Life in Spain

Who Is The Patron Saint Of Spain?

Once you arrive on Spanish soil, you will begin noticing the same Saint being represented in towns, homes, and other public areas across the country. It doesn’t matter where you go in the country or how rural you visit; there will be a representation somewhere for you to see. Whether …

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31 Famous People from Spain You Need to Know About

A country with a deep appreciation for sports, culture and the arts, it’s no wonder this list of famous people from Spain continues to grow. When you’re thinking of spending time in Spain, it’s interesting to consider who the most famous Spaniards in history have been – as well as …

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Why Spain: 5 Reasons We Are Moving to Spain

One of the questions I’m asked most often is why Spain? What’s so special about Spain? I thought I’d address our reasons for moving to Spain in a dedicated blog post. I firstly need to clarify that my experience and yours will be different. We are not in a position …

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Why Are There Bars on All the Windows in Spain?

If you come from a country where bars on the windows aren’t the norm, you’re probably wondering “Why are there bars on all the windows in Spain?” There are two main reasons for bars on windows or window grills (called rejas ). Firstly, rejas have a part to play in …

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How We Keep the Spain Dream Alive from Afar

In the (long) lead up into our move to Spain, we’ve been doing a few things to keep the dream of life in Spain alive. It’s hard not to get bogged down by all the bureaucracy required to make this a reality, so we’ve made a few changes to help …

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How We Saved Money on a Mediterranean Cruise from Valencia

Through some contract work, I found a last-minute cruise deal on the Mediterranean. In my pre-Mum life, I worked in the travel industry and I know how popular cruise travel has become. And for good reason – your holiday begins the minute you board. If you live near a port you …

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Living in Spain: Pros and Cons

Want a completely subjective living in Spain pros and cons list? Haha. Well lucky for you, I wrote one. I look back at our time living in Spain for six months and they are some of the best memories of my life. But that’s not to say we loved every …

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How Much Does It Cost to Live in Spain?

Update: November 2017: Moving to Spain is clearly a popular topic, who knew my post about our cost of living in Spain would be so popular! I’ve added some more details and helpful resources to this article about living cost in Spain. We recently visited our old stomping ground and I …

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Introducing Romy from Madrid

Today we ate our menu del dia (meal of the day) at a typical Spanish bar in Madrid – mini bar stools, CruzCampo and Mahou on tap, old men reading the newspaper and football on the TV’s. Dylan was his usual charming self while the owner clucked over him filling …

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