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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

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

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

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

Are your pipes in order?

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?  This is a cautionary story of leaks and floods with not a drop of water in sight. If you have a leak you expect to see some [...]

By | April 7th, 2016|General|0 Comments

Do you need a non-resident certificate?

Most people are familiar with the resident certificate. It makes sense if you live in a country to have a certificate that registers the fact. However, many non-residents are not aware that a non-resident certificate exists or why they might need to have one. The non-resident bank account If you have a financial interest in [...]

By | October 4th, 2015|General|0 Comments

Are you suffering from the Spanish Plume?

It’s been hot across Europe recently. Of course, in Spain we’re used to it. But even here the temperatures have been pushing our limits of tolerance and the capacity of air conditioning systems too. Now we’re not only responsible for our own Spanish weather, we’re being held responsible for that in the UK too. The [...]

By | July 21st, 2015|General|0 Comments

A sport for everyone – padel

Ever wondered why people are playing tennis in a fish tank with strange-looking rackets? What you are watching isn’t in fact tennis, but is one of Spain’s most popular sports – padel. Padel is very similar to tennis. However, if you get frustrated about having to go and retrieve balls then this could be the [...]

By | February 19th, 2015|General|0 Comments

Complaints and compliments  – what do you think of Spain?

We happen to think that Spain is a brilliant country to have a holiday home or permanent residence in. Of course, we would say that! However tinted our spectacles might be, we are not blind to the difficulties there can be in home ownership here too. Many of these will be similar to the problems [...]

By | January 8th, 2015|General|0 Comments