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  • Elche ex-councillor 'faked cancer for five years' to claim sick pension

    thinkSPAIN.com - Spanish News in English
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:38 am
    A FORMER councillor from Elche (Alicante province) pretended to have cancer for five years in order to claim a sick pension. The ex-United Left (IU) member is said to ...
  • Photo Fun #45 Winner

    The Rain in Spain...
    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…
  • Banned driver vandalises ambulance taking him to hospital after crash

    thinkSPAIN.com - Spanish News in English
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:48 am
    A DRIVER who smashed up an ambulance which took him to hospital after he caused a crash has been arrested. He was found to be under the influence of drugs and with no valid ...
  • Woman dies in Tenerife floods

    thinkSPAIN.com - Spanish News in English
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:48 pm
    TORRENTIAL rain sweeping the island of Tenerife has left one woman dead and numerous buildings and cars flooded. The streets of Santa Cruz were knee-deep in water and the ...
  • Improvements to Neptuno Beach; Helipad To Go

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Live Arico pets animal welfare supporters (PAWS)

    TenerifeNews
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Lola, dog of the week Meet Lola. Her owner dumped her on his way to the airport, and we now have her in a foster home. She was very frightened and traumatised having been in what she thought was a stable home since she was a puppy but she is coming around now. She is 4 years old, medium sized, and waiting for you right now!! [...]
  • Frequently asked questions

    TenerifeNews
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Q. My Audi A4 2003 saloon has started to blow bulbs on a monthly basis. When I change the bulb (a double filament) the dashboard indicator continues to display “Stop bulb left side” until I have driven a short distance and used the brakes a couple of times. Audi say there is no difference in the bulbs used, but I am baffled why this keeps [...]
  • Tourists land on roof in parascending accident

    TenerifeNews
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Two tourists had a miraculous escape after their parascending strings ruptured and they crash-landed on to the roof of a holiday island hotel 60ft above the ground. A freak gust of wind is believed to have rocked the boat towing them through the bay of Portmany near the busy resort of San Antonio on Ibiza. Horrified sunbathers said the captain tried to reel them in [...]
  • Concerts postponed on doctor’s orders

    TenerifeNews
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    A serious lung infection has forced octogenarian Alejandro Jodorowsky to postpone two dates on the stage of the Teatro Pérez Galdós in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria. The multi-talented writer, philosopher, poet, essayist, screenwriter, comic, playwright, film-maker, tart card reader and healer was due to appear on October 8th and 9th. However, doctors have told the 84-year-old that he is not well enough to travel to [...]
  • Driving Licences

    TenerifeNews
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    There are many conflicting stories about the steps required to exchange a European licence here in Tenerife. Many people are told the exchange process is either complicated or not required or others are told they have to have a medical regardless of the process and/or age. The exchange process is relatively straight forward but it can be a long process. Initially verification of the [...]
 
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  • Husband of Spain's Ebola nurse confirms she is clear of the disease video

    Guardian Staff
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:26 am
    The husband of Teresa Romero, the nurse who contracted Ebola at a Spanish hospital, confirms his wife is clear of the disease but slams his country's handling of the crisis. In a video statement filmed in his hospital room in Madrid, where he is still under observation, he says his wife has overcome the illness but warns: 'I am going to prove in court how lousy the handling of the Ebola crisis has been in Spain' Continue reading...
  • Virgin of Valme pilgrimage near Seville in pictures

    Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:30 am
    This pilgrimage has taken place since 1894 in the town of Dos Hermanas near the Andalucían capital of Seville in southern Spain. Pilgrims wearing traditional Andalucían dresses accompany the Virgin on horseback, on foot or in carts in an atmosphere of religious fervour Continue reading...
  • Spanish nurse who contracted Ebola may be clear of the disease

    Ashifa Kassam in Madrid
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Initial tests on Teresa Romero return negative result for the virus following treatment in isolation unit in MadridThe Spanish nurse who contracted Ebola after caring for two repatriated missionaries appears to have overcome the deadly disease, health authorities said on Sunday.Teresa Romero Ramos, 44, has tested negative for Ebola for the first time since being hospitalised nearly two weeks ago, Spains special committee on Ebola said in a statement. The results suggest that she is now clear of all traces of the virus, but authorities noted she would be tested again in the coming hours to…
  • Ebola: Spanish nurse making giant steps towards recovery

    Stephen Burgen in Barcelona
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:39 am
    Doctors report Teresa Romero has improved appetite and predict she may soon test negative for the diseaseTeresa Romero, the Spanish nursing auxiliary who earlier this month became the first person to contract Ebola in Europe, is making giant steps towards recovery, according to hospital sources in Madrid.Yesterday she got out of bed for the first time since she was admitted. Staff said she was animated. Her appetite had improved to the point that she was demanding jamón and chorizo. Continue reading...
  • Uncertain Glory review Catalan classic of the Spanish civil war

    Maya Jaggi
    18 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    Joan Sales' novel was the first to portray the civil war from the republican side, but gives no ground to 'glib partisan flag-waving'If a novel with a Spanish theme is to succeed, says Juli Soleràs, the facetious antihero of this magnificent civil war novel, "the hero just has to be a bullfighter and the heroine a Gypsy and by the third chapter they must be fornicating in a tropical jungle full of wild bulls." Foreigners "will turn this huge mess into stirring stories of bullfighting and Gypsies".Notwithstanding the cynic's jibe, the "huge mess" of 1936-39…
 
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    Spain Financial News

  • European banks eye stress-test results

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:26 am
    … results on 2013 financials is an issue because the bank has undergone … all Spanish lenders to pass the asset-quality review and the stress tests. Spain … per cent threshold investors consider optimal, some Spanish investment bankers say.  Banks that fail the …
  • European bankers broadcast stress-test messages

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:21 am
    … results on 2013 financials is an issue because the bank has undergone … all Spanish lenders to pass the asset-quality review and the stress tests. Spain … per cent threshold investors consider optimal, some Spanish investment bankers say.  Banks that fail the …
  • AMADOR HITS APPOINTMENT OF “EBOLA CZAR” AS SPIN CONTROL

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:47 am
    Tony Amador criticizes Jerry McNerney’s approach to the growing health care crisis as a “nothing burger.” STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, October 20, 2014 /EINPresswire.com/ -- …
  • Orion group interim report january-september 2014

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:43 am
    … cash equivalents and money market investments, EUR million     … invested in short-term interest-bearing instruments issued by financially solid financial … United Kingdom, France, Spain and Italy. … value of available-for-sale financial assets     3.7         …
  • 2015 brings light to Morocco

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:29 am
    … further financial assistance is coming from the World Bank, the African Development Bank and the European Investment Bank. According to … the New Year. French and Spanish firms are among seven companies …
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    Almerimar Life » Living In Spain

  • Almerimar Weekly Snippets

    Chris Marshall
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Telefonica total pants! 09:58:01, 2014-10-16 Smelly old Almerimar! 08:32:45, 2014-10-16 Internet being a right tart again today. 16:03:25, 2014-10-15 Road through golf course into marina closed. Traffic diverted along Calle Alcor 12:12:59, 2014-10-15 Almerimar literally stinks of puke tonight! 23:03:31, 2014-10-14 Spain gets taste for greens as vegans, vegetarians and vegivores flourish: Really!!! http://t.co/HgKQHjIoB3 13:00:42, 2014-10-14 Things Expats Miss (And Don't Miss) About The UK: What is on your list? http://t.co/NhmwD4GkrN 12:58:10, 2014-10-14 Almería in autumn: what to see…
  • Spain gets taste for greens as vegans, vegetarians and vegivores flourish

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

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

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

    Chris Marshall
    9 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    More robust internet and lovely weather. 18:57:18, 2014-10-08 Internet still being an arsenal! 16:19:51, 2014-10-07 And the internet is down again. Telefonica are useless. 4 days now! 10:53:27, 2014-10-03 Beautiful morning. 08:55:10, 2014-10-03
 
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    Catalonia Travel Blog

  • Germany’s parliament: Order, order!

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:37 am
    Gripped by question time GERMANY’S parliament, the Bundestag, has produced some memorable moments over the years. Whether they qualify as oratory is less clear. In 1984 a young Joschka Fischer (nobody dreamt of a Green foreign minister just 14 years later) yelled: “With your permission, Mr President, you are an arsehole!” Herbert Wehner, a leading […]
  • Charlemagne: The squeezed middle

    19 Oct 2014 | 8:06 am
    SURVEY the fractured political landscape of Europe’s bigger countries and some similarities are easy to spot. In Germany, France and Britain right-wing insurgent parties are nipping at the heels of governments, denouncing them as has-beens trafficking in cant and doublespeak. They are riding high in polls and bewitching the media. Their prescriptions vary, but on […]
  • Bosnia’s elections: Wind of change

    18 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    IT IS easy to write off Bosnia as a dysfunctional country hobbled by unnecessary layers of government in which nothing works. In fact, despite an unduly complex system of government that was the price of ending the war in 1995, Bosnia works—but badly. The elections held on October 12th will probably not alter that. Yet […]
  • Serbia’s government: Europe or Russia?

    17 Oct 2014 | 9:03 am
    Not the best way to play the game UNDER Aleksandar Vucic, Serbia’s prime minister, the country is caught between its European ambitions and his autocratic drift. This week’s visit by Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, highlights Serbia’s dilemmas. Its main strategic goal is to join the European Union, yet it is refusing to apply EU sanctions […]
  • German politics: Sedating, not leading

    16 Oct 2014 | 9:32 am
    ABROAD and at home, a rising chorus is criticising Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel, for her economic policies. Her foreign detractors are frustrated by Germany’s quasi-fetishistic pursuit of “the black zero”, as Wolfgang Schäuble, her finance minister, calls the budget that he plans for next year—the first since 1969 to aim for balance. At the recent […]
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    Lloret de Mar Stuff

  • Second hand market in Lloret

    Jackie
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Next Sunday 26th October there will be a second hand market held in the Reiral district along where the weekly Tuesday market is normally held. The stalls will begin trading at approx 10am till 5pm.Photos here are from one of the previous second hand markets which have usually been well attended with a wide variety of goods on sale.
  • A trip to Blanes

    Jackie
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:05 am
     Only 20 minutes travelling south on the bus from Lloret brings you to the next resort on the map - Blanes. Blanes has lots to offer, with one of its best features being its beaches - 4km in total! and its promenade along where there is the marina, restaurants, lovely garden areas, play areas for the children, ice cream kiosks and also kiosks to book a boat trip. The local market is held here every Monday and has some great bargains, the local fruit & veg market is held just one street back from the prom and this is open every day except Sunday. Blanes also has a fantastic…
  • Canyelles Beach - Lloret

    Jackie
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:21 am
    Just a short way up the coast on the way to Tossa de Mar from Lloret lies Canyelles Urbanisation, this area has its own beach which is surrounded by woodland, apartments and villas. On the beach is the Canyelles Chiringuito - handy for a drink or snack, or there is a large restaurant just with lots of outdoor seating where they do a fantastic 'menu del dia'Boats from Lloret visit the beach during the summer months, or you can catch a local bus from Lloret seafront, but if you have your own car then there is ample parking.
  • Santa Cristina Hermitage & Beach

    Jackie
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:02 am
     Once again we have a gorgeous day in Lloret de Mar with clear blue skies and 26ºC... great weather for October!  Over at Santa Cristina beach this afternoon holiday makers are still able to enjoy a little time sunbathing and taking a dip in the unusually warm sea.
  • A day at Roses - Catalunya

    Jackie
    11 Oct 2014 | 3:35 am
     For those of you who have ever landed at Girona airport you may have noticed a large sweeping bay on the coast just a few minutes before landing...this is the bay of Roses where the town of Roses lies to the Northern end of the bay. The beaches here are very fine sand which slope gently into the sea so its ideal for families with young children. Boat trips will take you out the picturesque Isles of Medes off the coast at Estartit just a little way down the coast. We took these photo when we visited Roses just this Thursday 9th Oct, we were very lucky as it was just the right conditions…
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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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    Spanish Teaching

  • Cybernauts, Translators and Makers of Gestures II

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

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

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

    Lauris
    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

    Lauris
    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…
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    Barcepundit (English edition)

  • 21 Oct 2014 | 4:40 am

    José M. Guardia
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:40 am
    TINA BROWN nails it: “And I think they’re beginning to feel a bit that Obama’s like that guy in the corner office, you know, who’s too cool for school, calls a meeting, says this has to change, doesn’t put anything in place to make sure it does change, then it goes wrong and he’s blaming everybody.”
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    José M. Guardia
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    IS 21 DAYS LONG ENOUGH FOR EBOLA QUARANTINE? Short answer: we don't really know.
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    José M. Guardia
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:46 am
    EXCELLENT NEWS: Spanish nurse's aide found to be Ebola-free in third test.
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    José M. Guardia
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:32 am
    DAMN: “The Texas Department of State Health Services says that a second health care worker at a Dallas hospital who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease.”
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    José M. Guardia
    13 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    SOME HEADS WILL EXPLODE OVER THIS: “Bono: controversial tax laws have brought Ireland the only prosperity it’s ever known; U2 singer says capitalism and commerce play a vital role in lifting people out of poverty and that Ireland’s tax policies benefit the country’s economy.”
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    TICbeat

  • Yahoo podría comprar la compañía de publicidad en vídeo BrightRoll

    TICbeat
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:31 am
    Yahoo se halla en negociaciones para adquirir la compañía de publicidad en vídeo multiplataforma BrightRoll, que podría comprar por una cifra que oscila en torno a los 700 millones de dólares (unos 550 millones de euros). Así lo publica TechCrunch, que se hace eco de rumores que aseguran que los términos del acuerdo ya han sido firmados y que, pese a que la cifra estimada se sitúa alrededor de los 700-725 millones de dólares, el precio final podría variar desde los 500 millones de dólares hasta los 1.000 millones, en función de si Yahoo rompe o no con Starboard Value, uno de sus…
  • Las ventas de iPhone 6 relanzan a una optimista Apple

    TICbeat
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:24 am
    Apple cerró su tercer trimestre el pasado 27 de septiembre, apenas una semana después del lanzamiento de iPhone 6 y de iPhone 6 Plus. Sin embargo, ambos dispositivos han supuesto una inyección de energía en el penúltimo cuarto de año a la compañía de la manzana, que acaba de presentar unos resultados sensiblemente mejores a los del mismo período de 2013. Según explican desde la firma en un comunicado oficial, ésta ha registrado unas ventas trimestrales de 42.100 millones de dólares y un beneficio neto trimestral de 8.500 millones de dólares, equivalente a 1,42 dólares por…
  • Los nuevos responsables de las prioridades digitales en Europa

    Autor Invitado
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:16 am
    La elección de una nueva Comisión Europea es el momento cumbre en el juego institucional de la Unión Europea. Sobre la mesa está la selección del equipo político que impulsará la definición y desarrollo de las políticas públicas europeas durante un quinquenio. La arquitectura de carteras presentada por el presidente de la Comisión Europea y las personas propuestas para ostentarlas son sometidas a aprobación por el Parlamento Europeo tras haber recibido el visto bueno del Consejo. El juicio de los representantes de los ciudadanos sobre la propuesta de Comisión Europea se…
  • Tecnología versus humanidad: ¿afecta la complacencia automatizada al talento?

    Mihaela Marín
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:02 am
    A lo largo de la historia, la humanidad siempre ha buscado nuevas maneras de hacer que el proceso evolutivo no encuentre ningún obstáculo en su paso de una generación a otra. Las herencias que han recibido con el tiempo los sucesores son un ejemplo de que la creatividad, inteligencia o las habilidades de los antepasados han sido unos de los más importantes recursos que les han servido para abrirse camino delante de los desafíos y continuar su ascenso. Pero ¿qué pasa cuando, animados por el mismo deseo de superación, llegamos a construir una estructura que al final atrapa a todos los…
  • Animación suspendida para lograr el viaje interplanetario

    Rafael Claudín
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Estamos tan acostumbrados a ver la hibernación humana en prácticamente todas las películas de viajes espaciales, con sistemas que parecen viables desde Alien hasta Pandorum, o incluso con el menos ortodoxo de El quinto elemento, que incluso sorprende que la animación suspendida todavía no sea una realidad cotidiana para los astronautas. El deseo de llegar a Marte, sin embargo, ha puesto la hibernación humana en el punto de mira tanto de investigaciones médicas como de la NASA. La agencia encargó un estudio sobre la cuestión y los ingenieros aeroespaciales de SpaceWorks han enumerado…
 
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    Spanish Property News

  • Spanish Exports Highest Since 1971

    Leigh Dalston
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    In the first eight months of 2014, exports of Spanish goods grew by 0.9% year-on-year to 157.19 billion euros, which is the highest figure since records began in 1971. In real terms, growth was even higher, at 1.9%, since export prices measured using Unit Value Indices (UVIs) fell by 1%. ​The Spanish Government website, La […]
  • House Prices Down 4.2% in September

    Alan Cowley
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    The various organisations’ statistics on housing values in Spain continues to confuse as, over the last week, the Sociedad de Tasación, Tecnocasa or Eurostat have talked about either a stagnation in housing prices or even increases. However, according to the appraisal company Tinsa’s latest IMIE Index, the average price of housing fell by 4.2% in […]
  • 465,000 Spanish Millionaires

    Diane Harris
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    According to the World Wealth Report, prepared by Credit Suisse, the number of people in Spain with a net worth of at least one million dollars (740,000 euros) experienced a strong increase, of 24%, between mid-2013 and the first half of 2014, to reach a total of 465,000, which is double the 12.4% rate of […]
  • Home Sales Up, Prices Down in August

    Diane Harris
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    The latest statistics released by the General Council of Notaries for August, based on actual transactions closed during that period, show a new surge in real estate activity in Spain, with the number of housing transactions carried out reaching a total of 17,045, which is an increase of 13.9% over the same period in 2013, […]
  • Annual Inflation -0.2% in September

    Diane Harris
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose by 0.2% in September compared to August, and increased by three tenths year-on-year, to -0.2%, due to higher prices of electricity, food and non-alcoholic beverages, especially fresh fruits and vegetables, the National Statistics Institute reported on Tuesday, thus confirming the year-on-year data estimates published at the end of last […]
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  • Witch Festival? Why Not.

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

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

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

    admin
    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 http://eat-guides.com/ 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

    admin
    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…
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    Ronda, the City of Dreams in Andalusia, Southern Spain

  • The Camino del Rey, El Chorro and Guadalhorce Reservoirs

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

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

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

    Ronda Today
    2 Oct 2014 | 1:24 am
    Zahara de la Sierra is unique in the Ronda area for being on the shores of a lake, central to the Grazalema Natural Park, and a pretty white village to boot.
  • 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 […]
 
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  • Private Equity Funds Buy Sotogrande SA From NH Hotels Group For 225 Million Euros

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

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

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

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

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

    Caroline
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:55 am
    Free public library services in Madrid If you are planning to stay in Madrid for an extended period of time, I highly recommend getting a card at a local library. The reasons are clear: Access to a wide variety of fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, and reference books Access to music, language learning resources, and DVDs […]
  • Burgher Restaurant Review of La Vaca Picada

    cheapinmadrid
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Burgher Restaurant Review of La Vaca Picada La Vaca Picada is ranked one of the best burgher restaurants for several years now. The chain of restaurants, of La Vaca Picada, is celebrating the arrival of Spring with 100% natural and national meat. The menú of the 4 restaurants which make up the restaurant chain feature […]
  • EntrepreneurSHIP Festival at ESCP

    Sarah
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    EntrepreneurSHIP Festival at ESCP   ¿Que es el EntrepreneurSHIP Festival? El EntrepreneurSHIP Festival, festival de Emprendimiento tendrá  lugar el 23 de Octubre en el campus de (Escuela Superior de Comercio) ESCP. Esta escuela de negocios, la más antigua del mundo, pone en marcha el EntrepreneurSHIP Festival o festival internacional del emprendimiento organizado por estudiantes, con el objetivo de fomentar esta cultura […]
  • Tapapíes in Lavapíes: The Multicultural Tapa Route

    Carmen
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:21 am
     Tapapíes in Lavapíes: The Multicultural Tapa Route The infamous district of Lavapiés is recognized for its multi-ethnical atmosphere, filled with bars and restaurants from all over the globe. What better time of the year to fully embrace its reputation than at the 4th annual Multicultural Tapa Route with live musical performances, sponsored by Estrella Damm. With over 30 establishments offering over 100 unique […]
  • Restaurant Review #1: Urban Burger

    Carmen
    10 Oct 2014 | 2:59 am
    Restaurant Review #1: Urban Burger This month we will be in search of cheap but good quality hamburger locations in the city. Join me as I dig in… First opened in December 2011, Urban Burger reinvents the American fast food concept with fresh, local ingredients and made-to-order hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, and milkshakes. The menu is small and simple […]
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    Homage to BCN

  • Expat Day – I’m Barcelonian

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

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

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

    Jenny Marshall
    10 Oct 2014 | 12:16 am
    Read 'Jenny’s (Semi-Hypothetical) Perfect Day in Barcelona' in all it's glory on the Homage to BCN website Pa amb tomàquet (or pan tomaca) I’m no newbie to Spain, but I’m a fresh arrival to Barcelona. After a year enjoying free tapas in Granada and another spent crouched over a space heater in rainy Bilbao, I’m excited to see what this cosmopolitan Mediterranean city has to offer. I’ve been here for a month, and plan on staying till the end of June, when my English teaching contract ends and the country kicks me out for being a visa-less American. But I’m beginning to realize…
  • Can you imagine Barcelona without any people?

    Rob (H2BCN)
    8 Oct 2014 | 2:10 am
    Read 'Can you imagine Barcelona without any people?' in all it's glory on the Homage to BCN website No, me neither. So I suggest you watch this clever time-lapse video from NNtonio Rodríguez. N O P E O P L E * BARCELONA The City Of Barcelona Like You Never See: Without People And Without Traffic From the filmmaker… NOPEOPLE describes a specialty within the time-lapse technique which consists in shooting different areas of a city which it is very difficult to avoid people or vehicle traffic. In the post production process, all persons and vehicles are cleared, revealing elements that…
 
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    Real Estate News - Marbella, Spain

  • 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…
  • Property Sales increase in Spain

    marbellaforsalespain
    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

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

  • Free Online Spanish Tips: SER and ESTAR

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

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

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

  • World Travel Market 2014

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

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

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

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

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

  • Spain Welcomes a Record Number of Holidaymakers

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

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

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