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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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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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The Intense Fire Night of Tenerife

Every midsummer, Tenerife celebrates Noche de San Juan. Processions of burning torches head towards the sea in an ancient tradition that includes jumping over bonfires and midnight bathing in the sea. The celebration dates back to the island’s native Guanche days and the shortest night of the year is a large event in the traditional parts of […]

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The Strong Women of Icod de Los Vinos

I have not been blogging for a while due to my studies. But yesterday, my husband returned home with some photos of a local folklore group that I just have to share. The photos really reflect the women’s position in the local society. Guess who rules? 🙂 © Photos and captions by Eldar Einarson