Urban Travel with a Twist: 5 European Cities in the Spotlight

August is arguably the most popular vacation season all year round. While it might be a bit too late to book this year’s trip, this travel-themed post will hopefully serve as inspiration for 2015. According to the UN World Tourism Organization, Europe is still the most popular tourist destination worldwide. With a share of 52% […]

Founder’s Diary: InterNations Goes Madrid

When I described saying good-bye to Catharina, our long-term Local Ambassador in Madrid, a few months ago, I promised to be back with exciting news concerning our InterNations Community in the Spanish capital. This time, my visit to Madrid was again a very special one. In March, after Catharina stepped down as InterNations Ambassador to […]

Founder’s Diary: Farewell in Madrid

Time to say goodbye… InterNations founder and CEO Malte Zeeck talks about the special occasion that motivated his latest trip to our Local Community in Madrid. In early March, I was back in Madrid after quite a while. The reason for my visit was a rather sad one, though: not only was I planning to […]

Cruz de Mayo: Children of Seville Hold Their Own Spring Processions

Our new guest author Karen, a US expat living in Spain, introduces us to a lesser known religious and folkloristic custom in Andalucia – the children’s Cruz de Mayo. When people talk about the spectacular spring festivals in Seville, they usually mean Semana Santa (Holy Week) and the huge April fair, but to me, the […]

Same Procedure as Last Year?

In three days, we will be preparing to welcome the beginning of a new year and, hopefully, plenty of good health, good fortune, and general happiness. Of course, there are many more New Year’s celebrations round the world than the New Year’s Eve of the Gregorian calendar on December 31st. There’s the Chinese Lunar New […]

How Hard Does It Get Moving to Spain?

No one ever said that moving abroad was easy, but one may be tempted to think that moving to Spain from another European country is slightly less intimidating than moving to somewhere on the other side of the world. Well, it is and it isn’t… InterNations member Mary-Kay recalls one experience from her time as […]

Can You Handle the Heat?

Following up on our last blog post about escapist dreams during the long and cold Bavarian winters, our Ambassador in Granada, Molly Sears Piccavey, has now volunteered some very useful advice on dealing with the heat for expats living in Spain, or in any other hot country for that matter… I have been away from […]

From One Sauna to Another…

Janne from Tampere, Finland recalls his first impressions of his new home in Granada, Spain. When Spaniards ask me where I come from their response to my answer usually has something to do with the difference in climate! Of course the weather was a huge change for me, but more so the people! We Finns […]

The Spanish Lunch

My friend Jennifer, an insurance saleswoman from Chicago recently gave me a brief insight about some of the experiences she made during a 6 month expat assignment in Valencia Spain. My company just recently sent me on a 6 month overseas assignment to Valencia. I was very excited about this prospect as I’d heard of […]

From Europe to the Far East!

More of the new local InterNations Communities are described and new Ambassadors announced. Read on to find out whether your city is now an official InterNations Community! Basel, Switzerland Due to its unique location bordering France and Germany, Basel offers an interesting mix of languages and cultures. Basel is Switzerland’s third most populated city with […]