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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Spain’s Christmas Lottery has locals (and tourists) reaching for their wallets

The lottery is a tax on those who don’t understand mathematics. Or at least so they say. And there is no greater demonstration of this quote than the

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American Ignorance: How Much do Americans Know about Spain?

How much does your average American know about Spain? Probably very little. So are Americans all ignorant? Well, that’s a longer story, which I’ll tell here. Let me

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Dating a Spanish girl: 7 things you should know

Considering dating a Spanish girl? Okay. I respect that. But there are a few things you should know before you start. I’ve written before about the benefits of dating

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Unicorns, leprechauns, and excellent customer service: 3 things you probably won’t find in Spain

by Klara Nordström “Thank you ma’am for being so patient with me, give me just one more moment please”. For the sixth time in less than a month

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Dear Spain: Please stop ruining international cuisine

Thinking of making a paella this weekend? Considering adding some chorizo to that paella? “Burn, heretic!” At least, that’s what a lot of Spanish people would say. I

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A guiri walks into a hair salon… the dangers of getting a haircut in Madrid

Getting a haircut in a second language is a game of roulette:  either your head is miraculously left intact, or you leave looking like an anime character. During Spanish

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8 things that might surprise you about the holidays in Madrid

Christmas is in the air! Are you ready? It’s time to get into the spirit, but if you’re new to Madrid, you might be a bit lost trying

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So we were all wrong about Donald Trump

Something big has happened in the US. And I’m not sure exactly what it is. Donald Trump got elected. I’m a bit shocked. And I’m certainly not the

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The 4 big things I’ve learned about American culture while living in Spain

I’m from one of those “red states”. One of those places in the US where people go through life heavily armed, with a Bible in their front pocket

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