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My 10 Favorite Underrated Cities in Spain

There is so much more to Spain than Madrid, Barcelona, Granada and Sevilla. As much as I love those cities, one major goal of mine on this blog is to showcase all of the lesser-known, often-overlooked gems around the rest of Spain. Over the years I have traveled around most of the Iberian Peninsula, and […]

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A Guide to the Regions in Spain for Auxiliares de Conversación

It’s that time of year again. The applications are about to open for the auxiliar de conversación teaching English in Spain program that I’ve done for the past two years. Let the mayhem commence! With many many posts on here about being an auxiliar, from tips and tricks, to expat stories, to travel and tapas […]

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My 6 Favorite Views in Spain

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away” So you are planning a trip to Spain, are you? Or maybe you are even moving here soon? What do you want to see? What do you want to do? Where do you even begin?!  Don’t […]

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Semana Santa in Spain

Semana Santa for Beginners

Me and the Easter bunny Right now Semana Santa, or Holy Week, is in full swing in Spain. Or it would be if it wasn’t raining like crazy. As I am writing this I can hear the crowds of people outside my apartment and the boom boom boom of the processional drums. Easter is celebrated […]

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La noche blanca del flamenco

At some point in June on my way to and from Málaga and Logroño trying to sort out my visa nightmare, I passed through my town of Córdoba where I stopped for a few days to say my last goodbyes, visit my school one last time in Espejo, and take in La noche blanca del […]

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Marbella: land of trust funds and yachts

Ok, Marbella, need I say more? Land of the rich and famous, of glamorous celebrities and the obscenely wealthy. At this point you should probably be asking yourself, what on earth was I doing there in my running shorts and tevas? Well, to say I’ve been there and to find some better beaches, that’s why! […]

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