Welcome to Güirísimo

Why try and define something that is already well described by Wikipedia:

Güiri is a colloquial Spanish name used in Spain applied to foreigners"

And wiktionary

“Added to adjectives to form the absolute superlative.”

I am a by my nature, my appearance and by my decision to live as an immigrant to Spain, a guiri. From my pale skin and lanky limbs to my propensity to sweat I am a guiri.

Unlike the archetypal guiri, who clings to Spain’s coastal enclaves and keeps Spanish culture at arm´s length, I am bilingual, integrated into Spanish society, and live in a non-descript village on the plains of Castille, within commuting distance of Madrid.

This is a place to tell my story, to vent my frustrations and to share those explorations.