Tagged: spain

Travel Guide: Santander, Cantabria, Spain

Admittedly, I regret not spending more time in Santander.  My original plan was to visit San Sebastian and Bilbao for the 4 day weekend, but my host family had insisted that Santander was worth seeing. They told me it was only a short drive past Bilbao, but it ended up...

Spanish Idioms, #2: Que no Cunda el Pánico!

My first year in Spain, I began to have a major craving for Mexican food. I’m from Southern California, so there’s a delicious and authentic Mexican joint on practically every corner. One of my first jobs as a teenager was working in a small Mexican restaurant, and I never tire...

Catalan Tradition: El Correfoc (Running and Dancing with Fireworks)

Running and dancing with fireworks… sounds like every parent’s worst nightmare, doesn’t it? Sorry, mom, but I’ve participated in at least 5 by this point, and I’m so glad I have! The word “Correfoc” is a Catalan word that literally translates to “fire run.” Seems interesting and kind of dangerous,...

The Ultimate Guide to Barcelona: A City that Inspires

Paella, tapas, sangria, and parties that continue until the morning light… Barcelona is known worldwide as one of the most beautiful, culturally rich cities in Europe, with flocks of tourists coming to visit every year. In fact, almost 18 million people visited Catalonia (the region where Barcelona is located) in...

10 Unexpected Things You’ll Learn as an Expat in Barcelona

This is my third year living in beautiful Barcelona, obviously because I love it enough to stay. However, as any expatriate knows, there are certain cultural differences that you just have to get used to. Some are only slightly different than your own customs, and others catch you completely by...