How to best see the city of “tripeiros”

If you’ve been following along with my blog for even a short amount of time, you might know that I had the best stroke of luck when one of my new coworkers four years ago became one of my best friends in the world. But even if you don’t, you’ll probably recognize her face because […]

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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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Why you should see the Costa Brava this winter

After a whirlwind 48 hours on the beautiful Costa Brava with two even more beautiful friends of mine, I have officially decided that winter time is the best time to visit this treasure of north-east Spain. Yup. I said it. The Costa Brava is best visited in the winter. “But what about the beaches? The water sports? […]

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The only guide to brunch in Barcelona you’ll ever need.

Alright my dear readers, this post is officially over a year in the making. It was, in fact, one of the first posts I planned to write when I started this little baby of mine just under a year ago. But my main goal is and always has been to give the most honest information […]

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A few things I learned in the Czech capital

Before heading off on one of my favorite ways to travel–girls weekend with my coworker/best friend/platonic love/and favorite travel partner, Pili–I already had some preconceived notions about Prague. I had been there once during a whirlwind Easter break trip through Vienna, Prague, Budapest, and Krakow, and had only really spent little over 24 hours there. […]

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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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