Decision Time (September 14-24, 2017)

Decision Time (September 14-24, 2017)

We arrived back at our home in Girona, Catalonia just in time for the run up to the hugely divisive referendum to be held on October 1. We chose to escape again and walk the trail from Santiago de Compostela to Finisterre.

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The Gout Zone

The Gout Zone

I found myself in the "gout zone," which gave me a new sympathy for the plight of the comic character Major Hoople from my youth.

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With a Little Help from My Friends . . .

With a Little Help from My Friends . . .

For expats, friendship takes on important additional dimensions.

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Living Costs in Spain

Living Costs in Spain

We just saw an article about how cheap it is to live in Spain. I can't say that our life in Girona is a particularly good example of what this author is talking about, but it may be true of other parts of Spain.

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It’s All Shutting Down

It’s All Shutting Down

It’s August here in Spain and one by one all the shops I like to frequent are putting up those little “closed for vacation” signs. The whole town gradually empties of locals as the "Gironenes" escape to the beaches on the Costa Brava if they can afford it, or to somewhere in the countryside if they can’t. 

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Money, Money, Money

Money, Money, Money

Money is at the root of many of the challenges we face as expats. In this post we discuss our approach to dealing in different currencies. 

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