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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.
Karen McCann explains the peculiarities of the Spanish types of tea and coffee, and how tipping is generally handled in Spain.
Do children use the teacher's first name, surname or just 'teacher' – and what does this reflect about local culture?
Should foreigners avoid joining 'expat bubbles'? Blogger Karen McCann considers the pros and cons of mingling with expat groups when living abroad.
Rather than be frustrated with always sticking out as the 'foreigner', expat Jessica looks for a silver lining to looking different abroad.
Karen McCann discusses the Spanish approach to healthcare compared to the US and some of the natural remedies that still persist in southern Spain.
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.
Maria Foley explains why family rituals are so important for giving expats some much-needed familiarity and a sense of belonging, particularly during festivities.
Whether you're planning your Chrismas shopping or just looking for the perfect Spanish gift for friends abroad, Zach Frohlich has a suggestion.
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.
Europe is about incorporating diverse cultural values, free movement and sharing ideas – would you vote for 'European' nationality?
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'.
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.
Impress the locals by using any of these top 20 Spanish expressions in your conversations, says blogger Jeremy Holland.
Be an expat cultural ambassador this Thanksgiving, Zach Frohlich suggests, and shows you how. And don't let not being American stop you.