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...
Barcelona is ranked as one of the Europe’s hottest startup hubs. Wired.com makes annual guides of startup trends in Europe and Barcelona appears among cities like London, Moscow, Berlin, Stockholm, Paris, Helsinki, Tel Aviv, Istanbul and Amsterdam. OK, but what is actually a Startup? Forbes has a somehow twisted answer to this question in its article with the same title, quoting people like Neil Blumenthal, cofounder and co-CEO of Warby Parker: “A startup is a company
You may have already heard many stories about pickpockets in Barcelona. It is a pretty common issue here and it feels like the authorities are totally incapable of putting it to a stop. I have a lot of friends who experienced theft on the metro, on the beach or even while driving their car. These are the most typical situations where you need to keep your stuff close to you. Instead
Buenos días or bon dia? Adios or adéu? You arrive in Barcelona and find that the people here speak Catalan instead of Spanish. You listen and hear that some words are common, but still there is a difference in the accent. And you wonder how much different this language is from Spanish. 1. Catalan is a Latin language If you have Catalan friends, you probably already know that Catalan is a language not a dialect. Both Catalan
When moving to a new place let’s not forget how helpful the technology can be. In this article I’d like to share with you my list of mobile applications which will make your life easier and more fun. Here are 8 MOST USEFUL APPS WHEN LIVING IN BARCELONA: TMBApp The official Barcelona public transport app. After downloading it and creating an account you can configure it to work best for you. Choose
Just past the Spanish-French border you’ll find a land of wine, vineyards and delicious food. It’s called Languedoc. The biggest wine producer in the world has beautiful landscape and hundreds square miles of vineyards. We’ve never seen so many fields of vine before, so we were stunned by the view! Languedoc and its Minervois region is great for a short weekend break from the city and its busy pace. Some 3-hour
For all those who are flying to Barcelona and those who live here and want to get away for the weekend. Here’s how to get to Barcelona from El Prat Airport. T-10 is a multi-person travel card valid for 10 trips, up to 75 minutes each (even if you switch means of transport or metro lines within this time). It is available for all 6 zones but if you want to travel just
When in Barcelona you probably feel like tasting Mediterranean cuisine. We know just the right place to go to after a long day on the beach: La Paradeta, the best seafood in Barcelona. There are 5 of them in the area: near Sagrada Familia, Sants, El Born, Meridiana avenue and one in Sitges. Find the address here. I wouldn’t call them restaurants, they’re more like sea food stores with a place to sit and eat.
Just when you think you know Spain, some of these happen and you feel like “lost in translation” all over again. Tranqui, we’ve been there too! Here are some tips on how to avoid making a bad first impression. Treating Spain as a homogeneous country Spanish culture in not all about corrida, flamenco and colorful fans. Each autonomous community has its own customs and traditions and even bank holidays. Hardly anybody outside