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Good or bad? The effects of living abroad

Good or bad? The effects of living abroad

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The expat lifestyle can be challenging on international families – but is that good or bad? Read why everyone should consider moving their family abroad.

The perfect gift: The best shoe brands and styles to buy from Spain

The perfect gift: The best shoe brands and styles to buy from Spain

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There are many top Spanish shoe styles that have reached international fame, from high-end Manolo Blahnik to the woven-soled 'espardenyas'. Here are the best Spanish shoe brands.

Home exchange: Holiday heaven... or hell?

Home exchange: Holiday heaven... or hell?

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Home-exchange sites have been increasing in popularity, drawing people keen to taste life in another part of the world but not so keen to pay high hotel prices.

Geneva family diaries: Understanding coping mechanisms of expat kids

Geneva family diaries: Understanding coping mechanisms of expat kids

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The way children cope with moving abroad can range from anger and tantrums to silence or tears – but it's important not to not mislabel these emotions, says coach Tammy Furey.

What to do when you're the male trailing spouse

What to do when you're the male trailing spouse

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Do you have your 'elevator speech' ready for the dreaded question: 'What do you do?'

22 problems when you drink like a Spaniard

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Whether you have been in Spain or just feel an inner Spanish connection, here's how to tell if you drink like a Spaniard – and the dilemmas you have adjusting to drinking anywhere else.

A guide to teaching English in Spain

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If you want to teach in Spain, this guide explains everything you need to know to land the best teaching job in Spain.

The voices of the ghosts of Spain's civil war: in comic form

The voices of the ghosts of Spain's civil war: in comic form

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'The Art of Flying' became a best-selling comic in Spain, joining Spain's literature trend of voicing a conflict that had long been silenced.

When living in Spain starts to feel like America

When living in Spain starts to feel like America

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American expat Cat Gaa laments the loss of the authentic Spain she first fell in love with, as American culture slowly infiltrates Spain's way of life.

The easiest and cheapest languages to learn

The easiest and cheapest languages to learn

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Learning a foreign language? Dutch, French, Spanish, German and Italian are the quickest languages to learn – but also among the most expensive per hour.

How do I choose a good international school?

How do I choose a good international school?

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International education expert Kathleen Ralf shares 10 questions parents should ask to help them choose the best international school for their child.

Study abroad for free

Study abroad for free

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Study abroad for free? It sounds too good to be true but this is now the reality in Germany and other European countries – even for foreigners. What's the catch?

10 culture shocks foreigners experience in Spain

10 culture shocks foreigners experience in Spain

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Some little quirks of Spanish life take time to love but it's hard to complain about a country that has a vibrant bar culture and openness to PDA and nudity.

Spanishized: The good, bad and confusing of giving birth in Spain

Spanishized: The good, bad and confusing of giving birth in Spain

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You'll be thankful that Spain gives four months maternity leave and is breast-feeding friendly, although the post-birth paperwork isn't much fun.

How Spain ruins you

How Spain ruins you

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How do Spaniards live the fourth longest in world? Once you've experienced the secrets of the Spanish lifestyle, it's hard to return to your home country.

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