Our marbella people interview today is with Julia Travchenko.
So Julia, What do you do for a living?
I am a freelance blogger and Internet Marketing and Social Media Professional with more than 8 years working experience in online sales. Here in Marbella I work on various online and entertainment projects.
What made you move to the Costa del Sol?
My friends who lived in Marbella really enjoyed this place and I thought that maybe it is time to try and live somewhere else for a change. When opportunity to live and work in Costa del Sol presented itself, I decided to go for it. And now, one year later, I am really glad that I moved to Marbella! It is a true Heaven on Earth!
Tell us your greatest business or personal accomplishment?
My greatest business/personal accomplishment was to move to Costa del Sol. I was dreaming about living in another country for years, but was always afraid to change something so radically in my life. Now I did it and don’t regret it. Just opposite, I love my way of life here in Marbella, I am proud of myself that I am capable of taking risks, finding friends and live in a completely new environment.
Why would you recommend the Costa del Sol for business and Lifestyle?
Costa del Sol is a truly unique place with a very high quality of life. There are a lot of tourists during Summer season and a lot of expats living through out the year, which is good for almost any kind of business. Also, the nature is superb, the weather is perfect and you can find a lot of ways to entertain yourself such as sports, night clubs, different social events, sightseeing. You can always find something interesting to do in Costa del Sol.
If you could change one thing about Spain, what would it be?
Spain is great and I really love everything about it. The only thing that would be great about Spain is, if all Spanish people could speak good proper English. It would help a lot, especially for expats who just came to Spain and didn’t have time to learn Spanish. And I would also prefer more movies in English in local cinemas.
Describe yourself in 3 words
Happy. Passionate. Creative.
What is your favourite Restaurant and Why?
One of my favorite restaurants is Picasso in Puerto Banus. I love BBQ pizza and their salads are huge and tasty! It is a little bit crowded and noisy all the time, but the quality of food is always great. And a couple of days ago I went to El Grand Gatsby also in Puerto Banus and was very satisfied and impressed by location, views, food, service.
What is the last film you saw at the Cinema or DVD?
The last movie I saw in cinema in Puerto Banus was “X-Men First Class“. Really enjoyed it.
What advice would you give to someone moving to Spain?
My first advice would be start learning Spanish as soon as possible. You will be surprised that people won’t understand you almost anywhere you go. It is a little bit better in tourist areas, but you still need to know at least some basic words. Your life will be so much easier if you know the language. And the other advice would be don’t take your winter clothes, you are not going to need them here!
Name one other business you would recommend on the Costa Del Sol and why?
Oh, I really love Astral bar in Puerto Banus. They have the best cocktails on the Costa del Sol and the atmosphere there is magical. I always take my guests to this bar and everyone loves it.
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