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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...

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

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...
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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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The Referendum in Catalonia is a Threat to Democracy

What if the referendum in Catalonia is undemocratic? Like Maduro in Venezuela and Erdogan in Turkey, Mussolini, Hitler and Franco also loved referendums. But what...

The politicians are leading Catalonia into a major crisis and nobody is doing anything...

Wake-up Call. The politicians are leading Catalonia into international isolation and political suicide. Many inhabitants of Catalonia do not consider themselves merely part of a...
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Barcelona’s blotted out history of hygiene, fecal waste business and the Caganers.

Barcelona has almost 2000 years of special connection with neatness and human feces. There are a lot of peculiar histories, but one of my favourites...

What would happen if Catalonia decides to make a unilateral declaration of independence?

What is going on with the Catalan independence? A few days ago, one of the main Spanish newspapers, El País, leaked a selection of quotes. These...

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