I thought I’d prepared to move abroad after 10 weeks as a tourist and another 10 weeks living in an apartment in Cuenca, but I was wrong. Having this book before I moved from the States 5 years ago would have helped a lot. Even now, when I’m fairly fluent in Spanish and think I’ve adjusted well, this book showed a number of things I need to change, add, or eliminate.
Too many “how-to” books seem to be written for idiots, but Fourt, although writing in a chatty manner, assumes that the reader is both bright and eager to learn. I strongly recommend reading the entire book, as it brings up important topics you may never have considered.
Now I’m going back to pages I’ve bookmarked, so that I can make some necessary changes in my life here.