US taxes in Spain: file quickly and easily with Taxes for Expats

You know the feeling? You’re enjoying another beautiful spring here in Spain, happy to be living abroad… But then, around the month of March, you start to have

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Is Barcelona the new Austin?

Ah, Barcelona. That Mediterranean paradise, where fabulous architecture, beautiful people, and world-class cuisine combine and create an enviable, affordable lifestyle in the sun. Or something like that. I

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Pickpockets in Barcelona and Spain’s petty crime problem

Almost everybody in Spain has a pickpocket story. A story of how they were robbed, or almost robbed, while going about their business. Pickpocketing is pretty common in

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Election Year and Quitting Twitter – Random Thoughts #12

Hey y’all! Time for another edition of Random Thoughts. You know, things that aren’t long enough to merit a full article, but that I’d like to mention anyway.

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Bitcoin in Barcelona – guide to the Catalan Crypto Community

Can you use Bitcoin in Barcelona? Is there a Barcelona Bitcoin community? What’s the deal with crypto in Catalonia? Do I really need to keep capitalizing the word

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Clot neighborhood, Sant Martí and the future of Barcelona

Looking for info about the Clot neighborhood in Barcelona? Maybe not. That first sentence is just for the bots anyway. Either way, Morena and I recently moved up

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I’m Outta Here! An American’s Ultimate Visa Guide to Living in Europe

Hey y’all. It’s election year, again. Good time to mention that my friend Cepee has a new ebook about living in Europe, and if (like many) you’re thinking

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La Latina neighborhood in Madrid – cañas, tapas and history

If you’ve been in Madrid for more than a few weeks, you’ve probably been to La Latina. El Rastro – the Sunday flea market – is one of

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32 Reasons Why I Love Spain – an open letter

Dear Spain, I know our relationship has had its ups and downs. You have your problems and I have mine. Neither of us is perfect. And I admit

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Madrid as a tourist – contemplations of a former “local”

I recently visited Madrid. It was a short trip this time, and I go down there a lot for one reason or another. But two or three visits

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