Living in spain · 12/08/2020
Spain ex-pat interview with Elliot from the USA who came to Spain on the Auxiliares de Conversación programme in 2019.
Here are the types of mask recommended by the Spain government.
Spain has succumbed to the coronavirus threat and its capital city is almost in a state of lock down.
Living in Spain Podcasts · 12/09/2019
In podcast number 7 about life in Spain we talk about Spain's new property boom and foreign demand for property on the Costas, why Spaniards think another crisis is looming, Spain's plans to ban gasoline and diesel cars, and about working in Spain as a freelancer. Listen to the audio or watch the video.

Living in Spain Podcasts · 12/09/2019
In podcast number six about living in Spain we talk about why young Spaniards are often late to leave the family nest, we discuss education in Spain, if Spaniards are happier than Aussies and vice versa, and we chat about some of the reasons Spain will have the highest life expectancy by 2040.

Living in Spain Podcasts · 12/09/2019
In this podcast special I talk to Alex Searle about his new life in Valencia, Spain. Alex and family packed up and moved to Valencia from South Africa in 2018 and in the podcast we discuss some of the good things and bad things they have discovered about living in Spain. We talk about their dealings with Spanish bureaucracy, his work-life balance, and how he and his family are adapting to their new life in Spain. Listen to the audio or watch the video. Check out Alex's YouTube channel here.

Travel around Spain · 04/08/2019
That was the question I asked myself when I got back to Madrid after 5 days in Bilbao. It has everything I like in a city. It's clean, manageable, has great public transport, people are friendly, and it's one of the best places to eat and drink in the country. Not to mention that it's close to the coast and fantastic mountain areas. It's also green, really green, which is something you don't see too much of when you live in the centre of Spain. Let's just say that if I had to move to another...

long queues spain
Bureaucracy and queues go hand in hand in Spain. It doesn't matter what you need to do. If it has to do with the government, be prepared for a wait. Getting there early won't help. For some administrative tasks the queues start a couple of hours before the offices open. Residency is one of the worst. Or at least it was when I first had to go through the process. I thought I'd be smarter than the rest and get to the police station at 7am. To my surprise I wasn't the only person with the same...

madrid central
I love walking around the centre of Madrid. I love doing it even more when there aren't any cars in the way. Since I've been living here, the centre of Madrid has been a congested, polluted and dirty place. The reason: Cars. Sidewalks are narrow in this part of the city and you'd often find yourself having to walk down the middle of the street because of the crowds. Then came Madrid Central. Madrid Central is an ambitious project to limit the type and amount of cars that are allowed to enter...

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