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How I managed to get my Foreigner’s Identity Number (NIE) in Barcelona

The NIE (Número de Identidad de Extranjero) is a tax identification number in Spain for everyone who is not a Spanish citizen. It is...
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The Satirical Tabarnia Movement is Reflecting a Democracy in Crisis

An ironic introduction of Tabarnia “What is Tabarnia?” – is the question that most people have asked themselves after last month’s Twitterstorm. The word ‘Tabarnia’...

The Yellow Ribbon is a Polemic Symbol in Catalonia and South Korea this Christmas

Did you know that yellow ribbon is a symbol of division and unity both in Catalonia and South Korea? The yellow ribbon is used for...
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The Forgotten History of the Catalan ‘Santa Claus’

The real origins and history of the Catalan equivalent of Santa Claus is one of Barcelona's best kept secrets. (reader discretion is advised) As a Finnish...

My favourite places after a month in Barcelona

1. Barceloneta beach Barceloneta beach is a beautiful place with good vibes. In October there can be pretty good waves so if you want, you...

Spanish and Finnish differences

There are so many cultural differences between Finland and Spain. I have seen a few of them while living here. Now, I’m already getting...
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Internship in Spain. Working, collecting great memories and experiences

About me I’m 18 years old business student from Finland and I came to work as a trainee in Barcelona. The journey started on 22....
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The information war in social media is tearing Catalonia apart

How to fight against the misinformation and propaganda that is dividing Catalan society? During the last two months I have observed closely how Catalan society...
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An outsider’s view from inside the September 11th celebrations in Barcelona

On Monday September 11th, 2017 Catalonia celebrated the National Day known locally as La Diada Nacional de Catalunya. Like hundreds of thousands of Catalans, I...
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Summer in the City: Barcelona’s Hidden Gems for the Little Ones

Best things to do with the kids this summer! Part 1. There are lots of free or at least cheap activities to do in the city....

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