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Top 10 things to see in Madrid, Spain

Top 10 things to see in Madrid, Spain

19 December 2014   0 comments
A guide to the top 10 things to see and do while you are in Madrid.
Grounded Traveler: How not to feel overwhelmed as an expat

Grounded Traveler: How not to feel overwhelmed as an expat 9 December 2014

Adjusting to all the 'newness' abroad can leave any expat feeling overwhelmed. American expat Andrew Couch offers advice for coping with the expat sensory overload.
Not Hemingway's Spain: Tracing the true Valencia orange

Not Hemingway's Spain: Tracing the true Valencia orange 2 December 2014

Valencia's orange season has arrived! Zach Frohlich looks at the difference between Spain's Valencian oranges and 'Valencia oranges' in the US.
Unfold Conflicts: Cultural differences in the silence department

Unfold Conflicts: Cultural differences in the silence depart... 26 November 2014

What happens when two Italians, a Greek, a Belgian and many Dutch catch the same train? Plenty of awkward moments, as Louise Dancet found out.
Xenophobe's® Guides: How Spanish social systems work

Xenophobe's® Guides: How Spanish social systems work 12 November 2014

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

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

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

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

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 relationship.
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.

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