what a journalist should do, I did no thorough research preceding…

FROM MEXICO CITY TO GIJÓN: GUILLERMO WEBBER

In the categorie expat stories, we’re trying to tell the stories of expats who moved to Asturias. Their reasons to move are all very diverse. So are their experiences. Guillermo is a Mexican boy that came to Gijón to study communications, he especially likes the neighbourhood he lives in.

FROM ROTTERDAM TO GIJÓN: RENÉ

In the categorie expat stories, we’re trying to tell the stories of expats who moved to Asturias. Their reasons to move are all very diverse. So are their experiences. René moved to Gijón 19 years with his wife and two children. Before he lived in many places in Spain. In the video you can discover…

FROM BUSY BIRMINGHAM TO HEALTHY HUENTES: ADAM AND MARIA

Adam is British, Maria is Danish. After having lived in England for years, they decided to turn their life all around and start a bed and breakfast in the small town of Huentes, right in the middle of the walking route from Gijón to Covadonga. There they live with their two young daughters. After two…

“YOU, YOU ARE NOT ASTURIANA”

Every summer since I was born, we had to go to Asturias. The trip was long: in the nineties, we did the trip by car and it lasted more than 24 hours. “If you stop going, you will loose your roots”, used to say my father. I am convinced he was talking for himself. He…

FROM EDINBURGH TO CORVERA: TOBY GOVAN

The Expat Interview Series began as a way to give expats around Asturias a space to tell their story of why they moved to their new home, and how they did it. If you want to be part of the series, get in touch! INTERVIEW WITH TOBY GOVAN Name: Toby Govan Job: Sculptor (http://www.tobygovan.com) Age: 50 Where…

FROM BATH TO CARREÑO: TERRI MITCHEL

The Expat Interview Series began as a way to give expats around Asturias a space to tell their story of why they moved to their new home, and how they did it. If you want to be part of the series, get in touch! INTERVIEW WITH TOBY GOVAN Name: Terri Mitchel Where do you come from?: Bath, UK WHERE DID YOU…

FROM CZECH REPUBLIC TO PINZALES: MARKÉTA MACKOVA

The Expat Interview Series began as a way to give expats around Asturias a space to tell their story of why they moved to their new home, and how they did it. If you want to be part of the series, get in touch! Name: Markéta Macková Age: 27 Where do you come from?: Czech republic…