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  • Germanwings suicide pilot was under psychiatric care and was suffering relationship problems

    Spain's Latest News
    Rob Horgan (Reporter)
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:15 am
    Recordings from the black-box reveal that Lubitz purposefully crashed the aircraft
  • New fishing plan

    Tenerife News - Official Website
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    New rules are to be drawn up governing fish- ing in the Canary Islands, it has been reported. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment has submitted a draft of new regulations which will establish a new management plan. The Ministry says standards need to be updated “taking into account the needs of professionals”. The document follows a number of meetings with representatives of the sector and [...]
  • Spanish couple kidnapped in Colombia give evidence as ransom collectors face jail - Spanish News in English
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:12 am
    A WOMAN who was kidnapped in Colombia with her partner and spent a month in captivity has said she 'does not know' the men who collected the ransom money from her sister, and who are now facing ...
  • Police search homes of Andreas Lubitz, co-pilot blamed for Germanwings crash

    Spain | The Guardian
    Kim Willsher in Paris, Louise Osborne in Berlin and Angelique Chrisafis in Seyne-les-Alpes
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:18 am
    Airlines rush in cockpit ‘rule of two’ after investigators reveal captain was locked out before deliberate plunge into French mountainsideInternational airlines scrambled to introduce rules insisting two crew members are always in a plane cockpit after investigators said a German pilot deliberately plunged an Airbus A320 into a mountain, killing all 150 people on board.The mystery of flight 4U9525 appeared solved on Thursday when it was revealed that first officer Andreas Lubitz locked the flight commander out of the cockpit and activated the plane’s descent into a rocky ravine in the…
  • Germanwings crash: why don't we know who was on board Flight 9525?

    Spanish news, all the latest and breaking news in Spain
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:14 am
    More than 48 hours after the Germanwings flight crashed in the Alps, politicians and the airlines still seem unsure who was on the plane
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    Tenerife News - Official Website

  • New fishing plan

    27 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    New rules are to be drawn up governing fish- ing in the Canary Islands, it has been reported. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment has submitted a draft of new regulations which will establish a new management plan. The Ministry says standards need to be updated “taking into account the needs of professionals”. The document follows a number of meetings with representatives of the sector and [...]
  • Fire drama in Icod

    27 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Two people were taken to hospital after a fire drama in Icod de los Vinos. A 67-year-old man and 19-year-old youth both suffered mild poisoning after inhaling smoke. The fire broke out in a property in La Florida at just after 1pm on March 21st and led to a call to the 1-1-2 control centre. The emergency services, including the police, fire brigade and Civil Guard, [...]
  • Stairway to Eternity

    27 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Chapter II – Part II The expedition marched westwards out of the green valley, but the days and weeks that followed brought little in the way of new discoveries for Sesortris and his men. No mines, only poverty-stricken villages of a few score people scratching a living from their goats, pigs and sheep. They came across abandoned villages where the wells had dried up and the [...]
  • A taste of traditions and times gone by at Guachinche Bibi

    27 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    With so many wine and dine options available across Tenerife, it’s nice to go back to your roots and have a taste of the island’s heritage. “Guachinche” is the name given to traditional restaurants in the Canary Islands which usually specialise in barbecued meat and simple home-made produce and wine. Often, the term is used to apply to those establishments which only operate for a few [...]
  • Major investment announced for Candelaria Hospital

    27 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    The Canary Government is to allocate 8.5 million euros towards the planning and construction of a new emergency department at the Candelaria Hospital in Santa Cruz. The finance was agreed last week and the process will now start for drafting of the technical project. It will be dealt with as an urgent matter, the Ministry of Health adds. The timescale of planning and starting work on [...]
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    Spain | The Guardian

  • Police search homes of Andreas Lubitz, co-pilot blamed for Germanwings crash

    Kim Willsher in Paris, Louise Osborne in Berlin and Angelique Chrisafis in Seyne-les-Alpes
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:18 am
    Airlines rush in cockpit ‘rule of two’ after investigators reveal captain was locked out before deliberate plunge into French mountainsideInternational airlines scrambled to introduce rules insisting two crew members are always in a plane cockpit after investigators said a German pilot deliberately plunged an Airbus A320 into a mountain, killing all 150 people on board.The mystery of flight 4U9525 appeared solved on Thursday when it was revealed that first officer Andreas Lubitz locked the flight commander out of the cockpit and activated the plane’s descent into a rocky ravine in the…
  • Third American victim in Germanwings crash identified as Robert Oliver

    Joanna Walters in New York
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:22 pm
    US citizen who lived and worked in Spain appeared to travel regularly for work, and was married with two childrenThe third American killed in the Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps was named on Thursday as Robert Oliver, a US citizen who lived and worked in Spain.Oliver, 37, worked for the Spanish clothing design firm Desigual and, according to social media accounts, appeared to travel regularly for work. Related: Germanwings plane crash: Virginia mother and daughter named as victims Continue reading...
  • Growth up, joblessness falling – is Spain's crisis finally over?

    Stephen Burgen in Barcelona
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:54 am
    Seven years after property crash, the central bank has hailed economic growth of 2.8%. But not all the signs are positiveSeven years after its calamitous property crash in 2008, Spain’s recovery is speeding up, according to the country’s central bank.The Bank of Spain announced on Thursday that economic growth this year would be 2.8%. That would double last year’s figure, which was the first time the country had recorded annual growth since the crisis hit. The latest prediction would put the eurozone’s fourth biggest economy among its fastest-growing ones — behind only Ireland,…
  • Germanwings plane deliberately flown into mountain, says prosecutor

    Kim Willsher in Paris
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:53 am
    Prosecutor in France says co-pilot – named as 28-year-old Andreas Lubitz – crashed plane deliberatelyThe co-pilot of the Germanwings plane that crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday, killing 150 people, appears to have deliberately flown it into a mountain after locking the flight captain out of the cockpit.During the last eight minutes of the flight, the co-pilot “voluntarily” carried out actions that led to the destruction of the aircraft, Brice Robin, a French public prosecutor, said at a press conference in Marseille. Related: Path of Germanwings flight 4U9525 Related: Germanwings…
  • Germanwings crash prompts airlines to introduce cockpit ‘rule of two’

    Holly Watt
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:49 am
    Some airlines say they will change rules to ensure two crew are always in cockpit after Airbus A320 pilot is locked out before crashSome airlines are to change their rules to ensure two crew members are in plane cockpits at all times, after a co-pilot appeared to deliberately crash a Germanwings plane into the French Alps this week, killing all 150 on board.Questions have been raised about the lack of a “rule of two” among European carriers after Andreas Lubitz, 27, apparently crashed the Airbus A320 on Tuesday while the captain was locked out of the flight deck. Related: The last minutes…
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    Spain Financial News

  • Santander's Ana Botín Leads First Annual Investors' Meeting

    27 Mar 2015 | 4:12 am
    SANTANDER, Spain—Banco Santander SA’s Ana … challenges facing banks, “Our competitors are not only the traditional financial institutions or large shadow banking’ funds, subjected to …
  • Key clue found in Germanwings investigation?

    27 Mar 2015 | 3:56 am
    … the airline's accident investigation, but for the criminal enquiry … been living and working in Spain. So far, the families have … face scrutiny that results in financial ruin or loss of career …
  • Investigators Pursue Motive in Germanwings Crash

    27 Mar 2015 | 2:59 am
    … accident prompted a sprawling criminal investigation, investigators began combing through Mr. Lubitz … family background, whether he had financial troubles and his personal relationships … began its course from Barcelona, Spain, to Düsseldorf. However, about a …
  • Investigators search co-pilot's homes

    27 Mar 2015 | 2:56 am
    … criminal investigation into the crash in France, said the investigation … and 49 were from Spain, according to Spain's Security … . Lufthansa is providing "financial support" to relatives … way back to Barcelona. Spanish relatives have been told …
  • Andorra to create 'bad bank' to group BPA toxic assets

    27 Mar 2015 | 1:52 am
    … MADRID (Reuters) - Andorra will create a 'bad bank … assets and liabilities in the Andorran banking system -- could strain national finances. On Thursday, Andorra said it had approved a credit … bank has been arrested on suspicion of money …
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    Almerimar Life » Living In Spain

  • Almerimar Weekly Snippets

    Chris Marshall
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Little cloudy, but dry and no wind, although not exactly warm first thing!!! 09:43:29, 2015-03-25 Getting Windy again 11:42:25, 2015-03-24 Heavy rain overnight, but dry now although tad wet underfoot still 11:01:11, 2015-03-24 Wind is picking up. 19:54:36, 2015-03-23 Pleasant start to the week. 10:26:37, 2015-03-23 Raining again. Not heavy, a steady drizzle. 09:19:09, 2015-03-21 Hopefully that the worst of the rain over. Some blue back in the sky. Light drizzle and thunder in the distance. 16:28:18, 2015-03-20 Drains can't cope, expect flooding folks! 14:45:18, 2015-03-20 Here comes the…
  • Almerimar Weekly Snippets

    Chris Marshall
    19 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Full Solar Eclipse tomorrow between 9am and 11.30am (so doubt many will see it). Could be interesting. 23:58:01, 2015-03-19 Starting to blow hard. Could be a windy old night with heavy rain forecast tomorrow. 23:24:32, 2015-03-19 Much better weather today 10:05:53, 2015-03-19 Raining 12:24:24, 2015-03-18 Bit damp under foot first thing. 09:59:46, 2015-03-18 Bit blowy this morning. St Patricks day so has to be a Guinness at McGowans (annual tradition) oh and is quiz night at Leos tonight … err no 11:36:11, 2015-03-17 Beautiful morning. Little chilly but the sun is warming things up!
  • Almerimar Weekly Snippets

    Chris Marshall
    12 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Just got very foggy. 18:56:11, 2015-03-12 Misty and damp first thing!!! 09:21:46, 2015-03-12 Bricomart have a LOT of attractive ladies working there, wonder why???? 14:59:51, 2015-03-11 Another lovely morning. Wonder how many will be out enjoying the weather this morning when I walk the dogs? 10:32:36, 2015-03-11 Spanish IHT Equality: Wonder how many people noted that the European Court of Justice ruled last Septe… 09:56:55, 2015-03-11 Another lovely morning! 10:32:28, 2015-03-10 Chilly evening after a lovely warm day. 20:41:55, 2015-03-09 Police checking at…
  • Spanish IHT Equality

    Chris Marshall
    11 Mar 2015 | 12:56 am
    Wonder how many people noted that the European Court of Justice ruled last September that Spain have been acting illegally by charging non-resident beneficiaries more inheritance tax (IHT) on their estate than a Spanish Resident would have been charged. In their view their behavior was contrary to the EU’s non-discrimination treaty provisions. As a result from 1st January 2015, the government introduced the new style forms allowing non- residents to complete their IHT returns and apply the exemptions that were formerly only available to residents. There could also be good news for those…
  • Almerimar Weekly Snippets

    Chris Marshall
    5 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Quiet week, but heading into a busy weekend celebrating my fathers 80th birthday. Hope the weather improves as a bit dull and cloudy now. 09:08:18, 2015-03-05
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    Catalonia Travel Blog

  • President v oligarch

    27 Mar 2015 | 2:23 am
    FOR the past year, Ukraine’s government has enlisted the help of the country’s powerful oligarchs in fighting its war against pro-Russian separatists. This week a new war opened up, pitting the government against one of the very oligarchs it had relied upon. On March 25th Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine’s president, forced Ihor Kolomoisky, a business magnate, […]
  • Aux armes, journalistes!

    25 Mar 2015 | 3:20 am
            WHEN Russia was preparing to annex Crimea a year ago its television broadcasts, portraying the protesters who had recently overthrown Ukraine’s regime as a neo-Nazi rabble, softened the peninsula’s defences as effectively as any artillery assault. One month later, when Russian-backed rebels overran Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine, one of their first […]
  • Aux armes, journalistes!

    25 Mar 2015 | 3:20 am
            WHEN Russia was preparing to annex Crimea a year ago its television broadcasts, portraying the protesters who had recently overthrown Ukraine’s regime as a neo-Nazi rabble, softened the peninsula’s defences as effectively as any artillery assault. One month later, when Russian-backed rebels overran Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine, one of their first […]
  • A time to give thanks

    24 Mar 2015 | 3:49 am
    He’s the one I like FOR the head of the hoteliers’ association in Rome, the announcement was “manna from heaven”. On March 13th Pope Francis declared an extraordinary jubilee, or holy year, to last from December 8th 2015 until November 20th 2016. (Ordinary jubilees are proclaimed every 25 years; the pontiff has the right to […]
  • Quitting dreams, chasing dreams

    23 Mar 2015 | 4:18 am
    ONLY a few years ago, politicians in the European Union, and in the poor and war-ravaged countries in the continent’s south-east, felt that between them they were creating a virtuous circle. With EU help, poor Balkan lands would improve their governance and streamline their economies; in due course they would be rewarded with EU entry. […]
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    Lloret de Mar Stuff

  • Visiting Andorra

    25 Mar 2015 | 2:34 am
     In just a little over a 3 hour drive from Lloret de Mar you can visit a totally different world - away from the mild winter climate of the Costa Brava coast you can be in the well known ski resort of Andorra. For our stay we were in the pretty village of Arinsal just by the 'Gondola' which takes skiers up the mountain.Andorra is also known for its cheaper shopping and attracts people from Spain and France who visit the large hypermarkets and department stores to stock up on not only essential household shopping but they can also take advantage of cheaper alcohol and tobacco…
  • Lloret de Mar weather

    16 Mar 2015 | 12:33 am
    We have a very grey and rainy morning to start the week today in Lloret...These still shots are taken at 8.15 from the live webcams located around town. 
  • 63 Costa Brava Rally

    12 Mar 2015 | 12:05 pm
     Lloret de Mar is almost prepared for this weekends 63 Costa Brava Rally...the oldest one in Spain! The race starts on Friday 13th from from the podium in front of the town hall at 5pm. Lets hope the weather stays as good as it has been these last few days...but sadly this may not be so as the forecast is for rain most of next week
  • Chinese New Year in Lloret

    23 Feb 2015 | 2:01 am
     Yesterdays Chinese New Year celebrations were a massive success for Lloret as thousands of people came into town and lined the streets to watch the passing parade. The giants of Lloret also made an appearance dancing they're way along the road with the colourful Chinese dragons. Just like the previous weekend for the carnival we once again had a beautiful sunny day for the event!
  • Chinese New Year in Lloret

    20 Feb 2015 | 1:26 am
    This weekend we can see another new event taking place in the town...celebrations for the Chinese New Year, the year of the goat!On Saturday & Sunday there will be a market in front of the Town Hall of Chinese crafts and food, then Sunday at 11.30am a parade of mythological animals and participants wearing traditional Chinese costumes.
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  • The new sea wall!

    11 Mar 2015 | 9:05 am
    Just over a month ago we were walking along the sea front when we noticed a digger down on the beach. It was starting to place some rocks to prevent the sea from eroding the shoreline. Today we were walking along the same stretch and could see the finished job. That should protect the cliffs for the next few hundred years against the ravages of the Mediterranean.I still don't know how they got the digger back out though!
  • International Women's Day

    8 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    After the meeting to watch a film and drink hot chocolate on Saturday afternoon, 6 of the ladies of the village, including Margaret, set off to visit Ráfales at 9 a.m. on Sunday to meet up with 240 other women from the Matarraña area.Ráfales is around 22 km by road to the south west of Torre del Compte and is 627 metres above sea level, Torre is at 500 metres, so it can be a little colder.However, it was a beautiful, warm sunny day.On arrival, breakfast was served, a bocadillo de jamón, (a ham sandwich) and more hot chocolate.After breakfast, a guided tour of the…
  • It's spring!

    1 Mar 2015 | 11:30 am
    Meteorologically speaking spring starts on the 1st of March, summer on the 1st of June, autumn on September 1st and winter on December 1st.The spring equinox however is not until 20th March.However, today the meteorologists have got it correct!Spring has sprung!The almond trees are in full blossom......and the bees are delighted to be back to work!Now winter is hopefully behind us......let's look forward to the rest of the year!
  • First almond blossom!

    15 Feb 2015 | 10:32 am
    One month ago we saw an almond tree in full blossom. However, it wasn't where we live, it was when we were on holiday in Gran Canaria.Today, in our garden, we saw the first flowers open on one of our almond trees. The remainder will not be far behind!
  • Santa Agueda

    7 Feb 2015 | 3:00 pm
    This year as usual breakfast for the ladies of the village was held in the bar at 10 a.m. It consisted of a cup of the special thick hot chocolate and churros to dip in.To see all the photos of the breakfast, click HERE.In the afternoon, at 16.30, there was the mass in the church and the statue of Santa Agueda was carried around the village.The special cakes were blessed......and then taken to the hall next to the bar where they were eaten by the ladies with a glass of cava.To see all the photos of the afternoon activities, click HERE.Despite it being a very cold day the celebrations…
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    Spanish Teaching

  • Por and Para - Examples

    Salomé Torres
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    As I was saying a couple of weeks ago, I think that Cognitive Grammar is extremely useful for teaching the difference between POR and PARA.We have to look for a unique grammatical meaning that can be expressed in visual terms and that can logically explain all common uses without exception. It’s a simple exercise but you must also use common language. As a base, I used Matte Bon’s analysis: PARA expresses the notion of afterwards while POR expresses the notion of beforehand or simultaneity (the word mainly integrates the uses of the Latin prepositions pro and per, but also a, ab, prae,…
  • Cell Phones in the Classroom?

    19 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Versión española abajoA few weeks ago we took a look at the decision, the dichotomy, the debate, and the duality between paper books and eBooks. My personal inclinations ended up slipping into the discussion as usual which exposed my passion for paper books, but let's try to be fair here.As a teacher with thirty years of experience teaching Spanish as a foreign language, I must admit that my professional deformation is quite strong, and that although the abundance of electronic gadgets out there certainly peaks my curiosity, it’s just not natural for me to move among screens. But we must…
  • The Difference between POR and PARA

    Salomé Torres
    11 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Understanding the difference between por and para can be a constant challenge for students learning Spanish. Even students at high levels continue mixing up the two prepositions that have caused so many headaches for both teachers and learners. The different grammatical approaches have failed to offer satisfying rules illustrating their differences. When we say satisfying we mean:A rule that explains all cases without exceptionsA rule that is understandable; the concept of purpose is often used, which many students find too abstract and even to be lacking a cause within the mental map of…
  • Explaining Ser and Estar

    Salomé Torres
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Last week I was talking about how helpful a cognitive grammar approach can be for explaining ser and estar, which later initiated a discussion with my colleagues who put forth examples that seemed to refute the effectiveness of the approach. To my surprise however, it is effective in all cases.Let’s break this down into parts:SERESTARExpresses that which is inseparable from the subjectExpresses that which is circumstantialDoes not imply the concept of timeSuggests the notion of changeIncludes the subject within a categoryThe characteristic is external in relation to the subjectThe first…
  • An Engaging Way to Teach Spanish Grammar

    Salomé Torres
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    It’s been two years since I first read Qué gramática enseñar, qué gramática aprender by Reyes Llopis, José Plácido, and Juan Manuel Real.I’ve reread it three times because I think that the changes it inspires are important, the ones that effect your mental structures, the ones that change your way of seeing things, the ones that actually affect your attitude and behavior, the changes that take time to sink in because they stir up everything you thought before, everything you’ve studied, what you’ve been teaching for years and years in hundreds of courses, in other words the…
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    Barcepundit (English edition)

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    NEWS FROM THE 'APARTHEID STATE': Palestinian scientist wins top job at Israeli ministry.
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    11 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    IN CASE IT WASN'T CLEAR ENOUGH: Homeopathy not effective for treating any condition, Australian report finds; Report by top medical research body says ‘people who choose homeopathy may put their health at risk if they reject or delay treatments’.
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  • Office de Microsoft será gratuito en ‘smartphones’ y miniordenadores

    27 Mar 2015 | 4:10 am
    Microsoft acaba de anunciar que, de aquí en adelante, ofrecerá una versión básica y gratuita de Office para smartphones, miniordenadores y otros dispositivos con pantallas de dimensiones menores a 10.1 pulgadas. Forma parte de los planes de la compañía de Redmond para alcanzar a aquellas franjas de público entre las que todavía no se encuentra posicionado, por ejemplo, los usuarios móviles. La elección de esas dimensiones –por debajo de 10.1 pulgadas- tiene que ver con que los dispositivos de ese tamaño tienen menores aplicaciones profesionales y corporativas que los que son…
  • Google suma a su nube más de 120 paquetes de software libre autoinstalables

    Elías Notario
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:04 am
    Nadie quiere bajar el pistón en el negocio del cloud computing. Y es que si ayer mismo os contábamos que Oracle contratará a mil nuevos empleados en la región Asia-Pacífico para potenciar las ventas cloud, y que por su parte Amazon lanzó Unlimited Cloud Storage, hoy nos toca hablar de Cloud Launcher, un nuevo apartado de Google Cloud Platform recién estrenado donde la compañía ha añadido más de 120 paquetes de software libre autoinstalables. Es decir, que a partir de ahora todos los usuarios de Cloud Platform tienen a su disposición un montón de soluciones de software libre…
  • Dominik Meier (Richmark): “Traemos la manera discreta de disfrutar del tabaco”

    David Bollero
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:42 am
    Richmark y sus chicles de tabaco ya llevan un año en España, un mercado al que, junto a Italia (que acaban de abrir), considera estratégico en Europa. Así lo pone de manifiesto Dominik Meier, director general de la compañía suiza, quien apunta que “uno de los motivos por los que elegimos España es por su elevado número de fumadores adultos y el porcentaje de ellos que busca alternativas para seguir disfrutando del tabaco”. El endurecimiento de la legislación ha hecho más complicada la vida a los fumadores y TJU, marca de los chicles que comercializa Richmark, llega para…
  • Starbucks se suma a la moda de muebles con carga inalámbrica

    Marcos Merino
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:15 am
    Starbucks planea introducir cambios en 200 de sus cafeterías del área de la Bahía de San Francisco, así como en otras 10 de Londres: concretamente, la instalación de mobiliario con cargadores inalámbricos incluidos. De modo que por fin, tras varios años en los que los usuarios hemos presenciado la tecnología de carga inalámbrica únicamente a través de demos en grandes eventos tecnológicos, podremos ser testigos de su desembarco en el cotidiano ámbito del gran consumo, entre frappuccino y frappuccino. Aunque han elegido empezar por San Francisco y la capital británica, los planes…
  • Amazon quiere llevar el almacenamiento en la nube a todos los públicos

    26 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Amazon da una nueva vuelta de tuerca al cada vez más competitivo mercado de servicios de almacenamiento de archivos en la nube, en el que compite con Dropbox, Google y Microsoft, fundamentalmente. La compañía de Jeff Bezzos, que el pasado año ya anunció un servicio de almacenamiento de fotos ilimitado y gratuito en su nube (Amazon Cloud Drive) para los usuarios de Prime (es decir, de sus servicios Premium) da un nuevo paso ahora y lanza Unlimited Cloud Storage, una nueva prestación dirigida a todos los usuarios y que llega en dos modalidades que pueden probarse de forma gratuita durante…
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    Spanish Property News

  • Number of Working Jobseekers Increases First Time Since 2010

    27 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    According to official data published by the State public employment services for the months of January between 2010 and 2015, collated by human resources company, Randstad, the volume of workers in Spain who are actively seeking alternative employment has grown for the first time in six years. At the moment, the labour market has 843,000 […]
  • Reduction in Stock of New Homes Linked to Growth of Regional GDP

    27 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    The Spanish Confederation of Associations of Manufacturers of Construction Products (CEPCO) estimates that there are currently a total of 439,617 empty new homes in Spain, which means that this figure has dropped by 36% in the last five years. However, the reduction in the stock of these empty homes has not followed the same pattern […]
  • Spain Received 6.5 Million International Tourists to February

    26 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Up until the end of February, the number of foreign tourists visiting Spain increased by 4.5% over the same month of 2014, reaching a total of 6.5 million, according to the Frontur tourist border movements survey, published on Monday by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism. In the month of February alone, a total […]
  • Spain House Price Declines Ending, Says Fitch

    26 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    The credit rating agency, Fitch Ratings, said in a statement this week that the latest data on the real estate sector in Spain indicates that the prolonged period of house price declines appears to be coming to an end, but they warned that the recovery of the Spanish real estate market will be “slow and […]
  • Spain Below the EU Average on Life Satisfaction Index

    25 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    On the occasion of the International Day of Happiness, which was celebrated on 20th March, a study published by the European Commission statistical office, Eurostat, revealed that Spanish citizens graded their level of satisfaction with life at 6.9 points – on a scale of 0 to 10 – slightly below the EU average, which stands […]
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    The Spain Scoop | Traveling in Spain / Stay in Spain | Blogs About Spain | Spain Festivals | Culture Spain

  • Easter Is About Chocolate In Barcelona, But Not Bunnies

    20 Mar 2015 | 11:50 pm
    Chocolate Mona for Easter in Barcelona If you’re coming to Barcelona this spring, pick up copies of our guides to the city: The Barcelona Scoop & Eat Guides. By Nancy Todd The Easter Rabbit does not hippety-hop down the bunny trail for people in Spain so the godparents tote the load. Godparents rank high on the Easter priority list as they bring  gifts to children. To add to the Easter celebration, or Semana Santa as it is called here, schools close for a week. Few people in Barcelona attend church these days. It is also the custom for families to gather for a light meal on…
  • No Car Needed: Seville to Carmona

    13 Mar 2015 | 11:04 pm
    Carmona with storm clouds on the horizon, by Cat Gaa By Cat Gaa Visiting Carmona is like living a virtual timeline of Andalusia’s colorful history. Known as Carmo during the First Century B.C., the city has survived Moorish invasion, Catholic conversion, and has become one of Spain’s most flourishing cities, thanks to its agricultural roots. Carmona – then known as Kar – has existed since the Neolithic period, perched atop a hill that overlooks a fertile plain. In few small cities in the Seville province can one see the region’s long history so well preserved as in Carmona.
  • Take A Day Trip To An Ancient Roman City

    6 Mar 2015 | 10:02 pm
    Beautiful beaches of Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain Coming to Barcelona soon? Get a copy of Eat Guides: Barcelona to dine like a local in the city. $4.99 By Nancy Todd Tarragona has been out-glittered by Sitges, a city close to Barcelona on the Mediterranean Sea known for partying. For you history hounds, the day trip to Tarragona  is a treasure hunt. Founded in 218, B.C., and only one hour from Barcelona by train, Tarragona is a rare beauty. Tarragona makes for a good day-trip from Barcelona, Spain Shopping is plentiful. Restaurants with outdoor seating bustle throughout the city. Melissa, my…
  • Fiestas Of Tenerife: Are You Ready To Party?

    20 Feb 2015 | 10:26 pm
    Fiesta boats at Los Abrigos on Tenerife, Spain By Linda Wainwright Spain is famous the world over for its (often) crazy festivals, and nowhere takes them more seriously than this island over a thousand miles from its capital! Some of them were brought from the mainland by the Conquistadors; others hark back to pre-Christian traditions; and some are modern celebrations. Scarcely have the fireworks from New Year’s Eve faded than the first parades of the year wind their ways through the island’s narrow streets to greet the arrival of Los Reyes Magos (known in English as The Three…
  • Should You Visit Barcelona’s Rambla?

    6 Feb 2015 | 11:12 pm
    Artists on La Rambla in Barcelona, Spain By Nancy Todd Filled with shady plane trees, La Rambla is a broad pedestrian boulevard. It is the center of a mile long street that is a straight shot from Pl. Catalunya down to a statue of Columbus on the Mediterranean Sea. There are few streets with the name rambla.  La Rambla means seasonal river and at one time these streets were torrents of water.  Today, when you think the wet Rambla has had a rush of a river, it is the highly necessary street cleaners hosing down the dirt. Bordering this beautiful boulevard is exquisite architecture like…
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    Ronda, the City of Dreams in Andalusia, Southern Spain

  • Getting from Malaga airport to Ronda (or Grazalema)

    Ronda Today
    23 Mar 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Looking for a company to get my guided walking guests to Grazalema I came across the Malaga Airport Taxi company. They take the hassle out of traveling from Malaga airport to many destinations.  A transfer taxi company that is reliable,  punctual, fully licensed with high class vehicles and fares lower than standard airport taxi prices. … Continue reading Getting from Malaga airport to Ronda (or Grazalema) →
  • Plaza de Toros (Bullring)

    Ronda Today
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    One of the largest and oldest bullrings in the world, the Ronda bullring is famous for the Romero and Ordoñez dynasties and the museum to bullfighting.
  • The Ronda Printable Guide and City Map (just 5€)

    Ronda Today
    4 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    We have received many emails from people asking for a printed version of Ronda Today so we have created a 21 page A4 essential guide (including city map) of Ronda and the Sierras from some of the most popular articles on this website. At just 5 Euros (Paypal) It is well worth the small investment … Continue reading The Ronda Printable Guide and City Map (just 5€) →
  • Discussion Group Ronda looking for new members

    Ronda Today
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:14 am
    Another fantastic initiative in Ronda is now looking for new members and “The objetive is to improve the relation, integration and debate between English and Spanish people” Discussion group Ronda is a collective which was created a few months ago to improve the interaction using both the Spanish and the English languages whilst enjoying a … Continue reading Discussion Group Ronda looking for new members →
  • Celia Morales, a truly talented Flamenco guitarist in Ronda

    Ronda Today
    6 Nov 2014 | 3:22 am
    No trip to Ronda would be complete without hearing at least a small amount of Flamenco guitar. But to visit one of Celias concerts is an absolute treat. She is one of the most talented flamenco guitarist I have ever heard and she can be seen playing at Calle Calvo Asensio, 8. (RONDA) at 7.70pm … Continue reading Celia Morales, a truly talented Flamenco guitarist in Ronda →
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    The Cheap In Madrid Blog » The Cheap In Madrid Blog

  • Uncovering Family-Friendly Barcelona Hotels

    25 Mar 2015 | 6:47 pm
    Uncovering Family-Friendly Barcelona Hotels Traveling to countries throughout Europe is an excellent adventure to share with your children, including tours and attractions. However, Barcelona hotels are not like a hotel room in the U.S. in terms of the space and number of beds. Instead, these European hotel rooms are typically designed for two people only, which […]
  • The Finest Hotels in Boston

    24 Mar 2015 | 3:42 pm
    Whether visiting the city of Boston, MA for business or pleasure, why not splurge a little and enjoy some of the finer things in life? Come on, you know you deserve it. Spend the Night in One of Boston’s Finest Landmarks, the Fairmont Copley Plaza Ever since its opening in 1912, the Fairmont Copley Plaza […]
  • The Perfect Cancun Getaway All-Inclusive or Beach Resort

    22 Mar 2015 | 3:37 pm
    The Perfect Cancun Getaway All-Inclusive or Beach Resort With so many types of beach hotels in Cancun to choose from, it can be challenging to know whether an all-inclusive Cancun hotel or regular hotel is the best option. Both types of Cancun hotels are located in prime spots along the stunning beaches of the Yucatan […]
  • Weekend Guide: March 20th-22nd

    19 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Enjoy the arrival of Spring with some of these cheap & free events & activities this weekend with friends including the Bicycle Film Festival! Friday, March 20th 11:00 am – Mad Pop Up Fair in Chamartin Station Attic (until 9pm) 11:00 am – Free Walking Tour with Sandeman * 2:00 pm – Free Walking Tour with Sandeman * 5:00 pm […]
  • 5 Reasons Why San Diego is an Animal Lovers Paradise

    15 Mar 2015 | 2:27 pm
    5 Reasons Why San Diego is an Animal Lovers Paradise The words “San Diego” might not conjure up images flora and fauna in the same way that words like “Serengeti” or “Alaska” might, but this Southern Californian city is in fact one of the USA’s prime holiday destinations for animal lovers. A city of over […]
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    Houses for Sale in Spain

  • It’s That Time Of Year Again, Fallas in Valencia

    Houses For Sale In Spain
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:29 am
    We don't put many blog posts on this page any more because of an ongoing problem with the site. Most of the blogs go onto the Spanish Property Network blog you can see here. Today though and because Valencia is coming up to its annual fiestas I thought a quick video blog about the Mascleta was in order. So yesterday, on the 5th of March, I was lucky enough to be invited onto one of the balconies surrounding the Plaza del Ayuntamiento to watch the spectacle. Take a look.
  • How 15 Years of Experience Helps You

    Houses For Sale In Spain
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:35 am
    It was in the last century that I decided to set up as an agent for buying property in Valencia. The experience of buying my own property and using agents had been so teeth grindingly awful that just one thought was going through my head of course, I can do this so much better. So I did. Setting up as an estate agent in Valencia was easy, websites were few and far between, I had a good network of connections through my friends and colleagues in the international schools and most importantly of all I spoke Spanish and I spoke it well.
  • Update on Valencia’s Property Taxes

    Houses For Sale In Spain
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:34 am
    In April I wrote this article about Valencia's Property Taxes. I thought you might like an update to the story as over the last few days I have been corresponding with three different potential Valencia Property buyers who are worried about their potential tax liability (they haven't come through my company but they found the article and contacted for clarifications) We are now five months further down the line from the original post and the situation is a little clearer (Translation: It is still a mess).
  • Some Amazing Properties In Valencia This Week

    Houses For Sale In Spain
    7 Sep 2014 | 5:28 am
    September has arrived and with it the usual deluge of excellent properties being sold in Valencia, people tend to put good properties up for sale after the summer for some reason. So I thought I would highlight some of them on this post and send you back to Valencia Property or to our Facebook page in order to take a look at more photos.
  • Why Are Spanish Beaches Still So Attractive?

    Houses For Sale In Spain
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:53 am
    Surprisingly Spain for a large country mostly surrounded by sea comes only 34th on the list of countries with the longest coastline. Measuring in at 7268km of coastline according to the World Resources Institute on Wikipedia, Spain's coastline includes the Canary Islands and the Balearics of course but in terms of perception Spain is either number one in World coastal resorts or very close. In July 2014 alone a new record of more than 8.3 million tourists visited Spain and the vast majority of those headed to the coastal regions.
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    Homage to BCN

  • Rachel’s Perfect Day on Montjuïc

    Rachel Faulkner
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:02 am
    Read 'Rachel’s Perfect Day on Montjuïc' in all it's glory on the Homage to BCN website View from the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya Montjuïc is my favourite place to get away from the hustle and bustle of Barcelona. There are enough secluded spots there to read a book, gape at the stunning views or simply soak up some sun. The beauty of this little mountain is that it’s so close to the city centre that getting here doesn’t seem like an epic mission. Peace and tranquillity are on your doorstep! On my perfect day, I don’t intend to spend much money. I just want to…
  • Señor Archer – Barcelona Tintype Photography

    Rob (H2BCN)
    21 Mar 2015 | 5:46 am
    Read 'Señor Archer – Barcelona Tintype Photography' in all it's glory on the Homage to BCN website Alberto outside his Señor Archer studio in the Raval I’m always happy to promote unique Barcelona business endeavours on this website. And none comes more unique than Alberto’s tintype photography studio in the Raval, called Señor Archer. “What photography? Tintype?” Well yes, as you asked, let me explain what tintype photography actually is. Or rather, so I get it right, let me just copy and paste a snippet from good ol’ Wikipedia. A tintype, also known as…
  • What Constitutes Freedom?

    15 Mar 2015 | 2:38 am
    Read 'What Constitutes Freedom?' in all it's glory on the Homage to BCN website A dear friend of mine asked if I’d like to publish this article. I answered in the affirmative. Whether you live in Catalonia or Scotland, the USA or Russia, most people are interested in “freedom”. The question is “What constitutes freedom?” Freedom for a Russian could mean actions to prevent invasion and perhaps the people are easily misled to think that invasion is likely. An American considers freedom as lack of government interference. The French are an enigma! A significant majority are happy…
  • The New Miniguide is Here!

    Rob (H2BCN)
    12 Mar 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Read 'The New Miniguide is Here!' in all it's glory on the Homage to BCN website In case you hadn’t noticed Miniguide, in my opinion the best whats’s on guide in Barcelona, has a new website. And this time a new app too! I know a website redesign with such a lot of content can be a nightmare project so I caught up with Michael of Miniguide to ask him how it’s all gone. The Miniguide Interview So, the new Miniguide is finally here! Has it been a painful process? Have you achieved what you set out to do? Finally! It’s taken longer than I expected, even though I took that…
  • Sammy’s Perfect Day in Poblenou

    Samantha Hansen
    28 Feb 2015 | 1:50 am
    Read 'Sammy’s Perfect Day in Poblenou' in all it's glory on the Homage to BCN website Poblenou After having studied abroad in both Bilbao and Barcelona, Spain during university, I fell in love with the Iberian Peninsula. Hence, I graduated from the University of Nebraska in May 2013 and have been living here in Barcelona since June 2013. There are a lot of aspects of Spanish / Catalan / European culture that I adore – outdoor terraces, being out and about in the streets, and fresh seafood – just to name a few examples. I have developed a love-hate relationship with the Spanish…
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    Your Guide to Moving to & Living in Spain & Family Holidays

  • 6 Top Tips for Moving to Spain with Children

    Lisa Sadleir
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:58 am
      There are so many factors to consider when Moving to Spain with Children. As parents, we can often spend too much time worrying and thinking “What if?” … Don’t waste time worrying. Start researching now. Ask Questions. Find answers. It’s all part of the incredible journey of Moving to Spain with Children. Here are Read More... The post 6 Top Tips for Moving to Spain with Children appeared first on Your Guide to Moving to & Living in Spain & Family Holidays.
  • Crazy Valencia Burns €100.000 Statues For Fun: Las Fallas Valencia

    Lisa Sadleir
    17 Mar 2015 | 5:37 am
    The Fallas Valencia fiesta is one of the crazy Spanish traditions and festivals that we are really keen to experience for ourselves. Stunning and intricately designed statues are designed, built and then literally set fire to, in the streets. How crazy is that? I’ve heard the rumours about Valencian politicians so-called “burning money”, but there Read More... The post Crazy Valencia Burns €100.000 Statues For Fun: Las Fallas Valencia appeared first on Your Guide to Moving to & Living in Spain & Family Holidays.
  • Moving Abroad With Children. Our Story. Is It Luck?

    Lisa Sadleir
    14 Mar 2015 | 7:45 am
    Many people think about moving abroad with children, but not everyone fulfills their relocation dream. There are so many uncontrollable outside factors. There are, however, many other factors that you can control. I have received so many beautiful comments, reviews and emails from my recently published book Moving to Spain with Children, that I am Read More... The post Moving Abroad With Children. Our Story. Is It Luck? appeared first on Your Guide to Moving to & Living in Spain & Family Holidays.
  • Getting Married in Spain: Get your FREE Guide Now!

    Lisa Sadleir
    7 Mar 2015 | 10:58 pm
    Are you thinking of getting married in Spain? Don’t miss this opportunity to download this FREE guide. It’s full of essential information you need. Download it now! Over to Karen, founder of Weddings About Spain dot com, who will tell you everything you need to know about getting married in Spain… P.S: You will find Read More... The post Getting Married in Spain: Get your FREE Guide Now! appeared first on Your Guide to Moving to & Living in Spain & Family Holidays.
  • Winter Fuel Payments 2015: No More Help For Expats in Spain! But You May Be Entitled To Cheaper Electricity …

    Lisa Sadleir
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:34 am
    A couple of years ago, thanks to Hilary Tompkins,  we published an article informing you how to apply for winter fuel payment, as an expat in Spain. We would like to give you an update from Hilary, confirming that, from this year 2015, expats in Spain are no longer entitled to the Winter Fuel Payments. Read More... The post Winter Fuel Payments 2015: No More Help For Expats in Spain! But You May Be Entitled To Cheaper Electricity … appeared first on Your Guide to Moving to & Living in Spain & Family Holidays.
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    Panoramic Villas

  • 5 Recommended Locations for Tapas in the Mijas Area

    Robert Skupski
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:55 am
    When visiting Spain, an essential part of your experience is to taste and savour the various tapas on offer. If you are new to the idea of tapas, the word itself comes from the Spanish verb “tapar,” or “to cover.” The idea arose in the past from drinkers of the famous local sherry. To prevent fruit flies from hovering over (or diving into) their sweet beverage, tavern visitors used to cover their glasses with slices of bread or meat to distract the annoying insects. Eventually the idea of the cover itself became even more important than the sherry, and the modern-day tapas snacks were…
  • Fun and Fiestas in Mijas during 2015

    Robert Skupski
    20 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
    The Spanish are well-known for enjoying a good fiesta or festival and this, of course, applies to Mijas on the Costa del Sol. For an added attraction on your Costa del Sol holiday, try to tie in with any one of the following festival days for added attraction and photographic moments. Settle yourself and the family into a great holiday rental in Mijas and then head out to join the crowd. January January sees the tail end of the Christmas festivities and on January 5, the kids’ absolute favourite parade heads through the Mijas streets. Celebrating the Los Tres Reyes Magos, shows kids…
  • Stay Connected in Fuengirola

    Jess Whittle
    17 Mar 2015 | 3:06 am
    If you are flying over to the Costa del Sol on holiday this year and want to stay connected to Wi-Fi while you are out and about you will appreciate an initiative put in place by the local government in Fuengirola to keep all citizens and visitors to the city connected. Whilst many of our holiday villas and apartments in Fuengirola are equipped with Wi-Fi, if you are heading out to the beach for the day and leaving the villa you will no doubt switch off your data roaming function on your mobile to avoid high charges for using the internet overseas. Meaning you won’t be connected to the…
  • Adding Extra Value to Our Holiday Villas

    Jess Whittle
    11 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
    These days, being cheap is simply not enough.  Panoramic Villas offer both quality AND value to our customers. Let’s be honest, there is no shortage of holiday villas to rent. There are thousands of properties to choose from literally hundreds of websites. This means that the expectations of holidaymakers, and what they are looking for in their perfect holiday home, has also increased tenfold. Yes, of course we realise that searching for a villa at a great price is a good place to start, that is why all of our direct from owner properties are fantastic value for money. However, only a few…
  • Drink Driving Laws on Holiday

    Jess Whittle
    5 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Most people like to relax and enjoy a few drinks while they are on holiday. A few beers on the beach, or a gin and tonic by the pool is all part of unwinding when you are away from home and the humdrum of daily routine. However, just because you are on holiday it does not mean that drink driving laws do not apply. In fact, drink driving laws abroad can be even stricter than in the UK. We give you a guide to what you can and can’t do when it comes to having a drink and getting behind the wheel on holiday. In the UK the current drink driving limit is 0.8mg per 100 millilitres of blood. This…
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    Malaga Travel Guide

  • Learn More About the Benefits of Having Cosmetic Surgery on the Costa del Sol

    Anna Collins
    13 Mar 2015 | 8:03 am
    Medical tourism is now worth an estimated 75 billion Euros across the globe. We live in a society where looks are everything and men and women of all ages are opting to enhance their looks using surgical procedures.     As it becomes more socially acceptable and affordable to go under the knife it is no wonder that we are beginning to consider going abroad for treatment and Spain is fast gaining a reputation as a leading medical tourist and healthcare destination.   Medical Tourism Growth in Southern Spain Combined with the fact that it’s easy to get to and there are an…
  • Chocolate on Tap at Mayan Monkey Mijas

    Anna Collins
    5 Feb 2015 | 3:51 am
    Do you dream of chocolate literally on tap? Then take time out to visit the lovely people at Mayan Monkey Mijas in the heart of beautiful Mijas Pueblo and take part in your very own chocolate making workshop. Floor to ceiling chocolate heaven My husband, daughter and I did just that and from the moment we walked in, we were greeted with smiles and offers to taste little samples of yummy chocolate from the friendly staff.  Knowing what we had in store, we declined the chocolate tasting and after a brief introduction and chat with Hannah we headed into the back of the shop to the little…
  • Inside the Minds of 7 Expert Travel Bloggers

    Anna Collins
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:49 am
    What is the single most essential item you can’t be without on your travels? This was just one of three questions I put to seven influential and inspiring travel bloggers. “A good camera”, “An open mind” and “Smiling eyes” were just a few of the well thought answers that came back. Here are the three questions I asked the experts: 1. What is the single most essential item you can’t be without on your travels? (Besides the obvious passport, money, phone etc)   2. An amazing place that most travelers don’t know about? 3. What’s been the…
  • Chirimoya Restaurant Owners Reveal How to Get the Best Organic Fresh & Nutritious Food on the Costa del Sol.

    Anna Collins
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:47 pm
    I can’t tell you how excited I was to learn that an Organic health food restaurant had opened in Fuengirola using only the freshest vegan and vegetarian organic ingredients. The owners, 2 friendly chaps from Hungary have a policy of no microwave, no meat and no alcohol so we knew were in for something fresh, tasty and a little different to the norm. In addition to the wide selection on the menu, the owners at Chirimoya also run daily specials allowing customers to ‘create their own’ choosing their own ingredients in pizza, sandwiches and salads; a nice touch. We tried the ‘Chunky…
  • 12 Expert Travel Bloggers Reveal How you can Explore Spain Like a Pro.

    Anna Collins
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:13 am
    So were almost at the end of 2014 and its time to look back at some great travel tips and personal experiences some of my favorite fellow travel bloggers have shared with us this year. The following 12 blog posts have been hand-picked by me personally for their interesting content and relevance to either the Malaga region, Spain in general or travel. Why not start with this brilliant post from the Huffington Post which has actually been shared on Facebook over a record 37,000 times. The writer offers 20 reasons to drop everything and go to  Spain, I love this article because it covers…
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