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  • Pontevedra takes a leaf out of Bath's book for promoting spa tourism

    thinkSPAIN.com - Spanish News in English
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:27 pm
    PROVINCIAL authorities in the north-western province of Pontevedra are taking the UK city of Bath, Somerset as its inspiration for attracting tourists - redeploying its Roman spas for modern-day relaxation ...
  • And the blockhead award goes to…

    Olive Press Newspaper Spain
    Rob Horgan (Reporter)
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:59 am
    Fugitive on the run in Spain is caught after revealing his location on Facebook
  • Top 10 Alicante public works of art

    Holiday related articles about Spain
    Sarah Farrell
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    Learn about art while walking through Alicante streets. Sculptures honouring women, fiestas, Hollywood films and amazing abstracts can be found here.
  • Spain is really smoking! A taste of Spanish smoked food.

    Holiday related articles about Spain
    Carol Byrne
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:20 am
    No, not a haze of cigarette smoke, but a greedy look at smoked foods from around the country - a real taste of Spain!
  • 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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  • Huge wave knocks couple into sea

    TenerifeNews
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    A couple in their 60s had a lucky escape when they were knocked into the ocean on Gran Canaria by a huge wave. Both were rescued following the incident near the lighthouse of Sardina in Galdar during the late afternoon. The rescue services, alerted through a 1-1-2 call, reported that the man and woman were knocked into the water when hit by a big wave. [...]
  • MiradasDoc market can make dreams come true

    TenerifeNews
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Excitement is mounting as Guia de Isora prepares to host the latest edition of MiradasDoc which could be the starting point for many careers in film production. A major part of this well-established event on November 4th and 5th is a “Market” in which documentaries are showcased in the hope they will get snapped up by potential producers. These will arrive from all parts of [...]
  • Get to know us!

    TenerifeNews
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Come and visit us. We will have an Open Day in our office in Los Cristianos (Tenerife) on October 24th from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Come and get together with tapas and drinks in a nice group of clients and interested people. 1 FREE MONTH IF YOU JOIN ONE OF OUR HEALTH INSURANCES ON THE DAY Additionally take advantage of our LIFETIME DISCOUNTS, up to [...]
  • New look for busy part of Santa Cruz

    TenerifeNews
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Santa Cruz council is bringing a new look to one of the main shopping roads in the city and has apologised for the inconvenience the work might cause. Councillor for public works, Dámaso Arteaga said the area around callejón del Combate had deteriorated over recent years and had been neglected. Now, 124,000 euros is to be spent on upgrading nearly 500 square metres between calles [...]
  • Wall climber shares his life inspirations

    TenerifeNews
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Sport is a challenge and no-one could demonstrate that point more than Urko Carmona from Alicante. Urko was involved in a car accident when he was 16 and had to have part of a leg amputated. That hasn’t stopped him from doing what he loves most, however, and that is wall climbing or in Spanish para-escalada. The world champion was in Los Realejos recently to [...]
 
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  • Ashya King to return to Spain after completing proton beam therapy

    Caroline Davies
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:17 am
    Parents of five-year-old who were subject of continental manhunt say they still fear potential risks of returning to UKThe parents of Ashya King say they still fear returning to Britain, after a clinic treating the boy in Prague said he had completed his proton beam therapy for a brain tumour.Brett and Naghmeh King, from Portsmouth, triggered an international police hunt when they removed their five-year-old son from Southampton hospital in August without the consent of doctors and travelled to Spain. Continue reading...
  • Frank Gehry gives journalist the finger

    Stephen Burgen in Barcelona
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:14 am
    Architect describes 98% of modern architecture as pure shit during press conference in northern SpainFrank Gehry has described 98% of modern architecture as shit and given a journalist the middle finger salute at a press conference.Gehry, architect of many renowned buildings such as the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao, was in Oviedo in northern Spain to collect the prestigious Prince of Asturias prize, which King Felipe of Spain was due to present on Friday. Continue reading...
  • Golfers and asylum seekers: a clash of realities

    Jonathan Jones
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:35 pm
    The photos of African migrants looking on as white people play golf are a metaphor for Europes attitude to refugeesThey look exhausted, wretched and disconsolate. Suspended in space, between the desert and the green, 12 or 13 people hang and hunch and slump in their sunlit limbo, while below those who have been born to sweet delight play sport, slowly, calmly and with studied contempt.The obscenity of this photograph lies in the willed indifference of the golfers. They play as if they could not see the desperate danglers so close to their pampered game. They are clad in expensive,…
  • African migrants look down on white-clad golfers in viral photo

    Ashifa Kassam in Madrid
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:56 am
    Realities clash as campaigner captures image of asylum seekers stuck on razorwire fence above elite club on Morocco-Melilla borderBehind them lay the makeshift campgrounds where they had spent months living rough, waiting for the right moment to climb the six-metre, razorwire fence lying between them and their dream of making it to Europe. In front of them lay an immaculately groomed golf course complete with white-clad golfers teeing off.The two radically different realities, just metres apart, was what greeted a dozen or so migrants caught on the triple fence that marks the border between…
  • Hubert de Givenchy needled by collapse of haute couture

    Ashifa Kassam in Madrid
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:58 am
    French designer bemoans todays fashion culture, as first major retrospective of his four-decade career launches in MadridIt has been more than half a century since Audrey Hepburn appeared on the cinema screen wearing the famous black dress in Breakfast at Tiffanys that cemented Hubert de Givenchys reputation as one of the worlds great designers.Yet it was not until Wednesday that the first major retrospective of the French designers four-decade career was launched as a tribute to him and to haute couture, a fashion culture he believes may soon vanish. Continue reading...
 
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    Almerimar Life » Living In Spain

  • Almerimar Weekly Snippets

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

  • Ukraine before the election: The battle for Ukraine’s future

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:42 am
    ONLY a few photographs of dead fighters and flowers in the centre of Kiev recall the dramatic events that unfolded on Independence Square, or the Maidan, a year ago. The barricades and the encampment are long gone. The city feels subdued and traumatised as it awaits the parliamentary elections on October 26th. The energy and […]
  • Ebola in Spain: Europe’s first victim

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:11 am
    Taking precautions, after the event FEAR spreads faster than disease. News on October 6th of a case of Ebola in Madrid, the first contracted outside west Africa, where the disease has killed 3,400 people since March, caused Spaniards to worry not only about its spread but also about the competence of their health authorities.The victim […]
  • Catalonia’s future: Mas observation

    22 Oct 2014 | 6:40 am
    CATALONIA’S referendum on independence, planned for November 9th, will not now happen. Or might it, after all? On October 14th the Catalan president, Artur Mas, admitted that, with the referendum officially suspended by Spain’s constitutional court, it would have to be scrapped. But, he added, some other sort of public consultation will still happen on […]
  • Turkey and the Kurds: War-war, not jaw-jaw

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:08 am
    ON OCTOBER 13th Turkish fighter jets rained bombs on rebels from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) thought to be positioned along Turkey’s border with Iraq. The attack came after PKK fighters had opened fire on Turkish soldiers near the border post of Daglica. Until early last year this would have been routine news. But in […]
  • 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 […]
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    Lloret de Mar Stuff

  • Lloret de Mar today

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Cybernauts, Translators and Makers of Gestures III

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

    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…
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    Barcepundit (English edition)

  • 24 Oct 2014 | 8:57 am

    José M. Guardia
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:57 am
    GREAT! Nina Pham, Dallas nurse treated for Ebola at NIH now ‘virus free’.
  • 24 Oct 2014 | 6:39 am

    José M. Guardia
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:39 am
    THE 61% DEVALUATION THAT VENEZUELA TOLD NO ONE ABOUT:Venezuela is forcing companies to pay an average 61 percent more for dollars in government auctions compared with a year ago, according to estimates by Barclays Plc. The sales are the only way most of them can get their hands on scarce foreign currency to purchase goods from abroad without access to the official exchange rate of 6.3 bolivars per dollar.The South American nation is seeking to ease a chronic dollar shortage caused by years of increasing government control over the foreign-exchange market and economy. At the same time,…
  • 23 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am

    José M. Guardia
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    MORE GOOD NEWS: Dallas Nurse Amber Ray Vinson Reportedly Free Of Ebola.Meanwhile, Nina Pham, the other nurse, seems to be doing better, just as her dog. “If this good news continues, it would appear that the first “Ebola crisis” in the United States will be over by early November.”Just in time for the election!
  • 23 Oct 2014 | 12:38 am

    José M. Guardia
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:38 am
    REGARDING YESTERDAY'S TERROR ATTACK IN OTTAWA: Muslim convert who shot dead Canadian soldier is the privately-educated son of country’s immigration chief and has links to Syrian terrorist claims friend from mosque.
  • 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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    TICbeat

  • La integración tecnológica crea una brecha entre las empresas y los consumidores digitales de España

    Mihaela Marín
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Las oportunidades de negocio enfocadas al mundo digital han aparecido junto a la necesidad de entender mejor el comportamiento del nuevo tipo de consumidor, desde el usuario de aplicaciones y redes sociales hasta el que finaliza sus transacciones a través del Internet. En este sentido hay un gran número de estudios que intentan sacar a la luz las demandas y tendencias de uso de los consumidores tecnológicos, pero parece que todavía hace falta que las empresas sigan mejorando sus prácticas si quieren satisfacer las expectativas de este target. Justamente esto intenta revelar la…
  • Google vitamina con complementos su herramienta de formularios

    Elías Notario
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Entre las diversas herramientas en la nube de Google que forman parte de Drive se encuentra Google Forms, una aplicación online que permite crear formularios con los fines más variados (gestionar las inscripciones a un evento, montar una encuesta…). Al principio, la misma era bastante simple, pero con el paso del tiempo le han ido añadiendo más funcionalidades, y a todas ellas ahora suman otra más muy interesante: soporte de complementos. Bueno, realmente implementar soporte para complementos en Google Forms supone dotar al servicio de muchas nuevas características de una vez (de…
  • El 70% de los españoles ha sufrido incidencias de seguridad en sus equipos, según la OSI

    TICbeat
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Una holgada mayoría de españoles, el 69,6%, declara haber experimentado algún problema de seguridad en su equipo informático entre febrero y marzo de este año. Así lo refleja el último Estudio sobre Ciberseguridad y Confianza en los hogares españoles, realizado por el Observatorio Nacional de las Telecomunicaciones y de la Sociedad de la Información (ONTSI) y el Instituto Nacional de Tecnologías de la Comunicación. Más de 3.000 hogares han participado en la encuesta, cuya metodología combina la recopilación de datos declarados en encuestas online con la de datos reales,…
  • Facebook lanza Rooms, una ‘app’ social basada en tableros de mensajes temáticos

    Elías Notario
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:03 am
    Facebook insiste en su empeño de crear otro producto social de grandes proporciones. En los últimos tiempos lo han intentado varias veces sin mucho éxito, por ejemplo con Paper primero y Slingshot después. Ahora vuelven a la carga. Lo hacen con Rooms, una aplicación móvil que permite a los usuarios crear salas temáticas donde podrán interactuar compartiendo textos, imágenes o vídeos. La misma, al igual que las dos mentadas anteriormente, sale de la división Creative Labs de Facebook, su desarrollo ha estado capitaneado por Josh Miller, fundador del sitio Branch que los de la red…
  • Kazam presenta el smartphone Tornado 348, el más delgado del mundo con sólo 5,1 mm de grosor

    Daniel de Blas
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:44 am
    Kazam ha presentado en España el que es de momento su teléfono más especial, el Kazam Tornado 348, que presume de ser el teléfono más delgado con sólo 5,15 mm de grosor y un peso de sólo 95 gramos. El smartphone está construido en aleación de aluminio y magnesio con un anillo de este material que rodea el smartphone y cristal tanto en el frontal como en la parte posterior. Las líneas son muy rectas y el bisel recuerda en sus remates al del iPhone 5, aunque es mucho más delgado y más grande ya que el teléfono cuenta con pantalla de 4,8 pulgadas. Por otro lado, el Tornado 348,…
 
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    Spanish Property News

  • Record 62 Million International Tourists Expected in 2014

    Diane Harris
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    The Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism, José Manuel Soria, announced on Wednesday that Spain received 52.4 million foreign tourists up to the end of September, which represents an increase of 7.4% over the same period last year, and noted that with the September data Spain has closed “the best summer of all time for […]
  • Spain Registers Record Investment in Tertiary Real Estate Sector

    Diane Harris
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    During the third quarter of 2014, Spain registered a record volume of investment in tertiary real estate, of nearly 3,500 million euros, according to the leading international consultancy CBRE. Higher activity levels had previously only been recorded during the real estate bubble in 2007. Spain is the third country in Europe to receive most investment […]
  • Spain No. 1 for European Car Registrations

    Diane Harris
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Passenger car registrations in the European Union in September grew by 6.4% compared with a year earlier, to reach a total of 1,235,501, according to the latest data released by the Association of European Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA). This is the thirteenth consecutive increase registered, and represents an accumulated increase for the nine months to September […]
  • Housing in Spain Still Expensive in Relation to Earnings

    Alan Cowley
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    The price of housing in Spain is still above the historical average, according to the House Price-to-Income ratio used by the International Monetary Fund in their quarterly Global Housing Watch report. According to this ratio (updated to the second quarter of 2014), the price of housing in Spain stands at 15% above what would correspond […]
  • Spanish Long Term Unemployment was 49.7% in 2013

    Leigh Dalston
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Long term unemployment in Spain increased at double the rate of the EU-28 between 2010 and 2013, according to a recent report from the Institute of Economic Studies (IEE). Thus, in 2013, Spain registered a long term unemployment rate (of more than a year duration) of 49.7%, following growth of more than 13 points compared […]
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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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  • 4th Edition of Stock Feria Outlet Madrid

    Carmen
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:00 pm
    3rd Edition of Stock Feria Outlet Madrid October 24, 25, 26 –  This 4th Edition of Stock! Fair Outlet Madrid is a multi-sector trade fair, where you can find more than 300,000 items from leading brands at great prices. Fashion, sports, childish, surf, snow, urban, perfumes, glasses, home, computers and appliances, all these areas can be found […]
  • 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 […]
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  • 48h Open House Barcelona

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

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

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

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

  • Signs You’re Adapting to Life as a Mum in the UK (from a Spanish mum)

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

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

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

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

  • 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…
  • 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…
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