About Me

Hello and welcome to BAHIALLA!

This is a blog about everyday life as a foreigner in Spain. I also write about two of my passions: travelling and working towards a more sustainable environment. Posts include anything from cultural differences to tips buying train tickets to my experience interning at a Spanish marine research centre. I’m also always eager to hear new ideas for posts!

I was born in Finland, grew up in the US, moved to Sweden after high school, studied at university in Scotland and currently reside in Spain.

BAHIALLA comes from a combination of two languages. Bahía is Spanish for “bay” and  –lla is an ending used in the Finnish language expressing location (“on”/”in”). Therefore BAHIALLA is my very own, funky, Spanish-Finnish way of saying “in the bay”. As I am a Finn currently living in the bay of Cádiz, the name is only appropriate!

Posts are mostly written in English, with the occasional article in Finnish or Spanish. If you would like to request a translation of any of the posts please let me know.

Welcome! Tervetuloa! Bienvenido!