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Cartagena

Last updated on September 13th, 2019 at 09:11 am. There are many interesting and historic cities to visit in Spain. One of the oldest and most beautiful ones is the city of Cartagena. It’s combination of dramatic history and culture mean that it has something for everyone. The city was founded by the Carthaginians, who […]

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Cava – The Spanish Champagne

Last updated on September 13th, 2019 at 09:11 am. There is something very special about Champagne. Perhaps it’s the bubbles, or popping the cork or even the fact that it’s kept for a celebration. However, it can come rather expensive – at least if it’s champagne you’re talking about. Cava, on the other hand comes […]

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Christmas and New Year in Spain

Last updated on September 13th, 2019 at 09:11 am. Although there are many similarities with Christmas traditions in other countries, Christmas in Spain has many differences too. Spending Christmas in another country is a good opportunity to leave some of your old routines behind and try something new. Here are the most important dates in […]

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Las Fuentes de Algar

Last updated on September 13th, 2019 at 09:11 am. ‘Las Fuentes’ means fountains in English and those you find close to the town of Calloso d’En Sarría are a particularly fine example. It’s made up of a number of small springs which converge to form a waterfall and some small lagoons. The spring waters are […]

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The options for abandoned dogs

Last updated on September 13th, 2019 at 09:11 am. It’s a pity we have to resort to animal protection at all. However, the fact remains that wherever you are in the world, there are those who treat animals cruelly. In Spain, thousands of abandoned dogs in Spain  each year. Without the survival skills of the […]

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Understanding Spanish custom – tapas

Last updated on April 9th, 2020 at 12:24 pm. One of the great things about Spanish eating, is tapas. Little plates of different snacks, that can be shared. Perfect if you don’t want to fill up but just fancy a nibble with your drink. Of course, you can fill up with them too, if you […]

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Eldorado

Last updated on September 13th, 2019 at 09:11 am. Do you remember Eldorado? It might have been the worst Soap every recorded, but if you have chosen to make Spain your country as a British expat or even if you are just a visitor, it might still hold some level of fascination.  Could it be […]

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The wild west in Almería

Last updated on September 13th, 2019 at 09:11 am. In some parts of Spain, especially during the dry summer months, you could be forgiven for thinking you’d found yourself in a desert. Tumbleweed, cacti and plenty of dry, sand-like earth can give it an appearance worthy of the Sahara. A view that some Hollywood film […]

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Spanish roundabouts

Last updated on September 13th, 2019 at 09:11 am. For many people used to driving in other countries, the rules and regulations that surround them are a complete mystery. You can feel for years that every time you approach a roundabout in Spain you take your life in your hands. What confuses most people is […]

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Road rage and Spanish roundabouts

Once of the riskiest aspects of driving in Spain is negotiating Spanish roundabouts. It’s perhaps particularly confusing when the roundabout is on a dual carriageway. What baffles many used to driving in other countries is that cars often travel all the way around roundabouts in Spain in the outside lane.      On a busy day […]

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The autonomous regions of Spain

Last updated on September 13th, 2019 at 09:11 am. It can be difficult for the newly arrived in Spain to get to grips with the number of different laws and what can seem to be a never-ending battle with bureaucracy here. The arrangements for many aspects of life are perhaps complicated by the fact that […]

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Taking care of your credit cards in Spain

Last updated on September 13th, 2019 at 09:11 am. The main message is to prevent your credit cards being stolen in Spain in the first place. Take precautions, be vigilant and apply some common sense measures and it is unlikely that you will have your property stolen. However, theft can be a theft problem in […]

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High Spanish water bills

Last updated on September 13th, 2019 at 09:11 am. Burst water pipes  are a winter-hazard in northern Europe.  But surely we shouldn’t be troubled with the prospect of burst pipes in the heat and humidity of Spain?  Don’t be too sure. This is an example of how water leaks can take the unsuspecting by surprise, […]

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