Top 5 Neighbourhoods to Live in Bilbao

Written by Matthew Dykes, the Spotahome Copywriter With its world-class architecture, sublime cuisine, evergreen mountains, rugged beaches and a mysterious language and culture – Bilbao is one of our favourite cities in Spain. Once you’ve decided to say kaixo! (hello) to Bilbao, the only hard thing is deciding which neighbourhood…

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Tips for Erasmus Students in Barcelona

So, you’ve decided to become an Erasmus student in Barcelona, huh? Well, you’re in for quite an adventurous time. Barcelona prides itself on being one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Spain and benefits from having fantastic people mixed with awesome culture – and let’s not forget to…

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Things to Know Before Becoming a Digital Nomad

The Digital Nomad lifestyle is becoming increasingly popular. Thousands of people worldwide are leaving their 9-5 to travel and work online full time, moving to a new city every few weeks or months. And while being a Digital Nomad allows incredible amounts of freedom and adventure, there are some hurdles…

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5 Breathtaking Parks in Madrid You Should Visit

Madrid is magical. And for a traditional Spanish city, it sure does have a surprising amount of absolutely breathtaking parks where you can chill away your worries and enjoy the Spanish sun. And it’s not just grass – these parks feature rose gardens, mazes and sunset views – what more could…

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Getting a Driver's Licence in Spain

So, you will be living in Spain for an extended period and are planning on driving while you are there. Depending on whether you are getting your very first licence or are planning on using your current one, you need to be informed on driving licence regulations. Here are some…

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5 Most Important Places in El Born, Barcelona

El Born is a neighborhood typically beloved by many Barcelona’s locals, including our own home checker Clothilde. And why wouldn’t it be? The typical characteristics of this neighborhood are artsy, beloved by locals and a perfect nightlife spot. On top of that, it’s completely centrally based and…

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6 Practical Christmas Gifts for Expats

Okay, Christmas is literally just around the corner (How did this happen?!) and being an expat, Christmas gifts were always a question mark. I normally go home at some point around holiday time and my family quickly learned that my very limited suitcase size means I probably won’t be…

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