Festes de la Mercè 2017

Festes de la Mercè Barcelona 2017 As every year, this weekend Festes de la Mercè will arrive again in Barcelona! We want you to know the meaning of this local party and what to do during the celebration. The legend tells that on the night of 24 September 1218, the Virgin appeared simultaneously to King […]

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Best parks to get lost in Barcelona

Of course, the park everybody knows is Ciutadella Park. This ‘green lung’ is located in the center of Barcelona. Very good for an afternoon of relaxing with a picnic and long walk in the park, you even have the possibility to rent a little boat and float around on the pond while enjoying the beautiful […]

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What is happening in September in Barcelona

Officially, the 22nd of September will be the date when the Autumn starts. This means that the summer is going to end very soon. Luckily, if you are living in Barcelona, you probably know that we will have a longer summer. Normally, here you can still have good weather until late October. September is an […]

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Why do we feel exhausted? Some ways to overcome malaise

In our modern society, we, as humans, have done some incredibly innovative things and have shaped our world to the world we know today. As great and impressive some of our evolutions might be, we must face the downsides arising from them as well. Doctor Schaffner from the University of Kent got intrigued by the […]

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Consider these 5 things when starting a new job

We are sure you have experienced the feeling. You are hired in a new company and the first days everything is new. The people, the building, the atmosphere, the names, the way of doing things… Basically a lot of information that you need to process as soon as possible. We have prepared a list of […]

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11 curious facts about Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the most famous and visited cities in Europe and it is well known for some buildings or facts around its culture, history or current situation. But… there are some curiosities that perhaps you don’t know about the city and that would impress you! Continue reading this article and you will discover […]

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What does “professional” actually mean?

When you start working you hear the work “professional” a lot. “It’s a professional environment.” “Thank you for your professionalism.” “That’s not professional!” “Please dress professionally.” “He’s so unprofessional!” What does “professional” actually mean? Is it about how you look, how you behave, about the work you are doing? What’s the right way of acting […]

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Why did I choose to live & work in Barcelona?

I am 25 and I moved from Denmark to Barcelona a year ago. This attractive city is a great option for many of us. We come to Barcelona for work, internship or study reasons. In my case, I decided to take my internship here and after that I decided to stay. In this article I […]

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Increase your chances of renting a perfect accommodation in Barcelona

Relocating to a new city with a new job opportunity is always exhilarating, however, with the excitement comes equal challenges. For a smooth sailing, essentials such as transportation, food, and accommodation need more focus and planning. If you plan to relocate to a metropolitan city in Spain, it is advisable to have a comprehensive understanding […]

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What is a Millennial?

Are you one, and would you even want to be one? Well, the defining dates are up for debate, but the millennial generation generally accepted to be born between 1981 and 2001. This 20-year period is broken up into 2 sub generation “Y” & “Z”. 1981-1991, think super Mario and Pac Man, HUGE dinosaur desktop […]

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10 tips to make a killer impression at a job interview

30 seconds. More time you do not get to make a first impression. Second chances do not exist so make sure you put your best foot forward and make every second count! Here are some tips and tricks on how to leave a killer impression at a job interview:   Do research Before going on […]

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List of best beaches in and nearby Barcelona

Summer had officially started some weeks ago, so this means HOLIDAYS! If you are staying these months here in Catalunya you will, of course, suffer very high temperatures but one of the best solutions to overcome the warm weather is to spend the day at the beach! If you are passionate about going to some […]

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8 tips about how to survive the Barcelona summer in the office

Choose the right clothes Clothes made from a breathable material such as cotton, linen or microfiber will make you feel more comfortable while sitting in the office. Also, change your wet clothes when you arrive at the office if possible. Eat light Avoid eating spicy or heavy food during lunch break as it will make […]

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Top Ice Cream Shops in Barcelona

Summer will be officially in Barcelona in just a few days and… what does it mean? Of course hot. It is time to be near to the fan or the air conditioner. Probably you will even enter into the shops only to escape from the high temperatures. If you are like me, then you are […]

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Best places to chill after work

The end of your work day! Time to relax and find nice spots to chill! Placa Del Sol This a square located in the heart of Gracia. It’s a very nice square full of bars and places to eat. On this square, you can sit and bring your own beer or wine. On hot summer […]

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Pre-work morning habits

Practice these habits before you go to work There is one thing which is part of the lives of mostly all of us. Our jobs! They shape our days as well as our lives. The key point is to prevent the work routine to wolf us down! Acting upon what do you do before you […]

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5 Things you will miss about Barcelona after you leave

Whether you spent a few months studying there, years working, or weeks vacationing and enjoying the city, Barcelona is captivating and can swallow you up in its magic from the very first day. Of course it depends on where you are coming from as your country of origin, but the majority of people are attracted […]

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Summer Music Festivals: Barcelona 2017

Barcelona is an amazing city and during the summer there is so much to do. Barcelona turns into a big party city full of music festivals and events going around. If you are a music lover, this summer you must attend one of the following festivals: Primavera Sound Festival Certainly, put this festival on your […]

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Public transport in Barcelona

When first arriving in Barcelona, everything is new. The apartment, the job, the sights, the beach, the bars and cafes but most of all, how to get to all these places. While walking is a great way of discovering and enjoying the city, getting to work on time or a rainy day requires an alternative, and […]

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Formal, Casual or Cozy? 12 restaurants to try in Barcelona

Barcelona is known for its weather, its architecture, its night Clubs and festivals, but it is also well-known for its food and a vast variety of restaurants. You can find more than 7000 restaurants and bars in Barcelona. We want to help you to find the right restaurant for each occasion to enjoy it with […]

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Public Health Care System in Barcelona, Spain

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away!” – This is one way to stay healthy while living and working abroad in Spain. Although this delicious fruit full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals can help you to avoid going to the doctor, there might be some health issues where the apple a day won`t be […]

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How to get a NIE number

Are you going to start a challenging opportunity in Spain? Are you already overwhelmed with all the documents you need? We will try to provide you with a practical guide to better understand the process of how to obtain the NIE number and all the details you need to know. What it is, where you […]

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Sant Jordi in Barcelona

There are several traditions forming the Catalan Culture. The food, the music, the drinks, the festivals, the architecture… everything together is part of a lifestyle. As every year, and as a big part of this tradition, on the 23rd of April is Diada de Sant Jordi, the patron of Catalonia. This is one of the most […]

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Easter Traditions

”Before Easter, we paint our eggs usually boiling them into onion peel so that they become brown/Bordeaux (now you can find also the food pigment for doing this). In the Easter morning, each member of the family pick one egg and beat it on the others. The goal is to have the egg without breaks […]

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St. Patrick’s Weekend 2017 in Barcelona

Do you know what Sigmund Freud said about the Irish?              “This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever” St. Patrick’s Day occurs annually on March 17 in observance of the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. As Barcelona also has a big Irish community there […]

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Finding Accommodation in Barcelona

Which source to use when looking for an apartment/housemate? The old rules of the rental housing market are getting evicted. We live in the digital age where most of our queries can be answered at the click of a mouse, and dealing with people in suits is exhausting and outdated. The Renting Trend Today, the […]

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The Blu Experience

You might have recognized in the past few weeks that we started posting our vacancies and tagging them with  #makethebluexperience. The Blu Experience? What is a “Blu”? And why do I want to experience it? On this page, we would like to explain you what it is about and what you can expect in the […]

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