Pregnant in a Spanish Quarantine

Sixty-seven days. They say it only takes 21 days to create a habit so after sixty-seven you’d be surprised to what you can get used to.  The plastic barrier separating you from the cashier at the grocery store, the underlying suspicion and fear in everyone’s eyes as they cross the street to avoid you, knowing […]

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Everything You Need to Know about Applying for Pareja de Hecho

So you’ve done it! You’ve convinced your Spanish boyfriend or girlfriend that the best and most fool-proof way for you to remain in Spain and be able to work legally is for them to sign a teeny piece of paper which doesn’t even legally change their marital status and really isn’t such a big deal. […]

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10 of the most frequently asked questions to Americans abroad

Some of the most entertaining moments you will probably have in your first time abroad is when someone sheepishly asks you, “So…I saw this on a film…is it really like this in America?” And it will hit you like a ton of bricks that what for you, living your life in the States was perfectly […]

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The Difference Between a Civil Union and Marriage in Spain

If you’ve landed here, you are probably in a relationship with a Spaniard or European and considering, perhaps for visa purposes, perhaps not, whether doing a civil union, or pareja de hecho or just getting hitched is right for you. Here, I’ll lay out the similarities and differences between the two so you can decide which […]

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Legally Stay in Spain as an American

Ah, yes. The ever-evasive question I get most asked by Americans who have no immediate European family members, “how have you been able to stay here so long?” My answer is short, but the real answer is long. Very long. In short, I’ve been able to stay because I became pareja de hecho, (a civil […]

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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

EDIT: Since the publishing of this post, I recently have found myself planning my very own Spanish wedding, (with an American twist, of course!) Because I have sent this post to guests in order for them to have a vague idea of what to expect at a Spanish wedding, I thought I should make somethings […]

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