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elcome to Countries & Cultures with Lili! A travel blog dedicated to sharing my personal experience with living abroad, traveling, learning languages and being in an intercultural relationship. My name is Leigh Ann, but friends call me Lili. I’ve spent a year living in Spain teaching English, playing professional soccer, learning the Spanish language and traveling to neighboring countries. Now I am back in the states with my Persian fiancé, learning Farsi and traveling every chance I get!

Living in Spain sprouted not just a love for traveling, but a deep passion for learning about other cultures and learning new languages. For me, travel is more than spectacular views and mouth-watering cuisines, it’s experiencing a lifestyle outside of the one I’m used to and allowing this to open my mind to different ways of living and incorporating those lessons into my everyday life.

I’m not here to say what the right or wrong way to travel is, but rather to share my viewpoint and hope that maybe my insights and experiences help give you practical information as well as a different perspective on travel that you may not have had before. So thank you for giving me a piece of your time, I hope you find it was worth it!

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