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
Where do you come from?: Czech republic
WHERE DO YOU LIVE IN ASTURIAS AND HOW DID YOU COME TO BE THERE?
-I used to live in Gijón, but recently my husband and me moved to a small village called Pinzales (10km from Gijón). I moved to Asturias because of my husband. We met in Asturias during my holidays and after few months, I decided to move here.
WHAT IS YOUR OPINION OF ASTURIAS?
-I love Asturias. I used to live in Valencia and it is completely different. Asturian people are more similar to people from northern countries.
IS THERE SOMETHING THAT YOU WISH YOU’D KNOWN BEFORE MOVING?
-Not really 🙂
WHAT WAS THE MOST DIFFICULT ASPECT OF MOVING TO ASTURIAS?
-Raising a child without my family. My mother sees her granddaughter only twice a year.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PLACE IN ASTURIAS?
-I love Los lagos de Covadonga and the walking zone around Playa La Ñora, etc..
LET’S TALK ABOUT LOCAL GASTRONOMY… WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE ASTURIAN DISH?
-EVERYTHING!!!!! But especially, I love all seafood and fabada.
DO YOU HAVE ANY TIPS FOR OUR READERS ABOUT LIVING IN ASTURIAS?
-Learn good spanish and everything will be much easier! 🙂