Kornel just moved from Budapest to Barcelona and joined one of the biggest e-commerce companies as an Agile Coach. He is really enjoying life in sunny Barcelona. Curious about what he likes to do in Barcelona and what are his tips? Then keep on reading.
How was the process of moving from Budapest to Barcelona?
So, the process of moving was quite okay, I had to cancel everything in Hungary, I knew how to do that, because I was familiar with processes there.
As an expat how much do you feel at home in the city of Barcelona?
Barcelona feels like home, I feel very well integrated.
Are you able to make the most of your spare time? What activities do you like doing in Barcelona?
I like sports, eating, and sightseeing, and Barcelona is good at the last two. I think it's also good at sports, I just didn't have time to look for that.
What still surprises you about Barcelona?
Barcelona is surprisingly not that expensive (except for the rent, which can be pricy) as I thought.
What tips and advice would you give someone who's moving to Barcelona?
Suggestions? I have plenty of them :)
First of all, if you have one week to find an apartment, reserve one or two days because there is some administration stuff that takes a while.
Don't worry about the paperwork for NIE and these things, filling the forms is not that strict, and people from the office help you out. Don't expect to get answer immediately, but in the end everything will work out.
People here are generally helpful!
If you call some company that has an automatic answering system (like the internet companies), and you don't speak Spanish, start speaking English and they will eventually connect you with someone who speaks English.
That's for now :)