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How to get a NIE number in Spain?

Getting a NIE number can quickly be complicated, annoying and nerve-wracking, at least it was in my experience. There isn’t enough information about how to obtain one online, and I know I really needed it when I wanted to get mine. The process can be a bit lengthy and complicated (or not, it really depends on your circumstances and luck), but I’m sure it’ll be … Continúa leyendo How to get a NIE number in Spain?


Becoming Spanish Over the Holidays

This blog post is about the thoughts that occurred in the mind of a Slovenian girl whilst being immersed into the Spanish world for New Year’s Eve, the Three Kings and everything in between. I’ve been to Valencia many times but never during the holiday period. The holidays in Spain begin before Christmas and end on 7th January. I only arrived in Valencia on 29th … Continúa leyendo Becoming Spanish Over the Holidays


Fallas: the Noisiest Festival in Europe

As a foreigner, I still find the enthusiasm Valencian people have for noise and fire sort of hard to understand. I can’t deny that the Fallas festival made a big impression on me, though: I experienced it last year, and this year I decided to go again. The truth is that I could have gone to Valencia at any other time, but I chose Fallas. … Continúa leyendo Fallas: the Noisiest Festival in Europe

Mad Cool Festival

Mad Cool, Madrid’s Most Famous Music Festival

In July this year, I went to Mad Cool, a huge music festival that takes place in Madrid every summer. It was my first proper music festival; I’ve been to one before in Slovenia, but it was pretty small. In this post, I focus on Mad Cool 2018 itself, as well as music festivals in general. Even though I have only been to two, I … Continúa leyendo Mad Cool, Madrid’s Most Famous Music Festival

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Barcelona: Love, Like, Dislike

I expected two things from Barcelona: for it to be beautiful and crammed with tourists. Before our trip, my mom kept sending me pictures of gorgeous mosaics we absolutely had to see. A friend of mine, on the other hand, told me to enjoy »the amusement park«. All our expectations turned out to be facts. Barcelona is a truly beautiful city, but the number of … Continúa leyendo Barcelona: Love, Like, Dislike


The Pros and Cons of Living in Valencia

Valencia: Pros and cons (well, sort of) This is not a classic 5 pros and 5 cons of living here because I generally love it and don’t really feel like trying to come up with bad stuff just for the sake of balance. I’m not here as a tourist, but it’s not like I’ve lived here for years either; I’ve been in Valencia for a … Continúa leyendo The Pros and Cons of Living in Valencia