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Moon Living Abroad in Spain

Moon Living Abroad in Spain

Second Edition
ISBN-10: 1598800906
ISBN-13: 9781598800906
352 pages
$19.95 US
Rights: World
Published: October 2009

About the Book

Candy Lee LaBalle possesses unique experience in moving to Spain—her first attempt led her to return to the U.S. for three years, before trying again (this time, successfully) in 2003. Becoming immersed in the language, culture, and bureaucracy of Spain, Candy has made her home amongst Spanish friends, with a career in English consulting. In Moon Living Abroad in Spain, Candy helps newcomers navigate the ins and outs of relocating to this diverse country.

Moon Living Abroad in Spain is packed with essential information and must-have details on setting up daily life, including obtaining visas, arranging finances, and gaining employment. You'll get practical advice on education, health care, and how to rent or buy a home that fits your needs. The book also includes color and black and white photos, illustrations, and maps—making the moving and transition process easy for businesspeople, students, teachers, retirees, and professionals.
Candy Lee LaBalle
About Candy Lee LaBalle
Since moving to Madrid full-time in 2003, Candy Lee LaBalle has picked olives in Andalucía, stomped grapes in La Rioja, danced in the streets during Carnival in Cádiz, white-water rafted in the Pyrenees, and ate pulpo (boiled octopus) in Galicia. Along the way, she found her creative spirit. She has contributed articles about Spain to several publications and is currently working on a documentary about the intercultural dating adventures between American women and Spanish men.

A sixth-generation New Orleanian, Candy did a stint in the army in West Germany, obtained a degree in cultural anthropology, became part of the underground arts scene of inner-city Detroit, and was a party planner in Boston. She arrived in Spain on a whim, looking for a few weeks of adventure and a taste of la vida española. Instead, she fell madly in love with the country.

During the research and writing of this book, Candy’s affection for Spain continued to grow. Whether screaming Ole! at a bullfight, lying on a deserted beach in Cabo de Gata, or just having a glass of vino at a bar in Madrid, she was constantly amazed by the simple beauties and vibrant passions of Spain. “I am still discovering new delights each day. It’s a fortuitous catch-22. My love for the country fuels my desire to know it better. And the more I know it, the deeper I love it. My Spanish friends tease me that I am more Spanish than they are. I consider it a compliment.”

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