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Getting Legal – The Non-Lucrative Residency Visa  Posted on 05/01/2015
  A few posts ago, we explored getting a long term student visa via a language school. If you don’t need to learn Spanish, there is another straightforward  residency visa you can apply for in Spain: The Non-Lucrative...
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Open letter to Spanish ladies  Posted on 02/28/2015
Dear Spanish ladies, I know you aren’t always at the cutting edge of fashion, what with the mullet still a popular hairstyle, wearing leggings as pants, and confusing style with the sporting of designer labels – and I...
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Getting Legal – The Student Visa  Posted on 02/16/2015
The second most common question I receive after the where should I live question is the “How Can I Stay Legally as an American?” question. There are several ways to get residency in Spain–either for the short or long...
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Parenting in Spain  Posted on 12/23/2014
I’m not a tolerant person when it comes to poorly behaved children. So of course, I live in a country that has the most unruly children I have yet to witness in this lifetime. Obviously, it is no fault of the children. Children will...
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Currency conversion fees – Possible solution?  Posted on 11/07/2014
If you have been reading this blog, you know that for six years I have been transferring money to myself from my US bank to my Spanish bank via two Paypal accounts. For those of you who don’t know, I freelance primarily in the US and...
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It’s August in Barcelona  Posted on 08/25/2014
It’s mid August, and the city feels lopsided. The center is crowded, the tour buses full, but the outskirts are eerily empty. Beaches are packed and bicycle paths are full of strolling tourists blocking riders (THIS is why I have a...
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Salaries in Spain  Posted on 07/26/2014
Salaries in Spain and How People Live on Them I’ve talked about this topic before more or less in my Cost of Living in Barcelona post, but in this post I’ve interviewed another American expat for a little different perspective...
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Expat Interview: Lisette on Teaching English  Posted on 07/03/2014
This is the first in a series of interviews with fellow American expats, where I ask them the questions that my readers ask me. In this interview, I talk with Lisette about teaching English as a non-EU resident. I hope ya’ll find it...
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The Endless Dinner  Posted on 05/15/2014
I just can’t get used to the phenomenon here in Spain that is the Endless Dinner. It’s quite normal to meet at 8pm for dinner and to still be seated at the table at 12:30am. Actually, those hours are more usually 9:30pm...
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La Diada de Sant Jordi  Posted on 04/24/2014
Yesterday was the festival of Sant Jordi, celebrating the patron saint of Catalunya wherein people gift each other either a rose or a book. All over town, there are book stalls and flower stands set up on every corner, and in the...
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