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  • Culture Shock: What to Expect When Relocating to a Foreign Country

    Published February 13th, 2012 by Penny Munroe
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    Many people assume that culture shock describes the element of surprise and wonder experienced when relocating to a foreign country. However, culture shock is much more complicated, consisting of various stages each with their own characteristics and symptoms. A general culture shock definition is the feelings experienced when leaving the familiar to live in a foreign country. Common feelings experienced are alienation, frustration and anger although this can be overcome with feelings of ease and comfort. Even the most discerning traveller and open-minded person can be susceptible to culture shock and there is little th...

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  • Buying fruit and vegetables at Spanish street markets

    Published February 10th, 2012 by Sandra Piddock
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    There are numerous street markets all over Spain – even the smallest village has at least one. Our village – Algorfa on the Costa Blanca – has a small market of about 15 stalls, of which three are fruit and vegetable stalls. That gives you a clue to how seriously the Spanish people take their fruit and vegetable shopping.

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  • Tips for life as an expat in Spain

    Published February 5th, 2012 by Georgette
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    advice for moving to Spain, an expats tips for 2012

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  • Fant├ístico Five Festivals in Spain

    Published February 4th, 2012 by Bloggingguest
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    Spanish festivals symbolise the very essence of España - they are vibrant, colourful, more often than not noisy and always a lot of fun.  Dozens of festivals are held in Spain every year, and everything from the religious to the bizarre to music festivals can be enjoyed.  If you are currently in the process of planning a holiday to the country, why not see if you can arrange your travel to coincide with a Spanish festival.  You won’t regret it, that’s for sure!

    1. Fallas Fiesta, Valencia

    Fallas Fiesta is often called “the hottest festival of them all” and you’ll see why if you ever get to experience it.  Held annually, during the month of March, t...

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  • A Guide to Getting Married in Murcia, Spain

    Published February 1st, 2012 by Alan Horton
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    The City of Murcia is Spain’s 7th largest city. It is off the beaten track as a tourist destination but contains many architectural delights and splendors.

    This article discusses the idea of getting married in Murcia, Spain – especially from the viewpoint of foreign nationals.

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