Discover how to save time and money, by managing your finances and overseas transactions with ease.
Bombón or cortado? Coffee is an institution in Spain, although you'll find many coffee variations that you've never seen before.
Karen McCann explains the peculiarities of the Spanish types of tea and coffee, and how tipping is generally handled in Spain.
Do children use the teacher's first name, surname or just 'teacher' – and what does this reflect about local culture?
Should foreigners avoid joining 'expat bubbles'? Blogger Karen McCann considers the pros and cons of mingling with expat groups when living abroad.
In the Garlic authors share 10 tips about surviving and loving Spain in all its diversity.
Rather than be frustrated with always sticking out as the 'foreigner', expat Jessica looks for a silver lining to looking different abroad.
Karen McCann discusses the Spanish approach to healthcare compared to the US and some of the natural remedies that still persist in southern Spain.
Online dating is today's new norm – and an excellent way for expats to meet like-minded people when moving abroad. How can you make online dating work for you?
As an expat it's more about memorising foreign irregular verbs or visiting that landmark you keep putting off, rather than slimming down or saving.
Maria Foley explains why family rituals are so important for giving expats some much-needed familiarity and a sense of belonging, particularly during festivities.
Whether you're planning your Chrismas shopping or just looking for the perfect Spanish gift for friends abroad, Zach Frohlich has a suggestion.
Prepare yourself for the New Year countdown in Spain – make sure it includes 12 grapes to stuff in your mouth with each clock stroke.
There's no better time to mix the best of our cultural traditions than at Christmas. The Expatica team shares personal favourite Christmas traditions, as we reflect on the best of Expatica 2015.
Europe is about incorporating diverse cultural values, free movement and sharing ideas – would you vote for 'European' nationality?
Blogger Jeremy Holland recounts his swinging single days to compare the differences between dating American and Spanish women, and discusses how speaking faltering Spanish can be a double-edged sword in a relationship.