Spanish-English False friends
There comes a point in your Spanish learning where you start to get comfortable with your words. You'll notice that a lot of words are similar and can be transformed into Spanish from English by simply adding and O or something of the sort. For example chocolate is chocolate where every letter is sounded out, normal is normal in...
Moving to Barcelona
You've finally decided to make the move to Barcelona! Moving to a new country can be daunting if you're unfamiliar with the customs, culture and basic ways in which things run. We've broken down the fundamentals for getting started and settled in the spectacular, sunny city of Barcelona.   Make friends with Facebook There are so many groups on Facebook geared towards...
Spanish Student Visa Modification
If you are a non-EU student in Spain, you will have the opportunity to apply for a modification of your existing student visa to a temporary work permit. This will allow you to extend your stay in Spain, eventually giving you the option to receive a long-term residency after renewing over the years. Does this sound like something that interests you?...
Charming streets of Frigiliana
So you've fallen in love with Spain and want to stay. What are your options? Well, you could go the easiest and most extreme route by marrying a Spaniard. You can also apply for different temporary residency permits that can be renewed throughout your time in Spain. Read on to see what your best options are.   Tourist Visa This is the...
The labyrinth in the park
“Parks and playgrounds are the soul of a city,” says Marty Rubin. Although when you think of Barcelona, you don't imagine an abundance of green space. Despite being a busy metropolitan city with heavy traffic, Barcelona does indeed have some beautiful green spaces. Read on to see which ones we think are worth checking out.   Montjuïc Escape the flurry of tourists...
Dry Martini
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but what about a cocktail? A well-assembled cocktail may be more valuable than a glass of red wine. And a lot more fun. As more wine wizards and mixologists flock to Barcelona, more new and inventive bars are popping up. We're not claiming to be experts on them but we...
Girona
In a city as vibrant as Barcelona, it would be difficult to run out of things to see and visit or simply to experience. Catalonia, the area surrounding Barcelona is just as rich in culture and sights and offers a welcome alternative to the tourist-thronged streets of the city in high season. We’ve made a list of some of...
Catedral de Barcelona
Student life anywhere is an unforgettable experience. Being a student in Barcelona is something extra special. For those lucky enough to spend a semester or more in our splendid city, there are some habits they'll be likely to develop and others things they will become accustomed to. Read on to see what we've noticed about student life in Barcelona.   1....
Tibidabo
Barcelona is a rich, diverse city with something to discover around every corner. It can be easy when dating to fall into a routine that involves just dinner and drinks. Here are some alternative date ideas to stimulate new and explorative experiences.     The Bunkers at sunset What's more romantic than a sweeping view of Barcelona’s beautiful cityscape? Escaping the busy streets...
Cascada Monumental
The Parc de la Ciutadella stands where there was once a large military citadel in 1715 that was designed to prevent the Catalans from rebelling as they had in the previous century. In 1869, General Prim handed over the fortress on the condition that it be used as a public park. As Barcelona was rapidly developing industrially, so was...