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I put blogging on hold (and I missed it!)

Somewhere between July and August I fell off the blogging bandwagon. Where the heck did this fall take place? Last summer I was back in Arkansas for nearly 3…

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

Hello, 2015! After a month-long break from blogging, I’m back to start the New Year. Many thanks to everyone who left such thoughtful and encouraging comments on my…

November and the Dreaded In-Between

Recently I read a blog entry that summed up the general malaise that I was feeling toward Spain and life: How to Fight Expat Depression: Just Remember You’re Not…

Spanish Customs That Make a Guiri Cringe

My fourth Spain-iversary quietly came and went in September. Since then, I’ve been reflecting on the incredible Spanish adventures of the past few years, as well as less savory…

Banking in Spain (and Hair-Tearing)

Three years later, and l still hate banking in Spain as much as the day (no, WEEK) that it took me to open a bank account.* As far…

6 Tips When Sick in Spain

After a recent throat infection had me dialing up my doctor, I began to reflect on being sick in a foreign country. I’m lucky to have access to public healthcare,…