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Living the Spanish life: The best of Spanish coffee

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

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

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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

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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.

The Mobile Life: The best about 'European' nationality

The Mobile Life: The best about 'European' nationality

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Europe is about incorporating diverse cultural values, free movement and sharing ideas – would you vote for 'European' nationality?

A-Z guide to Christmas holidays in Spain

A-Z guide to Christmas holidays in Spain

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Turrón, lotería, uvas? What do these have in common with Christmas? Learn how to adopt the best of Spain's Christmas traditions beyond 'Feliz Navidad'.

I'm moving to Barcelona: Spanish vocabulary that comes from brand names

I'm moving to Barcelona: Spanish vocabulary that comes from brand names

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Looking for 'típex' or a 'clínex'? You can thank brand names for these words that have found their way into the official register of the Spanish language.

From Barcelona: Top 20 Spanish expressions

From Barcelona: Top 20 Spanish expressions

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Impress the locals by using any of these top 20 Spanish expressions in your conversations, says blogger Jeremy Holland.

Not Hemingway's Spain: Host a Thanksgiving lunch in Spain

Not Hemingway's Spain: Host a Thanksgiving lunch in Spain

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Be an expat cultural ambassador this Thanksgiving, Zach Frohlich suggests, and shows you how. And don't let not being American stop you.

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