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  • The Case Against Catalan Independence

    Published January 30th by Kristjan Arnold
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    If you spend any amount of time in Spain, particularly in its proud Catalan region , you will hear about the people’s fight for independence. But where did it start, should Catalan be independent and what does this mean for Spain?

    Insider Kristjan is covering this subject in an in-depth series. In his third post, he covers the case against Catalan independence.

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  • The Case for Catalan Independence

    Published January 23rd by Kristjan Arnold
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    If you spend any amount of time in Spain, particularly in its proud Catalan region , you will hear about the people’s fight for independence. But where did it start, should Catalan be independent and what does this mean for Spain?

    Insider Kristjan is going to cover this subject in an in-depth series. In his second post, he covers the case for Catalan independence.

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  • History of the Fight for Catalan Independence

    Published January 16th by Kristjan Arnold
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    If you spend any amount of time in Spain, particularly in its proud Catalan region , you will hear about the people’s fight for independence. But where did it start, and what does this mean for Spain?

    Insider Kristjan is going to cover this subject in an in-depth series. In this first post, he covers the history of the fight for Catalan independence.

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  • Coping with chest infections and colds in the Spanish winter

    Published January 2nd by Sandra Piddock
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    The winter colds, viruses and chest infections are doing the rounds here in Spain, just as they are in the UK. However, we’re lucky over here in that we have an abundance of cheap natural remedies, as well as a fast track to antibiotics should we need them. While these illnesses can be very debilitating, they don’t have to be too uncomfortable if you know what to do.

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  • 12A Certificate for The Cucaracha Club

    Published December 30th, 2016 by Sandra Piddock
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    10 months after independently produced spy thriller The Cucaracha Club had its world premiere in Torrevieja, it has received a 12A certificate from the BBFC. Now the film can be distributed on general release in cinemas. That means the production company can recover some of the production costs. More importantly, they can build the budget for The Cucaracha Club 2: The Route of All Evil, which is already written and ready to go into production in the autumn of 2017.

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  • Top Tips for Settling into a New Country

    Published December 15th, 2016 by PSS International Removals
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    Relocating abroad and integrating into a new culture can be a challenge. But, take heart, thousands of expats every year do it successfully, and for many of them the positives outweigh the negatives. Expats may get to live in a dream location, further their careers, discover strengths, explore new places, meet new people and enjoy fresh experiences.

    What you need more than anything to make a go of relocation is patience…

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  • A new take on death just in time for Dia de los Todos Santos

    Published October 31st, 2016 by Sandra Piddock
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    Spain is different in many ways, and one of the main differences is in how they celebrate Hallowe’en. The truth is they don’t – although expats have imported the celebration from other countries and some younger Spaniards are adopting the custom of costume parties at Halloween. The trick or treat thing doesn’t seem to have taken off here, although it’s creeping in where there are lots of Brits, and it’s probably only a matter of time until Spanish children want to be part of this.

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  • No Ordinary Expats: David and Yvonne Haughton

    Published October 30th, 2016 by Sandra Piddock
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    Lots of people come to Spain for a new life, meet someone, get married, and set up a successful business. They also take on new projects, which may be completely different to anything they’ve ever done in their home country. There’s nothing special about that. So what lifts David and Yvonne Haughton into the ‘No Ordinary Expat’ league? Several things!

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  • Living Off-Grid in Spain

    Published October 27th, 2016 by ErinAbroad
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    I recently re-read our ‘list of requirements’ written when we first started looking for a house in Andalucía ten years ago. The keywords were: peace, quiet, private, nature, quality, seclusion. Well, we certainly achieved that.

    An insider story about living off the grid in Spain.

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  • Relocating to Spain? Choose the Best Region for You

    Published October 13th, 2016 by PSS International Removals
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    Sun, sea and Sangria – what’s not to love about Spain? But when you’re thinking of permanent relocation, rather than just a holiday, you need to make sure that the region you move to has everything you need to keep you happy in the long term. Whether you’re looking for culture, sunshine, or a thriving expat community, you can find a little corner of Spain that will tick the right boxes.

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