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Being Multilingual: Languages come in flavours

Being Multilingual: Languages come in flavours

3 March 2015   0 comments
Madalena considers how some words simply can't be translated without failing to capture their true essence and meaning.
10 important tips for first-time expats

10 important tips for first-time expats 26 February 2015

Moving abroad can be a daunting experience, but these top tips will set any first-time expat on the right track to a positive life abroad.
Dancing in the Fountain: The tipping point of Spanish coffee

Dancing in the Fountain: The tipping point of Spanish coffee... 24 February 2015

Karen McCann explains the peculiarities of ordering and types of tea and coffee in Spain, and how tipping is generally handled in Spain.
MoneySaverSpain: Subsidised and free courses in Spain

MoneySaverSpain: Subsidised and free courses in Spain 17 February 2015

MoneySaverSpain explains how you can study and improve your knowledge with free and subsidised training in Spain.
5 realities of expat relationships

5 realities of expat relationships 10 February 2015

Hop on board and buckle up for the expat relationship roller coaster. It’s a ride you’ll never want to get off.

A guide to dating in Spain

10 February 2015
If you think dating is complex, you have clearly never dated in Spain. Hear from six expats who took the plunge and offer insight into dating a Spaniard.

International flower relations: Who's the most romantic?

5 February 2015
Sending flowers may be a typical gesture in most countries, but what do our flower-gifting habits tell us about international relations?
Top 10 things to see in Madrid, Spain

Top 10 things to see in Madrid, Spain 16 January 2015

A guide to the top 10 things to see and do while you are in Madrid.
Geek Mädel: Getting back into my languages

Geek Mädel: Getting back into my languages 13 January 2015

After inadvertently making language-learning a chore, Meg McFarlane finds new ways to make learning languages fun and interesting.
Expatica wishes you a merry multicultural holiday

Expatica wishes you a merry multicultural holiday 23 December 2014

There's no better time to celebrate than at Christmas. The Expatica team shares their personal favourite Christmas traditions, and reflects on 2014.
An expat wife: Why rituals are important for expat families

An expat wife: Why rituals are important for expat families 23 December 2014

Maria Foley explains why family rituals are so important for giving expats some much-needed familiarity and a sense of belonging.
Letters from the Loire: European Christmas traditions

Letters from the Loire: European Christmas traditions 23 December 2014

Teresa Dolan takes a look at the many varieties in Christmas food, flavours and traditions across Europe, and the increased multiculturalism of Christmas celebrations.
MoneySaverSpain: Restaurant apps for Spain

MoneySaverSpain: Restaurant apps for Spain 16 December 2014

Maxine Raynor reviews four apps for reserving restaurants in Spain, which include discounted meals, opinions and ratings, and geolocation.
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.

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