Saying goodbye to Barcelona

Many people would affirm that nothing is better than having a routine and security. Knowing your friends, your neighborhood, how to do your job, which chores you’ll do every day of the week, what you’ll buy at the grocery store and make for dinner and what your next few years of life will probably look […]

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A few major differences between Spanish and American weddings

One of the best parts about living in Spain for almost a decade is that at some point, you start to blend more and more in to the culture. This means having Spanish friends, with Spanish boyfriends, that at some point turn into Spanish weddings. I went to my first Spanish wedding about five years […]

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Stay in Spain as an American

If you have come to this post, I have a feeling you are in one of a few categories: You’ve been working your “normal” job in the States since graduation and are ready for a break and move abroad, and curious about how others have done it. You just finished your first year as a […]

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Taxes for expats

There are certain topics that strike fear in the heart of every amateur expat. “Amateur” being anyone who hasn’t been in their new country for long or one who just simply chooses to lead a life of blissful ignorance. I am most definitely the latter.  Which is why, when someone asks a question like, “What […]

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The question of Catalan independence on the eve of a revolution

DISCLAIMER: I don’t often write about politics, and have never done it on the blog. But considering the current political turmoil, I have more people asking me if they should cancel their trip to Barcelona out of safety concerns, than those asking me for the best places to brunch. (BTW–do not cancel your plans to […]

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What I wish I had brought to Spain

The first time I was moving to Spain as a language assistant, my mom oversaw most of my packing. The second and third time are none of your business. JKJK, obvi she was there to put her two cents in as well, mostly to ask if I had enough of all the things I didn’t […]

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Getting an apartment abroad…painlessly

Finding an apartment is a pain in the puto culo. Trying to get all of the things you want in the right location isn’t always a guarantee and usually ends in compromise. Add to this situation not being able to speak the native language fluently or have any friends or acquaintances in the city, no […]

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