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10 Mistakes Auxiliares in Spain Make Again and Again

So you’re moving to Spain in a month, what now? Now that mid-August has arrived in full-force, the inevitable panic that accompanies an impending move abroad has slowly begun to sink its claws in. This is nowhere near as evident as in my inbox, where I receive a daily barrage of emails from future English [...]

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The Expat Files: Zach in Valencia

I have been a long-time reader of Zach’s blog, Not Hemingway’s Spain, as well as being a big believe of what it stood for. There is so much more to Spain that what Hemingway wrote about, i.e. the running of the bulls in Pamplona and visiting places like Ronda. If you like reading profound, thought-provoking [...]

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Did I just bribe an airline worker?

Source Exactly one month ago I found myself in a curious situation in Terminal 1 of the Madrid airport. Sweating in my heaviest winter clothes and carrying way too many carry-on bags, I was standing in the security line when I wondered, did I just bribe an airline worker? Rewind 24hrs. I had just gotten off [...]

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How to Party in Spain

Planning a trip to Spain? Are you going to come here to study abroad or to teach English? Even if you haven’t been here yet, you have probably heard about Spain’s infamous parties and nightlife. Home to places like Ibiza’s famous clubs and festivals like the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain sure knows [...]

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The Expat Files: Alisa in Galicia

Perhaps one of the least known regions in Spain is Galicia. Situated in the northwest corner of the Peninsula above Portugal, Galicia is far from, well, anything. Well off the beaten tourist track, unless you are walking there on the battered dirt roads of the Camino de Santiago, Galicia remains one of the few undiscovered, untouched regions in [...]

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Summer so far!

San Fermín 2012 Sorry I fell off the face of the planet for the past week guys! I took an unexpected wee vacation from my blog. I have been really stressed out for my plans for next year, and then I got hired last minute at a summer camp in Navarra; so basically last week [...]

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