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This Week’s Hot Seat: Luis from the US

Introduction:
My name is Luis Antonio Pellecer Jr, I’m in my 30s, and I was born in the U.S. to parents from Cuba and Guatemala.

When and why did you move to the Faroe islands?
I moved to the Faroes in December 2014 to be with my Faroese girlfriend at the time.

What was your first impression of the Faroe Islands and Faroese people?
A place of stunning beauty with kind people.

What’s the best thing about the Faroe Islands and Faroese people?
The sense of community. The relaxed attitude.

What’s the worst thing about the Faroe islands and Faroese people?
The darkness in Winter. The relaxed attitude.

What are the differences between the Faroe Islands and your home country?
Far too many to list here, but to name a few, the weather, the food, architecture, the standard of living, attitudes towards education, sex, and healthcare.

Do you like Faroese music? If yes, what are your favorite bands?
Oh yeah: Hamferd, Marius Ziska, Son of Fortune, Ranchus, and many others.

Do you like Faroese food? If yes, what are your favorite dishes?
Oh yeah, all of it. But skerpikjøt is maybe my favorite.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Iceland.

What are your strengths/weaknesses?
Ambition and enthusiasm / going a bit overboard and punctuality.

What is top on your bucket list?
Earning my black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

What’s your favorite quote?
If you never slow down, you never grow old.

Which other countries have you been to?
Guatemala, Spain, Iceland, Norway.

Favorite book?
Samarkand or 1984.

Favorite movie?
Apocalypto, Snatch, Pan’s Labrynth.

If you could change one thing in your life, what would it be?
Not really sure as I’m quite happy where I am, but I suppose everyone could benefit from some more health, time with their loved ones, and money doesn’t hurt either.

What would you do if you won one million DKK?
Pay off my students loans and help my family with any debt they might have. Plus buy a Tesla.

What advice would you give to foreigners who plan to move to the Faroe Islands?
You better have passions and hobbies, because you need to stay active here to avoid boredom and the Winter blues. Oh, and you’ll need a strong liver to keep up with the locals on the weekends.

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