Did you know that Nicequest exists in 27 countries? In the US, Latin America and in Europe, where people are sharing their opinions. This means that we also have our offices all around the world. The main team of bloggers is based in our Headquarters in Barcelona. Read a bit about their role with the blog and their life in this wonderful city.
Salva | Head of Nicequest Marketing | from Mexico | in Barcelona since 2013
Fun fact from your first months in Barcelona: I didn’t realize that in Mexico we love to speak our “own language” so people couldn’t clearly understand me at all times, so I tried to change some of the words I used to say… but one day during a speech in front of many people I got confused with some words that shouldn’t be confused. (I tried to say that I forgot my running sneakers (bambas), but instead, I said is that I forgot my female underwear! (bragas)
The main difference between Spain and your country: I am more impressed with how similar we are than different.
How do you participate in the blog and what do you expect from it: I try to make sure that we are creating something meaningful for our members. Everything we do and everything we are is because of our members, so as long as we can contribute even a little bit to give some happy and useful moments, then we are doing things right.
Katarina | Marketing Specialist for the German Market | from Germany| in Barcelona since 2016
Main difference between Spain and your country: Comparing Barcelona and Berlin, I have to say that the public transportation works much better here, it’s more reliable and all stations are wheelchair accessible. Berlin has to catch up!
Fun fact that happened to you in your first months in Barcelona: My relationship to weather has changed. Since the default mode is sunny weather, the rainy days confuse me more. People have laughed at me because I asked if our plans were canceled and everybody was staying home because of the rain. Maybe I lost my northern water resistance…
How do you participate in the blog and what do you expect from it: I’m what they would call the editor in chief, planning and reviewing the articles on the NiceBlog in all it’s 6 languages, while also writing for the German version. I am looking forward to having a new way of communicating with our members and those who want to become members. It’s a great place to create a community, learn from each other and share stories.
Fabio | Designer | from Brazil | in Barcelona since 2014
Main difference between Spain and your country: Here we have a better quality of life, we live simple but with quality. However, in Brazil, even with all of the difficulties people seem to be happier, we are always smiling and looking at things in a positive way.
Fun fact that happened to you in your first months in Barcelona: It`s very weird to me that stores close during the afternoon, and that there are restaurants that sometimes close earlier than the usual time in Brazil.
What do you expect from the blog: I think that this will be an excellent channel to have any kind of discussion with our members. We have the possibility to talk about any topic we want and share our thoughts with our panelists.
Mariana | Marketing Specialist for the Brazilian and Portuguese Market | from Brazil | in Barcelona since 2017
Main difference between Spain and your country: Almost everyone here speaks at least 2 languages and the government not only promotes the use of Spanish but also of the regional languages (Basque, Galician and Catalan). Besides this, Spanish people seem to be very excited to learn new idioms.
Fun fact that happened to you in your first months in Barcelona: When I arrived here in Barcelona, the city was full of protests for Catalonia’s independence, and on the exact same day I landed the Catalans tried to declare independence. I was able to experience a historical moment and get to know the Catalan and Spanish cultures in a way I wouldn’t even imagine.
How do you participate in the blog and what do you expect from it: I write original articles and translate everything into Portuguese. I hope the Nicequest members find great articles with meaningful and fun information.
Renata | Marketing Specialist for the USA and UK Market | from USA | in Barcelona since 2017
Main difference between Spain and your country: It took me a while to get used to eating lunch at 2:00 pm and having dinner past 9:00 pm since I normally ate lunch around 12:00 pm and dinner around 6:00/7:00 pm!
Fun fact that happened to you in your first months in Barcelona: I was actually only supposed to only stay in Barcelona for 2 months but I fell in love with the city and ended up finding Nicequest and decided to stay. :)
How do you participate in the blog and what do you expect from it: I help with writing articles as well as analyzing the blog from an SEO standpoint and find keywords to focus on. I hope that everyone is able to find articles that they enjoy reading and want to share with their friends!
Nijady | Video Projects and Communication Specialist | from Colombia | in Barcelona since 2005
Main difference between Spain and your country: FRUITS & SMILES! We’re incorrigible optimists and LIFE enthusiastic. We also quite enjoy starting our day right with first light ☀ We’re early birds 🐣. Oh, we also love hugging and talking a lot :D
Fun fact that happened to you in your first months in Barcelona: Oh man! So many things… or is it more like…so many years (ago) that I can’t even recall?! Well, I think mostly all language related… Spanish people speak so weird 😝
How do you participate in the blog and what do you expect from it: I helped with translations EN > ES and I also helped to set it up. I expect the blog to be the perfect place for our community to share, learn and grow!
Isotta | Marketing Specialist for the Italian Market | from Florence, Italy | in Barcelona since 2015
Main difference between Spain and your country: In Italy, we never translate English words, while here in Spain they always have the perfect (and sometimes funny) translation for every kind of anglicism.
Fun fact that happened to you in your first months in Barcelona: When I arrived here it was funny to discover how Spanish people see Italians: they think we always speak with our hands and we eat mainly pasta and pizza. Ok, that’s true, but we’re more than that! :)
How do you participate in the blog and what do you expect from it: I wrote and translated articles for the Italian version. I would like our blog to become an ágora, a common space where people can freely express their opinions and post comments on our news articles or stories. It will also be a different way to communicate with our members and a different medium where people can find all the information about Nicequest.
As you can see, behind the Niceblog there’s not only one person but a team, working hard to help grow a Nicequest community in each country. We hope that our Niceblog helps you with any doubt and makes you feel entertained and happy.
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