Posts tagged International
Help! I'm Suffering Mini Culture Shocks

Do you ever feel like there are little things that throw you off when you are traveling or living abroad? Today we are talking about mini culture shocks—small things that might make a big difference in how confortable you are abroad.

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Soñando Sunday: Gibraltar

Are you in the south of Spain and looking for a day-trip that allows you to escape into the English language while being surrounded with cool historic sites, caves, and naughty monkeys? Perhaps Gibraltar is the place for you!

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Life with Visitors is Different

Try as I may, I simply can’t live out my ‘normal life’ when I have visitors! It’s not an inherently bad thing, but certainly something we all need to recognize and come to terms with in our own ways. Thus, I’m sharing some personal insights on the topic.

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Coming to Terms with "No Pasa Nada"

When I first arrived in Spain I was enamored with their laid-back “no pasa nada” attitude but as time has gone on it’s become more difficult to embrace. Today I’m fessing up to the ways in which I’ll never “be no pasa nada” and why.

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Learn Spanish: When Do I Use 'Usted?'

Choosing between the formal ‘usted’ and informal ‘’ pronouns is harder than you may think—especially because the interpretation of what is formal and informal is both subjective and cultural. Read on to learn about the interpretation of this in Spain.

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How Can I Best Communicate with a Traveling Loved One?

Especially if it’s the first time your son, daughter, or loved one will be traveling abroad, you might be at a bit of a loss as to how you can communicate with them. Not to worry, we’ve outline six great forms of communication and how often you can expect to use them to connect.

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