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5 Charming Day Trips from Murcia, Spain

I’m hoping that if you’re reading this, you’re a soon-to-be expat in Murcia, Spain. You’re planning all of the details of your visa paperwork, starting to check out flats on Milanuncios, sifting through posts on the Facebook group for auxiliares in Murcia and thinking about all of the traveling you’ll do while living in Spain. …

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8 Ways to Make the Most of Your Time in Valencia

  1. Enjoying the one-of-a-kind tourist attractions I don’t throw these words around in the form of recommendations lightly. But Valencia’s ‘tourist attractions’ are probably among the cutest in the world, especially for kids. I could wait to bring these photos back to Murcia to show my students. Chances are, you’ll easily stumble across these …

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A Quick Guide to Belem

The Tower of Belem is on every list of things to do when you visit Lisbon, but it’s not exactly in Lisbon. Belem is actually about five miles from the vibrant, seven-hilled center and it’s its own charming little escape from the hustle and bustle. You’ll probably want to take a bus or taxi to …

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5 Essential Valencian Food Experiences

I visited Valencia for the first time during Holy Week and loved it. It’s a vibrant city with just enough of a small town feel to be able to accomplish a lot in a matter of two days. Most of what I accomplished was eating. Valencia’s regional uniqueness in terms of culinary tradition lived up …

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10 Essential Lisbon Food Experiences

So Lisbon stole my heart, pretty much right off the bat. From the moment I realized I could figure out the metro system without incident at midnight (thanks for the delayed flight, as always, Vueling). Walking through the Baixa district at night on the way to check in at my AirBnB, meeting my hilarious and …

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The Challenges of Moving Abroad as a First Time Expat

  I’m 24 years old and I have officially been living in Spain for six months. As I have just submitted my application for renewal to the Auxiliares de Conversacion program in Spain, I’m realizing how much time flies. It feels as if I just arrived a month ago. And yet, I’ve been fortunate enough …

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Carnival in Spain

After a couple of months of living in Spain, Halloween spirit was in full swing at the primary schools where I work. Halloween is still relatively new to Spain, only gaining major traction in the past four or five years. Seeing my friends at home get into the spirit with their costumes and parties on …

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Why You Should Experience Traveling Alone

I’ve noticed over the years that people react a certain way when they hear I go places alone, like to shows, restaurants or traveling. But to be honest, I prefer it that way a lot of the time. There’s nothing like good company, but that should include yourself. It’s important to have a strong enough …

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5 Essential Berlin Food Experiences

I found it incredibly difficult to pinpoint what defines Berlin’s food scene. German cuisine is unique in its own, but there’s so much more to the city’s restaurant culture, a result of the city’s incredible multicultural population and catching onto progressive culinary trends. From street food to fancy Korean dinners, I got to try it …

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7 Inspiring Things to do in Seville

Seville offers the best of Southern Spain. Music, food, art, history, beauty and wonderful people. I had visited as a child with my family and returned nearly 20 years later with my boyfriend. It was his first time visiting Spain and I wanted to bring him somewhere truly magical after spending several weeks in my …

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5 Roman Food Markets

After a lot of research and sifting through blogs, I compiled a list of Rome’s food markets before my travels and made it my mission to visit as many of them as I could in 3 days. I made it to 5. Why not more? Because Rome is HUGE and these markets are spread out …

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10 Reasons to Visit Florence, Italy

#1 Its beauty Florence is an all around beautiful and charming city. The classic, old world architecture, colorful buildings and cobblestone streets are just as you’d imagine. The piazzas are enchanting places to gather, enjoy gelato and people watch. The river flows right through the city and is lined by tall, multicolored buildings. While on …

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5 Cheap & Delicious Eats in Granada, Spain

Granada is one of┬áSpain’s many culturally unique gems,┬álargely resulting from it’s rich Moorish background. The footprints of Andalusian Islamic history is evident everywhere and especially in the infamous neighborhood of Albayzin, where you can find numerous shops filled with baskets of dried fruits, from melon to kiwi, papaya, hibiscus as well as shelves lined with …

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