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Building Your House in Spain? Why You Should Choose a Project Adviser

Choosing a Project Adviser Have you thought about buying your own plot of land in Spain? Rather than selecting from an existing property, be it resale or new build, some people choose to start from scratch. It’s an exciting proposition. You choose your area, your land and the design of the property. It’s easier than [...]

By | October 26th, 2016|Building, Land|0 Comments

Largest Cooking Social Network in the World Was Established in Alicante

The cooking social network site with the largest number of followers in the world was established in Alicante in 2007 – the same year that Facebook was launched. It contains thousands of homemade recipes written by real people that have prepared the dishes and want to share their creations with other cooking aficionados.   Cookpad [...]

By | October 24th, 2016|General, Spanish Life|0 Comments

The basics for driving in Spain

How much do you know about driving in Spain? If you never get behind the wheel of a car here then you don’t need to know anything. However, if you drive here when you’re on holiday or are a resident who drives regularly then you really should make it your business to understand the Spanish [...]

By | October 19th, 2016|Spanish Life|0 Comments

Five Caves Worth Exploring in Alicante  

The Alicante province is probably most well-known for its beautiful beaches and bustling tourist towns that attract thousands of visitors from Europe and other parts of the world every year. But those that have explored the region thoroughly know that Alicante has so much more to offer if you just take the time and effort [...]

By | October 17th, 2016|General, Spanish Life|0 Comments

Know the Different Types of Land in Spain

Before you even begin your search it is beneficial to have some background knowledge of the different types of land you will find on offer in Spain. Broadly these can be divided into urban and rustic land. There are important distinctions between urban and rustic land in Spain. You can always construct on urban land [...]

By | October 11th, 2016|Land|0 Comments

Renfe Will Compensate Passengers if Trains Are Delayed by 15 Minutes

Renfe has extended its commitment to ensure that all its trains arrive punctually to include any circumstances that might delay their arrival, including those that are out of the company’s control. So, this means that from now on the train company will recompense any of its customers who suffer a delay on one of their [...]

By | October 10th, 2016|General, Spanish Life|0 Comments

Coastal Villages that Are Off the Beaten Track

Looking at the calendar, the summer should be coming to a close very soon, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t go to the beach. If, like me, you tend to shy away from the busy crowds during the peak season and prefer to visit the coast when it’s less busy, now is the perfect [...]

By | October 5th, 2016|Spanish Life|0 Comments

Red Hot Chili Peppers to Perform Four Concerts in Spain in October

The world-famous American rock group from California, Red Hot Chili Peppers, have announced that they will make a stop in Spain during their next tour. They will present their latest album The Getaway, which will be included in the repertoire of four concerts planned for Barcelona and Madrid this coming autumn.   This is their [...]

By | September 29th, 2016|General, Spanish Life|0 Comments

Working on Your Property? Did You Ask for Permission?

Carrying out any type of building work or reform inside or outside your property requires a lot of planning and preparation. Unbeknown to many, some of these tasks cannot be carried out without permission from your local town hall, licences to be granted and even paying municipal taxes. Below is a list of various jobs [...]

By | September 16th, 2016|Building, General|0 Comments

A little refurbishment

Choosing 2008 to move to live in Spain must go down as one of our most badly timed decisions. After years of growth, rising house prices and blossoming work opportunities, the doors were finely closing for those keen to start another life abroad. Of course, it wasn’t only Spain that suffered during these years. The [...]

By | August 13th, 2016|Home Services|0 Comments