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Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 29th September 2008, 09:50 PM
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Posted By acmench
Hi, Ivett, During my two years teaching...

Hi, Ivett,

During my two years teaching English I never applied for my residency as I didn't really think there was much of a point. No taxes. All under the radar more or less. I rented an...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 10th March 2008, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,230
Posted By acmench
Do the Paperwork

I would guess that you will definitely need to file paperwork once you arrive in Spain. You will have to get your husband and baby registered as foreigners in Spain and set up with the appropriate...
Forum: En Español, ¿Hablamos? 27th November 2007, 10:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,849
Posted By acmench
Me lo he pasado muy bien en mi primer...

Me lo he pasado muy bien en mi primer Thanksgiving en España. Fue la primera vez que he tenido que cocinar todo y ahora tengo un nuevo respeto para mi madre!! Pero ha salido todo muy bien. Aquí...
Forum: Learning Spanish 24th October 2007, 10:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,379
Posted By acmench
a yard = una yarda Target isn't quite so...

a yard = una yarda

Target isn't quite so straight-forward. Used as a "goal," it's objetivo. The actual target symbol (or bullseye) is una diana.
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 25th September 2007, 08:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,365
Posted By acmench
I agree that in Madrid, at least, the mail...

I agree that in Madrid, at least, the mail service is pretty reliable. However, I do think it's more expensive that in the States. Shipping packages internationally, for example, can cost an arm...
Forum: Learning Spanish 18th September 2007, 04:37 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 115,686
Posted By acmench
Sin problema

I agree whole-heartedly. I studied Spanish throughout middle and high school in Missouri and it was definitely Latin American centered. There wasn't a vosotros in sight. Most of my college professors...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 7th September 2007, 12:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,275
Posted By acmench
Dealing with one of the certainties of life

I'm talking about taxes. My husband and I moved to Madrid in may of this year. He's Spanish and I'm USA-ian. Next year we'll obviously be filing our income taxes in both countries. My sister is...
Forum: Learning Spanish 20th August 2007, 11:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,381
Posted By acmench
Yo lo he leído el primer finde semana que salió -...

Yo lo he leído el primer finde semana que salió - por suerte mi marido estaba fuera en una despedida de soltero y no había nadie que me podía interumpir. No me ha gustado demasiado. Creo que J.K....
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 13th August 2007, 10:55 AM
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Views: 2,433
Posted By acmench
Like Brian says, if you are planning to be in...

Like Brian says, if you are planning to be in Pamplona for San Fermin I would definitely recommend you start looking around at places now. Many people book their lodging for the following year...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 16th July 2007, 02:01 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 22,760
Posted By acmench
I don't think you'll have any problem finding an...

I don't think you'll have any problem finding an English teaching job. Experience (even in teaching something else) and the TEFL certificate are the keys, I think. And there are a ton of jobs. ...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 25th May 2007, 07:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,027
Posted By acmench
Wow! This post comes at a great time. I've been...

Wow! This post comes at a great time. I've been looking for a good book on Spanish history - especially in the 20th century. I'll have to see if Casa del Libro or FNAC has it in English!
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 18th May 2007, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,925
Posted By acmench
Lunchtime in the States

Diría que los almuerzos (o comidas, como dicen en espana) en los EEUU son bastante variados. Hay mucha gente que trabaja en las oficinas y traen la comida todos los dias. Algunos traen sandwiches o...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 9th May 2007, 03:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,062
Posted By acmench
Happy to be here but things never go quite as planned!

I'm here!! I finally have moved to Madrid - arrived on Saturday and am settled in. We're living over just east of Retiro in the neighborhood where I lived 4 years ago so it feels a bit more like...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 1st May 2007, 05:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,109
Posted By acmench
I don't know about getting residency in the...

I don't know about getting residency in the Netherlands, but I do know that you cannot apply for Spanish residency until you get to Spain. I'm going through that process know. My husband (Spanish)...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 20th April 2007, 11:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,265
Posted By acmench
YOUR RESULT: The Midland "You have a Midland...

YOUR RESULT: The Midland
"You have a Midland accent" is just another way of saying "you don't have an accent." You probably are from the Midland (Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, southern Indiana,...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 17th April 2007, 11:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,816
Posted By acmench
I agree that most Spaniards are open to Americans...

I agree that most Spaniards are open to Americans as people. That was always my experience when I was living there (2001-2003). But I found that one of the first things people would ask was my...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 17th April 2007, 05:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,816
Posted By acmench
Unhappy Anti-american?

I just was over at 20minutos.com checking out the comments some people were making in response to the shooting yesterday at Virginia Tech. Sprinkled among the posts expressing outrage at the tragedy...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 23rd March 2007, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,897
Posted By acmench
Talking Add another to the list!

Well, it's finally official. Add my name to the list! I'm moving back to Spain! It seems there's a real exodus out of the States and across the Atlantic.

We've sold our condo and the plane...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 7th February 2007, 10:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,732
Posted By acmench
I can't believe these kids! :mad: Don't they...

I can't believe these kids! :mad: Don't they have something better to do? Absurd.
Forum: Learning Spanish 23rd January 2007, 11:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,398
Posted By acmench
I'm pretty sure they mean two different things...

I'm pretty sure they mean two different things and it depends on what you want to say. Lo is a direct object, and le is an indirect object.

Debo hablarle - I should talk to him.
Debo hablarlo...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 22nd January 2007, 08:50 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 91,224
Posted By acmench
Hey, Melissinda, I know how you feel about...

Hey, Melissinda,

I know how you feel about loving Madrid and wanting to get back there. I lived there for 2 years and have been away for about 3 1/2. My husband (a Madrileño I met while there)...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 17th January 2007, 09:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,513
Posted By acmench
I think that's an awesome idea, Gary! I would...

I think that's an awesome idea, Gary! I would love to hear about that!

I also wonder if there's a hierarchy to tapas. Seems like a lot of the bars kind of follow a pattern depending on how...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 17th January 2007, 02:30 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 192,112
Posted By acmench
One of my favorite Spanish language artists is...

One of my favorite Spanish language artists is Ricardo Arjona. He's Guatemalan and an incredibly talented cantautor (sp?). His songs tell great stories - some are very sad and others will make you...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 12th January 2007, 09:22 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 91,224
Posted By acmench
Hi, Viajero, I can't speak about the cost...

Hi, Viajero,

I can't speak about the cost of living in Spain, now as I lived there a little over 3 years ago. However, I did work for 2 years as a "all cash" English teacher. :)

Regarding...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 11th January 2007, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,142
Posted By acmench
I know what you're going through, thismortalcoil....

I know what you're going through, thismortalcoil. I lived in Madrid for 2 years after graduating college. After the first year I had pretty much made up my mind to head home. I thought, "I can't...
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