Rajoy and Puigdemont Back-and-Forth in Memes

Rajoy and Puigdemont Back-and-Forth in Memes P: We won the vote! Here is an Independence Proclamation- but it’s suspended. R: Did you just declare independence? P: It’s a declaration of Independence, but it’s not enacted yet. Let’s talk about it R: No. We will not discuss. Did we break up or not? P: I want to discuss amicable terms of divorce or just a trial … Continue reading Rajoy and Puigdemont Back-and-Forth in Memes

Secession Meeting on Monday- Banned

But the Referendum was deemed illegal and it went ahead anyway. What’s different? This week the leader of Catalonia announced the intention to publicly secede from Spain either later this week or early next week. A parliamentary meeting was then scheduled for Monday. If you were a kid who was about to stick your hand in the cookie jar and steal cookies you’re not supposed … Continue reading Secession Meeting on Monday- Banned

The Independent Country of Catalonia- What Would it Mean for Foreigners Living Here?

The newest update in the post-referendum politics of Catalonia is that Carles Puigdemont, President of the Generalitat of Catalonia, has announced that Catalonia will imminently announce its independence as a country. It’s an announcement of a forthcoming announcement, if you will. Some people have said to pay no mind to such an announcement. I’ve heard the situation compared to Brexit in the sense that such diplomatic … Continue reading The Independent Country of Catalonia- What Would it Mean for Foreigners Living Here?

Violence and Suppression in Catalonia

During the lead-up to the Independence Referendum (Referendum 1-0), Rajoy declared the Referendum illegal and unconstitutional. Ships of Police from Madrid arrived and occupied the cities. Granted, those ships had cartoons on them, but don’t let that fool you. Inside were real policemen with real weapons. You could feel the build-up of tension in the city. Every night at 10 PM, the entire city erupted … Continue reading Violence and Suppression in Catalonia

Vote for Independence – Parody Hit

Today the #1 trending Youtube video in Spain, receiving more than a million hits in the first 24 hours, is this song parodying the ongoing political drama leading up to the Catalonian vote for Independence. The song is a duet between Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and Carles Puigdemont, President of the Generalitat of Catalonia. In the chorus, the Prime minister sings “It’s illegal, you can’t vote!” and “For … Continue reading Vote for Independence – Parody Hit

Airbnb- friend or foe?

For those of you who know me, you might be familiar with my original site based in Moscow, Nothomesyndrome.com. This is the very first post of Not Home Syndrome- Barcelona edition. It’s true, I officially moved here 23 days ago. And for 23 days I’ve been enjoying this thing called “sunlight”. How easy is it to pick up and move to a new city? Well, … Continue reading Airbnb- friend or foe?