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Xenophobe's® Guides: How Spanish social systems work

Xenophobe's® Guides: How Spanish social systems work

12 November 2014   0 comments
Systems are not expected to run to plan in Spain, and if they do, it is a surprise and a bonus.
Bilingual Family: Passing on a mother's tongue

Bilingual Family: Passing on a mother's tongue 3 November 2014

Raising bilingual families means a 'mother tongue' and a 'mother's tongue' are not always the same. Teaching both preserves a part of family history and unity, as Annika discovered.
MoneySaverSpain: Savings for mums in Spain

MoneySaverSpain: Savings for mums in Spain 22 October 2014

MoneySaverSpain offers mums some top tips on the best ways to save money when shopping for baby items in Spain.
Dancing in the Fountain: Losing friends when moving abroad

Dancing in the Fountain: Losing friends when moving abroad 15 October 2014

Karen McCann recounts how many of her friends were surprised and even angry when she made the decision to move abroad.
Xenophobe's® Guides: Love and lust in Spain

Xenophobe's® Guides: Love and lust in Spain 8 October 2014

Spain may have a strict Catholic past but lust is ever in the air.

Let’s get physical: Europe and public displays of affection

8 October 2014
Europeans have vastly different 'langauges of love' - what's the social norm for public and private intimacy where you live?

From Barcelona: Cross cultural dating and relationships

8 October 2014
Blogger Jeremy Holland recounts his days as a swinging single to compare the differences between American and Spanish women, and discusses how speaking faltering Spanish can be a double-edge sword in a...
Tips on dating in Spain

Tips on dating in Spain 8 October 2014

If you think dating is complex, you have clearly never dated a Spaniard. Hear from six expats who took the plunge.
Xenophobe's® Guides: Spanish humour

Xenophobe's® Guides: Spanish humour 1 October 2014

Jokes with sexual innuendos and accidents associated with daredevil behaviour will guarantee a laugh in Spain. Sarcasm, however, is seldom practised.
Being Multilingual: Multilingual rudeness

Being Multilingual: Multilingual rudeness 30 September 2014

Linguist Madalena Cruz-Ferreira discusses how attempts at 'multilingual rudeness' can go astray without learning the other vital clues associated with language.
101 Ways to Enjoy Living Abroad: Moving abroad

101 Ways to Enjoy Living Abroad: Moving abroad 22 September 2014

Want to learn how to feel at home in a foreign country, whether you're there for a weekend, a year, or a lifetime? Then this guide is for you.
Unfold Conflicts: Dealing with cultural conflicts at work

Unfold Conflicts: Dealing with cultural conflicts at work 16 September 2014

Louise Dancet discusses how cultural differences can easily lead to conflicts at work, and how expats can avoid cultural clashes in a multicultural work environment.
Dancing in the Fountain: Spanish approach to healthcare

Dancing in the Fountain: Spanish approach to healthcare 16 September 2014

Karen McCann discusses the Spanish approach to healthcare compared to the US and some of the natural remedies that still persist in Seville.
I was an expat wife: Why being a Third Culture Kid sucks (sometimes)

I was an expat wife: Why being a Third Culture Kid sucks (so... 9 September 2014

Growing up abroad opens many doors but, as Maria Foley discusses, living between cultures isn't always the easiest path.
Not Hemingway's Spain: Shared language

Not Hemingway's Spain: Shared language 3 September 2014

What's the difference between 'Castellano' and 'Español'? Zach Frohlich's analysis of Spain's official languages provides insight into Spain's language debates.

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