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Hello you. It’s been a long time. Welcome inside the head of Will Peach. And welcome to My Spanish Adventure.

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In the good company of dummies

You’ve caught me at an interesting time. I’m on the precipice of my new greatest challenge. Right now, as you read this, I am busy preparing myself. Last year I left my job, my house, my friends, my girlfriend and my comfortable life in London all for the sake of some crazy dream. This year I’m doing it all again.

First I moved to Cáceres, in the autonomous region of Extremadura, south-west of Spain. Now I’m moving to somewhere else. Why?

To continue studying to be a fluent Spanish speaker and to have a great time while doing it.

I’m hell bent on achieving Spanish fluency before the age of 27 (I’m 25 26 now, in case you’re wondering – the beard sometimes adds a few years).

Why do you care?

Yeah, that bit I haven’t quite worked out yet. Except that I intend to have a fucking ball seeing Spain in the process.

So that’s where I invite you to follow along, take inspiration, see that it’s possible and maybe even listen to me give you some advice now and then. Especially if you’re hoping to do the same.

I don’t claim to be someone special. Or to know everything. I’m just taking chances and seeing what comes.

If you’re wondering “how did this all start?” here’s the story.

If you want to know more about what I believe in (hint it’s about living in Spain) check out these posts:

Why You Should Quit Your Shitty Job and Move to Spain in 2012

The 8 Pillars of Building a Location Independent Lifestyle

Embracing Minimalism Abroad

If you want to see me at my rawest and most emotional check out these posts:

What to Do in Spain Without Love? Going Long Distance

Why I Lost the Respect of a Local and Why I Need to Be More Tolerant

Feeling Like Crap in Spain? Get Out and Do Stuff!

If you want to see me at my most playful check out these posts:

The Extremadura Landscape: Conquering the Fear

26 Lessons Learned from 26 Years of Wanderlust

One Crazy Fuck and One Cool Guy

One Crazy Fuck and One Cool Guy

12 Responses to Start Here

  1. Chica Andaluza December 9, 2011 at 2:44 pm #

    Hi Will, you said you had some questions but I can´t find them…am I being a bit techno dim?!

    • Will December 15, 2011 at 8:10 pm #

      Hey Chica! I think it was more about you and your “big man”. I hope he’s treating you well?

  2. Mikey December 12, 2011 at 10:22 am #

    I hope you could give more tips or anecdotes about learning the language.

    I love your blog.

    • Will December 15, 2011 at 8:06 pm #

      Gracias Mikey and thanks for checking me out! Keep checking back to see if I reach my goals. I’m interested in what you’re up to and what you’re doing to learn el idioma?

  3. Izy April 2, 2012 at 10:40 pm #

    OHHHH! I’m so glad I found your site. I really want to learn spanish too, I’m moving to Spain for two months in June – and I might end up staying around for a lot longer if I enjoy it there. Any tips? pro advice? help a girl out xo

    • Sílvia Requena May 15, 2012 at 2:38 pm #

      Hi Izy, I’m Sylvia and I take part in a “Picnic Girls Group” to improve our english. We going to start Picnic Meeting next June. We can help you to speak Spanish, and we will be really happy to enjoy with your conversation in English. We live in Barcelona.

      If you are interested, contact with us in this E-mail: odisea21@telefonica.net.

      I hope you have a nice fly to Spain and enjoy you time here!

  4. Russell April 13, 2012 at 2:55 am #

    Hey Will, great blog. Pleased to have found it and stumbled across a fellow wanderlust. I’ve added you here – http://www.insearchofalifelessordinary.com/p/blog-roll.html

    Sure my readers will enjoy following your story – hope it doesn’t end any time soon because I’m envious of where you are in the world!

    Cheers,
    Russell
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  5. Sílvia Requena May 15, 2012 at 2:45 pm #

    Hi Will,

    Your blog is amazing…..Congratulations!

    My name is Sylvia and live in Barcelona. I’m learning english now. I can write you in english, and you reply me in spanish, and we can improve our mistakes. What do yo think about it?

    See you soon!

  6. maria September 10, 2012 at 11:54 am #

    are parties in the province of Salamanca you should come to see them much atmosphere and are fun, greetings!

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