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Eldar's Corner

The Absolute Best Advice, Ever

The internet is full of good advice. The best of them holds the essence of all human experience. Many are obvious and yet so hard to follow. Guess which is number one? The best advice Stephen Hawking gave his children was to look up at the stars and not down on our feet. Hawking was […]

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Life in Spain

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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Life in Spain

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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Insights & Opinions

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 […]

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Travel Journal

Snapshots from Envigado, Colombia

The authorities in Envigado, the home town of Pablo Escobar, are working hard to get rid of his memory. But it is a complex and difficult task due to the long history of the relaxing reputation of a certain plant. Anyway, this was not the reason why my husband and I decided to visit the […]

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Insights & Opinions

Stepping into Personal Styling

All of us are born with a strong need to be appreciated, accepted, and included. But as we grow older, we tend to get stuck in daily toil and routines that drain us of confidence and self-worth. It amazes me how easy it is to forget our need to be seen as we deserve. I […]