Beyond Mañana

Real Expat Life in Spain

June 16, 2014
by BeyondManana

Life in the second-language bubble

We are surrounded at all times by a babble of chatter, news and noise, and a lot of it these days is banal or bleak in the extreme.  I strongly believe in individual choice and active selection of what we … Continue reading

June 9, 2013
by BeyondManana

Safe European Home

A recent business trip back to the UK had me taking trains between several major cities in England, and passing through endless suburban station towns. I was struck by the similarities between the kinds of housing I saw everywhere – … Continue reading