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  • Spanish Priest Becomes First To Die Of Ebola In Europe

    Spanish News
    Ana Pozuelo
    12 Aug 2014 | 4:42 am
      The Spanish priest Miguel Pajares, has died in hospital in Madrid, according to a spokesperson for the health authorities in Madrid. Pajares, 75 contracted the disease during a humanitarian trip to Liberia in August. A nun who was working with the priest, has tested negative for the virus. The Spanish priest was repatriated last […]
  • Spanish potholer survives 12 days stuck in Peruvian cave - Spanish News in English
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:25 am
    A SPANISH potholer stuck in a cave for 12 days has finally been rescued. Cecilio López Tercero, from Madrid, suffered a fall whilst exploring a cave in the Peruvian ...
  • Electricity bills to go up by 11% - Spanish News in English
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:11 am
    ELECTRICITY bills are set to go up yet again following an 11% hike this summer. Wholesale energy suppliers have seen the highest prices of the year this month since ...
  • 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…
  • David Cameron gives words of encouragement to Gibraltar’s Chief Minister

    Olive Press Newspaper Spain
    Jacqueline Franchini (Reporter)
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:16 am
    Chief Minister Fabian Picardo was well received at the Conservative conference in Birmingham
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  • 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,…
  • Play Paraiso Supermarket Robber Detained

    Peter Jay
    13 Sep 2014 | 5:28 am
    Guardia Civil  officers working out of Adeje have detained a 22-year-old man and an 18-year-old young woman in connection with an aggravated robbery, which took place around 7pm on Thursday evening at a small supermarket in Playa Paraiso. The older of the pair entered the supermarket, located in Residencial Gran Azul, and threatened the shop assistant with a small knife, making off on a motorbike with 400 euros from the till. According to local residents the young man was known to the shop assistant who had gone to school with him. Once the accused had been identified officers caught up…
  • Legal Net Immigration Figures Down

    Peter Jay
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:24 am
    With over 266,000 unemployed in the Canary Islands right now, losing your job in the Canary Islands has become an all too common story, but the disaster is even greater in the case of working age immigrants, who depend on an employment contract to be considered legal in Spain. Last year 25,996 non-EU foreigners lost their registration certificate or residence card in the Islands, most of them Latin Americans and Africans. According to statistics just published which cover up to December 31st 2013, of the 100,707 non-EU residence permits in force in 2012, 74,711 have been revoked, more than a…
  • Santiago Del Teide Unemployment Figures Rise

    Peter Jay
    11 Sep 2014 | 1:59 am
    According to a study by Observatorio Canario de Empleo, Santiago del Teide is the only municipality in Tenerife with more unemployed this summer than there were last year. The data shows that between the months of April and August unemployment rose by 42 people more than the figure recorded in the previous year. In the remaining 30 municipalities on the island unemployment figures are lower than last year. Coalición Canaria local party leader Jonathan Martin Fumero believes the statistics are significant in that they are a true reflection of the situation afflicting the area because of…
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  • New sporty 2 Series joins BMW stable

    1 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    THERE’S no shortage of BMW lovers and their options are growing as the German car maker continues to extend its range. I have just sampled one of the new kids on the block – a BMW 2 Series Coupe. And this latest addition proved worthy of its BMW badge during my drive. Although it’s based on the 1 Series Hatchback, the Coupe has a longer [...]
  • Police Twitter site celebrates a million followers

    1 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Spain’s National Police have been congratu-lated after their highly popular Twitter site surpassed the one million mark. This milestone number of followers makes it one of the most successful social network sites of all the Spanish institutions and the leader in the security world, surpassing even the FBI. King Juan Carlos was apparently amongst those who have passed on their congra-tulations through a personal phone [...]
  • Lanzarote aims to be energy self-sufficient

    1 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Lanzarote has revealed a 40 million euro investment plan to try and become a 100 per cent sustainable island. Water, wind and electricity projects are being drawn up and a panel of experts will be established to oversee the ambitious campaign. Cabildo president, Pedro San Ginés said the time was right as there was the political will and the necessary resources to say “Si as [...]
  • Learning the language of canines

    1 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Tegueste is inviting people to join a dog training course which will put tips into practice. The theoretical course will be held on September 22nd, 24th and 26th from 6pm to 7.30pm and on September 27th from 10am to 1pm and will be taken by canine professional Nayra Txasko. The objective is to complete the training given on the first part of the course on [...]
  • Legendary Spanish rock band to finish tour in Tenerife

    1 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    A legendary Spanish rock band is to bring its hugely successful national tour to a close in Tenerife on November 8th. It will be the first time back on the island in six years for Extremoduro who are promising a really special concert. In their words, it will be “a night of good vibes when no-one has to worry about anything but simply enjoy.” Tickets [...]
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    Spain | The Guardian

  • British and German factories see sharp slowdown in manufacturing

    Angela Monaghan and Phillip Inman
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Stock markets fall across UK, Europe and US as sluggish eurozone and global conflict hit economiesFactories in Britain and Germany suffered a sharp slowdown in September, raising fears that economic recovery is losing momentum against a backdrop of global political turmoil and the flagging eurozone economy.In the UK growth in manufacturing activity was the slowest in 17 months as demand for British goods waned at home and abroad. Continue reading...
  • Catalonia independence referendum halted by Spains constitutional court

    Ashifa Kassam in Madrid
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Campaigning brought to halt after just two days as court agrees to hear central governments challenge to voteSpains constitutional court has suspended the planned referendum in Catalonia , halting all campaigning and preparations for the vote on independence just two days after it was formally called by the Catalan leader, Artur Mas.In a special meeting on Monday evening that lasted just over an hour, the court unanimously agreed to hear the central governments court challenge to the referendum. The decision automatically suspends the referendum, as well as the law that allowed the regional…
  • Spanish government asks court to block Catalan referendum

    Ashifa Kassam in Madrid
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:41 am
    Court to hold special meeting after prime minister announces widely expected legal challenge to independence voteThe Spanish government has asked the countrys constitutional court to block Catalonias November referendum, setting in motion a series of actions that will make this week crucial for the push for independence in the north-eastern region.In his first remarks since the Catalan leader, Artur Mas, formally called the referendum on Saturday, the Spanish prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, said the Madrid government believed the vote was anti-democratic and the constitution prevented any…
  • Spanish diplomat stabbed to death in Sudan

    Reuters in Khartoum
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:58 am
    Head of Spanish embassys visa section was killed at his home in affluent Garden City suburb of Sudanese capital KhartoumA Spanish diplomat has been found stabbed to death in his home in Sudans capital, Khartoum.The 61-year-old official headed the Spanish embassys visa section and had worked in the country for three years, a police statement said. Continue reading...
  • Spanish thriller Magical Girl wins top award at San Sebastián film festival

    Andrew Pulver
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:13 am
    Film also picks up best director gong for Carlos Vermut, as Marshland wins best actor and best cinematographyReview of The Drop: James Gandolfinis swansongThere was a home win at the San Sebastián film festival as the events top award, the Golden Shell, went to Spains Magical Girl, directed by Carlos Vermut.Described by Variety as an elaborately contrived, imagination-dependent dark comedy that operates through sleight of hand, Magical Girl is a convoluted, noirish thriller with oddball elements that also picked up a Silver Shell for best director. It is Vermuts second feature, after…
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    Almerimar Life » Living In Spain

  • Almerimar Lost Dog

    Chris Marshall
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:46 am
    Lady has lost her small dog here in Almerimar. Last seen over by the Vets by the roundabout. Reward offered. Details on the poster below.
  • Invitation for celebrating the World Tourism Day

    Chris Marshall
    25 Sep 2014 | 2:22 am
    As enclosure I send you the invitation from your Councillor of Tourism for celebrating the World Tourism Day with a breakfast for our residents on next Saturday Morning at the Castle of Guardias Viejas. We know that it is a bit late but this is due to organisation problems. We are very sorry that you can’t attend. Maybe next year! However, we would like to ask you to tell it to other residents, friends and neighbours so that they can participate, if possible. Thank you very much for you help and for any need or question you have, don’t hesitate to contact me. Kind regards, Isabel…
  • Almerimar Weekly Snippets

    Chris Marshall
    25 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Invitation for celebrating the World Tourism Day: As enclosure I send you the invitation from your Cou… 11:22:54, 2014-09-25 Another beautiful day. Love this time of year. Great weather and nobody around. 09:48:11, 2014-09-25 Another windy afternoon 17:11:53, 2014-09-24 International Tourism meeting in Castle Saturday morning. Mini Bus available. 13:48:27, 2014-09-24 Beautiful Day. 11:54:26, 2014-09-24 Road Bike (Video): This is a timelapse video of what I call my 'core' ride: a 28km cycle through Almeri… 20:25:21, 2014-09-23…
  • Almerimar Weekly Snippets

    Chris Marshall
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Water Ski Pulley now functioning over by the Lakes. 13:36:54, 2014-09-18 Quiz Nights starting L'Espignon Wednesday 1st October 8.30pm every week. 13:32:32, 2014-09-18 No water due to burst water pipe by DBar 12:47:34, 2014-09-17 Cloudy and Windy. Makes a change. Even had few drops of rain. 07:46:39, 2014-09-17 Few drops of rain! 11:09:15, 2014-09-16 Bins are off the beach so that is summer well and truly over. Now if someone can just tell the sun that as weather is lovely! 09:16:52, 2014-09-16 Olive Oil price to increase as hot summer damaged a lot of crops. On the other hand cucumbers…
  • Almerimar Weekly Snippets

    Chris Marshall
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Excellent News 30,000 more tourists this year. Now show me a rich business owner!!!! 23:06:07, 2014-09-11 Back to a cooler and breezier Almerimar this evening. 23:03:43, 2014-09-11 Delivered ( ) couple of dogs this week to Middlesborough new striker Kike. Lovely dogs, very pleasant couple. 14:25:22, 2014-09-10 Restaurants taking Xmas lunch bookings already. 07:54:05, 2014-09-07 Errrr humid! 16:57:34, 2014-09-06 FUBAR Paper Review: 6th September 2014: I will be reviewing the papers this morning with Jon Gaunt on F……
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    Catalonia Travel Blog

  • Rebel areas in Ukraine: Significant variations

    1 Oct 2014 | 4:44 pm
    The territory controlled by pro-Russian rebels in the Donbas region of Ukraine has varied significantly. By early July they held large parts of Luhansk and Donetsk, but they were then driven back by the Ukrainian armed forces. They lost more ground after the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. In late August Russian forces […]
  • Germany’s economy: Three illusions

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:13 pm
    “OUR euphoria is dangerous. It makes us overbearing, blind and dull.” So writes Marcel Fratzscher, head of the German Institute for Economic Research, in a new book, “The Germany Illusion”. The book’s message is that Germany, for all its economic strength, has weaknesses. It should be “required reading”, declared Sigmar Gabriel, Germany’s economy minister, who […]
  • [Agenda] EP starts grilling new commissioners This WEEK

    28 Sep 2014 | 6:11 pm
    The EU parliament will start grilling incoming EU commissioners this week, with the most problematic ones scheduled for Wednesday. News from EUobserver
  • UK commissioner deprived of power to oversee bankers’ pay

    27 Sep 2014 | 6:40 pm
    The European Commission has played down suggestions that it had stripped the UK’s commission candidate of responsibility for policing the EU’s bank bonus rules, insisting that the decision had been taken before he was nominated. News from EUobserver
  • Charlemagne: Let’s stick together

    26 Sep 2014 | 7:08 pm
    THE demonstrations that led to the fall of the Berlin Wall came out of nowhere, says Günther Dauwen, and had consequences nobody could foresee. Observing the proceedings in Scotland last week, he wondered if something similar might be brewing. From a quiet fourth-floor office in Brussels Mr Dauwen runs the European Free Alliance (EFA), a […]
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    Lloret de Mar Stuff

  • Historic Costa Brava Rally 2014

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:53 am
    The X1 Historic Rally Costa Brava is taking place in Lloret this coming weekend Thursday 2nd till Sunday 5th October. Approx 80 teams are taking part with all vehicles over 25yrs old to qualify for the race. The cars can be seen leaving the podium at 7pm on Thursday evening by the Town Hall on the seafront.---------------------------------
  • Stormy September weather

    29 Sep 2014 | 2:28 pm
     After yesterdays non stop heavy rain and storms which caused havoc with power cuts, floods and transport cancellations in some parts of the province, today in Lloret the sky was blue and the sun shone once again. Down on the beach holiday makers were making the most of the good weather but with the red flags flying the lifeguards were having a tough job of keeping everyone out of the dangerous rough sea.
  • Llorets attractions - free entrance

    28 Sep 2014 | 3:10 am
    It seems that quite a number of people have taken advantage of the free entrance to the gardens and museums in Lloret de Mar. We visited the Maritime Museum on the seafront in Lloret and also as we are lucky enough live just minutes away we visited the tower of Sant Joan and also Santa Clotilde Gardens, it's always a nice way to have a leisurely stroll around the gardens which we do quite often but it's even better when it's free! As usual we went with our cameras to take a few shots of the scenery and here are the results.... Sant Joan Tower and views from the…
  • A day at Castellfolit de la Roca

    26 Sep 2014 | 9:37 am
    Earlier this week we took to the road and headed inland towards Girona and then on towards Banyoles and Besalu, bypassing these places we came to Castellfollit de la Roca - the most unusual place in this region we have come across yet. We had been told about this place previously and decided we must see it for ourselves...and so glad we did!The town which is almost a kilometre long is actually built on the narrow cliff where two rivers the Fluvia and the Toronell flow on either side more than 50mts below! At the narrowest end of the town stands the local church with its 4 sided bell tower,…
  • Lloret de Mar Today

    25 Sep 2014 | 7:36 am
     Another beautiful day in Lloret as you can see from the photos here taken today we are still having fantastic weather with blue sunny skies and good temperatures!
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    The Rain in Spain...

  • Catgirl, SAM, and Ultraviolet Need You!

    25 Sep 2014 | 9:33 am
    Hey everybody, I'm still alive!I guess there's probably no one left who follows this blog by now, but if by some strange twist of fate you do happen to end up here, I've come back, at least briefly, to ask for your help. I know you probably are wondering where I've been hiding out for the past couple of years, and I would love to tell you, but it would take me ages to catch you guys up...and there's no time for that right now.  I promise I'll give you a nice, long, rambling post soon, and tell you all about what I've been up to, but first things first.Remember Catgirl, SAM, and…
  • Life's a Beach!

    24 Jul 2012 | 7:28 am
    Hey, I'm back! Although I'm actually on holiday in Southern Spain as I write this.The Professor and I had our not-so-dirty dancing debut, and it turned out much better than I expected.  We got through our Cha cha, Rueda de Casino, and Bachata without falling on our butts, and we managed to remember at least most of the steps, so I'm satisfied that at least we didn't make fools of ourselves.  I have a video and photos, but unfortunately they are not mine, and I don't have permission to publish them, so you'll just have to imagine it all in your heads...that's probably best anyway,…
  • Photo Fun #45 Winner

    4 Jun 2012 | 9:32 am
    And the winner of Photo Fun #45 is......drumroll please..... Jeff B, of Go Travelzing!He guessed my photo was of some sort of cup or mug, and that's what it is.  I got a set of these, with matching saucers, in Portugal one summer.  I know it looks like a teacup, and maybe that's what the Portuguese use them for, but here in Spain this sort of cup is more likely to be used for coffee with milk at breakfast.I guess this one was pretty easy, because Jeff got it right away, and everyone else pretty much concurred.  I'll try for something slightly more difficult next time, but…
  • Friday Photo Fun #45

    1 Jun 2012 | 3:01 pm
    Okay, ready for another Friday Photo Fun?Here's this week's mystery object:It's not my best photo, but at least I think it will be fairly easy to guess.So, you know what to do.  Guess what it is, and let me know in the comments.  The first person to get it right will have their blog linked to my big red button until the next contest.  If the winner doesn't have a blog, I'll link to the page of their choice (I reserve the right not to link to any content that I find objectionable).And remember, everyone who plays along gets a spot in my next linky-love post, which will be after…
  • Photo Fun #44 Winner.

    28 May 2012 | 1:27 pm
    And we have a winner! It's Ben, of Quod Erat Demonstrosity, who correctly guessed that this week's photo was of the back part of a stapler.  Congrats Ben!Here's a photo of the back of my little blue stapler:And here's a photo of it from the side:There's not much more to say about it. It staples stuff together, at least it does when the kids haven't used up all the staples. And now I'm off to have dinner, and I suggest you all go over and pay Ben a visit. See you next time!
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    The Very Best Blog Ever!

  • 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…
  • Las Fiestas 2014

    23 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Tuesday, 19th AugustThe fiesta traditionally starts with the Chorizada where everyone meets with their friends to eat longanizas and chorizos which have been barbecued on small bonfires.This is not Gaza. This is the BBQ of the sausages in the Co-operativa.The fiesta committee share out the sausages.The cooked sausages are eaten in a hunk of bread.After the meal a band leads everyone around the village to the different peñas where you are invited to down a vodka and tonic in one. The only problem is that between the peñas the people in the houses throw buckets of water on the…
  • It's a super SUPERMOON!

    10 Aug 2014 | 3:30 pm
    As you know, the moon orbits the earth in an elliptical, not circular, path which means that the distance between the moon and the earth varies constantly. Today it was the closest it has been this year and it was a full moon. With camera and tripod in hand I was on the terrace to capture the event.Photographing the moon is a tricky business if the aim is to see the detail of the surface rather than just a shiny sphere in the sky so here are 2 of my attempts and you can take your pick of which one you prefer.Both are super supermoons!
  • My birthday party.

    3 Aug 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Planning the party was a bit tricky this year as the village Amas de Casa, the housewives group, were having their annual meal on the same day in the afternoon. Therefore, we decided to start the party at 19:30 when the afternoon activity should have reached a conclusion and people would be able to be present.There were 22 of us and we enjoyed a large salmon pie and a large chicken pie that Margaret had made that day as well as a couple of pizzas and salads.As Margaret was attending the Amas de Casa meal our friends Joy and John turned up early to help with the…
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    Spanish Teaching

  • Digital Illiteracy in the Classroom

    24 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    In today’s world, and more specifically in the world of Spanish language teaching, new technology offers exciting new resources of enormous value. The use of social networks, document sharing, virtual classes… these are all wonderful learning tools that are making an enormous impact on our classes.Teaching Older StudentsI just have to consider however that group of students who find themselves in what we refer to in Spain as “la tercera edad”, in other words “older” or even “elderly” students. More and more students who fall into this age-range, despite not having grown up in…
  • Spanish Movies in the Classroom

    17 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    We’ve already discussed here on several occasions the value of using film in the classroom. A movie screen is like an open window that invites viewers to dive into new worlds, places where students can observe and appreciate cultures of their target language.The Spanish Academy of Arts and Cinematographic Sciences has come up with a selection of films to send to the 2015 Oscars as possible candidates for the “best foreign language film”. The choices of these institutions often don’t completely coincide with popular opinion. Every once in a while however, they hit the nail right on the…
  • Don’t Tell My Mother...

    10 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    ... that I’m a Spanish TeacherWhen you finish high school and you must cross that Rubicon that used to be known as the selectividad, the university access exam that defines your future and which is now known simply as PAU (Prueba de Acceso a la Universidad) I guess just because acronyms always sound so cool, you’re faced with one of the toughest questions in your student life: “what do I want for my future?” Your parents, in all their parental affection, advise you to make a “wise decision”… They’re quite aware that the average age in which young Spaniards leave the nest…
  • The Spanish Pronoun SE - Part Three

    3 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Now that we've jumped head first into this topic, let's see if we can finish it off. Now, that we've gone over with the different circumstances in which this controversial pronoun appears our students we, as teachers, must now review for understanding. This is also a moment that can create a lot of unnecessary stress on the part of our students.We must remember (this is an idea of mine that constantly runs through my mind) that our students (not including those teachers taking a refresher course or university students, both of whom are interested in the purely grammatical aspect and need to…
  • The Spanish Pronoun SE - Part Two

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Last week we started to get our hands dirty with the (in)famous pronoun SE. Now that I've opened this can of worms, it's only natural that we continue to tackle the intricacies of this important pronoun.SE Used as a CliticWe had talked about some of the functions (we can also call them "uses") of this pronoun. Something we didn't talk about last week is how the pronoun SE can be used as a clitic. In Spanish this is called enclítica and the definition according to the dictionary of the Real Academia is this: "Said of a particle o a part of an oration that is joined with the preceding word,…
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    Barcepundit (English edition)

  • 1 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am

    José M. Guardia
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    I'M JEALOUS: What It's like to Fly the $23,000 Singapore Airlines Suites Class.
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    28 Sep 2014 | 11:46 am
    NICE FAMILY, EH? “Major Mariam Al Mansouri became the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) first female pilot on the ISIS terrorist group terrorist group following the announcement that the United States would be leading a coalition of nations to use airstrikes against the Islamic State. While the world celebrates her success, the war has come home for Mansouri and reports are claiming the female fight pilot’s family has officially disowned her.”
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    José M. Guardia
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:10 am
    QATAR, The 'Club Med for terrorists': “A large number of extremists linked to Qatar are devoted to raising money for jihadists. How long can the Gulf state go on playing both sides?”
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    José M. Guardia
    26 Sep 2014 | 4:54 am
    AT REASON: 6 Ways Obama Contradicts Himself in Waging War on ISIS.
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    José M. Guardia
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    STEVE JOBS WAS A LOW-TECH PARENT, or why it's important to limit kids' gadget time.
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  • Arduino lanzará su propia impresora 3D

    Marcos Merino
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    La marca Arduino está de moda entre los aficionados al DIY gracias a sus exitosos chipsets, y sus responsables parecen estar decididos a aprovecharlo dando un nuevo paso: el lanzamiento de la impresora 3D Materia 101. Ayer martes, publicaron el anuncio en su blog corporativo: Tras el adelanto que realizamos hace unos días, estamos encantados de anunciar oficialmente el lanzamiento de la impresora 3D de Arduino. Asequible y completamente open source, Arduino Materia 101 es un dispositivo que pretende simplificar el acceso al mundo de la impresión 3D y del prototipado rápido. Materia 101 es…
  • Netflix se iniciará en los estrenos cinematográficos con la secuela de “Tigre y Dragón”

    1 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Tras “romper” el mercado de las series con dos megaéxitos de producción propia como House of Cards(ganadora de un Emmy y de un Globo de Oro) y Orange is the new black, el portal de streaming Netflix se prepara para revolucionar, también, el mercado de los estrenos de cine. Planea hacerlo con una apuesta fuerte, la secuela de, nada menos, la exitosa Tigre y Dragón(Ang Lee, 2000), cuyo título será, de acuerdo con lo previsto, Tigre y Dragón: la leyenda verde, será dirigida por Yuen Wo-Ping y estará producida por Weinstein Co. Es con esa productora, precisamente, con la que Netflix…
  • Openworld 2014, en clave española

    Esther Macías
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:28 am
    Openworld, el gran evento del año del gigante de la informática corporativa Oracle, que se celebra esta semana en San Francisco, está llegando a su fin. Los periodistas españoles desplazados al evento hemos tenido la oportunidad de charlar con los máximos ejecutivos de la filial ibérica quienes han compartido sus impresiones sobre las principales novedades de la corporación y su decidida apuesta por la nube, un modelo de suministro de TI que ha dominado el congreso de forma absoluta. “En el encuentro se ha demostrado que la nube es irreversible y que hay que dar a las empresas la…
  • Zopo ZP999, otro smartphone chino “low cost” de grandes prestaciones

    Elías Notario
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    Zopo es otra de las compañías chinas que, poco a poco, han logrado irse abriendo un hueco en el competitivo mundo de los smartphones. Aún no se encuentran al nivel de Xiaomi o Lenovo, pero en ello están, y de seguro su nuevo buque insignia, el ZP999, del que se acaban de conocer todas las especificaciones, les ayudará en la tarea. La propia empresa lo anunció de manera oficial hace unos días, y ahora la gente de Gizchina ha logrado hacerse con todas las características técnicas, además de desvelar que llegará en dos sabores, la versión estándar y la pro. Entrando en detalles, a…
  • Un troyano móvil dirigido contra los manifestantes de Hong Kong

    1 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Las calles de Hong Kong siguen llenas de manifestantes, en su mayoría jóvenes estudiantes, que piden la dimisión de Leung Chun-ying, jefe ejecutivo de la isla. Como sucede desde hace años, la tecnología es una de sus armas para organizarse. Pero puede ser, también, empleada como un arma contra ellos. La firma israelí de seguridad Lacoon Mobile Security ha informado de que ha detectado un nuevo tipo de spyware que estaría siendo distribuido oculto en una aplicación entre quienes protestan. La app toma, precisamente, la apariencia de herramienta para ayudar a coordinar las protestas.
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    The Spain Scoop | Traveling in Spain / Stay in Spain | Blogs About Spain | Spain Festivals | Culture Spain

  • 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…
  • Eat Seasonal Spanish Food This Fall — Forest Fungi

    19 Sep 2014 | 11:16 pm
    Sant Sadurni de l’Heura Will you be coming to Catalonia soon? Love good food? Get our guidebook to eating and drinking like a local in Barcelona. Eat Guides Barcelona $4.99 By Regina Winkle-Bryan Who knew people could get so excited about fungus? Adri and I were roaming around Girona, a couple hours north of Barcelona, and on one of those winding country roads pulled past a Mushroom Festival in Sant Sadurní de l´Heura. Of course we had to stop and check out the fungi. There was fungus for sale, baskets for collecting it (mushroom caches are highly coveted, and placed in wicker baskets…
  • Get Good Vibes On Spain’s Most Beautiful Island

    5 Sep 2014 | 11:12 pm
    Stunning beaches in Formentera. Look at that water! By Regina Winkle-Bryan The first thing that hits you when you step foot on Formentera is the light. It’s clear, and fierce, and white. It’s blinding. The next thing that hits you is the peacefulness. Stress washes away and it’s hard to pick up an Internet signal. I don’t want to get too ‘vibey’, but Formentera has got them, good vibrations. It’s probably some sort of vortex or something. Boat ramp on Formentera.   The fact that there’s no airport (or five-star hotels, or traffic lights) means all who arrive come by boat,…
  • Tradition? Or Animal Abuse? Spain’s Violent Festivals

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:36 pm
    Spain’s violent undertones are exemplified with its passion for bullfighting.  The Goose Festival  in Lekeitio is another ritual involving the celebration of animals’ deaths.  The Scoopettes do not agree with this violence, however we choose to describe the diverse aspects of Spain.  In contrast, The Blessing of the Animals is another popular festival.  Liz Pitt, our local expert from Northern Spain, gives us her take on this bizarre festival which takes place about 50 miles from San Sebastian. By Liz Pitt Everyone knows Spain is famous for its crazy festivals:  a huge…
  • A Sunset As Pink As A Neon Thong: Playa D’En Bossa, Ibiza

    22 Aug 2014 | 11:19 pm
    Looking out over Playa d’en Bossa By Regina Winkle-Bryan I was on the Spanish island of Ibiza for work, staying at a fancy and fashionable hotel on the shores of Playa d’en Bossa. I took the elevator down to the lobby from my room on the ninth floor, and as I checked my teeth and hair in the elevator mirror the light hit my roots in just the wrong way. Is that a gray hair !? It looked like it might be. For years I’ve thought that I’d never go gray, because my father is past 65 and does not have one gray hair on his head. He’s as brunette now as he was when he was 20. It is only…
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    Ronda, the City of Dreams in Andalusia, Southern Spain

  • Welcome

    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 […]
  • Learn Spanish in Ronda with Escuela Entrelenguas.

    Ronda Today
    25 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    With 495 million speakers, Spanish ranks as the world’s No. 2 language and the number of people learning this language is increasing rapidly – approximately 18 million students in the world study Spanish as a second language and statistics show that by 2030, 7,5% of the world population will speak Spanish (530 million people). The […]
  • The White Villages (Pueblos Blancos)

    Ronda Today
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:27 am
    Information about driving routes to visit the white villages in western Andalucia, Spain
  • The Ronda Printable Guide and City Map (just 5€)

    Ronda Today
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    We have received many emails from people asking for a printed version of Ronda Today so we have created a 21 page A4 essential guide (including city map) of Ronda and the Sierras from some of the most popular articles on this website. At just 5 Euros (Paypal) It is well worth the small investment […]
  • Hotel Reina Victoria, Ronda ****

    Ronda Today
    10 Sep 2014 | 2:22 am
    Four star English style hotel located close Ronda's main attractions, yet away from the city centre for peace and quiet with plenty of parking and views of the mountains surrounding Ronda. From €55 per room, per night
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    Spanish News

  • 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 […]
  • Spanish Priest Becomes First To Die Of Ebola In Europe

    Ana Pozuelo
    12 Aug 2014 | 4:42 am
      The Spanish priest Miguel Pajares, has died in hospital in Madrid, according to a spokesperson for the health authorities in Madrid. Pajares, 75 contracted the disease during a humanitarian trip to Liberia in August. A nun who was working with the priest, has tested negative for the virus. The Spanish priest was repatriated last […]
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    The Cheap In Madrid Blog » The Cheap In Madrid Blog

  • Expat Interview:Marie Lampe

    29 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Expat Interview:Marie Lampe Marie is Belgian and a fellow blogger.She is the author of the bilingual fashion and lifestyle blog Madrid & Co.She came to Madrid a few years ago,fell in love with the city,and the rest is history.Find out more about her and her life in Madrid. CiM:What brought you to Madrid? ML:Well, I […]
  • Expat Interview: Lisette Miranda

    26 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Expat Interview: Lisette Miranda This month, the Cheap in Madrid Blog (CiM) is interviewing Lisette Miranda for our Expat Interview series. This native of Queens, New York has been in Madrid since 2009. As Marketing Manager at TtMadrid—which offers a 4-week TEFL certification program—she has helped plenty of English teachers from around the world with […]
  • Expat Interview: Candy Lee LaBalle

    25 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Expat Interview: Candy Lee LaBalle This month, the Cheap in Madrid Blog (CiM) is interviewing Candy Lee LaBalle for our Expat Interview series. This American expat is the founder and director of mbaSpain, where she is an MBA admissions coach and TOEFL instructor. She is also a travel writer who has written two books about […]
  • 5 Places to Buy Jamón Ibérico In Madrid

    18 Sep 2014 | 3:09 am
            After a visit to Madrid and after  sampling this world-famous ham, you find yourself continually asking how can something so simple, be so good? How can a piece of bread, a little cheese, or a slice of ham all be this good? The mantra in Spain, above all else, seemingly tells us […]
  • Getaway: Segovia, Spain

    10 Sep 2014 | 3:05 am
    Getaway: Segovia, Spain Castles and Cathedrals. Roast pig and flowing wine. Yes, Segovia has got plenty to keep you entertained for the day.  If you’re looking for an escape or day trip from Madrid you’ve got to check out Segovia, the city famous for inspiring the emblematic image of Walt Disney’s castle. Set an hour to […]
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    Houses for Sale in Spain

  • 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.
  • 10 Reasons We Moved To Valencia. The Story of A Polish Client

    Houses For Sale In Spain
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:10 pm
    This post originally appeared on the Spanish Property Network because we have had a major problem with this blog for about two weeks not being able to post anything. Well finally the blog is working again so here it is. A couple of our clients decided to write down their reasons why they wanted to move to Valencia and they passed it onto me to put into the blog. I think it gives a very good overview of the thought process and reasons why a young couple, in this case from Eastern Europe, may want to come to live in a vibrant city like Valencia. Take a look. Take it away Piotr.
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    Homage to BCN

  • A Morning Spent Devouring Barcelona

    Rob (H2BCN)
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:28 am
    Read 'A Morning Spent Devouring Barcelona' in all it's glory on the Homage to BCN website Selecció d’olives i conserves Gloria, Mercat de l’Abaceria I kindly received an invite from Devour Barcelona food tours to join them one morning. A food tour in Gràcia, one of my favourite neighbourhoods in Barcelona, sounded like great fun. So one Friday morning I found myself at the top of Passeig de Gràcia with our guide, the lovely Renée, giving us a brief history of the street and its connection to the neighbourhood of Gràcia. And then off we went. Four hours of walking, talking,…
  • A Few Things You Need To Know Before Moving To Barcelona

    Carmen Carrasco
    10 Sep 2014 | 2:17 am
    Read 'A Few Things You Need To Know Before Moving To Barcelona' in all it's glory on the Homage to BCN website In this article Barcelona native, Carmen Carrasco, shares some things to consider if you’re thinking about moving to Barcelona. If you are considering relocating to Barcelona there are some things you need to consider first. Sometimes the motivation to start a new life and the attractiveness of the place where we want to move, makes us launch into the adventure without the right information about aspects which can give us problems. Here we offer some tips that we hope you…
  • “Catalonia Is Not Spain” Crowdfunding Project

    Rob (H2BCN)
    7 Sep 2014 | 7:25 am
    Read '“Catalonia Is Not Spain” Crowdfunding Project' in all it's glory on the Homage to BCN website Crowdfunding is where a project raises money from a number of contributors via an enabling platform such as Kickstarter. It has been a source of capital for many products and ventures where other funding opportunities weren’t available, or as straightforward. The contributor is supporting someone’s idea before it has actually come to market. In return they may get the product at a discount, or some other reward. Incredibly this industry has grown to be worth over $5…
  • #Barcelona on Instagram

    Rob (H2BCN)
    6 Sep 2014 | 1:08 am
    Read '#Barcelona on Instagram' in all it's glory on the Homage to BCN website I’ve been testing integrating Instagram into a website for a client so thought I might as well utilise my new-found knowledge here too! So below are the latest Instagram photos that have been uploaded with a #Barcelona hastag. Click on the images to be taken to their respective Instagram page. Instagram only allows me to display 30 at a time. They update pretty quickly for this hasthtag so you can just refresh the page to see the most recent ones. I find it pretty addictive. Upload yours to see it appear on…
  • 5 Years On – My Homage to Catalonia

    Claire Gledhill
    4 Sep 2014 | 2:14 am
    Read '5 Years On – My Homage to Catalonia' in all it's glory on the Homage to BCN website Claire is back with another excellent article, this time reflecting on her last 5 years in Barcelona. Within the next couple of weeks it will be 5 years to the day since I was hit by a wall of heat as I stepped off a sleeper train in Estació de França, with probably more luggage than is really permitted in their carriages. It’s difficult now to remember exactly how I felt at the time, what I was expecting, how long it would take, if ever, to feel like home. Moving away from a comfortable,…
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    Real Estate News - Marbella, Spain

  • 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…
  • Costa del Sol leading the way for Property Recovery

    22 Jul 2014 | 3:21 am
    A recent study has provided evidence that there has been an increase in house prices in Marbella and Manilva. Off-plan new developments seem to have reached their minimum prices and indications are now showing a rise due to foreigners. Two areas in Spain are showing definite signs of property recovery, Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca. The study that was undertaken gathered information from 60 coastal regions of Southern Spain and demonstrated due to financial establishments lowering prices that property was now selling faster. Its still early days in respect of the Spanish construction…
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    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.
  • About Our Family Holidays in Cadiz: Just the beginning …

    Lisa Sadleir
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:45 am
    For the past three years we have spent our August family holidays in Cadiz. Guess what? It’s so great that we are already planning to go back next year. Many people ask us what there is to do in Cadiz, apart from enjoying the miles of amazingly, clean, white sand, clear water beaches. (It was... Read more → The post About Our Family Holidays in Cadiz: Just the beginning … appeared first on Welcome to our Family Life in Spain.
  • Currency update news: September 2014

    Lisa Sadleir
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:40 am
    Whether you are living in Spain or moving to Spain, having a reliable currency transfer advisor can save you a lot of money. The following article is the first of monthly updates from Foreign Currency Direct that we will be sharing with you. Here’s the latest currency update news for september 2014: Following an extremely volatile... Read more → The post Currency update news: September 2014 appeared first on Welcome to our Family Life in Spain.
  • Legoland Windsor: Don’t leave it too late!

    Lisa Sadleir
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:15 am
    In the last week of our 12 week long summer holidays we enjoyed a quick trip back to the UK. The trip was to finally visit Legoland Windsor, something we have been planning to do for years. We chose to travel the first week in September as that meant most of the UK schools had... Read more → The post Legoland Windsor: Don’t leave it too late! appeared first on Welcome to our Family Life in Spain.
  • School Summer Holidays in Spain: To Enjoy Or To Endure?

    Lisa Sadleir
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:36 am
    12 Weeks Of School Summer Holidays in Spain… As I write this post, I still cannot believe it is the last day of of the long, school summer holidays in Spain. Every summer, our children break up for 12 weeks of school summer holidays. Yes, you read that correctly: three months; 12 weeks; eighty days... Read more → The post School Summer Holidays in Spain: To Enjoy Or To Endure? appeared first on Welcome to our Family Life in Spain.
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    Andalucia Blog 2014

  • Cookery Courses

    10 Sep 2014 | 11:55 am
    Cookery Courses in Andalucia and the rest of Spain from one-day courses to a week long cook-in Spain has great gastronomy, come and check out where you can learn to cook Spanish food.
  • My Reviews

    10 Sep 2014 | 11:51 am
    My Reviews section is all about my book reviews, accommodation reviews and Andalucian activity holiday and attraction reviews.
  • Spanish Cooking Experience in Malaga

    23 Aug 2014 | 11:28 am
    Spanish Cooking Experience in Malaga,day or evening cooking experiences in rural Malaga in a family farmhouse, learn about Spanish cuisine, wander the olive and almond groves before cooking up a feast
  • A Cooking Experience in the Malaga Hills

    23 Aug 2014 | 3:09 am
    Read about my cooking experience in a lovely old cortijo in rural Malaga. A Cooking Evening in Rural Malaga
  • Estepona - A Charming Town on the Costa del Sol

    10 Aug 2014 | 7:25 am
    Living in the lesser known province of Jaen in the north of Andalucia I’ve visited many of the coastal towns from Almeria to Huelva. The coastal strip
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    Panoramic Villas

  • 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…
  • The famous ‘burro-taxis’ – Donkey-powered transport in Mijas Pueblo, Spain

    Robert Skupski
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:27 am
    A popular, if somewhat controversial, way of seeing the sights in charming Mijas Pueblo is the well-known burro-taxis or donkey-drawn carts and donkey-back rides. When visiting the area and staying close by in a holiday villa, these colourful and quaint creatures make for many a photographic moment. A little background to, and history of, these enigmatic donkeys is included below. The donkeys themselves are the Asno Andaluz or Andalusian donkey, a domestic breed of donkey native to the province of Córdoba in Andalusia, Spain. These donkeys are considered to be the oldest of the European…
  • Roman Invades Yalikavak!

    Jess Whittle
    8 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    With the opening of the impressive Palmarina Bodrum, Yalikavak well and truly placed itself on the map in terms of being one of the most upmarket resorts in Turkey, if not the whole World. Never was this more evident than just a few days ago when the Eclipse, the World’s second largest privately owned super yacht sailed into the Marina with its owner, the Russian oligarch and Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich, on board. The Eclipse is the world’s second largest privately owned super yacht The Eclipse is worth a staggering £290 million and the 536 foot long vessel features…
  • Fraudulent Villa Owners on the Prowl Again!!…But Never on Our Watch!

    Jess Whittle
    3 Sep 2014 | 12:55 am
    This weekend yet another article appeared in the national press about a British family being scammed after booking their holiday home through property rental giant Owners Direct. Yet again this unsuspecting family found the villa of their dreams, contacted the ‘property owner’ and sent their hard earned cash by bank transfer only to discover the villa doesn’t exist and their money is long gone. This family are not alone, it has been reported that fraudulent owners have stolen more than £25 million off holidaymakers in the last five years. Is this making you nervous?? Well, it…
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