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 […]

Read More

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. […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

10 things you need to know about Barcelona

Barcelona is a city constantly toeing the line between being Spanish or European. (Yes, I’m aware that it is technically both–for now anyway–but stay with me.) The Spanish side being all, beers-on-beers-on-tapas-on-beers in a small, sunny plaza, and the European side nudging its elbow reminding Barç that there’s work tomorrow, and someone has to pay […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Must knows for enjoying island time in the Cíes

During your time in Galicia, if you are lucky enough to get nice weather, going to the Islas Cies is an essential stop. These islands are a protected marine-terrestrial park, and the definition of unspoiled paradise. (Hey, there’s a reason why the Romans called it the islands of the gods.) As you may have heard, The Guardian even […]

Read More