Barcelona Tourist and Expat Guide – I'mMovingToBarcelona

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE MOVING TO BARCELONA

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BANK HOLIDAYS IN BARCELONA – CALENDAR FOR 2017

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

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FREE ENTRY TO BARCELONA MUSEUMS

No matter if you live in Barcelona or just came to visit the capital of Catalonia, with the right information you will be able to make the most of the city and even cut on the expenses. Take advantage of free entry to Barcelona museums. This time, we provide info on how to hack Barcelona’s museums. So, take note that all Sundays after 3pm most of them open the doors for

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CULTURAL FAUX PAS IN SPAIN

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

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SURPRISING FACTS ABOUT BARCELONA – PART 2

By moving to this city for Erasmus or any other reason you are in for a great experience! Sunny weather, warm sea and friendly people, it’s just the right mixture for an enjoyable stay. To make the most of your stay, there are a few surprising facts about Barcelona  you need to know. Here’s the second part of surprising facts about Barcelona! (In case, you haven’t read part I, here it is) 6. Shops

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SURPRISING FACTS ABOUT BARCELONA – PART 1

By moving to this city for Erasmus or any other reason you are in for a great experience! Sunny weather, warm sea and friendly people, it’s just the right mixture for an enjoyable stay. To make the most of your stay, there are a few surprising facts about Barcelona  you need to know. Here’s the first part of surprising facts about Barcelona! To get you well prepared we have made a list

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CULTURAL FAUX PAS IN SPAIN – THE FOOD

Eating at McDonald’s, Burger King, etc. Starbucks? You’ll find a few of them and only in the city center, designed for tourists I think. None, absolutely no Spaniard I know dines at McDonalds or drinks Caffè Latte with soya milk at Starbucks. It is seen as a lack of knowledge of the local lifestyle and easily defines one as a person from outside of the circle of cultural heritage. Eating

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