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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE MOVING TO BARCELONA

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NIE NUMBER – 5 STEPS FOR EU CITIZENS

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 will open the doors for you for basically all the legal stuff: from opening a bank account through applying for a job, up to buying a property. In order to get it, you need to go to a foreigners office. For Barcelona is located in Rambla

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HACKING BARCELONA – TIPS & TRICKS

At first sight, Barcelona seems an expensive and complicated city. All the touristic places, must-see museums, and stylish restaurants. Here are some tips & tricks on how to hack Barcelona and make your life easier and… cheaper. TIPS FOR TRANSPORT Bicing to move around If you like riding a bike it’s a perfect way to move around Barcelona. Very efficient, quick and simple. We are amongst the biggest fans of Bicing,

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8 MOST USEFUL APPS WHEN LIVING IN BARCELONA

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

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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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CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS! A SHORT GUIDE TO FC BARCELONA CELEBRATIONS

If you live in Barcelona you get to participate in one of the most spectacular sports events and celebrations in the world. FC Barcelona winning it all. Champion of the Champions! #ViscaBarca #Campeones For 2 days Placa Catalunya becomes a FC Barcelona Celebrations square. On June, 6th 2015 Barcelona has won Champions League for the fifth time! At the same time they’ve won their second treble (i.e. winning 3 cups

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THE BEST ITALIAN ICE CREAM IN BARCELONA

Finally we’ve found it! A few places with the best Italian ice cream in Barcelona! I remember seeing a sign “Italian Ice Cream” a lot but never actually understood what it meant. The ice cream was OK but nothing special. It was only when I went to Italy that I understood what the real meaning of “Gelato Italiano” was. And after that, nothing was the same and no ice cream was good enough anymore. Obviously on arriving

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5 TIPS BEFORE YOU START LOOKING FOR A FLAT IN BCN

Looking for the perfect flat in Barcelona may seem daunting and impossible at times. If you don’t have the luck of getting a relocation agency to do all the dirty work for you, you need to count on yourself. Don’t worry! We’ve been there too and learned the ropes. We’ve gathered here some basic advice to help you succeed in your search. Read our Top 5 Tips Before You Start Looking For a Flat in

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BARCELONA CITY BIKE – BICING

  In order to register for Barcelona City Bike Bicing you need to have a DNI or NIE number and BCN address. Over 400 Bicing stations all over the city and I can’t use them? That’s right. The authorities of Barcelona intentionally limit its access. I imagine it is the only way to keep the system in working condition. Otherwise we would have too many lost, stolen, devastated or creatively ‘misused’ bikes. Anyway, the

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10 TIPS & TRICKS FOR BICING IN BARCELONA

I’ve already got the BICING pass, what now? There are a few small tips & tricks that will make your BICING in Barcelona easier. Of course, eventually you’ll figure it out by yourself… but why bother? Download BICING App – for Android & iOS – you’ll find there useful info like a map with updates about available bikes and parking spaces on each station. It’s very handy because during rush hours many

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8 TIPS TO FIND THE PERFECT APARTMENT IN BARCELONA

So, the time has come and you need to look for n apartment in Barcelona. Do you know which neighbourhood you’d like to live in? Do you have a list of the flat’s ‘must-haves’? If so, you can start to browse the Internet. There are some beautiful flats out there and the ones that seem quite awkward as for Barcelona’s aesthetics level. You need to know what you do and don’t want in your “piso”. Of course, no

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