About

A Spanish girl in love with the world

My Little World of Travelling is a blog created to inspire and empower female travellers to live abroad and explore hidden gem destinations to have more authentic and meaningful experiences in Spain, the UK and beyond.

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Hi everyone! 

I’m Cristina Reina, the blogger behind My Little World of Travelling.

I’m a Spanish expat, from Costa del Sol, who has been living between the UK and Spain for over 5 years and has been travelling around Europe since I was 18.

I have always loved travelling and immersing myself in new cultures and that’s one of the reasons I decided to move to the UK alone in my early 20s.

I decided to create this blog to share my expat experience as well as show you beautiful off the beaten track destinations in Europe, especially in my home country, Spain, and my second home, the UK.

Being an expat and a part-time traveller has taught me many lessons and in My Little World of Traveling, you’ll find plenty of resources to help you move abroad and travel to incredible destinations.

I love sharing my knowledge and beautiful places in my country, and this is why you’ll find an entire section about Spain on the blog with local tips so you can have an authentic experience.

Whether you plan to go on a road trip through Southern Spain or move to Spain, I am your go-to resource.

Being from sunny Costa Del Sol, I can give you the best local tips and recommendations.

A little bit about my story

Before moving abroad, I didn’t believe in myself or have enough confidence. I was too reserved and a bit scared of the unknown, but I knew that I wanted to change that.

I’d always heard of how moving abroad changes you so I challenged myself. It wasn’t easy at the beginning: a new culture, a new city, a new lifestyle and a Master’s Degree in a different language. 

On top of this, moving abroad became more difficult when I didn’t have the full support of my family. They questioned why I wanted to move abroad alone and tried to convince me that it wasn’t the right time and that I would do it in the future (thinking that I would change my mind.)

However, I decided not to listen to their fears. The simple fact was that they were worried about me, but this wasn’t helpful.

So I moved to Leeds, the UK. Everything was new to me, but as time passed I felt more and more confident and satisfied with myself. I grew up a lot and my perspective of the world totally changed! 

This made me value my hometown and culture, which I didn’t use to do much, but I’m so happy that I realised how beautiful my country is. 

Although I had travelled before, I also started being more and more curious about exploring different countries and learning about them. Since then, I haven’t been able to stop travelling to other wonderful places in Europe and outside Europe too.

If you’re doubting whether you should or shouldn’t move abroad, just think that if I could do it, you can do it too!

I hope to inspire you to travel and live abroad while having authentic local experiences.

Discover some of my favourite destinations

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