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Archive: Mar 2018

HOW TO START A BUSINESS IN ASTURIAS

When moving to Asturias, and Spain in general, finding a job can be quite challenging. Without a decent level of Spanish, the job opportunities are sparse. Therefore, an increasing number of people is starting up their own business. Being self-employed has many benefits, such as more freedom, financial gains and above all the possibility to…

14 MOVIES FILMED IN ASTURIAS

Many directors have chosen Asturias as the location for their movies. You might know that “Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona” by Woody Allen was recorded in Oviedo. But there’s much more. Because of its beautiful nature and adorable villages, Asturias has many qualities. Some towns are a very popular attraction among filmmakers, Llanes for example. The variety…

SANTOLAYA, THE HEART OF EXPATLAND

Sunday 11th of March, the second Sunday of the month, time for the returning biological and ecological market El Tenderete in Santolaya. The hamlet of Cabranes is known for this monthly event, not in the least by expats. “If you want to encounter expats, go to Santoloya the second Sunday of the month”, that’s what…

LEARNING SPANISH IN ASTURIAS

When you’re moving to Spain, some basic understanding of Spanish might come in handy. And if you really want to integrate in the society, you will need a decent level of the language. There are plenty of options to learn, going from classes organized by the local governments or the Red Cross to courses in…