He’s one of the tallest men I’ve ever seen. And he definitely has the biggest smile. I guess you have to develop an easy charm and a friendly manner if you’re trying to sell complete rubbish to beach-goers in order to scrape a living.
Gabriel is there most days. Sometimes he has hats, occasionally sunglasses, but his speciality is high-class watches. Rolexes. At a real bargain price of just €50. Who can resist? Continue reading
Soy extranjera. I am a stranger.
Soy extranjera en una tierra nueva. I am a stranger in a new land. Continue reading
Expat: Expatriate. A person who lives outside their native country(Oxford Dictionaries, online). Short for expatriate, which comes from the Latin ex patria, meaning out of the homeland.
Immigrant: A person who comes to live permanently in a foreign country (Oxford Dictionaries, online).
I can’t see a difference in the definitions, at all. And yet the words appear to be used very differently. In Spain I have once heard a Dutch woman describe herself as an immigrant, but with that single exception I have only heard European immigrants to Spain describe themselves as expats. Continue reading