About Me

Who are you?

Hi, I’m Rob. Robert. Very occasionally Bob. Roberto sometimes when that makes it easier for a Spanish person to work out what I’m saying. I’m British, though currently living and working as an English teacher, Maths tutor and Spanish/Catalan-to-English translator (yes, freelance, go figure) in Catalonia, Spain. I like languages, writing, history, politics, different cultures, reading, linguistics, comedy, computer programming, cooking, playing guitar and goodness knows what else.

Why “travel in the slow lane”?

Mainly because it’s vaguely poetic. The slightly more serious answer is that, although, like a lot of people, I want to see the world, I don’t just want to tick off places on a long list, seeing the tourist sites and collecting selfies and fridge magnets. I’d much prefer to visit far fewer places, but really get to know them. Learn the languages, make friends, live and work there à la long term. It’s, like, travel, but in the slow lane.

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