Category Archives: Spain

How to Find an Apartment in Spain

By: Russell Benavides

Apartment hunting can be hard enough as it is in the States – Realtors, roommates, budget, rent control, contracts – it can all be pretty overwhelming. Add to the mix a foreign country, a language barrier, few internet resources, old-fashioned flyers, and you get the fun filled adventure of finding an apartment in Spain. Continue reading How to Find an Apartment in Spain


Tasty Bites A Coruña: Taberna Casa Rita

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By Megan and Russell

After a long week of working online inside the apartment, we love to spend our Saturdays walking around the city center. We visit the neighborhood farmer’s market, do some window shopping, and ALWAYS stop by Taberna Casa Rita.


We discovered this gem one Saturday by simply following the crowd. We noticed a sidewalk clogged with locals gathered outside of Casa Rita, talking and drinking in typical Spanish fashion. We pushed our way through the pack and finally made it to the bar area. To blend with the locals, we ordered a caña and glass of Albariño wine. Our drinks came accompanied with a complimentary cup of stew, and with one bite, we quickly realized why everyone was here at Casa Rita. Continue reading Tasty Bites A Coruña: Taberna Casa Rita

Spanish Football Match - Deportivo

Our Spanish Football Experience

By: Russell Benavides

Being the sports nut that I am, I love to throw myself into the sports culture of whatever city I am in at the time. When I was in Boston, I thoroughly enjoyed going to Red Sox games. When I visited San Francisco last year, it was great watching the Giants in the playoffs and feeling the energy of the city. Now that I am in Spain, this desire to connect with their sports culture is no different. Unfortunately, their sports culture is quite a bit different from back in the States. Basically it’s soccer..errr….football and football only.

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Pond, Retiro Park, Madrid, Spain

The 5 Must-See Things in Madrid

By: Russell Benavides

The beginning of our Spanish adventure marked my return to Madrid for the first time since I completed my study abroad program in 2007. I was excited to be back and was eager to see what Megan thought of the city I loved so much. I had everything mapped out and was ready to show her what the city had to offer.

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