Catalans Abroad

Marta Puig i Bosch.
Marta is from Anglès (La Selva)

A home not all that far from home

Why did you leave Catalonia?I decided to finish my Architecture degree in Delft with the Erasmus Programme and then I stayed in Rotterdam for an internship; both experiences lasted 16 months. Although...

Perfect choice

Why did you leave Catalonia?We left mainly looking for new opportunities. The economic crisis at the time was really tough and there weren’t so many opportunities in Catalonia. My husband is Moroccan...

When life chooses for you

Why did you leave Catalonia?I left Catalonia five years ago because I wanted to have a working and life experience abroad. First of all I landed in Scotland; then I moved to Jordan; I went back to Scotland...

A city that needs a lifetime

Why did you leave Catalonia?I left Catalonia for love, even though it was a difficult time in my life as my father had just died and I was leaving my mother who has Alzheimer’s disease. The choice was...

Here to stay

Why did you leave Catalonia?Because I wanted to become a professional writer and I thought this was the perfect country.Why did you choose Iceland?Jules Verne said the hole in the centre of the Earth is...

Land of kindness

Why did you leave Catalonia?I left Catalonia 35 years ago in fact. I first went to Andorra where I lived for over 20 years and then 11 years ago I came to Essaouira. I left Catalonia after finishing my...

In two worlds

Why did you leave Catalonia?I left for two reasons. First of all, because once I finished my studies in the university, I wanted new experiences, to learn from a new place, from its people, its language;...

Eastern fascination

Why did you leave Catalonia?I moved to Beijing because of a good career opportunity. I had always wanted to work abroad, so I applied for the ad for teachers that the Insitut Ramon Llull published a couple...

Bremen, full of surprises

Why did you leave Catalonia?Due to professional and familiar reasons. I wanted to live in another country for a short period of time but I have ended up been living here long enough to claim German citizenship!Why...

The melting pot

Why did you leave Catalonia and why did you choose New York?I moved for my interest in documentary photography and the opportunity to study abroad. I moved to New York City to study at the International...