1. No, we are not “Spain”.
It’s easy to notice that something here is not like the rest of the country. We speak a different language and celebrate our own independence day, wearing T-shirts that claim we’re on the verge of a new republic. The battle for independence between Catalonia and the Kingdom of Spain is no news, so it’s important to be aware of it. If you hang out with locals, you’ll often find yourself embroiled in some debate over whether we should stay with Spain or secede. There’s no being neutral when you get called upon for an opinion, so study your facts and have a good answer ready.