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  • Woman evicted at 85 after her son loses house to debt is helped by football club

    Spain | The Guardian
    Stephen Burgen in Barcelona
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:46 am
    Rayo Vallecano vows to pay Carmen Martínez Ayudo’s rent for the rest of her life after she is turfed out by police in MadridA football club has vowed to pay the rent for an 85-year-old woman evicted from her home because her son could not pay his debts.Carmen Martínez Ayudo was driven from her home after her son had used it as security for a €40,000 loan from an individual. Continue reading...
  • Villarreal FC donates six-figure sum to childhood cancer infertility research

    thinkSPAIN.com - Spanish News in English
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:04 pm
    FOOTBALL club Villarreal FC has donated over 216,000 euros to a scheme aimed at protecting fertility in boys and girls in treatment for cancer. The idea for fundraising came about through the fan club Celtic Submari at the ...
  • Local Dairy Wins Prizes At London’s World Cheese Awards

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    Peter Jay
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:40 am
    The local Adeje based  Montesdeoca dairy was awarded two bronze medals for their smoked goats cheese and cheese aged in wine at this year’s World Cheese Awards held recently in London. There were over 2,600 entries from 33 countries many from Mainland Spain, but Montesdeoca was the only Tenerife dairy to win an award. Montesdeocaproducess various kinds of cheeses including white fresh, smoked, semi cured white, pepper and gofio, cured and the wine aged. Anyone interested in buying these cheeses can visit the dairy in Tijoco Bajo, just by the road to Llano de las Flores, 50 metres from…
  • First ever European footgolf competition played on the Costa del Sol

    Olive Press Newspaper Spain
    Rob Horgan (Reporter)
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:43 am
    Won by Dutchman Bjorn Bulk, the inaugural European footgolf championship took place in Estepona
  • Cockroaches by Jo Nesbo

    Tenerife News - Official Website
    TenerifeNews
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:01 am
    Detective Harry Hole arrives in a steaming hot Bangkok. The Norwegian ambassador has been found dead in a seedy motel room, and Harry has been sent to investigate. It’s clear that the ambassador’s family are hiding some secrets of their own, but few people are willing to talk… When Harry lays his hands on some incriminating CCTV footage, things only get more complicated. The man [...]
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  • Local Dairy Wins Prizes At London’s World Cheese Awards

    Peter Jay
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:40 am
    The local Adeje based  Montesdeoca dairy was awarded two bronze medals for their smoked goats cheese and cheese aged in wine at this year’s World Cheese Awards held recently in London. There were over 2,600 entries from 33 countries many from Mainland Spain, but Montesdeoca was the only Tenerife dairy to win an award. Montesdeocaproducess various kinds of cheeses including white fresh, smoked, semi cured white, pepper and gofio, cured and the wine aged. Anyone interested in buying these cheeses can visit the dairy in Tijoco Bajo, just by the road to Llano de las Flores, 50 metres from…
  • Make Sure You’re On The Electoral Register!

    Peter Jay
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:57 am
    All EU residents  in Spain aged over 18  and who have registered on their local padrón (citizen register) have the right to vote in the 2015 local elections, but to excercise that right not only must they be on the padrón, but have also actively indicated their wish to vote. If you have never voted in the past in Spain but are on the padrón, you are likely to have received a formal letter (in Spanish) from the ‘Oficina del Censo Electoral’.  This letter is informing you of your right to vote and allows you to be included in the voting register. It gives you three ways to register:…
  • K9 News

    Peter Jay
    12 Nov 2014 | 3:12 pm
    November started well after the disappointment of having to cancel the K9 Open Day in October due to bad weather.  It was re-scheduled for Sunday 2nd and raised a whopping €480.00 – not bad for a couple of hours in glorious sunshine. The icing on the cake, however, was that another dog found her forever home. Many of those who came took the opportunity to check out the refurbishment at the refuge. The tiling of the old kennels is coming along nicely and the new kennels are a sight to behold thanks to think.pet solutions. November 24th in Alcala Plaza a social afternoon, hosted by Stevie…
  • Mixed Bag For Wine Producers

    Peter Jay
    11 Nov 2014 | 3:10 am
    It’s been a mixed bag for Tenerife’s wine producers this year with the grape harvest down by as much as 20 per cent. Of the island’s five wine growing regions – (Ycoden-Daute-Isora, Guimaras, La Orotava Abona and Tacoronte Acentejo), only one, Abona, has reported an increase in the harvest, up a massive 50 per cent on last year and the best crop since 1995. Growers say the weather played a large part in this year’s poor harvest, with summer beginning later than usual leading to an increase in vine disease in some areas. However, in total, the five regions…
  • Hospital Helicopter At Long Last

    Peter Jay
    11 Nov 2014 | 3:04 am
    Candelaria Hospital bosses have confirmed that the long-awaited emergency helicopter service could start as early as December this year. The service has been dogged by bureaucratic delays since 2010, despite spending more than two million euros on facilities. The new service will serve the south and west of Tenerife, as well as La Gomera and El Hierro. A spokesman said staff were already receiving special training to operate on the new helipad and trial flights would be taking place in the coming weeks. Although there has been an emergency helicopter service covering Tenerife and the other…
 
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    Tenerife News - Official Website

  • Cockroaches by Jo Nesbo

    TenerifeNews
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:01 am
    Detective Harry Hole arrives in a steaming hot Bangkok. The Norwegian ambassador has been found dead in a seedy motel room, and Harry has been sent to investigate. It’s clear that the ambassador’s family are hiding some secrets of their own, but few people are willing to talk… When Harry lays his hands on some incriminating CCTV footage, things only get more complicated. The man [...]
  • The Valhalla Prophecy by Andy McDermott

    TenerifeNews
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Archaeologist Nina Wilde and her husband, Eddie Chase, are sent to recover a Viking runestone that has been  stolen by a gang of raiders. The stone holds the key to an ancient evil that cannot be allowed to escape – one that has been confined in Norse mythology’s most holy of places: Valhalla. Eddie and Nina find themselves in a race against time to locate [...]
  • The Soldier’s Wife by Joanna Trollope

    TenerifeNews
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    The soldiers are coming home – after 6 months in Afghanistan. Surely being united with their wives and girlfriends and families will be heaven after the hell they have been through. But is it ? When Dan Riley returns to his adored wife, Alexa, and their children, his army life still comes first. Alexa thought that she was prepared to help him, and the [...]
  • The Two Faces Of January by Patricia Highsmith

    TenerifeNews
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Two men meet in the picturesque backstreets of Athens. Chester MacFarlane is a conman with multiple false identities, near the end of his rope and on the run with his young wife Colette. Rydal Keener is a young drifter looking for adventure: he finds it in one evening as the law catches up with Chester and Colette, and their lives become fatally entwined. (This is [...]
  • “Cosmetic change”promised for Granadilla

    TenerifeNews
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Eye-sore buildings and neglected construction sites will be dealt with, the Mayor of Granadilla has pledged. The council recently announced a campaign to crackdown on the visible signs of the economic recession in the town centre, as well as in San Isidro, El Medano and Los Abrigos. Jaime González Cejas said some steps had already been taken, such as the removal of cranes and containers, [...]
 
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    Spain | The Guardian

  • David Mackay obituary

    Michael Eaude
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:20 am
    Architect in the Barcelona practice that designed the athletes’ village and harbour for the city’s Olympic Games in 1992David Mackay, who has died aged 80, was a partner in the Barcelona architecture practice MBM (Martorell, Bohigas & Mackay), which designed the athletes’ village and harbour for Barcelona’s 1992 Olympic Games and gained an international reputation for repairing and shaping cities.The career of the architect at the heart of the urban regeneration of Barcelona started in the 1960s, when he took a stand against the neglect and speculation that ravaged the city under…
  • Woman evicted at 85 after her son loses house to debt is helped by football club

    Stephen Burgen in Barcelona
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:46 am
    Rayo Vallecano vows to pay Carmen Martínez Ayudo’s rent for the rest of her life after she is turfed out by police in MadridA football club has vowed to pay the rent for an 85-year-old woman evicted from her home because her son could not pay his debts.Carmen Martínez Ayudo was driven from her home after her son had used it as security for a €40,000 loan from an individual. Continue reading...
  • Catalan president faces multiple charges after independence referendum

    Stephen Burgen in Barcelona
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:58 am
    Artur Mas has been charged with disobedience and misuse of public funds among other crimes by attorney generalThe Spanish attorney general has charged Catalan president Artur Mas with disobedience, perverting the course of justice, misuse of public funds and abuse of power in relation to the unofficial referendum on independence held on 9 November.The unofficial poll was called after the referendum scheduled for the same day was ruled illegal by Spain’s constitutional court. The court then also outlawed the unofficial vote but it went ahead anyway. Poll booths were staffed by volunteers and…
  • Lionel Messi may leave Spain over tax jail threat

    Stephen Burgen in Barcelona
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:43 am
    Sources close to Barcelona football star say he feels he is being singled out by having to stand trial over undeclared incomeLionel Messi, hailed by many as the greatest footballer of all time, may leave Spain after continuing to fall foul of the tax authorities, sources have said.The player, who earlier this year agreed a new €50m (£40m) salary with Barcelona, has complained that he is being singled out for special treatment compared with other elite sports players in Spain with disputed tax affairs. Continue reading...
  • Spain’s eccentric Duchess of Alba dies aged 88

    Ashifa Kassam in Madrid
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Aristocrat known in Spain as Cayetana became famous around the world in 2011 after marrying civil servant 25 years her juniorSpain’s flamboyant Duchess of Alba has died aged 88 after a short bout of pneumonia. Born in Madrid on 28 March 1926, the duchess – whose full name was María del Rosario Cayetana Alfonsa Victoria Eugenia Francisca Fitz-James-Stuart y de Silva – died on Thursday morning in her home, a 15th-century palace in Seville, with her six children and husband at her side.“Cayetana always had Seville in her heart and for this reason she will always remain in…
 
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    Almerimar Life » Living In Spain

  • Almerimar Weekly Snippets

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

    Chris Marshall
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    A little cloudy but no wind and Sun is poking out every now and again. 11:10:11, 2014-11-13 Overnight wind dropped and turning into a very pleasant sunny day. 14:32:47, 2014-11-12 No storm but cold enough for heaters for first time this year. 19:56:48, 2014-11-11 Raining, but no storm yet. 11:22:35, 2014-11-11 Chilly start. Storm forecast for Saturday now expected today. Well according to local word on the street …. Which I wouldn't bet on! 09:30:05, 2014-11-11 Lovely morning. Bit chilly first thing but wish people would remember it is November. If you think this is cold try UK,…
  • Almerimar Weekly Snippets

    Chris Marshall
    6 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Why does every business closure have to have conspiracy theory? How about fact not enough people used it? Adios Yachting Golf 17:11:38, 2014-11-04 Sunday Market 9am this Sunday 10:44:55, 2014-11-04 Calle Alcor roadworks done by Gypsies? Why only paint white lines on new tarmac? Looks cheap!! 10:44:23, 2014-11-04 Wet and Windy 10:43:22, 2014-11-04 Told yesterday that Leo's are fully booked for Xmas Lunch. Best check as could be double bluff as part of Bar War VII 08:26:38, 2014-10-31 Orange recycling bins are for your old cooking oils. 08:22:12, 2014-10-31
  • Almerimar Weekly Snippets

    Chris Marshall
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Stage going up in the square for weekends events. 12:59:06, 2014-10-30 Groovy Phil time. Halloween party between MacGowans and The Italian Food restaurant. 09:22:15, 2014-10-30 Another lovely day and date I say it a more robust internet. 09:21:11, 2014-10-30 Beautiful weather. Shame same can't be said about internet. 10:45:22, 2014-10-28 The great weather continues. 09:19:41, 2014-10-27 Smelly in Almerimar last night. Little better this morning 07:53:44, 2014-10-25 Misty start to the day again. 08:48:43, 2014-10-24 El Ejido signs up as one of the destinations for Europe Senior Tourism…
  • Almerimar Weekly Snippets

    Chris Marshall
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Will be easier to say when internet is working! Lovely weather though! 11:17:15, 2014-10-23 Lovely evening. Weather is perfect this time of year. Pity about internet again but so what? Always another day right? 22:58:00, 2014-10-22 And down the bitch goes again! Just under a whole day on her feet and the internet whore is on her back again! 18:01:40, 2014-10-22 For Sale iPhone 4 & Morphie Battery Case. Am having a clear … http://t.co/CMUtJrDo1k 09:09:47, 2014-10-22 For Sale iPhone 4 & Dual SIM Case. Am having a clear out of some 'o… http://t.co/Kg0fBOGOSe 09:06:13,…
 
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    Catalonia Travel Blog

  • [Opinion] Former Israeli law chief urges EU parliament to help recognise Palestine

    23 Nov 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Recognition of Palestinian statehood is not only just, it also protects the national security interests of both nations. News from EUobserver
  • Romania’s presidential election: A commonsense victory

    22 Nov 2014 | 2:18 pm
    AS VICTORY speeches go, it was the least bombastic that Romanians had heard in a long time. “The campaign is over, we made our choice. Now let’s get to work. I am very serious and determined,” said Klaus Iohannis, the liberal mayor of Sibiu, in Transylvania. He is the first Romanian from the country’s ethnic […]
  • Germany’s economy: The sputtering engine

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:47 pm
    “THE world cannot afford a European lost decade,” says Jacob Lew, America’s treasury secretary. The latest European figures were uninspiring. In the third quarter the euro zone grew by just 0.6% at an annualised rate. This sluggishness was not primarily due to the countries hit hardest by the crisis—Greece’s economy grew faster than any other […]
  • EU commission will use LuxLeaks for new cases

    20 Nov 2014 | 3:16 pm
    EU anti-trust chief Vestager will use “Luxembourg Leaks” as “market information” which may lead to further probes into the duchy’s deals with big firms. News from EUobserver
  • Supra-national border guard system on EU radar

    19 Nov 2014 | 3:45 pm
    The EU’s new migration chief, Greek politician Dimitris Avramopoulos, wants to create a European system of border guards. News from EUobserver
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    Lloret de Mar Stuff

  • Fun Fair for the kids in Lloret

    Jackie
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:21 am
     Just until 23rd November located behind the Royal Casino Hotel in the car park near the Pavello Municipal is a Fun fair for the younger kids in town.
  • Sunny Lloret Today - 19th Nov

    Jackie
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:20 am
    Today in Lloret (19th November) yet again we have another beautiful sunny day and with a temperature of 23ºc it seems strange seeing the Christmas tree set in place ready for switching on along with all the other Xmas lights in the main streets around town. Some of the Christmas lights do look very different this year so it will be interesting to see them once they are all switched on, sadly though we are stuck with the same old tree since 2007....surely its time to get a new one! Game of chess anyone?Lovely day for a stroll with the dog, or taking a relaxing drink on the beach, 2 of…
  • A day at Besalu

    Jackie
    16 Nov 2014 | 3:14 pm
    The Catalan town of Besalu is a very popular medieval town which attracts hundreds of visitors every day of the week, they have obviously heard what a beautiful place Besalu is! Starting at the bridge crossing the river towards the centre of the town, its cobbled streets lead the way around what must be some of the most well preserved medieval buildings you will ever come across. Excursion companies in the area bring tourists to Besalu from all the nearby resorts, so if you do ever get the chance to visit then I can highly recommend it, you will have a very enjoyable day out and see some of…
  • Lloret Medieval Fare

    Jackie
    16 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
     The streets were packed last night and there was a great atmosphere in town with the people visiting this years medieval event. Shop workers and stall holders were dressed in medieval type costume, and there were some weird and wonderful characters taking part in the street entertainment shows!
  • Begur Town & Sa Tuna Beach

    Jackie
    14 Nov 2014 | 3:25 am
     Escape to the country on another day out from Lloret!This time our day trip took us up the coast to the town of Begur and the nearby picturesque beach of Sa Tuna. With a population of nearly 4,000 people Begur is one of the largest towns in the area and attracts many tourists throughout the year to its town, beaches and coves. In the centre of the old town are numerous little streets lined with interesting stone buildings which have been beautifully cared for and restored over the years. The main square is full of  cafes and restaurants, and surrounded by a great little shopping…
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    Spanish Teaching

  • Nuevas entradas en el DRAE

    Lauris
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The following is the Spanish version of our post about the latest edition of the Royal Spanish Academy's dictionary. If you're interested in reading the English version, you can find it on the next post.Todos aquellos que amamos la lengua castellana estamos de enhorabuena. La Real Academia Española, en unión de las demás academias que forman la Asociación de Academias de la Lengua Española (ASALE) en el mundo han culminado una obra que viene a ser un hito en la historia de la lexicografía en español. La nueva edición del DRAE (siglas que corresponden a Diccionario de la Real Academia…
  • New Word Entries in the Dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy

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

    Lauris
    12 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The other day I was poking around on the internet, an activity I often partake in and one which sometimes provides rewarding surprises, when I stumbled upon a questionnaire that seems to have similar questions that foreigners hoping to obtain Spanish citizenship must answer as a final step in the bureaucratic process that involves.After taking the test myself I discovered that I’d gotten one of the questions wrong. That made me think that this material, regardless of who it was designed for, offers us an excellent opportunity to create a classroom exercise that could help us touch on the…
  • Spanish language movies...

    Lauris
    5 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    ... that every Spanish teacher should knowHere we are, racking our brains trying to come up with a method for selecting films which for different reasons may be of use to us as Spanish teachers.Here in Spain of course, with our habit (a bad habit in my opinion) of dubbing foreign language films, you could say that just about every movie showing in this country is a “película en español”. Curiously, Spaniards are often disappointed when they hear the authentic voice of a famous Hollywood actor, where it’s even common to hear comments such as “Humphrey Bogart sure has a squeaky…
  • Planning a Text-Based Spanish Lesson

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

  • 21 Nov 2014 | 7:04 am

    José M. Guardia
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:04 am
    FOREIGN POLICY MAGAZINE:When the late Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chávez came into power in 1998, he saw in his movement an answer to capitalism and a solution to Latin America's soaring inequalities. Chávez's aspirations were clearly global, and he even had the gumption to list "preserving life on the planet and saving the human species" as part of his 2012 election platform.For a while, it seemed as if all of Latin America would catch the chavista wave. But though voters in Bolivia, Ecuador, Argentina, and Nicaragua elected governments that shared Venezuela's ideology and outlook, the wave…
  • 19 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am

    José M. Guardia
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    HMMMMM:Five nuclear engineers were assassinated last week in a mysterious attack just north of the Syrian capital, Damascus.According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a London-based NGO that monitors the crisis in Syria, one of the victims was gunned down when their car was ambushed was Iranian.
  • 11 Nov 2014 | 8:26 am

    José M. Guardia
    11 Nov 2014 | 8:26 am
    MUST BE A PANDEMIC: Virus that 'makes humans more stupid' discovered.
  • 11 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am

    José M. Guardia
    11 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    AND THE NYT explains it as if was the most normal thing:The apartment checked off every box on the buyers’ wish list: airy, gracious, great views of the park. It was in a terrific building, one of the most prestigious on the Upper East Side. The couple moved in, unpacked and tried without success over the next few months to get settled.In the end, they packed up and moved out, said their broker, Barbara Fox, the founder of the Fox Residential Group, because of a pervasive sense that they didn’t belong. It wasn’t that their neighbors were standoffish, ignored them in the elevator or…
  • 5 Nov 2014 | 12:21 am

    José M. Guardia
    5 Nov 2014 | 12:21 am
    MASSACRE.
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    TICbeat

  • Samsung estudia reestructurar su cúpula directiva

    Elías Notario
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:57 am
    Algo se está moviendo en Samsung. Bueno, más bien varias cosas. Y es que si hace nada desde la empresa confirmaban que planean reducir su catálogo de modelos de teléfonos entre un 25% y un 30%, ahora The Wall Street Journal desvela que también están estudiando realizar cambios en la cúpula directiva. Afinando más, según el rotativo la compañía baraja quitar de su actual puesto a J.K. Shin, ahora presidente del negocio móvil de Samsung y autor en gran parte primero del trepidante crecimiento de la marca en ese sector y después de su fuerte caída en el segmento de los…
  • Descubierto un poderoso malware que espía a los usuarios desde 2008

    Manuela Astasio
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:46 am
    En apariencia es un troyano, pero cuenta con un grado de eficacia raramente visto, porque está diseñado para pasar desapercibido, y ni siquiera cuando se detecta su presencia es fácil saber qué está haciendo en un equipo. No obstante, se teme que es capaz de tomar el control de un ordenador de forma remota para copiar archivos, encender la webcam o el micrófono y capturar pantallazos y combinaciones de teclado. Se llama Regine -así lo ha bautizado el equipo de la firma de seguridad Symantec que lo ha descubierto-, y es un sofisticado malware de ciberespionaje que vigila al menos desde…
  • Los hackers del Ébola

    Rafael Claudín
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:12 am
    La revista NewScientist ha publicado un interesante artículo acerca de los hackathons que han empezado a desarrollarse para apoyar a su manera la lucha contra el Ébola. El primero de ellos, Ebola Crisis Hackathon, fue convocado a principios de noviembre por la Saïd Business School de la Universidad de Oxford. Pero no será el único. En diciembre, la organización International Medical Corps (IMC) organizará su propio hackathon en Boston. La idea es reunir a un puñado de avispados desarrolladores de software para proponer y desarrollar herramientas que ayuden a detener el avance de la…
  • Posiblemente el peor empleo del sector tecnológico

    Marcos Merino
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Las empresas de medios sociales se enfrentan ahora al Problema de la Abuela: ahora que los abuelos utilizan de manera habitual servicios como Facebook para comunicarse con sus hijos y nietos, están potencialmente expuestos a un amplio catálogo de contenido espeluznante y no van a seguir conectados si se encuentran sus fotos familiares intercaladas entre un espantoso accidente de carretera ruso y un vídeo de porno hardcore. El crecimiento de los medios sociales depende en gran medida de la capacidad de las empresas para vigilar las fronteras de su contenido y contar con un ejército de…
  • Lo mejor de la semana en TICbeat (17 a 23 de noviembre de 2014)

    TICbeat
    23 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    He aquí 10 de los temas más destacados y leídos por la audiencia de TICbeat en la semana del 17 al 23 de noviembre de 2014.   La neurociencia inspira un ‘wearable’ que permite pasar de un estado mental a otro La técnica de estimulación eléctrica cerebral se traslada a los wearables. Un nuevo dispositivo desarrollado por Thync permitirá a sus usuarios obtener más energía, calmarse o mejorar su concentración. Leer más   10 consejos de Guy Kawasaki sobre el arte de innovar en los negocios tecnológicos La innovación es consecuencia de un proceso, no de una…
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    Spanish Property News

  • Social Security Registers Drop in Foreign Contributors in October

    Diane Harris
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    The Spanish Government’s Ministry of Employment announced on Thursday last week that the number of foreign contributors to the Spanish Social Security system dropped by 15,382 in October, to a total of 1,566,953, representing a decline of -1% compared to the previous month, and pointed out that this is the fourth consecutive monthly decline following […]
  • Home Rental Prices Rose by 0.3% in October

    Diane Harris
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    According to a recent report carried out by property portal, fotocasa.es, the average price of rental housing in Spain increased by 0.3% in October, compared to the previous month, bringing the price per square metre per month to 6.77 euros. In year-on-year terms, rental prices dropped by 2.8% in October, compared with the same month […]
  • Madrid to Host Weekend Real Estate Fair

    Alan Cowley
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    The sixth edition of the Madrid Real Estate Fair (Salón de la Vivienda de Madrid) is to be held this weekend – 21st, 22nd and 23rd November – in Madrid’s Vistalegre Palace, and will offer all types of housing over all different price ranges, with good financing conditions, for purchasing a primary residence in Madrid […]
  • Home Sales Increased by 1.4% in Q3 and Prices Remained Stable

    Alan Cowley
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    The latest statistics from the Spanish Property Registrars show that a total of 79,561 home sales transactions were carried out in the third quarter of the year, which is an increase of 1.4% over the previous quarter, and significantly higher than the minimum recorded in the fourth quarter of 2013, when 72,560 sales were closed. […]
  • Average Wage in Spain Stood at 1,869 Euros in 2013

    Diane Harris
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    According to an Economically Active Population Survey (EAPS) carried out by the National Statistics Institute entitled “Wage Decile of the Main Job”, the Spanish regions of Madrid, the Basque country and Navarre were those with the highest salaries in 2013, compared with the national average, which stood at 1,869 euros. Data from the survey, which […]
 
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  • Como organizar mi newsfeed en Facebook, o como ver lo que a mi me da la gana en FB

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

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

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

    Gaby Castellanos
    3 Mar 2014 | 12:50 pm
    No habia publicado antes este post porque sentia que de alguna manera me iba a perjudicar ( lo hable con mis amigos influyentes y pensaron lo mismo, lo tengo preparado desde el 22/02/2014), pero de verdad, teneis mas clara mi posicion que nadie, mi twitter, mi facebook, mi instagram gritan por si solos, con lo […]
  • Proezas en Venezuela: Alquilar un apartamento o casa

    Gaby Castellanos
    11 Feb 2014 | 3:02 pm
    He decidido que para desahogar mis penas, voy a empezar a escribir unos relatos-realidades sobre mi “curiosa” vuelta a Venezuela. Como bien sabeis, mi agencia socialphilia ademas de tener oficinas en Madrid, ha abierto oficinas en Caracas, eso me obliga a visitar Caracas frecuentemente, mucho mas de lo que mi mama quisiera. En las entrevistas me […]
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    The Spain Scoop | Traveling in Spain / Stay in Spain | Blogs About Spain | Spain Festivals | Culture Spain

  • Photo Scoop: Christmas Traditions In Spain

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

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

    admin
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:16 am
    Win a copy of Eat Guides Barcelona for your next trip to Spain! We’ve been teaming up with some of our favorite bloggers in Spain to give away a few copies of the guidebook. This week we’re collaborating with Courtney of Adelante, a blogger based in Madrid. Courtney, like Scoopette Regina, is from the Northwest (Seattle and Portland) and also has a passion for all things Spain. She’s been to Barcelona and wrote about her plans to use Eat Guides Barcelona on her next jaunt to the Catalan capital city here. She says, “Lately, I’ve got Barcelona on my mind.I first…
  • It’s Not About Halloween In Spain: Day Of The Dead In Spain

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

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

  • Celia Morales, a truly talented Flamenco guitarist in Ronda

    Ronda Today
    6 Nov 2014 | 3:22 am
    No trip to Ronda would be complete without hearing at least a small amount of Flamenco guitar. But to visit one of Celias concerts is an absolute treat. She is one of the most talented flamenco guitarist I have ever heard and she can be seen playing at Calle Calvo Asensio, 8. (RONDA) at 7.70pm […]
  • Ronda is a happy place :)

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

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

    Ronda Today
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:30 pm
    The Casa del Gigante on the surface appears like any other historic home in Ronda, this is misleading, the house is one of the original palaces of Moorish Ronda.
  • Christmas in Grazalema Walking Holiday (With visit to Ronda)

    Ronda Today
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:29 am
    Fancy a Christmas / New year break in the mountains of Andalucia? This walking holiday run by Walk Andalucia is highly recommended! 23rd to 30th of December and 31st to 7th January have places available. (Walking holidays run all year as well.) Contact Walk Andalucia for more details 8-day guided walking tours in the spectacular […]
 
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    The Cheap In Madrid Blog » The Cheap In Madrid Blog

  • 10 Things Every Auxiliar Needs to Know…

    Angelica
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    10 Things every Auxiliar needs to know to make life a little easier…. 1.  Where to buy American food and snacks- If you are American or have been to America, you know there are certain American cravings that creep up from time to time and that they must be met!  Luckily, in Madrid, many of […]
  • Sobre8Ruedas Skating Club & School

    Carmen
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Sobre8Ruedas Skating Club & School Sobre8Ruedas Skating School and Club was founded in 2010 and has since successfully promoted the sport over wheels in Madrid and throughout the Community. The object of the club is to promote skating as a sport, recreation and ecological means of transport. The club works to develop all sorts of skating techniques: […]
  • Weekend Guide: November 21st-23rd

    Carmen
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Concerts, artisan markets, beer festival, free museum entries, language exchanges, fitness…another weekend full of fun CHEAP & FREE events and activities to do solo or with friends, enjoy! Friday, November 21st All Day – Chamberi Tapas Route 11:00 am – Free Walking Tour with Sandeman * 2:00 pm – Free Walking Tour with Sandeman * 2:00 pm – Want to […]
  • Donate Blood, Get a Free Movie Ticket!

    Carmen
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Sometimes we tend to think to do an act of solidarity is far from our reach, because we have no money or time to devote to those who need it most. Nothing is further from the truth. In fact, we are just a Metro stop away to saving many lives. For the fouthyear running, Cruz […]
  • Top 10 Day Trips from Madrid

    Sheila
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Top 10 Day Trips from Madrid If you have visitors who have already been here to Madrid a few times or will be staying for a week or more, you’ll probably want to start taking them on some day trips. Here are a few of the best places to visit right outside Madrid: 1. San […]
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    Homage to BCN

  • Foto Ruta Barcelona Photography Tour

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

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

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

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

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

  • Marbella Ranks in Top Ten most Expensive Places for Property

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

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

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

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

  • Spanish homework: Keeping up with the Children and Spanish Language-learning.

    Lisa Sadleir
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:33 pm
    Helping your children with their Spanish homework is a great way to improve your own knowledge of the Spanish language. Learning together makes it more like fun! From my own experiences, when learning Spanish as a second language, far too much emphasis is placed on learning grammatical exercises, rather that oral practice. Fortunately, this appears... Read more → The post Spanish homework: Keeping up with the Children and Spanish Language-learning. appeared first on Welcome to our Family Life in Spain.
  • Free Online Spanish Tips: GUSTAR – to Like

    Lisa Sadleir
    13 Nov 2014 | 12:28 am
    The next Free Online Spanish Tips are for the verb: GUSTAR (TO LIKE) Gustar is a pronominal verb. It means that this verb is always conjugated with a pronoun in front of the verb. Let’s have a look at the conjugation of GUSTAR (to like).       A mí me A tí te    ... Read more → The post Free Online Spanish Tips: GUSTAR – to Like appeared first on Welcome to our Family Life in Spain.
  • Everything you need to know about: Having a Baby in Spain

    Lisa Sadleir
    11 Nov 2014 | 10:29 am
    Having a Baby in Spain by Charlotte Humphries (A recently new mummy in Spain!): However long you’ve lived abroad, it’s the momentous occasions which remind you that you’re living in a foreign country and that some things are just not the same as at home, wherever home may be. Having a baby is just one... Read more → The post Everything you need to know about: Having a Baby in Spain appeared first on Welcome to our Family Life in Spain.
  • Living in Barcelona with Children: An Interview with Justine Ancheta

    Lisa Sadleir
    9 Nov 2014 | 1:06 am
    In a new series about moving to and living in Spain with children, we speak to families who have taken the step and moved their family abroad, to Spain. Today we speak to Justine Ancheta about living in Barcelona with children. @FamilyInSpain interviews Justine about moving to and living in Barcelona with children… Pre-move: General... Read more → The post Living in Barcelona with Children: An Interview with Justine Ancheta appeared first on Welcome to our Family Life in Spain.
  • New Book: Moving to Spain with Children

    Lisa Sadleir
    3 Nov 2014 | 6:03 am
    Hot off the press: Our book about Moving to Spain with Children has just been released by U P Publications. Available for Kindle on Amazon, due out any minute as a Paperback. As we mentioned in our first post about the book , if you search online you will find a multitude of books about Spain;... Read more → The post New Book: Moving to Spain with Children appeared first on Welcome to our Family Life in Spain.
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    Barcelona Travel Blog - Attractions & Things to do in Barcelona

  • La Sagrada Familia: landmark and an artistic and spiritual symbol

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

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

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

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

  • 5 Star Hotels

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

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

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

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

  • Hotel Monasterio de San Francisco

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

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

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

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

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

  • Planning a Holiday for Large Groups

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

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

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

  • 12 Expert Travel Bloggers Reveal How you can Explore Spain Like a Pro.

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

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

    Lionel Knight
    25 Sep 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Malaga Airport to your destination When you arrive at Malaga airport after a long journey, the first thing on your mind is getting to your accommodation, dumping your stuff and sipping a cold drink with the sun on your back. Malaga airport has various options for getting to your resort ranging from train, bus, taxi or private hire minibus; we look at the most efficient, cost effective and fastest way to get you there. Private Mini-bus Transfer To jump to our top rated minibus company click here or read on to find out how we made our decision. If you are travelling in a large group of 5 or…
  • Puerto Banus: An Inside Scoop on the Hippest Beach Parties, Bars and Clubs

    Anna Collins
    23 Sep 2014 | 5:46 am
    Puerto Banus located just 7km from Marbella is still the ultimate luxury holiday destination in Spain, and a firm favourite party destination.  Banus attracts everyone from celebrities, stag and hen parties and of course the entire cast of TOWIE who make their annual descent on the famous beach parties and clubs. So if you want to party with the rich and famous, read on to discover the ‘must visit’ places to go for the best champagne spray parties, beach clubs and a little bit of celeb spotting. Banus by Day Best Pool Party – Ocean Club http://www.oceanclub.es/ In the heart of…
  • Spotlight on Mijas Pueblo: 6 of the Best Attractions You Can See in a Day

    Lionel Knight
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:15 am
    Perched on the hillside high above the sea, Mijas Pueblo is a traditional whitewashed Andalusian village and is the historical and cultural big brother to Mijas Costa. The pueblo has managed to retain a very authentic Spanish feel and although now a major tourist attraction, it has definitely not compromised its charm, many visitors who come here will admit to Mijas Pueblo holding a special place in their hearts. If it’s fantastic views, to die for restaurants, and a bit of culture you’re after, then Mijas Pueblo is the place.  To see everything that this beautiful little village has to…
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