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9 useful Spanish expressions you need to know

9 useful Spanish expressions you need to know

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If someone asks to pull their hair, you probably shouldn't do it. Knowing these common Spanish phrases can keep you out of some awkward situations.

5 reasons you need to go sailing in Greece this summer

5 reasons you need to go sailing in Greece this summer

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Need inspiration on how to best enjoy your summer holidays? Look no further than sailing the Greek Islands this summer. [Contributed by Sailing Nations]

Is race an issue in Spain? A black woman's story why she left Spain

Is race an issue in Spain? A black woman's story why she left Spain

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"I’m a black woman who wanted to move to Spain for years. Here’s why I lasted only a few months." American Nneka shares her story.

Top 10 Spanish films you should watch

Top 10 Spanish films you should watch

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You don't need to meticulously study the dreaded 'subjuntivo' to get a dose of Spanish – Spanish cinema is much more entertaining, shows expat Danni.

10 unbelievable driving laws in Spain

10 unbelievable driving laws in Spain

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If you're in the mood for confronting Spanish police, then drive in Spain without a t-shirt, argue with a passenger or place your arm on the window.

Living the Spanish life: The best of Spanish coffee

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Bombón or cortado? Coffee is an institution in Spain, although you'll find many coffee variations that you've never seen before.

Dancing in the Fountain: The tipping point of Spanish coffee and tea

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Karen McCann explains the peculiarities of the Spanish types of tea and coffee, and how tipping is generally handled in Spain.

How do children address their teachers across the globe?

How do children address their teachers across the globe?

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Do children use the teacher's first name, surname or just 'teacher' – and what does this reflect about local culture?

Dancing in the Fountain: The best – and worst – of expat friendships

Dancing in the Fountain: The best – and worst – of expat friendships

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Should foreigners avoid joining 'expat bubbles'? Blogger Karen McCann considers the pros and cons of mingling with expat groups when living abroad.

The secret upside to looking foreign abroad

The secret upside to looking foreign abroad

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Rather than be frustrated with always sticking out as the 'foreigner', expat Jessica looks for a silver lining to looking different abroad.

Dancing in the Fountain: Spanish approach to healthcare

Dancing in the Fountain: Spanish approach to healthcare

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Karen McCann discusses the Spanish approach to healthcare compared to the US and some of the natural remedies that still persist in southern Spain.

22 New Year's resolutions every expat should cross off

22 New Year's resolutions every expat should cross off

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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.

An expat wife: Why rituals are important for expat families

An expat wife: Why rituals are important for expat families

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Maria Foley explains why family rituals are so important for giving expats some much-needed familiarity and a sense of belonging, particularly during festivities.

The perfect Spanish gift – Kukuxumusu, cartoon cool

The perfect Spanish gift – Kukuxumusu, cartoon cool

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Whether you're planning your Chrismas shopping or just looking for the perfect Spanish gift for friends abroad, Zach Frohlich has a suggestion.

Expatica wishes you a merry multicultural holiday

Expatica wishes you a merry multicultural holiday

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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.

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