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Game of Thrones to Film New Series in the Basque Country

HBO, American premium cable and satellite television network responsible for the hugely popular series ‘Game of Thrones’, will be filming part of the seventh series of the television show in Spain’s San Juan de Gaztelugatxe and Itzurun beach in the Basque Country later this year. Just as audiences around the world can’t get enough of [...]

By | November 21st, 2020|Spanish Life|0 Comments

Spain’s Most Spectacular Salt Lakes

Perhaps, like me, on first arriving at Alicante airport and driving towards Torrevieja, it was on the Costa Blanca that you first heard of and saw not just one but many salt lakes in a variety of colours from dark blue to bright pink. Spain is fortunate enough to have many more such salt lakes [...]

By | November 14th, 2020|Spanish Life|0 Comments

Purchasing a plot in Spain

Purchasing your plot One piece of advice that applies to all property purchases in Spain is not to pay anything until you have had the legal checks completed. It can be so tempting once you have found the plot of your dreams to want to secure it as quickly as possible. Be warned, signing and [...]

By | November 9th, 2020|Land|0 Comments

Torrevieja to Fine People Who Make Purchases Off the ‘Looky Looky’ Men

Most of us at one time or another have probably purchased one item or another from a Chinese or African seller on or around the beach. Maybe a few DVDs, a pair of sunglasses or a nice handbag. One of the best purchases I ever made this way was an upright ventilator from a Moroccan [...]

By | November 7th, 2020|Spanish Life|0 Comments

The Wonder of Flamingos in Spain

We expats have a lot in common with these fairy-tale-like birds, for like them, we haven’t originated here in the south of Spain but have felt drawn to the area due to its marvellous climate, the quality of its air and its beauty. Flamingos are amongst the most interesting and attractive animals in the world. [...]

By | October 31st, 2020|Spanish Life|0 Comments

The Seven Best Dishes of Spain

We all have our favourites when it comes to Spanish cuisine, although many of the dishes are so good that it’s difficult to choose the best. But that’s exactly what an initiative started by Allianz Global Assistance is trying to do by asking people to vote for their favourite. Voting has just closed, but now [...]

By | January 1st, 2020|Spanish Life|0 Comments

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