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Top five most ridiculous complaints by expats in Madrid

There is no greater reserve of banality and pervasive predictability than in the guiri ghetto, a 3km radius that strangles Gran Vía. Don’t get me wrong; I spend most of my time roaming from the bangin’ cafés in Lavapiés to the craft beer-riddled bars of Malasaña, so I’m not completely devoid of comparable transgressions. 495 more words


How We Spent Our Summer

Now that Shannon has introduced you to our new blog and explained exactly what we are doing in Spain, I wanted to talk a little about the… 2,822 more words


The Time I Threw Away Tickets to Belgium (May Madness: Part 5)

In 24 hours I had thrown 200 euros out the window, jeopardized my Spanish residency, and kissed a waffle-filled weekend in Brussels goodbye.

This is an honest account of the hell that was renewing my NIE. 1,764 more words

My Last Week in Murcia (May Madness: Part 4)

After three straight weeks of traveling, I was left an exhausted and broke hot mess. I had seven days until moving day and a mountain of errands to run and trips to plan, all between my private classes and work in Cieza. 522 more words


A checklist of sorts

I´m not really one for using planners, although I´ve always been impressed/baffled by classmates who meticulously write down every homework assignment, meeting, social function, and thought in their planners. 936 more words



Back in March, I applied to this program through the Spanish government–it goes by many names–Auxiliares de Conversación, Language Assistants, Cultural Ambassadors–but ultimately, it’s a program where the Spanish government places college graduates in schools across the country to assist in language classrooms.   616 more words


The Spanish Sim Solution!

Like everyone else heading over to Spain as an auxiliar soon, the question over what to do with my phone is a biggie. I couldn’t live without my phone, it does everything. 248 more words