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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Should UK expats stay in Spain after Brexit? – Spain Travel Article

Should UK expats stay in Spain after Brexit? Unbelievably, over two and a half years have passed since the UK voted to leave the European Union, and still nobody knows what’s going to happen next. Even now – less than a month before the scheduled date of Brexit – many people doubt it will actually happen. However, in the event, British expats living in EU countries such as Spain will be one of the most affected groups. If you’re a…

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How (Extraordinary) Travel Blogging Got Us A Green Card in the USA – USA Travel Article

How (Extraordinary) Travel Blogging Got Us A Green Card in the USA I wondered how I’d react when I heard the news.Where would I be? How would it arrive to me? Would it be the yes I longed for? Would I fall to the ground in a heap of tears or leap with joy?When we finally submitted the paperwork for it a week before, my heart panicked.What if it was a no?Even though our chances were high, I couldn’t help…

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