Spanish Bureaucracy – A Pain in the Arse

Queues, queues, forms, applications, frustrations, and after all that, probably more queues. This is what awaits anyone who wishes to emigrate to Spain for any longer than a few months. Be it obtaining your NIE, your abono (public transport card), or opening a bank account, it is highly likely that you will run into a…

Damp Squib – Expression of the Week

Therefore, if something is referred to as a damp squib, it signifies that it is a disappointment or a let down in comparison with the expectation that it had.

The Perfect Cuppa´

Having moved to Spain little over a year ago, one of the largest cultural differences that I have encountered is the Spanish reliance on coffee, in order to perform daily tasks. But almost as soon as I asked the question of why it is so different from the likes of the UK and Ireland, I…