The Brain Drain in Spain 3: Flight of the Party Girls

An article was making the rounds on Facebook the other day entitled Pues yo me voy de España. In it, an Italian journalist describes her reasons for leaving

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The Spanish Timetable, Killin’ It on the NY Times and Slate

The Spanish timetable, with its world famous (and semi-mythological) siesta, its long lunches and late dinners – is apparently big news in the US. Why? I have no idea!

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Changes at the Chorizo Chronicles – your favorite expat blog

This website is not about my life, per se. It’s more an expat blog in general – I’m just a representative. Hopefully, others will learn from my experiences here in Madrid

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The Spanish Brand: Snuggle Up With Marca España

Is the Spanish brand suffering? Maybe… The Spanish government is trying to improve the Spanish brand these days, and ungramatically trying to attract foreign investment. That was the

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Is Madrid going downhill?

Well, it’s over here in Madrid. (Sorry, everyone…) Recently, El País has announced that Madrid is in a downhill slide. They say that the city is not a

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Lemur at Faunia Wildlife Park, Madrid

I went to Faunia a couple of weeks ago. It was kind of shocking to learn that there are so many different kinds of small primates out there.

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Are Europeans More Civilized than Americans?

Zio Enzo is possibly not the uncle of anyone I know. In any case, he’s a toothless 70-something Italian man who everybody is calling Uncle. He’s wearing a

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The Brain Drain in Spain 2: Flight to London

If you want to be kind of depressed – and your Spanish is up to it – go read the article published in El País Semanal yesterday entitled

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The 4 big things I wish I had known before moving to Madrid

Moving to Madrid sort of happened to me by accident. Like many or most people, I had spent my teenage years with no idea what I was doing

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The Big 3 Spanish Red Wine Regions: Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Valdepeñas

Today I’m going to talk about a topic which is important for all of us who live in Europe: how to get tipsy at lunchtime. Specifically, the three

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