This week we head to Madrid to meet the beautiful Maria Alejandra Lemus from Guatemala and Los Angeles. Enjoy!
When did you move to Spain, and where from?
I moved to Spain in August 2009 to work as an Auxiliar for a public school in the outskirts of Madrid where I worked for two years.
Who came with you?
Where in Spain do you live now?
Do you work? As what?
I am currently working as an Aid for a Multilingual Psychological Institute where I help kids with their reading/writing/organizational skills & will start a Masters in Speech and Language Pathology in September with Complutense.
How are you with speaking Spanish?
I have improved a lot but I am still working on my grammar, my husband helps me in that area!
If you could change one thing about Spain… what would that be?
Government paperwork! It is a headache to get your NIE (which I did twice) & another one when I got my Residence card.
What is the best thing about living in Spain?
The weather and spending quality time with family and friends in a near by terrace.
What is your favourite Spanish dish?
Huevos rotos con jamon serrano, croquetas, tortilla, bocadillo de calamares & cocido!
What is the predominant nationality of your friends in Spain?
Majority of my friends are American, Guatemalan, Spanish and British.
My parents are from Guatemala & I grew up in Los Angeles, I am a mixture of both cultures but more American.
My husband is from Guatemala and in the house we speak mainly Spanglish!
If you won the Euromilliones – would you still live where you currently are?
Right now I live in Moncloa/Arguelles area but I would buy a nice house in the outskirts of the center.
If a movie was made about your life – who would play you?
If you had to describe yourself as a sandwich filling… what would you be?
Elle, along with Alan, is the owner of Spain Buddy and the busy web design business – Spain Web Design by Gandy-Draper.
Born a “Norverner”, she then spent most of her life “Dann Saff” before moving to Spain in 2006. Elle’s loves are Alan, the internet, dogs, good food, and dry white wine – although not necessarily in that order.
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