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Culture Shocks and Wonderful Surprises

cul·ture shock  noun

  1. the feeling of disorientation experienced by someone who is suddenly subjected to an unfamiliar culture, way of life, or set of attitudes.
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Living In Spain

Obtaining Spanish nationality - check.

It’s been a couple of months since I’ve written, but that’s not to say that nothing has been going on over here. In fact, a lot has happened since my last post – for one, I’ve had a few quite positive Spanish customer experiences, something always worth mentioning. 743 more words



The thunderstorms are following us around. We’ve only been here in southern Spain a few days and our second is rattling the shutters as we speak. 240 more words

Changing Perspectives

Now that we’re in Spain for the foreseeable future, it’s interesting how my mindset has changed. The whole time we’ve been here, I’ve known that we were going home within a year, and so it felt like a perpetual holiday. 716 more words

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Don't grow pot in Spain

So two weeks ago I woke up to Spanish drug police banging on our door and raiding the (what we thought was legal) marijuana seed farm my husband was growing in the yard. 1,823 more words

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Too Spanishized?

This year I forgot about the 4th of July, breezed past memorial and labor day, and ate fish on Thanksgiving. There was no typical red, white and blue attire on the 4th and no turkey and stuffing on Turkey Day. 335 more words


Hasta Luego España

It’s hard to believe that this time last year I had just received my acceptance letter for Teach Abroad and begun preparations to leave my American life behind for an exciting Spanish adventure. 1,051 more words

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