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I Started to Vlog in Spanish Even If I Am Not Fluent Yet

I am struggling to be more fluent in Spanish. Normal social contact has not been possible for almost a year. I am still on the intermediate level. I feel like I am hitting a plateau or stall out on my progress despite studying a lot. I write and read better than speak, so I am […]

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Taking the CCSE & DELE Exams for Spanish Citizenship Application

To become a Spanish citizen, you will need to prove knowledge of the Spanish society and show that you are well on your way to mastering the language. I passed these tests last year, and I am now sharing my experience here.  First, you have to be familiar with Conocimientos Constitucionales y Socioculturales de España […]

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Fashion: Like a Play

I love clothes. I see fashion as an art. I tried getting into personal styling, but it is something that I just now enjoy on the side. Writing about it based on my experiences will feed my longing to marry two of my interests: writing and clothing. We are living in a difficult time trying […]

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Buying a Used Car in Spain

We have lived in Spain for more than three years and moved hassle-free to new locations four times on a modest budget.  Buying a used car recently added more joy to our experience and for us, Spain is a well-functioning society full of dedicated and service-minded individuals. Reading different ex-pat forums is very useful when you move […]

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A Glimpse into the Heart of Spanish Summer

Yesterday, the laid-back beach town of Torrevieja on Costa Blanca in Spain got a vital summer carnival boost. Spaniards love to celebrate and if there is no occasion they will easily invent one.  After more than three years in Spain in four different locations, we are now waiting to move into a new flat in a […]

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Neutral Colors Challenge for a Month

It was of course way too early to pack my clothes in late June for our move back to mainland Spain on the first of August. But I had an idea for a self-challenge lurking at the back of my mind and the month of July seemed apt to execute it. I decided to pack my colorful clothes first […]