Category Archives: La Vida en Barcelona

Everyday observations about life in Barcelona – usually through the eyes of us, as expats.

Barcelona in 3 days..

Because Barcelona is home to many cruise ships.  And because Barcelona is, quite frankly, one of the best cities I’ve ever been to… It’s no surprise that we get the question on a rather regular basis about what we would … Continue reading

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The Spanish Economy from my limited perspective..

We are now headed in to our third year here in Barcelona, and people often ask, how are things.. economically speaking.  While I am so far from understanding the economics or the governmental aspects of Spain, I can tell you … Continue reading

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A Perfect Day..

Yesterday, for me, was a pretty perfect Barcelona day.  It was a holiday in Barcelona, so the kids had a day off from school.  We had no lessons, no activities, no nothing… so we headed to Sitges (a coastal town … Continue reading

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Spanish Driver’s Ed 101

I tried to put it off.  I even considered going to Amsterdam to get my driver’s license because it was supposed to be easier.  You see in Spain, they don’t accept US driver’s licenses (or they do but only for … Continue reading

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The Spanish Verb Geek

I tried to look up my Spanish teacher from High School, Mr. Staubitz, and thank him for teaching me what he could… and sadly, I think, he has passed away… My dance with the Spanish language started when I was … Continue reading

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It’s ok if I post a funny from another friend living here right?

She sent this to me last night and I feel it’s actually more worthy of the New Yorker than our blog here.. but lucky me.. I get to share it here first!! I love friends like this … Enjoy!!! OK, … Continue reading

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I think he paid me a compliment. (UPDATED)

I’ve had a rough morning.  Got up late to take the kids to school thinking we were perfectly on time… but it would have been on time for our lives in Terrace Park, not here.  Anyway, I told the kids … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving is not a holiday in Spain unless you make it one.

There are certain holidays that you don’t expect to be universal – 4th of July, Memorial Day, Halloween, etc.  But for some reason, Thanksgiving seems like one of those holidays that everyone should celebrate. I know, I know, it is … Continue reading

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Mis Padres en España

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted, and now you’ll be inundated by a flurry of posts over the next couple of days as I take advantage of this lull in the holidays.  My apologies for the prolonged absence. … Continue reading

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May I? Of course!

We should have a whole section on here regarding language and other cultural gaffes. I’ve had more than I can count, and many of them are unprintable if we want to keep our “G” rating (actually I am not oblivious … Continue reading

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