Your first bureaucratic step in Barcelona should be towards a police station. You need to get a NIE, Número de Identidad de Extranjero, or ‘Foreign Identity Number’. It…Continue reading...
If you have little ones you might be interested what does the Spanish Education System look like. At the first glance, it seems quite complex but, fortunately, it has its logic. Pública, Concertada or maybe Privada There are three basic school categories when it comes to the compulsory education (6-16 years, which in practice is in most cases 3-16 years, starting P3): Escuela Pública – State School Escuela Concertada – Private School that receives
Who doesn’t love a good brunch? However, it’s not easy to get it in the country where people are set to always eat their lunch at 2pm. We decided to put together a list of top brunch restaurants in Barcelona for those, like us, who like to wake up late and eat their breakfast closer to lunch. Our list contains places we like and also those recommended to us. If
For us, the foreigners Spanish food is all about tapas and paella. And one of the first expeditions in search for good food would be to a tapas or paella place. But where to get a real paella experience in the capital of Catalonia? We asked around and here’s a list of recommended places to eat paella in Barcelona. Before we move to the list of paella places, be advised that when
Cheap ways to furnish your apartment in Barcelona seems like a good topic for all those who come to live here. Even if you rent a furnished apartment you will still need to buy some stuff before you make it “yours”. And if you go for a non-furnished one, you will need to start from scratch. The good news is you made it through the sometimes hellish process of renting in Barcelona,
Bank Holidays in Barcelona probably differ from those in your country. What’s more, bank holidays in Catalonia may differ from those in other Autonomous Communities, because aside from nation-wide bank holidays there are also a few specific for each region or even city. Second Easter and other holidays What was most surprising for me, was that those local holidays can change dates each year. Each municipality is entitled to two
We all love tapas and this great selection of meat, fruit and vegetables available in this Mediterranean country but from time to time we simply miss the taste of home. We’ve all been there. No matter how great the food in Barcelona or wherever we decide to live might be, we will always miss the food you are most used to eating: the food from our country of origin. Sometimes