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Advice for Moving to Spain Legally | Sunshine and Siestas – Spain Travel Article

Advice for Moving to Spain Legally | Sunshine and Siestas I have lived in Spain for eleven years – we are now in the double digits. The only things I’ve stuck to for longer have been gymnastics (12 years) and driving a car (17 years). As September comes and goes each year, the nostalgia kicks in as I remember lugging two overstuffed suitcases from Chicago to Madrid to Granada to Triana. What a long, strange, tapa-filled journey it’s been. As…

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Susan Solomont talks her book about being an ambassador’s wife abroad – Spain Travel Article

Susan Solomont talks her book about being an ambassador’s wife abroad Serendipity. A random occurrence of events that happens casually or unexpectedly. Not that my run-ins with Spanish bureaucrats have been serendipitous, but as I looked back on 12 years of Spain through rosy colored glasses (or just a Cruzcampo haze), I realize that so many of the relationships and milestones of my Spain life have been a series of coincidences. From my hearing casually about the auxiliar de conversación…

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Raising kids in Spain | Sunshine and Siestas | An American Expat in Spain – Spain Travel Article

Raising kids in Spain | Sunshine and Siestas | An American Expat in Spain The 48 hours I spent in the hospital post-birth were a bit of a blur. Between doctors and nurses coming in and out, trying to figure out breastfeeding and the cycle of 20 minutes of dozing before I was interrupted by doctors or a hungry child, it wasn’t until I was back home and fumbling through the first few days and dozens of dirty diapers that…

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