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  • Birdwatching in Motril

    Holiday related articles about Spain
    Carol Byrne
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:47 am
    Motril on the Costa Tropical is a busy town, a port, has a sweet history, and proves good for birdwatching too.
  • Auto-Res coaches on strike - Spanish News in English
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:02 pm
    A NATIONAL coach company has staged three all-day strikes to coincide with busiest transport times, its union has announced. Workers from the firm ...
  • Improvements to Neptuno Beach; Helipad To Go
    Peter Jay
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:42 am
    Plans have been announced to to improve the Neptuno beach, doing away with the nearby helipad in Playa Arena The small rocky beach, a favourite for boogie-boarders, sunset and wave watchers,  is in the west of the island of Tenerife, next to the La Arena beach, wedged between a cliff, the heliport and a rocky outcrop. The beach currently 60 meters in length,  has about 400 m2 of surface  dry area, the heliport, has a paved area of 1,500 m2. The proposed project will remove the helipad to increase access to the sea, sift 1,175 sqm of existing material and crush other rocks to form a sandy…
  • Spaniard wins Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year

    Olive Press Newspaper Spain
    Jacqueline Fanchini (Reporter)
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:29 am
    A Spanish 8-year-old impressed judges with his scorpion shot
  • Lanzarote runway must be extended as a priority

    Tenerife News - Official Website
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Island leaders on Lanzarote are pressing for an urgent meeting with the Spanish Government to discuss extending the airport runway. They say the island is being put at a disadvantage because the runway for take-off and landings is only 2,400 metres long which precludes certain types of bigger aircraft. This in turn is hampering Lanzarote’s ambitions for further tourism growth. Despite all this, the island [...]
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  • Improvements to Neptuno Beach; Helipad To Go

    Peter Jay
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:42 am
    Plans have been announced to to improve the Neptuno beach, doing away with the nearby helipad in Playa Arena The small rocky beach, a favourite for boogie-boarders, sunset and wave watchers,  is in the west of the island of Tenerife, next to the La Arena beach, wedged between a cliff, the heliport and a rocky outcrop. The beach currently 60 meters in length,  has about 400 m2 of surface  dry area, the heliport, has a paved area of 1,500 m2. The proposed project will remove the helipad to increase access to the sea, sift 1,175 sqm of existing material and crush other rocks to form a sandy…
  • Telefónica Promises Fibre-Optic Connections For South Tenerife

    Peter Jay
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:59 am
    Telefónica presented its plans for laying fibre optic cable in the tourist areas of South Tenerife at a press conference held in the FIT (Factory for Tourism Innovation) centre in Adeje today. The 8 million euro  investment will make the new technolgy available to over 51,000 homes and businesses in Adeje and Arona. Adeje Mayor José Miguel Rodríguez Fragatold reporters, “..we are happy to support this kind of initiative, which will really benefit residents and businesses in South Tenerife. “The council, and that of Arona, have pledged to collaborate regarding granting any licences or…
  • Cuts To Cabo Blanco Teaching Staff

    Peter Jay
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:32 pm
    Children from the Cabo Blanco secondary school have been protesting about the number of teaching staff being let go and the resulting closure of some of the the Baccalaureate course classrooms at the school. Students got El Dia Television in on the act, complaining to the local televison station about the closure, which will now mean classes of more than 40 pupils rather than 25. In a reference to the way resources are allocated across the island their banner reads; “The South Is Here As Well”
  • New Priority On TF1 At TF2 Access Link Road

    Peter Jay
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:33 am
    The deceleration/exit lane leaving the TF-1 near Santa Cruz, for access to the TF-2, Añaza and Santa María del Mar, has been doubled in size in order to help avoid the infamous traffic tailbacks in the area. The work done overnight on Monday/Tuesday means there are new signage and lane restrictions,  creating two lanes with vehicles accessing the link to Las Chumberas in the left-hand-lane while those going in the Añaza and Santa Maria del Mar directions are on the right – so don’t get caught in the wrong lane if you are going to the Carrefour out of town Shopping…
  • Stephen Hawking Arrives In Tenerife

    Peter Jay
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:08 am
    Stephen Hawking arrived in Tenerife on Saturday aboard the luxury cruise liner  Oceana and will stay on the island for nearly a month as a guest of honour at the Starmus Festival. Mr Hawking  will deliver the opening speech of the conference during this second edition of the Starmus Festival, which has the theme “Beginnings: The Making of the Modern Cosmos”. The event will take place at The Ritz-Carlton, Abama in Tenerife from the 22 to 27 September 2014 . Hawking will be accompanied by a variety of internationally renowned speakers, including astronauts, cosmonauts, astronomers,…
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    Tenerife News - Official Website

  • Lanzarote runway must be extended as a priority

    29 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Island leaders on Lanzarote are pressing for an urgent meeting with the Spanish Government to discuss extending the airport runway. They say the island is being put at a disadvantage because the runway for take-off and landings is only 2,400 metres long which precludes certain types of bigger aircraft. This in turn is hampering Lanzarote’s ambitions for further tourism growth. Despite all this, the island [...]
  • Tooth brushing so essential for kids

    29 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    A regular teeth cleaning routine is essential for good dental health. Follow these tips and you can help keep your kids’ teeth decay free: Start brushing your baby’s teeth with fluoride toothpaste as soon as the first milk tooth breaks through (usually at around six months, but it can be earlier or later). It’s important to use a fluoride paste as this helps prevent and [...]
  • San Blas Centre’s official opening fiesta

    29 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    The San Blas Centre of Arts and Wellbeing will be celebrating its official opening and first birthday with a wealth of free classes, entertainment and a very special art exhibition on Friday , Octoberl 24th and Saturday , October 25th. The weekend will kick off on Friday, October 24th with the official opening of the centre by the Mayor of San Miguel, Valentín González Évora [...]
  • Gang smuggled drugs to Canaries via Portugal

    28 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Police have arrested 14 people in connection with a gang which smuggled drugs from the Netherlands into the Canary Islands via Portugal. The Civil Guard worked in association with the Portuguese police in an investigation which began in October of 2013. Police learnt of a crime ring which used human couriers to smuggle drugs into Tenerife. One of the main contact points was a ring-leader [...]
  • How to deal with DOMS after exercise

    28 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Sore muscles after physical activity, known as delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), is common when beginning a new exercise programme, changing your exercise routine, or increasing the duration or intensity of your regular workout. When muscles are required to work harder than they’re used to, or in a different way, it is believed to cause microscopic da-mage to the muscle fibres, resulting in muscle soreness [...]
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    Spain | The Guardian

  • Spains oldest dictionary under fire for equating gypsy with cheat

    Ashifa Kassam in Madrid
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Roma group calls on Royal Spanish Academy to remove latest definition of the word, saying language has consequencesSpains oldest and most authoritative dictionary has prompted outrage by defining gypsy as one who lies and cheats.After 13 years spent updating entries, the Royal Spanish Academy unveiled its 23rd edition of the Spanish dictionary at a sombre ceremony presided by King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia, earlier this month. Continue reading...
  • Could new technology help older people in Barcelona create stronger networks?

    Teresa García Alcaraz
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:18 am
    Ageing populations are increasingly prone to feeling lonely and isolated in modern, anonymous cities around the world. A new app from Barcelona might have the answerAs life expectancies grow ever greater, cities around the world are being forced to face up to the challenges posed by social isolation and deteriorating health among their ageing populations.More than 20% of Barcelona residents are 65 or over, according to city data, and that is expected to rise to 25% by 2040. To combat the problem the Catalan capital has come up with VinclesBCN an app which helps at-risk elderly people, and…
  • Poverty and education: a 'lost decade' for Spain's children

    Ami Sedghi
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:08 am
    A new Unicef report has highlighted the large increases in child poverty in southern Europe. One in three Spanish children live in poverty or at risk of social exclusion, and the school dropout rate is nearly 25% Despite some recent good news for Spains economy, the past years of recession have inevitably left a mark on the country and its society. Earlier this year, Spain posted its strongest growth since the financial crisis began as Spanish GDP rose by 0.6% in the second quarter of 2014. High unemployment has been a big issue and despite the unemployment rate falling to 23.7% in the third…
  • Spanish authorities arrest 51 top figures in anti-corruption sweep

    Ashifa Kassam in Madrid
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:25 pm
    A day after PM Mariano Rajoy played down scale of corruption in Spain, members of his party were among those arrestedDozens of public officials, bureaucrats and business leaders have been arrested across Spain as part of a wide-ranging corruption investigation, just a day after the prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, downplayed the scale of graft in the country.Speaking on Sunday, Rajoy sought to depict the issue as a case of a few bad apples and one that must not define Spain. Noting that the justice system was doing its job, he said, a few small incidents isnt the same thing as 46 million people…
  • Photo highlights of the day

    Guardian Staff
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:56 am
    The Guardians picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world, including underwater pumpkin carving, beard championships and China fashion week Continue reading...
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    Spain Financial News

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    30 Oct 2014 | 6:28 am
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  • "Switzerland Credit Cards: Market Update" Published

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:28 am
    … Report: Luzerner Kantonalbank AG, GE Money Bank AG, Valiant Holding AG, Basellandschaftliche … .800.844.8156. Browse all Financial Services research reports at Fast … France Credit Cards: Market Update - Morocco Credit Cards: Market Update - Spain Credit …
  • Barclays sets aside £500 million for forex probe in latest banking scandal

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:23 am
    … between the Financial Conduct Authority and US regulators and six banks. A … . But Jenkins admitted that the investment bank, formerly Barclays Capital, had been … Spanish business, should also pass the tougher UK tests in December. Investors …
  • Investors Get Jittery Over Banks

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:28 am
    … continent’s bank index. Lenders in Italy, Greece and Spain were hit … could weather a potential financial crisis. Twenty-five banks technically failed the tests … a “considerable time,” investors interpreted the central bank’s rhetoric as more …
  • ECB stress tests will help reduce counter-party risk at EU banks

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:22 am
    … in the Eurozone's financial system, Schulz added. A period … of a gradual improvement in credit availability will be small (up … of Spain and Italy decrease. Simply put, up until now German banks …
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    Almerimar Life » Living In Spain

  • Almerimar Weekly Snippets

    Chris Marshall
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Will be easier to say when internet is working! Lovely weather though! 11:17:15, 2014-10-23 Lovely evening. Weather is perfect this time of year. Pity about internet again but so what? Always another day right? 22:58:00, 2014-10-22 And down the bitch goes again! Just under a whole day on her feet and the internet whore is on her back again! 18:01:40, 2014-10-22 For Sale iPhone 4 & Morphie Battery Case. Am having a clear … 09:09:47, 2014-10-22 For Sale iPhone 4 & Dual SIM Case. Am having a clear out of some 'o… 09:06:13,…
  • Almerimar Weekly Snippets

    Chris Marshall
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Telefonica total pants! 09:58:01, 2014-10-16 Smelly old Almerimar! 08:32:45, 2014-10-16 Internet being a right tart again today. 16:03:25, 2014-10-15 Road through golf course into marina closed. Traffic diverted along Calle Alcor 12:12:59, 2014-10-15 Almerimar literally stinks of puke tonight! 23:03:31, 2014-10-14 Spain gets taste for greens as vegans, vegetarians and vegivores flourish: Really!!! 13:00:42, 2014-10-14 Things Expats Miss (And Don't Miss) About The UK: What is on your list? 12:58:10, 2014-10-14 Almería in autumn: what to see…
  • Spain gets taste for greens as vegans, vegetarians and vegivores flourish

    Chris Marshall
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Really!!! According to The Guardian Spanish people have a reputation as diehard meat eaters. But in recent years, as the number of vegan or vegetarian restaurants in Spain has doubled, there are signs of change. Not in Almerimar!!
  • Things Expats Miss (And Don’t Miss) About The UK

    Chris Marshall
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:56 am
    Interesting list on The Telegraph. What is on your list?
  • Almería in autumn: what to see and do

    Chris Marshall
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:50 am
    An interesting guide in The Telegraph as to what to see and do in the Andalusian city of Almería, including details on cultural attractions, where to eat, bars, and hotels to book. It is 1,000 years since the kingdom of Almería was founded. For centuries the city was much more important than Granada and the Alcazaba fortress remains as a reminder of its glory days, when silk was exported around the Mediterranean from its port. I wonder how many places those living here in Almerimar have visited?
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    Catalonia Travel Blog

  • Italy’s budget: Mamma’s boy

    30 Oct 2014 | 2:49 am
    ITALY’S prime minister, Matteo Renzi, suffers from a condition so rare it has yet to feature in any medical journal: proclamitis, the compulsive announcement of new policies.On October 19th he declared on a chat show that he was giving mothers a tax break of €80 ($ 101) a month in the first three years of […]
  • French local government: Slimming down

    29 Oct 2014 | 3:18 am
    WHEN Claude Monet lived near the Seine at Argenteuil, he painted white canvas sails and river banks. Today, Argenteuil is part of the suburban sprawl west of Paris, and is more famous for being the most indebted large town in France. A recent report from the Cour des Comptes, the national audit body, told the […]
  • Poland’s government: Flashes of competence

    28 Oct 2014 | 3:47 am
    So far Ms Kopacz is doing well AS A chain-smoking doctor, Ewa Kopacz clearly has a certain appetite for personal risk. In her case, it also seems to exhaust any appetite for risk. But as she prepares to take over as prime minister of Poland, following Donald Tusk’s elevation to the presidency of the European […]
  • One in five EU banks fail stress tests

    27 Oct 2014 | 4:17 am
    One in five EU banks would be unable to cope if another financial crisis hit the bloc, according to the European Central Bank. News from EUobserver
  • Van Rompuy and Barroso leave EU stage with porcelain plates

    26 Oct 2014 | 4:45 am
    Herman Van Rompuy and Jose Manuel Barroso said goodbye to EU leaders on Friday after attending their final summit as presidents of the EU council and commission. But the summit was marred by a budget row. News from EUobserver
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    Lloret de Mar Stuff

  • Fenals Beach Today

    29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Our travels didn't take us too far today just down to our local beach of Fenals and a walk through the woods at the end of the beach, and yes it maybe getting boring now me going on about how good the weather is for October! No apologies but still we are getting temperatures in the low 20s, 22ºc it reached today. Rain is badly needed now and my guess it that its not too far away!
  • Panta de Sau - Barcelona

    26 Oct 2014 | 2:41 pm
    The Panta de Sau in the province of Barcelona is a large reservoir which stretches for 17km and surrounded by spectacular mountains. When the water level is low then the church bell tower of the former church can sometimes be seen peeking out from the depths of the reservoir after the village of Sant Roma de Sau was covered by the water when the reservoir was constructed back 1962. It only takes about 1hr 20 minutes to drive to Panta Sau from Lloret so if you fancy a change of scenery one day then this place is a must!The tip of the church bell tower can just be seen in the middle of the…
  • Lloret de Mar today

    24 Oct 2014 | 6:27 am
    Well, who would believe its October 24th and we have 24ºC in Lloret!All these photos taken today show what a beautiful day we're having and the holiday makers are still able to laze about in the sun and enjoy a dip in the sea! Other parts of Spain are also having a heatwave, the Canary Isles and southern parts of Spain are getting temperatures in the 30s still!
  • Lloret de Mar sunrise

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:38 am
     This mornings view of the sunrise over Lloret.
  • A day in Palamos

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:34 am
    Up until about 5-6 years ago Palamos was very easy to reach via the boats from Lloret, but since they have stopped doing these trips so far up the coast then you would have to travel there by car or bus. At only about 30-40 minutes by car from Lloret then it's a very nice place to visit.The port of Palamos is also a regular stop off point for some of the cruise liners sailing their way around Mediterranean, the 'Thompson Dream' is one liner which is often seen there.In the port there is a vey interesting fishing museum which gives a great insight to how fishing is done and what sort of life…
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    The Very Best Blog Ever!

  • Madrid!

    23 Oct 2014 | 8:03 am
    We have just spent the last 6 days in Madrid. What can be said about this wonderful city that hasn't been said before? A lot of these photos of buildings were taken from the top of a tourist bus as we travelled the two routes to get an overview of the city.Because there are two bus routes, and in some places they go along the same streets maybe in opposite directions, you may recognise the same buildings or features of the buildings in various photos.However, we have chosen these pictures which we feel give an overall impression of the wonderful architecture which is in abundance.When we set…
  • La Hospedería-Bar-Restaurante Virgen de la Fuente - Peñarroya de Tastavins

    13 Oct 2014 | 9:03 am
    We had been to La Hospedería Restaurante Virgen de la Fuente at Peñarroya de Tastavins only a couple of months ago to celebrate our wedding anniversary but this was another special occasion - Sara's birthday!Sara was visiting us from England and we had spent a few days in Vinaròs and now we were having a few days at Torre del Compte before travelling to Madrid for a few more days.After a superb meal at the restaurant we explored the grounds.The water flows from an underground stream, the Fuente, into the river Tastavins.The old bridge across the river is now just a footbridge as it has…
  • The ermita at Vinaròs.

    10 Oct 2014 | 8:43 am
    Ermita de la Mare de Déu de la Misericòrdia i de Sant Sebastià The Shrine of Our Lady of Mercy and Saint Sebastian at Vinaròs, is located on top of Puig de la Misericordia, 6 km from the town. There has been a chapel on this site since the 15th century although the current buildings have evolved since the 17th century with recent restoration.Next to the chapel is a restaurant in what was once the hermit's house.Inside, the chapel is beautifully decorated.Certainly worth a visit and you can get a Menú del Día there too!
  • My avatar and Hona

    12 Sep 2014 | 8:56 am
    This is the third page of "My Avatar".The first 600 "pictures" can be seen by clicking HERE. The second 600 "pictures" can be seen by clicking HERE. Click on the image for a full size view.Remember to come back soon to check the updates.
  • The mass and the meal.

    31 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The final day of the fiesta is the last day of August which this year happened to be a Sunday when La Misa en Honor a San Ramón and the Comida de hermanidad en La Plaza Mayor are celebrated.For the midday mass a number of people wore traditional dress.San Ramón was given his second outing of the the congregation processed around the village......on a glorious day, although maybe too warm for those wearing heavy clothes......then after the service there was the photo opportunity.For the first time, the meal was not cooked on an open fire but gas burners were used. That's…
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    Spanish Teaching

  • Planning a Text-Based Spanish Lesson

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    As Spanish teachers, sometimes we need material for teaching a specific lesson required by our students. Looking for this kind of material can quickly turn into mission impossible, and you may not even find anything on the internet that really matches what you’re looking for.When this happens, you just have to roll up your shirt sleeves and jump right in to create your own material.  Your first attempt will most likely not produce anything revolutionary or amazing, but who made good paella on the first try? Imagine that we have a text on a cultural topic that could make for an engaging…
  • Cybernauts, Translators and Makers of Gestures III

    23 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Part Three: Non-Verbal LanguageThere’s a joke that goes: “what do you call a Spaniard with his arms crossed?” After a few seconds of dramatic pause, the punch line comes: “mute!” Non-verbal language, the use of the body, the face, and gestures made with one or both hands, is inherent to our (Spanish speakers) communicative activity.“A donde fueres haz lo que vieres” (roughly equivalent to “when in Rome, do as the Romans”) is a saying that, besides being a great example of the archaic future subjunctive tense, illustrates the important role that observation plays in language…
  • Cybernauts, Translators and Makers of Gestures II

    16 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Part Two: TranslationItalians say “traduttore, traditore” (translator, traitor?) which in my opinion means, and this is where we already start to see how expression gets lost so easily in translation, that some type of betrayal to the meaning of the original message may lie concealed behind any translation, as pieces of language equal in shape and form can’t always be found from one tongue to another. Many years ago, when I was still a student, there was a rumor going around the University of Granada that students majoring in translation could expect to have to translate chapter 68 of…
  • October 12 - Spanish Language Day

    9 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Those of us who work in the field of Spanish language education are always filled with a certain sense of pride when the importance and beauty of the subject we teach is recognized.The Cervantes Institute is responsible for publishing reports and statistics on the use of Spanish, and these always give us the perfect excuse to proudly say “That’s right, I’m a Spanish teacher”.There are over 7,000 languages spoken on this world of ours that’s revolving in space, and we teach the one that’s the second most spoken after Chinese. Spanish is also a language of great creativity and…
  • Cybernauts, Translators and Makers of Gestures I

    1 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Part One: On the InternetLast week we were talking a little about digital illiteracy and its consequences in the everyday lives of Spanish teachers.One thing that’s important to keep in mind is that problems can be caused by the assumption made by some that all theinformation that appears on the internet is credible and accurate. It’s the same mistake people used to make in years past when they assumed that if something was printed on paper than it must be true. It seems that the popular misconception about paper has shifted to the computer screen in all its sizes models and formats. If…
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    Barcepundit (English edition)

  • 29 Oct 2014 | 6:46 am

    José M. Guardia
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:46 am
    AT THE SAME TIME? Sex with 21 women lowers risk of prostate cancer, academics find.
  • 28 Oct 2014 | 10:50 am

    José M. Guardia
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:50 am
    TRUE: The Internet Has Enriched Us More Than Flying Cars Would Have.I'm no fan of flying cars: if people are lousy drivers in 2D, just imagine on 3D — a nightmare. Plus, imagine the debris of what would be a fender-bender down on earth, falling down on pedestrians…
  • 28 Oct 2014 | 7:25 am

    José M. Guardia
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:25 am
    WAIT, WASN'T SCIENCE SETTLED? Past Climate Change Was Caused by the Ocean, Not Just the Atmosphere, New Rutgers Study Finds.
  • 28 Oct 2014 | 7:15 am

    José M. Guardia
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:15 am
    JUST ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES? Taxes on Information Technologies Threatening Economic Growth, Report Says.Is there a reason why this principle doesn't apply to just about any sector?
  • 25 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am

    José M. Guardia
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    VEGETARIANS, MURDERERS! Researchers Have Found That Plants Know They Are Being Eaten.
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  • El Congreso aprueba la LPI y el polémico Canon AEDE

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:49 am
    Como se preveía, el Congreso de los Diputados acaba de aprobar la nueva Ley de Propiedad Intelectual que incluye una nueva regulación del derecho de cita, conocida como “canon AEDE”, que tendrá importantes consecuencias en los agregadores de contenidos en la Red, los blogs, los medios de comunicación digitales y, en definitiva, en cualquiera que quiera citar y enlazar a otro site dentro de su espacio web. Esta tasa, de hecho, afecta de lleno al Internet tal y como lo conocemos hoy y a los negocios digitales que cada vez emergen con más fuerza. Desde Google España, uno de los…
  • Microsoft lanza Band, su esperada pulsera cuantificadora

    Elías Notario
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:50 am
    Se acabó la espera. La muy rumoreada pulsera con capacidades avanzadas de Microsoft ya es una realidad. La compañía la ha lanzado en las últimas horas, bajo el nombre de Microsoft Band, y como se esperaba hablamos de un wearable que gira en torno a dos pilares, el de la monitorización de la actividad física, y el de la productividad. A continuación, los detalles más importantes sobre ella. Diseño y especificaciones Empecemos por el principio, el diseño y las especificaciones del aparato. En cuanto a lo primero, no hay sorpresas, la Microsoft Band tiene forma de pulsera de…
  • Google también quiere ser buscador de cáncer y riesgo de infartos

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:36 am
    Google, que se ha adentrado recientemente en el ámbito de la salud con proyectos como Baseline Study, ha desvelado que se encuentra, además, trabajando en otra ambiciosa iniciativa: nanopartículas capaces de detectar en fases muy tempranas enfermedades como el cáncer y los infartos. El proyecto fue desvelado por Andrew Conrad, uno de los responsables de Google X, el laboratorio semisecreto de investigación del gigante de Internet, durante una conferencia en California esta semana. Conrad explicó que Google se plantea crear una píldora que contenga nanopartículas capaces de detectar la…
  • HaptoMime, una pantalla táctil holográfica

    Rafael Claudín
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:12 am
    Por encima de los coches autónomos que se subían por las paredes y los ojos de Tom Cruise escapándose por las escaleras, en Minority Report sorprendió la interfaz gestual con la que se analizaban las imágenes. Entre otras cosas, por la cercanía de la tecnología basada en un desarrollo real que pronto se multiplicó gracias a soluciones alternativas como Kinect y sus numerosas posibilidades. Pues bien, quizá Spielberg se quedó corto. Un equipo de la Universidad de Tokio, dirigido por Yasuaki Monnai, ha creado una tecnología que podría convertir el aire en una superficie táctil…
  • Javier Gayoso (Spotify): “Hemos devuelto oxígeno a la industria musical”

    Esther Macías
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    La industria de la música fue una de las primeras en experimentar el abrumador tsunami de ‘lo digital’ y está también siendo uno de los primeros sectores en empezar a transformarse al hilo de los nuevos modelos de negocio que Internet ha traído consigo. En esta metamorfosis ha tenido mucho que ver la aparición de plataformas que facilitan a los usuarios escuchar música en streaming de forma legal y uno de los pesos pesados de este negocio es la compañía de origen sueco Spotify. Javier Gayoso, director general de la empresa en España, explica a TICbeat la evolución de la…
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    Spanish Property News

  • Spain Among Countries to Spend Less on Fast Food in 2013

    Diane Harris
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    The results of a recent study conducted by the EAE Business School entitled ‘Fast Food Spending in Spain 2014’ revealed that the Spanish spent around 1,862 million euros on fast food in 2013, representing an increase of 1.2% over the previous year and an increase of 6.58% since 2007. The report, however, places Spain among […]
  • Home Mortgages Increased by Nearly 24% Y-o-Y in August

    Pieter Steen
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    The average value of home mortgages contracted in Spain in August this year reached 102,430 euros, which is an increase of 5.8% over the same month of 2013, while the capital loaned increased by 31% year-on-year, to a total of 1,540.5 million euros. According to the latest data published this week by the National Institute […]
  • Spanish Government Promotes Senior Citizen Tourism

    Leigh Dalston
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    The Spanish Government’s Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism, in collaboration with SEGITTUR, has announced the 2014/2015 Europe Senior Tourism Program, which is a travel program to be implemented throughout Spain in the low and medium tourist seasons for those over the age of 55 and resident in the European Union. According to the Ministry, […]
  • Could Spanish House Prices Drop by another 8.1% to 2016?

    Alan Cowley
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    It has been widely reported that the decline in housing prices is coming to an end in Spain, in general, although the European Central Bank (ECB) and the European Banking Authority (EBA) warn that they still could have some way to go. Published along with the European and Spanish banks’ stress test results this week, […]
  • Spain Granted 196,200 Residence Permits to Non-EU Citizens in 2013

    Diane Harris
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    In 2013, Spain granted a total of 196,200 first residence permits to non-EU citizens, representing 8.3% of the total granted in the EU. The United Kingdom accounted for 30.7% of the total number of permits granted to non-EU citizens, followed by Poland (11.6%), Italy (10.3%), France (9%) and Germany (8.5%). Together, these six countries account […]
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    The Spain Scoop | Traveling in Spain / Stay in Spain | Blogs About Spain | Spain Festivals | Culture Spain

  • It’s Not About Halloween In Spain: Day Of The Dead In Spain

    25 Oct 2014 | 12:32 am
    Day of the Dead Will you be visiting Spain this autumn? Pick up copies of Eat Guides Barcelona and The Barcelona Scoop for your trip! By Christine Medina I’ve learned quickly that Spain isn’t the biggest Halloween destination in the world. Halloween is emerging in Spain, albeit slowly, as the traditional only started up 5-10 years ago. Costumes are limited to only ‘scary’ vampires, ghosts and witches, trick-or-treating doesn’t really happen, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find anyone over the age of 12 dressed up, unless they’re a university student…
  • Witch Festival? Why Not.

    18 Oct 2014 | 12:56 am
    Sant Feliu Sasserra – Witches By Regina Winkle-Bryan Looking for something to do on the Day of the DeadorTots Sants here in Catalonia) coming up this November 1st?  Why not check out the Witch Festival held every year in Sant Feliu Sasserra? In this village in rural Catalonia 23 women were killed in the 17th century after be accused and convicted of witchcraft! Horrible, but not uncommon in Catalonia where at least 400 women and men died because of their ‘relations with the devil’ during the Inquisition. Visiting the Witch Museum in Sant Feliu Sasserra, I learned that in…
  • Go Glamping On A Spanish Vineyard!

    10 Oct 2014 | 11:43 pm
    The yurt tucked into the trees. Will you be spending time in Barcelona? Make sure to check out our guidebook to the city and day-trips from Barcelona here.    By Regina Winkle-Bryan Camping in Spain? Yes you can. You don’t need to haul the two-man tent, the inflatable mattress, the propane stove that’s impossible to light in the wind, or the plastic tarp in case of rain. Forget all that. In fact forget about traditional camping all together and book a glamping experience. It will make your life easier and your back will not be sore after a weekend away. The vines and vistas from…
  • Visiting Seville’s Food Markets

    3 Oct 2014 | 11:23 pm
    Fruit and vegetables for sale in Seville Will you be traveling in Spain? Get the scoop on the delicious side of Barcelona with our guidebook Eat Guides: Barcelona. Find it here for $4.99.   By Cat Gaa Life in Spain bustles in its markets. Fishmongers chop up their morning haul, shiny fruit glisten under a fresh coat of moisture, and cloth pushcarts replace shopping bags and metal carts. Oh, and that noise? Those are the old ladies catching up on their gossip. Spain’s ‘mercados’ are well-known for the quality of their goods, but half the fun is arguing with…
  • Barcelona To Paris On The Fast Train: AVE Adventures

    27 Sep 2014 | 4:11 am
    Finding my seat on the train in Barcelona Will you be visiting Barcelona soon? Pick up a copy of Eat Guides: Barcelona for tips on where to eat like a local! $4.99 By Regina Winkle-Bryan We zipped along through fields of sunflowers, past salt flats and by the the glittering mirror of the Mediterranean Sea. These colors – mustard, white, blue – blurred together at 300mph, the speed at which the AVE train advanced. We were moving fast. We’d arrive in Paris soon. Views from my window seat on the train I’ve traveled through Spain, and indeed all over Europe…
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    Ronda, the City of Dreams in Andalusia, Southern Spain

  • The Camino del Rey, El Chorro and Guadalhorce Reservoirs

    Ronda Today
    8 Oct 2014 | 12:50 am
    If you are on a road trip across Andalucia then a visit to Ronda is probably on your list but one other recommended place is the stunning area in Malaga province just an hour away from Ronda. The Guadalhorce reservoirs, The kings path (Caminito del Rey) and El Chorro are well worth a drive by […]
  • Romans in Ronda

    Ronda Today
    7 Oct 2014 | 11:19 pm
    Ronda in Roman times, from the Punic wars till the fall of Rome and ascent of the Visigoths, with an interruption by the Byzantines.
  • Daytrips in Andalucía from Ronda

    Ronda Today
    3 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Ronda is quite central to most of the major tourist highlights of Andalucia, almost all of the main tourist sites can be reached within a 2 hour drive.
  • Zahara de la Sierra, Pueblo Blanco in the Grazalema Natural Park

    Ronda Today
    2 Oct 2014 | 1:24 am
    Zahara de la Sierra is unique in the Ronda area for being on the shores of a lake, central to the Grazalema Natural Park, and a pretty white village to boot.
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    Ronda Today
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:30 am
    Hi, Clive here from Ronda Today.  Feedback is very important to us and we love to get your comments and thoughts about your visit to Ronda “The City of Dreams” so that we can continue to create the best resource of English language Tourist information about the town of Ronda in Andalucia, Spain Right now […]
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  • Private Equity Funds Buy Sotogrande SA From NH Hotels Group For 225 Million Euros

    Maria Sullivan
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:44 am
    NH Hotel Group has announced the sale of 96.997 per cent of Sotogrande SA for 225 million euros. The sale of the development and its Spanish assets goes to the private equity funds Cerberus and Orion. “This transaction gives the Group’s business plan a strong boost as this cash inflow was not contemplated when the […]
  • US Investment Firm To Spend 200 Million On Real Estate Projects

    Maria Sullivan
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:15 pm
    RCS (Real Capital Solutions), with over three decades in the industry and based in Colorado, USA, has identified a clear opportunity on the Costa del Sol and plans to invest around 200 million euros over the next four years. RCS Spain, a new division of RCS, recently acquired Cosmo Beach and Valley Heights at a […]
  • Spain To Host World’s First International Halal Tourism Conference

    Ana Pozuelo
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:39 pm
    Spain will host the world’s first international Halal Tourism Conference this Monday September 22. The two-day event aims to bring together the tourism industry to discuss the opportunities and challenges that halal tourism presents. Halal tourism is said to be one of the fastest growing sectors in the industry with recent research and reports finding […]
  • Graduates From Spanish Universities Have Low Basic Skills, Says OECD Report

    Ana Pozuelo
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:53 am
    According to a report by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), graduates from Spanish universities have particularly low basic skills. The report also highlighted graduates from Italy with similarly low skills. The annual report on education, for the first time measured basic skills such as literacy against education attainment. While on average, 24% […]
  • 22,000 People Attend The Tomatoe Festival In Buñol, Valencia This Summer

    Debbie Parker
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:29 am
    This year Buñol, a small town in Valencia held the 69th edition of its world famous Tomatina festival. The event kicked off at 11:00 with the traditional battle of tomatoes. By 17:00 the small town’s streets were covered in a total of 130,000 kilos of over-ripe tomatoes. This year’s edition was the second time that […]
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    The Cheap In Madrid Blog » The Cheap In Madrid Blog

  • Weekend Guide: Oct 31st – Nov 2nd

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    There is no need to burn your wallet to have some fun in Madrid. There is always something to do everyday on a minimal budget…and even more so on the weekends! That is why we have come up with the brilliant and efficient way to inform you every Thursday on what’s happening around by compiling a meticulous list of […]
  • Trashumancia: Thousands of sheep cross Madrid

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This Sunday, the 2nd of November and since 1984, Madrid has taken part in the seasonal movement of people with their livestock between fixed summer and winter pastures, the Transhumance. Here follows the agenda: 1. At 10 am: departure of the shepherd participants with a representation of indigenous livestock from the Casa de Campo until Bailen street. 2. At […]
  • Spanish Courses for All Levels

    28 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Spanish Courses for All Levels Spanish Courses for All Levels in Madrid are a popular demand for students just out of university on a gap year to Spain, foreign embassy employees or business people settling into the city. La Aventura Española is more than just a Spanish school.  They feel that living in a new city is […]
  • Top 5 Places for Tortilla de Patata

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    The Spanish omelette, or simply tortilla (not to be confused with the Mexican corn or flour tortilla) is a traditional dish consisting of a thick egg mixture made with potatoes and fried in olive oil…with or without onions. It can be well done or even liquidy à la Ferran Adria. Eat it as is or filled with anything, the Spanish tortilla has a thousand […]
  • 4th Edition of Stock Feria Outlet Madrid

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:00 pm
    3rd Edition of Stock Feria Outlet Madrid October 24, 25, 26 –  This 4th Edition of Stock! Fair Outlet Madrid is a multi-sector trade fair, where you can find more than 300,000 items from leading brands at great prices. Fashion, sports, childish, surf, snow, urban, perfumes, glasses, home, computers and appliances, all these areas can be found […]
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    Homage to BCN

  • Jahn’s Perfect Barcelona from Dawn until Dusk until Dawn

    Jahn Schlosser
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:24 am
    Read 'Jahn’s Perfect Barcelona from Dawn until Dusk until Dawn' in all it's glory on the Homage to BCN website Platja de Mar Bella Today I will wake up with a plan, today I am setting out to discover my beloved city. Barcelona is indeed my perfect place to wake up. In order to make it right this time, I am placing myself at the Platja de Mar Bella. It is an amazing feeling to be here with the fisherman in the morning and to have the rising sun in my back. The sunshine lets the sea gleam and fresh air fills my lungs. I love to be close to the ocean. But a man doesn’t just live from…
  • 48h Open House Barcelona

    Rob (H2BCN)
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Read '48h Open House Barcelona' in all it's glory on the Homage to BCN website This coming weekend Barcelona’s great buildings open their doors to the public. The Festival D’Arquitectura de Barcelona, or Open House Barcelona, is part of the wonderful Open House Worldwide organisation. From their website… ‘Open House’ is a simple but powerful concept: showcasing outstanding architecture for all to experience, completely for free. Open House initiatives invite everyone to explore and understand the value of a well-designed built environment. Festival…
  • Expat Day – I’m Barcelonian

    Rob (H2BCN)
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:50 am
    Read 'Expat Day – I’m Barcelonian' in all it's glory on the Homage to BCN website Expat Day – I’m Barcelonian, is an event organised by Barcelona City Council and Barcelona Activa. The aim of Expat Day is to help foreigners in Barcelona to settle in, by providing information on all the public and private services that are available to them. From the Expat Day website: In Barcelona we are very proud to receive every year hundreds of persons who come to live, to work and to enjoy our people, our companies, our culture and our way of life. Exhibitions, talks, workshops and…
  • Maya’s Perfect Day in El Raval

    Maya Venkova
    18 Oct 2014 | 1:44 am
    Read 'Maya’s Perfect Day in El Raval' in all it's glory on the Homage to BCN website Satan’s Coffee Corner, now in Barri Gòtic I found my way to Barcelona about 8 years ago, with not much of a definite plan or a clear idea of how long I was planning on staying. I was in my early twenties at the time and the only thing I had a complete certainty for was photography. I found my way to IDEP where I ended up getting my bachelor degree and staying in this wonderful city for as long as I have. I have developed a rather strange relationship with the Barcelona over the years, I love…
  • A Spanish Summer

    Rob (H2BCN)
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:10 am
    Read 'A Spanish Summer' in all it's glory on the Homage to BCN website Missing the Spanish summer already? Well check out this video and relive a little of your holidays. This is a beautiful composition of photography and moving images set to a reworked version of Spanish Caravan by The Doors performed here by Nigel Kennedy and the Prague Symphony Orchestra. Quite lovely. A Spanish Summer If you liked this check out another video from the same filmmaker simply called, Catalonia. It’s what summer holidays are all about. Catalonia For more on the work of this filmmaker you can of…
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    Real Estate News - Marbella, Spain

  • Renovated Homes & Farmhouses – Selling/Buying Property in Oxford

    15 Oct 2014 | 3:50 am
    Have you ever considered buying a cheaper property that you can later renovate and live in a luxury new home? There are plenty of beautiful farm houses in Spain and the UK. While renovated farm houses in Spain look spectacular, and interior design has characteristics such as tall walls and open style interior design, farm houses in the UK are quite similar apart despite of the size of the property. Oxford City in UK is a perfect location where you can find renovated homes or find a house that can be renovated. If you need help in finding a property like this, estate agents can easily guide…
  • Property in Spain Costs Less than other areas of the EU

    26 Sep 2014 | 3:24 am
    BUYING a place Spain is cheaper than elsewhere within the EU. As published by the annual analysis on Spain’s real estate market conducted by Deloitte, the proportion of finance spent by households on mortgage payments – rate of effort – has been constantly falling in recent years and it now stands at thirty three per cent, as a consequence of the decline in house costs registered since the start of the recession. Moreover, the typical home value in Spain is 4.4 times the individual gross wage, compared to most other countries within the European Economic Community where the…
  • Why Chinese property investors choose to buy property in the UK?

    10 Sep 2014 | 1:57 am
    UK and China has an improved trade relations. A rising number of Chinese children are now being admitted in top schools along, which is among the key factors that drive Chinese investment in properties at prime central London. W.A. Ellis, an agency in prime central London, made a research that stated the liberalization of China’s currency, the Renminbi (RMB), has created a rising price of newly constructed residential properties in China’s first tier regions and an increasing number of Chinese high net worth personas seek offshore investments. This adds attraction to London’s real…
  • Property Sales increase in Spain

    22 Aug 2014 | 2:58 am
    The Spanish property market because of the rise in sales of residential properties grew by eight per cent in June 2014 compared to last year. Sales statistics just released from the National Statistics Institute, shows that Spain has seen a year on year increase in property sales for four consecutive months, ending a ten month duration of year on year declines. Valencia boasts the largest increase of house sales per 100 thousand people, followed closely by the Canary and Balearic Islands. In relation to this, Madrid performs the highest, with a 30.4 per cent increase. Extremadura, with 25.7…
  • More positive indicators for the Costa del Sol

    28 Jul 2014 | 1:38 am
    Marbella is not the only large town to be influenced by the huge influx of tourists in 2014. With an estimated 10 billion euros being created in 2014 across Andalucia other councils are also making improvements which is great news for the construction industry. The influx of tourism to Marbella this year has been so impressive that the town has been added to the small list of areas that is permitted to now start opening shops on Sundays, which is not only great news for the local residents but also for tourists. In light of the pending local elections which are less than a year away now, one…
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    Welcome to our Family Life in Spain

  • Car Seats in Spain: Understanding the Law

    Lisa Sadleir
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:25 am
    Ensure you understand the rules about using Car Seats in Spain … Even if you’re just visiting Spain for a couple of weeks in the summer, it’s imperative to know the law on child seats and seatbelt use. The laws are there to protect you and your passengers. Failure to comply could result in a... Read more → The post Car Seats in Spain: Understanding the Law appeared first on Welcome to our Family Life in Spain.
  • Signs You’re Adapting to Life as a Mum in the UK (from a Spanish mum)

    Lisa Sadleir
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:06 am
    Following the popularity and feedback on our post Sure Signs That You’re Adapting to Life As A Mum in Spain, we are excited to share a “tables turned” post from a Spanish mum living in the UK. Leonor contacted us via our Facebook Page and we invited to share her observations of being a mum in the UK,... Read more → The post Signs You’re Adapting to Life as a Mum in the UK (from a Spanish mum) appeared first on Welcome to our Family Life in Spain.
  • Free Online Spanish Tips: SER and ESTAR

    Lisa Sadleir
    7 Oct 2014 | 11:48 pm
    An often confused topic in Spanish is the distinction between SER and ESTAR, especially for students who have English as their mother tongue. This happens because in English these verbs are translated into TO BE, only one verb and in Spanish we have two verbs (Ser and Estar). Since both verbs are frequently used in Spanish,... Read more → The post Free Online Spanish Tips: SER and ESTAR appeared first on Welcome to our Family Life in Spain.
  • Camping Benidorm: A true portrayal of expat life in Spain … Really?

    Lisa Sadleir
    3 Oct 2014 | 3:55 am
    Rant warning! I like to think of myself as a positive person. I don’t consider myself as a Pessimist.  Am I an Optimist? Hmm, in most situations my head rules my heart so I suppose a Realist is a better classification. When assisting people in making decisions about moving to Spain, including renting and buying... Read more → The post Camping Benidorm: A true portrayal of expat life in Spain … Really? appeared first on Welcome to our Family Life in Spain.
  • #FamilyFun Activities in Cadiz: Entre Ramas Aventura

    Lisa Sadleir
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:46 am
    Entre Ramas Aventura is an adventure park nestled in the pine forests in Roche, Cadiz. Just 1km from some of the best beaches in Spain (Calas de Roche, Sancti Petri, la Barrosa…) It is great fun (if you like that sort of crazy thing ) for both, children from the age of 6 years old,... Read more → The post #FamilyFun Activities in Cadiz: Entre Ramas Aventura appeared first on Welcome to our Family Life in Spain.
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    Barcelona Travel Blog - Attractions & Things to do in Barcelona

  • World Travel Market 2014

    Dave Meler
    14 Oct 2014 | 2:52 am
    Discover the latest insights, trends and knowledge with the World Travel Market 2014 World Travel market is the leading global event for the travel industry which is conducted annually in London. It is a unique opportunity for British and International travel professionals to meet, network and conduct business. Influential figures of trade industry will be...
  • Oktoberfest: from a wedding to the largest public festival in the world!

    Dave Meler
    2 Oct 2014 | 8:08 am
    Oktoberfest: from a wedding to the largest public festival in the world! Oktoberfest is the world’s most famous and largest beer festival which is held annually in Munich, the capital and the largest city of the German’s state of Bavaria. The 16-day festival attracts over 6 million people from all over the world every year...
  • Sónar Festival 2014

    Dave Meler
    4 Jun 2014 | 3:27 am
    The International Festival of Advanced Music and New Media Art taking place in Barcelona during three days every June. Each year, for one weekend in June, Barcelona is flooded by thousands of music fans from all over Europe It’s first class reputation as a leading reference for international festivals. It is a pioneering festival with a unique...
  • OFFF Barcelona Festival 2014

    Dave Meler
    14 May 2014 | 4:19 am
    More than a decade ago, OFFF was born as a festival. Today, OFFF is a way of understanding art. A way of life. Evolving and transforming. From May 15th to 17th, OFFF Barcelona Festival keeps being a reference event throughout the world. A festival hosted in Barcelona, New York, Lisbon and Paris which has featured renowned...
  • The circus of F1 is coming to Barcelona!!!

    Dave Meler
    1 May 2014 | 6:05 am
    The Spanish Grand Prix at Barcelona has been on the calendar since 1991 and gives the strongest indicator of which team has the best car, given its characteristics which test all aspects of a car’s performance, especially downforce. The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya was built in 1991 and should not be confused with the Montjuïc circuit, which...
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    Accommodation in Spain

  • Hotel Monasterio de San Francisco

    Rachel Webb
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:43 am
    Hotel Monasterio San Francisco in Palma del Rio between Cordoba and Sevilla was a Franciscan monastery which began its five- hundred year history in 1492, the year Columbus sailed the ocean blue. A closed cell monastery with various patios the hotel conversion has done little to alter the fabulous old construction but added bathrooms to each of the thrity-five bedrooms. Parking is available
  • Molino La Nava Hotel, Cordoba

    Rachel Webb
    24 Aug 2013 | 8:56 am
    Out in the wilds and olive groves of Cordoba province is the lovely renovated Olive Mill, Molino La Nava. The delightful restaurant/museum has many relics and machinery from it's olive oil producing days. Molino La Nava The former mill offer eight rooms, dinner, bed and breakfast and a welcoming glass of sparkling cava to quench your thirst and whet your appetite. Molino La Nava Charm, history
  • Hotel Reina Victoria, Ronda

    Rachel Webb
    13 Aug 2013 | 1:01 am
    The 4* Hotel Reina Victoria just three minutes walk from Ronda's main sites has it's own balconies with fabulous views. A modern, well appointed hotel in a quiet setting this is a great base for exploring Ronda. It has it's own (paying) car park, parking is pretty painful in the town, infinity pool and spa and lovely undercover and outdoor terrace. Spacious and well-kept gardens with
  • Hotel La Fuente del Sol

    Rachel Webb
    29 Mar 2013 | 4:04 am
    La Fuente del Sol is a peaceful place, quiet, isolated with fabulous views and a long narrow winding drive from the town of Antequera. For solitude and relaxation in an area of beauty with plenty of great day trips to explore, you won´t do better. A modern build designed on a traditional style white-painted cortijo with a three-sided patio opening onto far-reaching, feel-good-inducing views.
  • Refugio de Juanar

    Rachel Webb
    30 Jan 2013 | 12:41 am
    If walking is your passion or mountain hotels to retreat from the noise and stress of life then check out this lovely small hotel in the middle of nowhere yet only about half an hour from Marbella. Wind up into the Sierra de las Nieves, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, in the Serrania de Ronda, a wild, natural peaceful spot. We only went into the Refugio for coffee, the greeting was very welcoming
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    Panoramic Villas

  • Home Away: The Real Cost of Holiday Rentals

    Jess Whittle
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:27 am
    There is no denying that Home Away are a holiday rental giant. Since joining forces with Expedia a year ago the company has continued to expand and it now advertises millions of holiday homes worldwide. However, backlash from owners in the US has already started as the pricing structures have changed dramatically in the last 12 months. With only those owners who choose to pay a premium getting maximum exposure. We look into the changing face of Home Away and what it means for holiday homeowners. Traditionally, Home Away was an advertising site that took a reasonable annual fee from homeowners…
  • Panoramic Villas – Quality of Service

    Andy Lea
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:58 am
    Panoramic Villas pride ourselves on our Quality of Service to both the holidaymakers who book with us as well as the owners whose properties we represent. We care about what we do which is why we go further to make private holiday home rental for all our customers both easy and enjoyable.   Holidaymakers Rest Assured. You Are Not the Only Ones Selecting with Care Panoramic Villas allows you to book with peace of mind as we only advertise quality villas At Panoramic Villas we take a pride in supplying you, our valued clients, with quality properties owned by people of integrity. That’s…
  • Spain Welcomes a Record Number of Holidaymakers

    Jess Whittle
    8 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    According to a recent report Spain welcomed a record number of visitors in August 2014, topping 9.1 million international arrivals! UK visitors made up the largest proportion of this with over 23% of all international visits in August coming from the UK. This represents a massive 8.8% rise in the number of visitors compared to 2013 which is fantastic news for Spanish tourism, and owners of holiday villas and apartments. July 2013 on Benalmadena beach – Vladimir Sazonov / While Spain as a whole saw a huge increase in international visitors, certain regions saw the…
  • Top 5 Kids Luggage

    Jess Whittle
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:04 am
    Travelling with kids can be a stressful event, packing all their toys for the flight in your hand luggage can add to this stress and also mean that you have no room for things that you need to go in there!  The solution? Buy your children a cabin bag of their own that they can fill with their ‘essential’ action figures, teddy bears and even the odd item of clothing… Trunki Suitcases - RRP £34.99 Since the Trunki inventor appeared on the BBC programme Dragon’s Den a few years back this has become the go-to kids suitcase. It is a great design for a number of reasons. Firstly, it is…
  • Jet Ski Adventure from Yalikavak to Greece

    Jess Whittle
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:58 am
    Panoramic’s roving reporters, Dave and Allan, AKA Cash and Grits (don’t ask!) set off on an epic 2 day adventure from Yalikavak around some of the Dodeconese Greek Islands on jet ski.  Something we don’t recommend you trying at home but it makes for an interesting read! Let the adventure begin… We depart Friday Sept 12th from Yalikavak and head South towards Turgetries and head out to across the South Aegean towards our first island Kos. Skis are full as bandit’s pistols and we have 10 litres each of backup in the front! I lost my sun glasses and cap to a gust of wind within a…
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    Holiday related articles about Spain

  • Birdwatching in Motril

    Carol Byrne
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:47 am
    Motril on the Costa Tropical is a busy town, a port, has a sweet history, and proves good for birdwatching too.
  • Getting hooked on fish in Alicante

    Sarah Farrell
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:03 am
    Plump prawns, tasty paellas packed with flavour, fish straight from the sea, salt fish and octopus are some of the tempting delights in Alicante.
  • Five popular myths about Tenerife

    Jack Montgomery
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    The truths behind five popular myths about the Canary Island of Tenerife.
  • Walk through history in Orihuela, Alicante

    Sarah Farrell
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:20 am
    The unique Diablesa by de Bussy, paintings by Velazquez and Salzillo sculptures as well as fine Baroque and Gothis buildings are in Orihuela.
  • A meeting with the Lady of Baza

    Carol Byrne
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:38 am
    Crossing mountains to meet with the Lady of Baza. An audience with the Lady of Baza - not quite the real thing, but just as impressive.
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