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  • Google News says ‘adiós’ to Spain in row over publishing fees

    Spain | The Guardian
    Ashifa Kassam in Madrid
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:46 am
    Internet search company shuts Spanish operations and other sites threaten to follow suit in dispute over new publishing lawGoogle News shut has its Spanish operations and similar sites are contemplating their future as the country prepares to usher in a law requiring aggregators to pay publishers for linking to their content.On Tuesday morning, the news stories that normally fill the Google News page were replaced by the following message: “We’re incredibly sad to announce that, due to recent changes in Spanish law, we have removed Spanish publishers from Google News and closed Google…
  • Spanish Property Report December 2014

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    10 Dec 2014 | 2:04 am
    BBVA report predicts positive 2015 The Spanish bank BBVA has released a report on the Spanish property sector in which it forecasts that there will be a moderate recovery in 2015. The bank believes that demand for Spanish property is now at the point of inflection and prices are rapidly stabilising in what is a real turning point for the Spanish market. The report called Spain’s Real Estate Flash (Flash inmobiliario de España) was released by BBVA Research and BBVA Real Estate. The bank will begin releasing monthly updates on the Spanish property sector which will analyse the most…
  • The New Foodie in Barcelona!

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    Rob (H2BCN)
    5 Dec 2014 | 10:58 am
    Read 'The New Foodie in Barcelona!' in all it's glory on the Homage to BCN website If you haven’t checked out the Foodie in Barcelona website then you’ve definitely been missing out. Suzy’s own personal take on the food establishments of Barcelona is one of a very select few blogs I read religiously. Suzy has been churning out words about the Barcelona restaurant scene for over a year now so what’s so new I hear you ask? Well Suzy started in Berlin as foodieinberlin.com. She came to Barcelona and continued her quest in her new city. Trouble was the website address. So…
  • We Are Back, We Are Busy and Valencia Is Awesome

    Houses for Sale in Spain
    Houses For Sale In Spain
    15 Aug 2014 | 10:22 am
    It's been a month almost since the last post because three days after it I went on holiday. Barcelona, Nimes, Avignon, Paris, Shrewsbury and Asturias were seen and pictured and now I am back and ... boy did I have to hit the ground running. Lots of clients heaps of enquiries, amazing social media connections, huge new business opportunities coming up and the dire need to get even more properties onto the books to satisfy demand.
  • Net Migration Up In Canaries

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    Peter Jay
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:34 am
    Over 4,000 Spanish Nationals, 2,528  of whom were born in the Canary Islands, left to make a new life abroad in 2013. Migration figures published yesterday by the Spanish National Statistics Institute (INE) reveal that emigration increased last year and point to further growth this year, as provisional data referring to the first half of 2014  indicates that 2,398 Spanish, 1495 of them born in the archipelago have gone to other countries. The migration from the Canaries of Spanish nationals  increased by 43% in 2013, while the total volume of people-of any nationality-who left the region…
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  • Net Migration Up In Canaries

    Peter Jay
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:34 am
    Over 4,000 Spanish Nationals, 2,528  of whom were born in the Canary Islands, left to make a new life abroad in 2013. Migration figures published yesterday by the Spanish National Statistics Institute (INE) reveal that emigration increased last year and point to further growth this year, as provisional data referring to the first half of 2014  indicates that 2,398 Spanish, 1495 of them born in the archipelago have gone to other countries. The migration from the Canaries of Spanish nationals  increased by 43% in 2013, while the total volume of people-of any nationality-who left the region…
  • Illegal Marijuana Crop Seized from 58-Year-Old British Woman

    Peter Jay
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:23 am
    A 58-year-old British national has been indicted by Guardia Civil officers working out of Playa de las Americas for growing marijuana illegally. The woman was caught on Wednesday selling 800 grams of the drug and  both the marijuana and a precision scale have been seized as evidence. The sale and seizure took place in Valle de San Lorenzo, also the location where the illegal crop was being cultivated.
  • Three Youths Arrested For Sexual Assault In Adeje.

    Peter Jay
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:14 am
    National Police officers have arrested three youths of between 18 and 25-years-old  accused of sexually  assaulting a young woman in an open space near a popular Adeje nightclub. The investigation started following a complaint lodged by the victim about the attack on her by the three youths, which took place during the early hours of November 23. Apparently the girl met the boys that night inside the club, but once outside two of them held her down, whilst the third forced himslef on her. None of the three have previous convictions.
  • Google News Spain To Close

    Peter Jay
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:09 am
    Google News Spain is to close on December 16 and Spanish publications will no longer be included in the search engine, due to the new Spanish Copyright Act which comes into force in January. The director of Google News, Richard Gingras, said that the law which would allow Spanish publishers to charge Google “for showing even the smallest snippet from their publications” was not sustainable. Google News creates “real value” to the media forwarding people to their respective pages and helps them to generate advertising revenue. “Google News itself makes no money…
  • Jobless Left High And Dry

    Peter Jay
    2 Dec 2014 | 1:45 am
    More than half of those who are registered as unemployed in the Canary Islands, 50.6%, are now left without any kind of benefit. According to data released today, Tuesday, by the Ministry of Employment and Social Security, unemployment figures for the month of October show that of the 265,791 unemployed in the islands, only 131 316 are entitled to any kind of unemployment benefit. Contributary benefits are received  by 46,483 people, non contributory allowances cover 62,853 and 21,980 are part of the active insertion income scheme. Of the 134,475 jobless without any kind of income at all,…
 
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    Tenerife News - Official Website

  • Christmas Day concert by Symphony Orchestra

    TenerifeNews
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:55 am
    It might be difficult to make Christmas Day even more special but Santa Cruz will try its best to make the evening very memorable. For the 21st time, a special concert by the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra will take place in the open air of the docks. It has been organised in association with the Port Authority and starts at 8.30pm. This is one of the most anticipated [...]
  • Is this wanted man in Spain?

    TenerifeNews
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:16 am
    The National Crime Agency is appealing to the public to help find a suspected member of a Merseyside based organised criminal network that plotted to smuggle up to 40 tonnes of drugs into the UK. Paul John Scott, aged 32, from Liverpool, is wanted for questioning in connection with the plot to import cocaine from South America hidden inside tins of fish and wooden pallets. The Guardia [...]
  • Recycled clothing goes to good homes

    TenerifeNews
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:41 am
    The Red Cross of Puerto de la Cruz has received 300 kilos of clothing to help families in need. The donation follows an agreement between the local council and the company Canarias Recycling for the collection of clothes in containers in the municipality. Mayor, Sandra Rodríguez was at the presentation with councillor for works and public services, Ricardo Padrón, together with re-presentatives of Canarias Recycling and [...]
  • The festive season, a time to enjoy for everyone with the right dental treatment

    TenerifeNews
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    These special festive days are much anticipated by some and dreaded by others as they approach. Dates where, for example, the hardness of our traditional sweets or turrones means they can become an unattainable desire for many tastes. Any time would be perfect to remember healthy habits in eating the right food to maintain, for the longer the better, the optimum dignity and health of [...]
  • La Orotava goes festive with launch of Christmas contests

    TenerifeNews
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:04 am
    La Orotava is encouraging people to get creative this Christmas. For the 19th time, the local council has launched competitions to find the best crib scenes, the best Christmas cards and the best festive stories. They are all a way of encouraging creativity and imagination during this very special season and giving other people the chance to enjoy the results. The Mayor, Francisco Linares said there [...]
 
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    Spain | The Guardian

  • Magaluf declared ‘mature tourist zone’ in crackdown on drunken excess

    Ashifa Kassam in Madrid
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:33 am
    Mallorcan resort wants to get rid of its image as a place for sexually charged debauchery, especially among young BritonsAuthorities in Magaluf will on Friday announce plans aimed at ridding the resort of its image as a place for alcohol-fuelled, sexually charged debauchery, especially among young British holidaymakers.Officials have also appealed to British police to help patrol Magaluf and its main tourist strip, Punta Ballena, after officers from France and Germany were brought in last year to help keep the peace. Continue reading...
  • Google News says ‘adiós’ to Spain in row over publishing fees

    Ashifa Kassam in Madrid
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:46 am
    Internet search company shuts Spanish operations and other sites threaten to follow suit in dispute over new publishing lawGoogle News shut has its Spanish operations and similar sites are contemplating their future as the country prepares to usher in a law requiring aggregators to pay publishers for linking to their content.On Tuesday morning, the news stories that normally fill the Google News page were replaced by the following message: “We’re incredibly sad to announce that, due to recent changes in Spanish law, we have removed Spanish publishers from Google News and closed Google…
  • Manchester United’s Ander Herrera denies any involvement in match-fixing

    Sid Lowe in Madrid
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:58 am
    • Midfielder says his conscience is clear over allegations in Spain• Swansea’s Jefferson Montero also named in prosecutor’s report• Herrera named in report into Real Zaragoza• Herrera signs for Manchester UnitedThe Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has said his “conscience is totally clear” and denied any involvement in match fixing after an anti-corruption public prosecutor named him among the 41 people charged for fixing a game between Real Zaragoza and Levante in May 2011.“I have never had and will never have anything to do with manipulating match results,”…
  • Nicolás Maduro lashes out at US over sanctions against Venezuela officials

    Reuters in Caracas
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:20 pm
    Socialist leader, who is seeing his popularity fall amid deep economic crisis, lambasted ‘insolent Yankees’ to thousands of supporters at rally in CaracasPresident Nicolás Maduro has lashed out at the US government on Monday over sanctions against Venezuelan officials and branded ex-Spain Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar a “murderer”. The socialist leader, who replaced the late Hugo Chávez last year and is seeing his popularity fall amid a deep economic crisis, addressed thousands of red-clad supporters at a rally in Caracas on Monday to protest against the USsanctions…
  • Spain offers new benefit for long-term unemployed

    Ashifa Kassam in Madrid
    15 Dec 2014 | 11:35 am
    450,000 people expected to qualify for benefit, intended to help those who have exhausted all other unemployment supportThe year he turned 40, Fernando Mora lost the only job he had ever had. It was 2009 and the financial crisis had wiped out the carpentry job he had held since he was 18. As Spain entered its deepest recession in half a century, his wife lost her job in senior care a short time later, while their daughters, both in their 20s, struggled to find jobs.By 2013, everyone in the family had exhausted their government unemployment benefits. “We’re without any benefits or…
 
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    Spain Financial News

  • A year of scandals, silly money and sackings

    19 Dec 2014 | 3:48 am
    … Silly money moments The Premier League’s talent for extracting money … highest division. Uefa’s Financial Fair Play system – aka … . James Rodriguez joins Real Madrid (AFP) Bernie Ecclestone, the … Pardew uttered the immortal phrase: “Credit to me.” After the …
  • Webcam-snooping spawn of ZeuS hits 150 banks worldwide

    19 Dec 2014 | 3:12 am
    … in 15 countries. Financial institutions in the UK, Spain, the US, Russia … of Russian banks are greeted by a completely fraudulent banking site as … one of the researchers who investigated the threat. “Malware writers are …
  • Cramerton Spanish teacher accused of embezzlement

    19 Dec 2014 | 2:50 am
    … . — A Spanish teacher was arrested for embezzlement after a two-month investigation, according … of financial evidence." Kinnett was suspended with pay while police investigate … don't have enough money as it is," said …
  • ArcelorMittal announces financial calendar for 2015

    19 Dec 2014 | 2:41 am
    … ArcelorMittal today announces its financial calendar for 2015. Earnings … and on the Spanish stock exchanges of Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid and … com/ Contact information ArcelorMittal Investor Relations Europe + 352 4792 … 44 207 543 1123 Bonds/Credit + 33 171 92 10 …
  • REG-ArcelorMittal announces financial calendar for 2015

    19 Dec 2014 | 2:35 am
    … ArcelorMittal today announces its financial calendar for 2015. … on the Spanish stock exchanges of Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid and … com/     Contact information ArcelorMittal Investor Relations       Europe + 352 4792 … 44 207 543 1123 Bonds/Credit + 33 171 92 …
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    Almerimar Life » Living In Spain

  • Almerimar Weekly Snippets

    Chris Marshall
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    Don’t shoot the messenger but it looks like an extremely quiet Xmas ahead for Almerimar. 15:23:49, 2014-12-18 Tourism website for the area now in English http://t.co/jpk6P19tuK 15:21:50, 2014-12-18 International youth football tournament in El Ejido – June 2015 http://t.co/DOlJpcjj3Z 15:21:10, 2014-12-18 Google to remove Spanish publications from search engine results and disable its 'news' feature in Spain http://t.co/kDyZbzDj74 15:20:16, 2014-12-18 Mercadona has invested five million euros on 'contactless payment’ technology. http://t.co/KfP46bVTwp 15:19:38,…
  • Almerimar Weekly Snippets

    Chris Marshall
    11 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    Mario has range of winter offers on including 5€ for Fish and Chips, Drinks 1,50€ 11:09:12, 2014-12-10 Browning Classic Today 08:12:49, 2014-12-07 Mercadona opening Monday until 3pm 03:13:17, 2014-12-07 Bit chilly first thing. Roadworks on way to Malaga bit of a pain. 09:55:49, 2014-12-06 Can't be denied, another lovely day but pretty much every bar, cafe and restaurant saying is a really really quiet period. 10:21:31, 2014-12-05
  • Almerimar Weekly Snippets

    Chris Marshall
    4 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    Turning into a windy evening. Lovely waves on the beach this evening. 21:11:41, 2014-12-04 Beautiful Day. 11:12:22, 2014-12-04 Little cloudy first thing but the sun soon sorted that out 14:06:26, 2014-12-03 New Year more popular than Xmas? Leos closed door 30€ per head full. Stumble doing 2 for 1 all night???? 22:35:07, 2014-12-02 Another sunny morning. Bit chilly with so much snow on the mountains. 10:46:11, 2014-12-02 Perfect day. Glorious on the beach for a couple of hours this morning followed by lunch on balcony in the sunshine. 17:44:03, 2014-12-01 Sunny, dry and no wind. What else…
  • Almerimar Weekly Snippets

    Chris Marshall
    27 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Internet down again but to be fair it has rained somewhere in Spain today! 23:18:02, 2014-11-27 Another impressive lunch in Italian Food yesterday. 09:14:34, 2014-11-27 Phone lines and internet being an arse again. 09:13:45, 2014-11-27 20th December Choir night all welcome. 17:54:36, 2014-11-26 Cloudy and damp first thing but turned into a lovely sunny day. 15:21:03, 2014-11-26 In depth review of Carrefour …… pants! 17:41:06, 2014-11-25 Lovely morning after the storm that wasn't. 09:39:45, 2014-11-25 Lovely evening for a jog so you can assume no storm. 20:44:36, 2014-11-24…
  • Almerimar Weekly Snippets

    Chris Marshall
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Carrefour (formally Copos) opens today. Exciting eh??!! Having never been in a Carrefour in my life I couldn't comment. 16:35:28, 2014-11-20 Again, lovely day. 10:38:57, 2014-11-20 Ryanair cancelling flights to Almeria flights from East Midlands in 2015 and Monarch not flying to Almeria from Birmingham. 18:08:50, 2014-11-19 Another lovely day, not that you would guess by the lack of people out walking anywhere. 13:12:12, 2014-11-19 Colder this morning. Well at 7.30am anyway. 09:46:11, 2014-11-18 Good band at Gula yesterday but surely bars should charge entry when they provide live music?
 
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    Catalonia Travel Blog

  • Charlemagne: The battle of the scientists

    18 Dec 2014 | 1:51 am
    AT THE end of a hard year Europe’s leaders are grappling with familiar problems—how to revive gasping economies, what to do about the Russian menace. But a quieter source of discontent is also bubbling up: Europe’s scientists. The continent of Galileo and Darwin is not about to cast off its glorious heritage. But the boffins […]
  • Estonia arrests, releases pro-Kremlin Italian journalist

    17 Dec 2014 | 2:19 am
    A pro-Kremlin Italian journalist and former MEP arrested in Estonia left the country on Tuesday after having violated an entry ban issued by the ministry of interior. News from EUobserver
  • Danish politics: Reticent populists

    16 Dec 2014 | 2:48 am
    Helle, facing demons at home POPULISM is on a roll in Scandinavia. Norway’s Progress Party has helped to rule the country since its general election in 2013. Next door, the Sweden Democrats increased their representation in parliament with almost 13% of the vote in an election three months ago. Now, if a recent opinion poll […]
  • Russia and Ukraine: Putin’s people

    15 Dec 2014 | 3:17 am
    Watching from below A GOVERNMENT television channel dubbed Vladimir Putin’s latest state of the nation address “A Message from Above”. Dmitry Kiselev, Mr Putin’s chief propagandist, even likened it to speeches by Roosevelt, Churchill and De Gaulle.Mr Putin’s sermon had both messianic and defensive overtones. He called Crimea a sacred place, rather like the Temple […]
  • Most Europeans back migrant curbs, poll finds

    14 Dec 2014 | 3:45 am
    Most Europeans believe that migrant workers from other EU countries have been bad for their country and would like to restrict freedom of movement, a new opinion poll suggests. News from EUobserver
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    Lloret de Mar Stuff

  • Christmas Events in Lloret de Mar

    Jackie
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:06 am
    Lots of exciting things are taking place in Lloret over the Christmas period. This Saturday 20th Dec in the Church Square from 11am there will be a full days entertainment with a cupcake workshop for the kids, concerts throughout the day, Father Christmas and the always popular Lloret Giants will be attending...lets hope the weather stays fine for this day!
  • Costa Brava Towns

    Jackie
    12 Dec 2014 | 2:27 pm
     All along the Costa Brava coast you will come across some beautiful little towns and coves, today we visited 2 of the best - Llafranc and Tamariu where the water is crystal clear! Picturesque Tamariu still retains its unspoilt charm of an old fishing village and has a good selection of beach front cafes and restaurants. Llafranc also is equally unspoilt with its small working port and fishing boats, it also has several bars, restaurants, cafes and shops in the little cobbled streets leading down to the beach. Both towns are part of the municipality of Palafrugell situated  just a…
  • Views of Tossa de Mar

    Jackie
    10 Dec 2014 | 11:17 am
     One of the most picturesque places on the Costa Brava is our 'next door neighbour' Tossa de Mar. Reaching Tossa de mar from Lloret is very easy by boat or bus but to really get the best view of Tossa's unspoilt location you need to take the road out leading to Sant Feliu and pull into to 1 or 2 of the viewing points, from where you can can how Tossa is surrounded by miles upon miles of pine forest and stands on a beautiful part of the coast.
  • Sunday morning Tirada L'art

    Jackie
    8 Dec 2014 | 6:12 am
    All those who took part in Sunday mornings Tirada L'art in Lloret had great weather conditions, and as the nets were drawn in they were rewarded with a large catch of assorted fish for all their hard work. Preparing and cooking all the fish for breakfast, served with lots of tomato bread and wine! 
  • Lloret de Mar Christmas lights

    Jackie
    7 Dec 2014 | 3:40 am
     Llorets Christmas lights are looking a little different this year with a new design and using a new LED system they seem a little brighter than other years...even the tree looks brighter, they will be on every day between the hours of 6pm -12midnight. 
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    Spanish Teaching

  • Juan Goytisolo - A Windmill Chasing Cervantes Winner

    Lauris
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    He’s just been awarded the 2014 Cervantes prize. Well, the prize comes with a catch, because it’s announced at the end of the year, usually toward the end of November or the beginning of December, but the award ceremony isn’t until April 23 so it can coincide with the death of Miguel de Cervantes, the namesake of the Spanish language’s most important prize.This year the winner turns out to be Juan Goytisolo. I can never remember where the i goes in his last name. The name also always reminds me of Juan’s brothers, who are also writers, José Agustín and Luis (Juan is the middle…
  • Spanish Singers: Providers of Teaching Material

    Lauris
    10 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Joan Manuel SerratSpanish teachers are often looking for activity possibilities that can break up the routine in the classroom: games, role-playing exercises, activities outside the classroom, videos, and of course songs.There’s certainly no shortage of Spanish singers with music that works perfect as teaching material, both in terms of grammar and culture lessons. It almost seems, to me at least, that some singers have created songs specifically with Spanish teachers in mind. That notion is clearly not true, but I like to imagine that it is.In my opinion, and keeping in mind my rather…
  • A Spanish Learner's Surprising Victory

    Lauris
    3 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Spanish Game ShowsI recently read a newspaper article about a topic that usually doesn’t really tickle my interest: game shows. These things abound on Spanish TV, where guests must exert certain physical or intellectual skills to win some appetizing prize. These shows are clearly designed to appeal to the broadest audience possible (we all know that the more viewers, the more valuable the advertising time, which translates to bigger profits for the channel). Like I said, I’m not really into these kinds of shows, but there are exceptions.So I was reading in the paper about an Armenian…
  • Spanish Pronunciation - Reading in Spanish

    Lauris
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Are Accent Marks Really that Important in Spanish?In the classroom we often face the task of making our students understand just how important accent marks are in Spanish. Given the fact that the languages of many of our students make little or no use of accent marks, helping these students understand the importance of accents in Spanish should be a top priority. This must be followed by a simple and clear explanation of the system of Spanish accent mark usage, which could even be just a rudimentary description that doesn’t necessarily have to include details on special cases.Our classes…
  • New Word Entries in the Dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy

    Lauris
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    It’s a special occasion for those of us who share a passion for the Spanish language. The Royal Spanish Academy, in union with the other academies around the world that make up the Association of Spanish Language Academies (ASALE), have finished the latest edition of a work that is a landmark in Spanish lexicography reference sources. This 23rd edition of the dictionary commonly referred to as the DRAE (which stands for Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, although the correct name is Diccionario de la Lengua Española) features a significant amount of updated content.For the first…
 
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    Barcepundit (English edition)

  • 16 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am

    José M. Guardia
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    GREAT MOMENTS OF FACT-CHECKING: New York Mag’s Boy Genius Investor Made It All Up.
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    José M. Guardia
    14 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    WELCOME TO THE 21st CENTURY: Scientists have put a worm’s brain into a Lego robot’s body - and it works. There's video.
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    José M. Guardia
    13 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    DOES MALCOLM GLADWELL have a plagiarism problem?
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    José M. Guardia
    9 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    WHAT, NO DEMONSTRATIONS HERE? Grand Jury Refuses To Indict Cops Who Killed Man With Down Syndrome Who Wouldn’t Leave Movie.
  • 5 Dec 2014 | 8:52 am

    José M. Guardia
    5 Dec 2014 | 8:52 am
    NO, China hasn't overtaken U.S., and may not ever.
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    TICbeat

  • El carné de conducir será una ‘app’ móvil en el estado de Iowa

    TICbeat
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:35 am
    Iowa se prepara para ser el primer estado norteamericano que permita a sus conductores utilizar una versión digital del carné de conducir, en concreto, en forma de aplicación móvil. Según recoge Bits, el blog sobre tecnología del diario New Yorkt Times, las autoridades de circulación del estado han anunciado que se encuentran desarrollando esta aplicación, que funcionará como una licencia digital y permitirá a los conductores elegir entre llevar ésta encima, la física o las dos. Este carné electrónico contendrá la misma información sobre su titular que los de papel o plástico…
  • La ‘app’ Line anuncia que comprará el servicio de música MixRadio

    TICbeat
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:30 am
    Line, la aplicación japonesa de mensajería instantánea de expresivos iconos, ha comunicado que comprará MixRadio, un servicio de música que hasta ahora pertenecía a Microsoft y que, según las últimas informaciones, la compañía de Redmond se estaba planteando vender. La jugada puede haber sido maestra para ambas compañías, ya que Line anunció la semana pasada que preparaba su propio servicio de streaming musical, independiente de su conocida app, en Japón. Adquirir MixRadio ahorrará a la firma, informan desde la web especializada en tecnología TechCrunch, las costosas…
  • Por qué has perdido un número importante de seguidores en Instagram

    Elías Notario
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:27 am
    ¿Te has despertado con una reducción significativa en el número de seguidores de tu cuenta de Instagram? Si la respuesta es afirmativa, no te preocupes, no has hecho nada extraño que lo provocara, en mayor o menor medida le ha pasado exactamente lo mismo a muchísimos otros usuarios de la red social para compartir fotografías. “Ah, entonces será algún error en los contadores de seguidores de las cuentas”, pensará más de uno. Pues tampoco. La razón de la bajada generalizada de un número importante de followers en los perfiles de Instagram responde a otra cosa: es el resultado de…
  • El ciberataque a Sony Pictures, un asunto de seguridad nacional en EEUU

    TICbeat
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:07 am
    El reciente ciberataque a Sony Pictures se ha convertido ya en un asunto de seguridad nacional para la Casa Blanca. El presidente Barack Obama se encuentra siguiendo muy de cerca las investigaciones en torno al incidente, de acuerdo con lo que publica la web Recode. Así lo ha dicho el secretario de prensa de la Casa Blanca, Josh Earnest, quien ha explicado que Obama supervisa la situación, y que ya se han celebrado una serie de reuniones centradas en el suceso en la residencia presidencial. La Casa Blanca considera que este ciberataque es un asunto muy serio de seguridad nacional, y está…
  • Carles Lloret: “La solución no es prohibir Uber”

    Esther Macías
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Allí por donde pasa siembra la polémica y en España su arranque –lanzó uno de sus servicios, Uberpop, en abril en Barcelona y en octubre en Madrid y en Valencia–no ha podido ser más accidentado, con fuertes protestas del gremio del taxi e incluso un cese cautelar de su servicio, ordenado hace unos días por un juzgado de Madrid. Hablamos de Uber, una de las compañías icono de la llamada economía colaborativa que pretende revolucionar la movilidad en las ciudades. Una empresa que, a pesar de las aguas pantanosas en las que ha nadado en los últimos meses –incluyendo unas…
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    Spanish Property News

  • European Car Registrations Down Despite Boost from Spain

    Diane Harris
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    The number of new car registrations stood at a total of 953,886 in the EU in November, which is a rise of 1.4% year-on-year but the lowest increase over the last year, despite the 17.4% increase recorded in the Spanish market, one of the five greatest in the region. Meanwhile the manufacturers association, Anfac, reported […]
  • Urban Land Transactions Increased by 21% in Q3

    Pieter Steen
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    According to the latest land price statistics prepared by the Ministry of Development, corresponding to the third quarter of 2014, a total of 4,293 urban land transactions were registered in the third quarter of 2014, representing an increase of 13.2% over the previous quarter, and an increase of 21% compared to those carried out in […]
  • AENA Airports Recorded 4.5% Increase in Passengers to November

    Diane Harris
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Between January and November, the volume of international tourists passing through Spain’s AENA network of airports increased by 4.5%, maintaining the pace of preceding months, reaching more than 183.5 million passengers so far this year. Of all the passengers transferring through the 48 airports in the Spanish network, more than 128.5 million were passengers on […]
  • Home Sales Fell by 1.1% in October, Say Notaries

    Alan Cowley
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    According to the latest statistics released by the General Council of Notaries, a total of 32,694 home sales transactions were carried out in Spain in the month of October, representing a decrease of 1.1%, year-on-year. The Notaries also reported that the average price of a home, based on actual transactions, dropped by 6.7% year-on-year in […]
  • Eurozone Employment Increased by 0.2% in the Third Quarter

    Diane Harris
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    The European Commission statistical office, Eurostat, reported that employment rose by 0.2% in the eurozone and by 0.3% in the European Union (EU) between July and September, compared with the previous quarter. In the second quarter of the year, employment had risen by 0.3% in both the eurozone and in the EU. Year-on-year, employment increased […]
 
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    gabycastellanos.com

  • Llega la Publicidad a Instagram o como no hacer videos en Instagram

    Gaby Castellanos
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Antes de contaros mas a detalle el tema, miremos las 1ras publicidades:                 Definitivamente unos son simplemente videos/ads de 8-15 sgs, y los otros son pensados para el medio. Conozco videos de usuarios/marcas mucho mas creativos y mas aplicados a la forma de visualizacion del usuario que estas […]
  • Como organizar mi newsfeed en Facebook, o como ver lo que a mi me da la gana en FB

    Gaby Castellanos
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:46 am
    A pesar de que creemos que lo sabemos todo, a veces la mayoria de las palabras referidas a Facebook son erroreas. Es decir, no sabemos bien como utilizarlo. Tiene tanto para custumizar que a se nos escapa de las manos. Ayer despues de escribir el post sobre : “Por que la gente no ve mi […]
  • ¿Por que la gente no ve mi contenido en Facebook? O como nombrarle la madre a Mark.

    Gaby Castellanos
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:20 pm
    Facil pregunta con muy dura respuesta. La quereis en serio? Yo os la doy, pero despues no me odies. Advertidos. Porque no es bueno. Asi de simple. Y de verdad, lo siento mucho, pero mucho. No quiero que salgais de aqui ofendidos, o dolidos, y diciendo: Y esta? quien se cree para decir esto? Aparte […]
  • El Nuevo Algoritmo de Facebook o como desenmascarar Gurus, Expertos y Agencias de Social media

    Gaby Castellanos
    8 May 2014 | 9:05 am
    Creo que soy una de las pocas personas a las cual los cambios de Facebook le han beneficiado. Durante años lo he dicho y repetido tal cual loro: “En Facebook lo que importa es cuan bueno es tu contenido como para compartitlo como tuyo (en tu timeline)?” Esa es la importancia que le da Facebook […]
  • Caso Venezuela: La verdad de las fotos fakes/falsas

    Gaby Castellanos
    3 Mar 2014 | 12:50 pm
    No habia publicado antes este post porque sentia que de alguna manera me iba a perjudicar ( lo hable con mis amigos influyentes y pensaron lo mismo, lo tengo preparado desde el 22/02/2014), pero de verdad, teneis mas clara mi posicion que nadie, mi twitter, mi facebook, mi instagram gritan por si solos, con lo […]
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    The Spain Scoop | Traveling in Spain / Stay in Spain | Blogs About Spain | Spain Festivals | Culture Spain

  • Ask Santa For A Christmas Kiss In Spain

    admin
    12 Dec 2014 | 10:57 pm
    The Blogdog and Adrian Under The Mistletoe Special holiday gift? Get our guidebooks for the traveler in your family! Eat Guides Barcelona $4.99 and The Barcelona Scoop $3.50 By Nancy Todd Mistletoe madness lasts way into January with people in Spain. There are over four hundred species of mistletoe. This parasitic plant is grown on a wide range of trees with soft bark: apple, poplar, pine, etc. Only the female mistletoe bears the white berries. October and November are the prime months for gathering.  Research is underway for this plant possibly being a cure for cancer. Big Fat Bunches of…
  • The Marriage of Eggs, Flour, and Sugar: A Primer In Andalusian Sweets

    admin
    5 Dec 2014 | 10:10 pm
    Excellent Spanish coffee to go with your dessert.   Love Spanish food? Ready to savor it? Get our guidebook to the best food and drink in Barcelona! $4.99 – Eat Guides: Barcelona Cat Gaa is based in Seville and knows local sweets. The next time you visit Andalusia, try out some of her suggestions when hankering for dessert. By Cat Gaa ‘Merienda’ is the Spanish word for snack, and it’s treated like a fourth meal in Spain. Between midday’s heavy lunch and a light dinner, locals usually snack on a sweet cake or fluffy pastry, saving their dessert calories until this hour.
  • Photo Scoop: Christmas Traditions In Spain

    admin
    14 Nov 2014 | 10:52 pm
    Coming to Barcelona for the holidays? Pick up copies of Eat Guides Barcelona and The Barcelona Scoop Mini Guide! By Nancy Todd In October, the work crews in cities all over Spain start hanging the swooping Christmas lights. The Scoopettes love these lights, glittering, swaying in the wind, long trails of tiny lights swinging back and forth. We give this production a whopping Scoopometer 10. Be a voyeur this December with The Scoopettes for Christmas lights. Chueca Neighborhood – Madrid Ugly by day, beautiful by night. Madrid. Lights swaying on a Barcelona street. Where are your…
  • Meet Spain’s Aborigines

    admin
    7 Nov 2014 | 10:59 pm
    Monument to Guanche Kings By Linda Wainwright Last year Scoopette Regina, ahead of a visit to Fuerteventura, asked me what she should look out for, since the visit was to be brief. “Beaches,” I replied. “Fuerteventura is all about the beaches. Otherwise it’s barren, and there isn’t really anything else there. Oh, except that they keep winning awards for their cheeses.” Beaches and cheese, that summed up my memories of the island from some 20 years ago. In the meantime, I knew that there had been a property boom. That Fuerteventura, the true desert island, had implemented water…
  • Madrid-Based Blogger Dreams Of Barcelona (With Eat Guides)

    admin
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:16 am
    Win a copy of Eat Guides Barcelona for your next trip to Spain! We’ve been teaming up with some of our favorite bloggers in Spain to give away a few copies of the guidebook. This week we’re collaborating with Courtney of Adelante, a blogger based in Madrid. Courtney, like Scoopette Regina, is from the Northwest (Seattle and Portland) and also has a passion for all things Spain. She’s been to Barcelona and wrote about her plans to use Eat Guides Barcelona on her next jaunt to the Catalan capital city here. She says, “Lately, I’ve got Barcelona on my mind.I first…
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    Ronda, the City of Dreams in Andalusia, Southern Spain

  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Ronda is a happy place :)

    Ronda Today
    5 Nov 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Blue skies, beautiful views, museums, food, amazing hotels and also Ronda is a happy place… :) :) :)
  • Really nice video about Ronda (with even nicer music)

    Ronda Today
    5 Nov 2014 | 2:37 pm
    I came across this video on you tube by “Amazing places on our planet”. If you are thinking about visiting Ronda but not quite sure, this will probably make up your mind for you. Sit back, enjoy the music and the beautiful views of our “City of Dreams”
  • Casa del Gigante

    Ronda Today
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:30 pm
    The Casa del Gigante on the surface appears like any other historic home in Ronda, this is misleading, the house is one of the original palaces of Moorish Ronda.
 
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    Spanish News

  • Starbucks Coffee Opening In Marbella

    Maria Sullivan
    13 Dec 2014 | 1:52 am
    One of the most famous coffe chains in the world is preparing to open their first shop in Marbella. The new branch will be located in El Corte Ingles in Puerto Banus. The launch date is scheduled for Wednesday 17th December. Starbucks currently have 73 shops throughout Spain with top locations in Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla, […]
  • 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% […]
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    The Cheap In Madrid Blog » The Cheap In Madrid Blog

  • Weekend Guide: December 19th-21st

    Carmen
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Markets, concerts, fitness and more! Enjoy this weekend’s CHEAP & FREE events and activities below! And get in the Christmas spirit by riding the Navibus and see Cortylandia and all the outdoor Christmas markets! Friday, December 19th 10:00 am – Multi Brand Outlet Market in Hotel Hesperia Emperatriz (until 9pm) 11:00 am – Mercadillo del Gato (until 8pm) 11:00 am – Free […]
  • The Best Churros in Madrid

    Carmen
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:30 am
    The Best Churros in Madrid The churro is a fried pastry popular in Spain, primarily in Madrid. There are two types of churros: one which is thin (and sometimes knotted) and the other which is thick known as the porra. They are both normally eaten for breakfast or as a merienda dipped in thick, dark, hot chocolate […]
  •  New Law Entices Foreign Entrepreneurs to Spain

    Sarah
    14 Dec 2014 | 10:40 am
     New Law Entices Foreign Entrepreneurs to Spain A relatively new law known as Ley de Emprendedores went into affect in September of 2013. Its purpose is to improve domestic businesses and economy by enticing foreign talent and investors to come to Spain. The hope is that people outside the European Union who have money and […]
  • 10 Best Calamares Bars in Madrid

    Sarah
    12 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    10 Best Calamares Bars in Madrid If you visit Madrid, there is no excuse for not trying one of those classic bocatas de calamares. Let’s say that it’s like going to New York and not trying the bagel. There is a whole world behind this simple sandwich, which can be eaten at breakfast at dinner […]
  • Restaurant Review: Variopintos

    Christina
    11 Dec 2014 | 3:30 am
    Restaurant Review: Variopintos So you think you know a lot about mushrooms? (No, I’m not talking about “magical mushrooms” haha). Have you ever had mushroom ice cream? I was excited to go to a restaurant called Variopintos, not really knowing what to expect, and I left with a newfound appreciation for all things mushroom and was happy […]
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    Houses for Sale in Spain

  • 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.
  • We Are Back, We Are Busy and Valencia Is Awesome

    Houses For Sale In Spain
    15 Aug 2014 | 10:22 am
    It's been a month almost since the last post because three days after it I went on holiday. Barcelona, Nimes, Avignon, Paris, Shrewsbury and Asturias were seen and pictured and now I am back and ... boy did I have to hit the ground running. Lots of clients heaps of enquiries, amazing social media connections, huge new business opportunities coming up and the dire need to get even more properties onto the books to satisfy demand.
 
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    Homage to BCN

  • Cristina’s Perfect Day in Barcelona

    Cristina Esteve
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:28 am
    Read 'Cristina’s Perfect Day in Barcelona' in all it's glory on the Homage to BCN website Three years ago I left Barcelona, my home town, to start a new adventure with my family in Stockholm – a welcoming, beautiful and amazing city! However, my genes are Mediterranean, I can’t help that. And as time goes by, I have begun to look at Barcelona with different eyes: with those of a local but with a slight nostalgia and admiration which makes it magic. Every time I’m there I try to get the most out of it, so I think I could write a perfect week instead of just a perfect…
  • Cooking paella (and getting a little tipsy) with Barcelona Slow Travel

    Rob (H2BCN)
    7 Dec 2014 | 1:52 am
    Read 'Cooking paella (and getting a little tipsy) with Barcelona Slow Travel' in all it's glory on the Homage to BCN website The slow movement, ironically, continues apace since its roots in the mid-80s and the founding of the Slow Food organisation whose ideals advocate slowing down life’s pace and fighting against the notion that faster is always better. But what is slow travel? In writing A Manifesto for Slow Travel in 2009, Nicky Gardner describes it thus: “Slow travel is about making conscious choices, and not letting the anticipation of arrival undermine the pleasure of…
  • The New Foodie in Barcelona!

    Rob (H2BCN)
    5 Dec 2014 | 10:58 am
    Read 'The New Foodie in Barcelona!' in all it's glory on the Homage to BCN website If you haven’t checked out the Foodie in Barcelona website then you’ve definitely been missing out. Suzy’s own personal take on the food establishments of Barcelona is one of a very select few blogs I read religiously. Suzy has been churning out words about the Barcelona restaurant scene for over a year now so what’s so new I hear you ask? Well Suzy started in Berlin as foodieinberlin.com. She came to Barcelona and continued her quest in her new city. Trouble was the website address. So…
  • Foto Ruta Barcelona Photography Tour

    Rob (H2BCN)
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:35 am
    Read 'Foto Ruta Barcelona Photography Tour' in all it's glory on the Homage to BCN website Foto Ruta Barcelona Photography Tours Foto Ruta was born in Buenos Aires. It grew up in Santiago and now, fully grown it has ventured across the pond to both London and finally Barcelona. A creative way to explore the city and learn about photography Foto Ruta is “a creative way to explore the city and learn about photography”. From the Foto Ruta Barcelona website… Our creative photography tours, events and workshops are unique in that they help you see the genuine side of Barcelona,…
  • Justine’s Perfect Day in Barcelona

    Justine Ancheta
    15 Nov 2014 | 3:53 am
    Read 'Justine’s Perfect Day in Barcelona' in all it's glory on the Homage to BCN website Justine Ancheta’s perfect day in Barcelona I’m from Orange County, California, and I’ve lived in Barcelona for six years. My husband, who’s from Seville, and his job are what bring me to this magnetic Catalan capital. My two children were born here, and together as a family, we’ve already had many perfect days enjoying kid-friendly Barcelona. In this “perfect day”, I’d try it without my little darlings! At 10am, the babysitter would arrive ready to play with the kids. My…
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    Real Estate News - Marbella, Spain

  • Foreigner Property Sales Exceed All Expectations

    marbellaforsalespain
    12 Dec 2014 | 2:52 am
    Residential tourist industry on the Costa del Sol is recouperating from the crisis that hit when the property estate bubble burst in 2008. The rise in sales of properties to foreign consumers is now a reality. Figures for 1st six months of this year show that the amount of transactions administrated by non residents has exceeded those in 2007, the year prior to the property market went into depression. The president of the Costa del Sol Tourism Board, Elías Bendodo, and José Prado of the Association of Constructors and Developers of Malaga, report that between the start of the year and June…
  • Marbella Ranks in Top Ten most Expensive Places for Property

    marbellaforsalespain
    7 Nov 2014 | 3:29 am
    A recent property review highlights the location of some of the most expensive and the cheapest property in Spain. The most sought after property on the list is the elegant street in Madrid known as Calle Serrano, the very hub of all the top designer shops and luxury goods stores. A residence or commercial premises along this street will put you back 10,900 € per m2. which equates to, approx. 1,000,000 €, for a small 96.8 m2 house. Next on this list is Barcelona, the bustling street of Paseo de Gracia, designed by the famous  Antoni Gaudí will cost 8,450 € per m2. Bizarrely, at number…
  • Renovated Homes & Farmhouses – Selling/Buying Property in Oxford

    marbellaforsalespain
    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

    marbellaforsalespain
    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?

    marbellaforsalespain
    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…
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    Welcome to our Family Life in Spain

  • A Spanglish Christmas Poem

    Lisa Sadleir
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:47 am
    We love this Spanglish Christmas Poem, based on the well-known English “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”. Read it to your children, they are sure to love it! We’ve added the translation of the Spanish words in each line for you. Wishing you all a wonderfully ¡Feliz Navidad! ‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through... Read more → The post A Spanglish Christmas Poem appeared first on Welcome to our Family Life in Spain.
  • Spanish Christmas Songs for Children

    Lisa Sadleir
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:48 am
    As Christmas draws closer, radio channels, TV shows and even shopping centres all play Christmas songs on a more regular basis. Here in Spain, the celebration of Christmas seems to get bigger every year. So, let me ask you a question: How many spanish christmas songs (villancicos)  do you know? I confess. Even having lived in... Read more → The post Spanish Christmas Songs for Children appeared first on Welcome to our Family Life in Spain.
  • Why I Really Need to be a #markwarnermum …

    Lisa Sadleir
    13 Dec 2014 | 11:48 am
    Boo! Boo! And double boo! It didn’t happen. Again! Our first ever family skiing holiday is yet to happen… Despite all my good intentions, initial research and ideas, life simply got in the way. Time ran out. Christmas is almost upon us and we have nothing booked. As you probably know, I’m usually very organised... Read more → The post Why I Really Need to be a #markwarnermum … appeared first on Welcome to our Family Life in Spain.
  • Videos about Moving to Spain with Children: The Eisen Family and Their 3 Young Daughters.

    Lisa Sadleir
    9 Dec 2014 | 9:08 am
    In addition to the publication of our book and our written interviews with families who have moved to Spain, we are excited to launch a new series of Videos about Moving to Spain with Children. In these videos, we chat with parents who have made the move with their children and discuss the research they... Read more → The post Videos about Moving to Spain with Children: The Eisen Family and Their 3 Young Daughters. appeared first on Welcome to our Family Life in Spain.
  • Homemade Gift Idea: Easy Christmas Truffle Recipe

    Lisa Sadleir
    9 Dec 2014 | 4:09 am
    Christmas is coming and this year we are having fun making all kinds of homemade gifts and decorations. The children are now at the age that the build up and fun is had actually making the gifts and decorations. Once again, we are using recipes from the wonderful Spanish Village Cooking Recipe book by Debs... Read more → The post Homemade Gift Idea: Easy Christmas Truffle Recipe appeared first on Welcome to our Family Life in Spain.
 
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    Barcelona Travel Blog - Attractions & Things to do in Barcelona

  • Park Güell: the work of a genius

    Dave Meler
    28 Nov 2014 | 4:44 am
    When the construction of Park Güell began in 1900, Barcelona was a modern and cosmopolitan metropolis, with an economy based on the power of industry and a population that exceeded half a million inhabitants. Its wall had been demolished nearly half a century earlier, and the new city had grown spectacularly from 1860. The expansion...
  • La Sagrada Familia: landmark and an artistic and spiritual symbol

    Dave Meler
    7 Nov 2014 | 5:36 am
    La Sagrada Familia is a Barcelona landmark and an artistic and spiritual symbol of Catalonia. On 7 November 2010 the church of La Sagrada Familia was solemnly dedicated and declared a basilica by the Holy Father Benedict XVI and became a holy place open for worship. In 1882 the foundation stone of a project conceived...
  • 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...
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    Blog

  • Spanish Property Report December 2014

    10 Dec 2014 | 2:04 am
    BBVA report predicts positive 2015 The Spanish bank BBVA has released a report on the Spanish property sector in which it forecasts that there will be a moderate recovery in 2015. The bank believes that demand for Spanish property is now at the point of inflection and prices are rapidly stabilising in what is a real turning point for the Spanish market. The report called Spain’s Real Estate Flash (Flash inmobiliario de España) was released by BBVA Research and BBVA Real Estate. The bank will begin releasing monthly updates on the Spanish property sector which will analyse the most…
  • October Property News in Spain

    10 Oct 2014 | 10:23 am
    4 signs that the Spanish property market is bottoming out Most observers of the Spanish property market will have noticed that over the last few months the amount of positive news surrounding Spain’s property sector has increased markedly. This is not to say that the problems have disappeared but there are now clear signs that the market is finally bottoming out. The Danish financial organization Saxo Bank believes that there are now four main signals of the crisis in the Spanish property sector coming to an end. In a recent report the bank cites changes in prices, mortgage concessions,…
  • Moraira Property Update Aug 2014

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:39 am
    Over the past twelve months we have had various reports that housing prices in Spain have almost bottomed out and even more so along the Costa’s and that in 2015 prices will start to rise by 2% for that year, as an average. Obviously these statements deal with the overall data which are also broken down into the most successful regions and leading the way is the Valencia region with 13,436 properties sold to foreigners during the last quarter of 2013. That equates to a third of all property sales in Spain! On a year to year comparison there were 16,619 properties sold to foreigners…
  • Well done to the Teulada Moraira Council

    4 Jul 2014 | 5:09 am
    In 2009, there was a Council budget deficit of 1,123,000 euros. .A surplus has been reported for 2013 – a massive one of some 1.8 million euros. Well done to all within the Teulada-Moraira Council. The town council debt at 2010 stood at 11 million euros, but this will be reduced to the planned level of 5 million euros, by the end of 2014. The debt is now at 38%, well below the legally permitted 75%. This is due in no small part to the 2013 performance. The mayor, Senor Antoni Joan Bertomeu, has stated that these results were possible because of strict adherence to budgets by all…
  • Oil exploration in spain

    10 Jun 2014 | 10:07 am
    Sadly, Spain is one of Europe’s least energy sufficient nations, having to import some 99% of its gas and oil needs. It’s no wonder then that central government has just given permission for the commencement of oil exploration in the waters between Valencia and the Balearic Islands. This is despite considerable opposition – from regional and provincial government representatives, from local town halls, from environmental groups, from residents associations and from tourism trade associations. These opponents argue that there will be damage to the environment, harm to sea life…
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    Andalucia Blog 2014

  • Village House for Sale

    27 Nov 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Village House for Sale in a quiet area of Jaen province, rural accessible, garage, terrace, parking 3 bedrooms,new roof
  • 5 Star Hotels

    4 Nov 2014 | 3:07 am
    5 Star Hotels , here you'll find listed all the 5* and 5*GL hotels in Andalucia.
  • Accommodation Andalucia

    4 Nov 2014 | 3:03 am
    Accommodation Andalucia, a break down of all types of rental houses,5* hotels, camp sites across the province of Andalucia, looking for a 5* GL hotel in Malaga campsite or rental villa
  • My Reviews

    2 Nov 2014 | 7:31 am
    My Reviews section is all about my book reviews, accommodation reviews and Andalucian activity holiday and attraction reviews.
  • Inmersión Inglés

    2 Nov 2014 | 7:24 am
    Inmersión Inglés con Ingléses en la provincia de Jaen. Todo la fin de semana hablando en Inglés te ayudará su English un montón. Speak English with English immersion course España, Andalucia, Jaen
 
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    Panoramic Villas

  • Take TripAdvisor Reviews with a Pinch of Salt

    Jess Whittle
    10 Dec 2014 | 2:14 am
    Customer reviews are now seen as one of the most important factors when booking holiday accommodation, and rightly so. However, TripAdvisor which is viewed as the godfather of all review websites, it is definitely not quite all it appears to be. TripAdvisor reviews can make or break a hotel or private holiday rental. One bad review sticks out like a sore thumb, even in a sea of good reviews. So it is worrying that in the last few months alone we have been approached by ‘organisations’ asking if we would like them to write fake reviews on TripAdvisor for several of our properties in return…
  • Proposed Tax Cuts on Family Flights

    Jess Whittle
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:58 am
    Good news could lie ahead for families flying on holiday from the UK after a campaign called   Scrap the Tax on Family Flights launched in the hopes of abolishing UK Air Passenger Duty (APD) for children under twelve. The move has been backed by the Prime Minister, David Cameron and it is currently being considered for inclusion in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement on December 3, ahead of next year’s general election. The UK is one of only a handful of European countries that charge APD and the UK pays on average five times more passenger departure tax than countries like France and…
  • Planning a Holiday for Large Groups

    Jess Whittle
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:50 am
    Holidays are one of the few times throughout the year that you get to sit back and relax with loved ones. Maybe this means a romantic getaway for two or maybe it means planning a holiday for 15 people. If it’s the latter then one thing is for sure; you will need a plan of action as the more people you have to organise, the harder things become. Here are our top tips for booking a holiday for a large group to help you… Agree on Travel Dates and Check Annual Leave The first thing you need to ensure when you are travelling as a large group is that all members can take time out of work or…
  • Passengers Claim Compensation for Delayed Flights

    Jess Whittle
    3 Nov 2014 | 8:38 am
    Airlines were sent into a state of panic on Friday when the Supreme Court ruled that air passengers will now be allowed to claim compensation up to six years after their flight was delayed.  In a landmark ruling that could cost the airline industry billions in compensation pay outs, passengers can now claim up to £470 if their flight is delayed for more than three hours if the cause of the delay is deemed to be within the carrier’s control. Passengers can also claim for flights that were delayed up to six years ago. Those making a claim simply need to remember the details of the flight…
  • 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…
 
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  • 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 best food…
  • 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…
  • Insiders Tips To Explore and Enjoy Malaga City

    Anna Collins
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:56 am
    Malaga city is a fantastic blend of both modern and traditional, from the 11th century Alcazaba Fortress standing proud above the city to the brand spanking new marina complete with trendy bars and restaurants. Whatever you like to do, Malaga has something for everyone and all ages, here is a guide to some of the best things to see and do in the capital of the Costa del Sol.  1.  Best for Shopping Calle Larios This is probably the most famous street in Malaga and is full of fantastic clothes, shoe and boutique style shops, some high street and some designer with prices to match. The main…
  • How to Get the Cheapest Fare from Malaga Airport to Your Destination

    Lionel Knight
    25 Sep 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Malaga Airport to your destination When you arrive at Malaga airport after a long journey, the first thing on your mind is getting to your accommodation, dumping your stuff and sipping a cold drink with the sun on your back. Malaga airport has various options for getting to your resort ranging from train, bus, taxi or private hire minibus; we look at the most efficient, cost effective and fastest way to get you there. Private Mini-bus Transfer To jump to our top rated minibus company click link below or read on to find out how we made our decision. ALERT: Claim Your Low Cost Minibus Transfer…
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  • Top 3 Crazy Festivals in Spain (Vol. 2)

    Marcos Enrique Torres
    2 Dec 2014 | 4:09 am
    As promised, it is time to continue with this serie of posts dedicated to the Crazy Festivals in Spain. One of the principal attractions of Spain is the traditions surrounding it. Spain holds so many crazy festivals organised by local people  every year in which traditional or festive events are re-enacted in each town throughout the country. Today is the turn of 3 more Crazy Festivals in Spain that you should not miss. You must take a look at this article, and start thinking of booking transportations and accomodation. What are you waiting for? # Crazy Festival in Spain 4. The Tenerife…
  • Main traditional festivities in Costa Blanca

    Marcos Enrique Torres
    27 Nov 2014 | 3:25 am
    One of the principal attractions of this part of Spain, is the history surrounding it. Every year, during the many fiestas organised by the local people, important historical events are re-enacted in each town throughout the region. These fiestas are just one of many Spanish traditions, both local and national, which appeal to a wide audience from across the globe. The natural warm and sunny climate makes these events a delight to view, particularly with the backdrop of the fantastic local scenery and beautifully decorated town squares, a feature of every Spanish village. If there is anything…
  • Famous Salt Lakes in Costa Blanca South

    Marcos Enrique Torres
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:29 am
    The Southern part of the Costa Blanca is well-renowned for the magnificent beaches stretching all along the coast. However, there are many other natural features of the region that are not to be missed, including the infamous Santa Pola Salt Lakes and Torrevieja y la Mata Salt Lakes. Every year, many people suffering with rheumatic problems come to bathe in the lakes, which they find beneficial to their health. The region which surrounds these lakes was voted by the World Health Organization as one of the healthiest places in the world to live. Read this article and discover why. The Costa…
  • Retirement in Spain. All you need to know about retiring in Spain

    Alex
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:43 am
    Good weather, Mediterranean diet, great beaches, a wide variety of interesting festivals, kind people, low cost of living… For all of this and something more we’ll read along this article, Spain has become one of the favorite retirement destination for people all around the world. Now YOU are the main character… what do you expect about your retirement in Spain? After years of hard work, worries, responsibilities, stress… Now you are in that moment of your life when your only concern must be to enjoy, or at least that must be the most important thing for you. It’s time to finally…
  • Everything You Must Know About The Community of Owners

    Marcos Enrique Torres
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:09 am
    Once you buy a property in Spain, especially if the property is part of a development, you will become a member of a “Community of Owners” (“comunidad de propietarios” in Spanish). A community of owners in Spain is composed of all the owners of property within the same development.  This is a thing that you cannot avoid. If your property is part of a community, then membership is compulsory by law. The only exception would be if you live in a house in an isolated area. QSD Group is commited to make easier your new life in sunny Spain. That is the reason why we will try to give you…
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