Hiking in Spain

hiking in spain, catalonian mountains

Each year hiking in Spain seems to become more and more popular, as people continue to discover the country’s rural locations on short vacations or weekend breaks. Although most Spaniards wouldn’t consider themselves expert hikers, many have head to the local mountains for a weekend of senderismo (hiking) at least once in their lives! Here is […]

10 Best Spanish Festivals You Can’t Miss

Las Fallas Best Spanish Festival

Everyone knows that Spain is synonymous with fun and fiestas, and it is true that this part of the Iberian Peninsula is home to some crazy Spanish festivals. From throwing tomatoes at one another to burning the enormous figures people spent a year creating, the best Spanish festivals are quite out of the ordinary. A […]

5 Things to do in Costa Brava

Costa Brava beach and chairs

Spain is a diverse country, and Catalonia is no exception. With its own language, special customs, and current movement for independence, many would even call it a different country all together. Politics aside, Catalonia and the Costa Brava region is incredible. I never expected such a beautiful place only a short flight away from Madrid. […]

4 Easy Day Trips from Barcelona

Sitges Spain

Are Day Trips from Barcelona Worthwhile? Check out 4 that are definitely worth getting out of the city. Today longtime Barcelona resident Julie Sheridan shares her favorite easy day trips from Barcelona. Each one sounds more tempting than the next! The Mountain-Top Monastery of Montserrat The ‘serrated mountain’ of Montserrat means many things to many […]

3 Unique Spain Summer Trips

Camping on the beach

Many Spaniards take lavish summer vacations, choosing to go out of the country to take advantage of their time off and explore a new place. But as expats in Spain, we are already abroad– and whether or not we have the budget for international travel, Spain has more than enough to offer! So much more […]

A Year in Catalonia

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Language assistant Greg Armstrong shares his experiences teaching English in Catalonia, Spain. Let’s see what he has to say about his time in one of Spain’s most talked about regions.  Before you even consider becoming a language assistant in Catalonia, remember one thing: Catalonia is not Spain!   I’m currently studying a Bachelor’s degree in […]