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Galego Sen Fronteiras: Week 2 Program Review

Friends in Galician course

In my last post I began writing all about my experience with the Galego Sen Fronteiras Galician language program I recently completed in Santiago de Compostela. When I left off, I had just finished Week 1 of the course, which you can read my review of here. If you’re interested in learning Galician or living in Galicia’s capital, then you’re in the right place because I’m diving …

Galego Sen Fronteiras: Week 1 Program Review

Nobody freak out! Yes, I’m alive. And yes I’m still blogging. Sorry for such a long hiatus from posting anything. This summer has been going 100 miles per hour since it began and somehow it’s now August. So far this summer I’ve traveled to London, País Vasco, the south of France, and the Cíes Islands, all of which I’ll be writing about very soon. But …

How To Get An Empadronamiento in Spain

So you packed up your things and made the big move to Spain. Great! But now what? The first month here can be a bit daunting as you’re searching for an apartment and applying for your NIE/TIE residency card. Where do you start? Well the first step in this unenjoyable bureaucratic process is to get an empadronamiento. But don’t worry, this part is very easy, and it’s FREE! What is the empadronamiento? …

A Foreigner’s Guide to Weddings in Spain

Since the bride and groom delivered the invitations earlier this summer, I had been anxiously awaiting this weekend. Not only were Dani and I happy that our friends were tying the knot, but I was also excited to attend my first wedding in Spain! But not just any wedding—a Galician wedding! To add to the anticipation, everyone kept telling me, “¿Es tu primera boda gallega? ¡Vas a flipar!” (It’s …

A Delicious Two-Year Anniversary

Today marks two years since I met my boyfriend and partner in crime, Dani, while visiting a friend in Noia, Spain. If you follow my blog then you probably read the article I posted awhile back about that night and how this small town in Galicia became my home, but if not, give it a read. As you’re most likely already aware, today is also Valentine’s Day—I know, …