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December 13, 2016 No Comments

Bon Nadal! Quirky Catalan Christmas Traditions


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Countries around the world celebrate Xmas in a variety of ways, and Spain has it’s share of quirky Christmas traditions. If you recently moved to Catalunya or are thinking of relocating to the area, be prepared for two eccentric customs celebrated by Catalan families for hundreds of years. Els Caganers No nativity scene is Catalunya or Valencia is complete without the Caganer. This […]


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August 24, 2016 No Comments

The Problem With Expat Communities


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There are certain parts of Spain, particularly around the popular coastal resorts, that have a large expat community. These areas generally cater expansively to British tastes with regards to pubs, restaurants, shops, and social activities. If you want to find a large expat community and spend most of your time with British people, then you […]


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August 24, 2016 No Comments

Meeting & Greeting In Spain – When To Do The Dos Besos


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Part of getting used to living in a new country is knowing about and adjusting to the different forms of behaviour. These may seem very small things, but they can make an enormous difference in one’s feeling of being accepted and therefore comfortable in a new environment. For example, the customary Spanish salutation of a […]


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August 24, 2016 No Comments

Cultural Activities In Barcelona – Visitors Beware


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Cinemas Barcelona has numerous cinemas. New films appear quickly and are well advertised. Cinemas Verdi and Capsa (among others) show foreign films with the original soundtrack subtitled in Spanish. The British and North American Institutes both have cultural programmes which include film shows. In the newly-renovated port area there is an Imax (large screen) cinema […]


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