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  • Santiago Del Teide “Prettiest Town In Tenerife”

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    Peter Jay
    24 Jan 2015 | 2:17 am
    Santiago de Teide (left) Peñaranda de Duero (right) The county town of Santiago del Teide, also called del Santiago del Teide has been named the most beautiful town in Tenerife and is ranked 9th in the Canary Islands. The list of top places was drawn up by the 20 minutos newspaper  based on votes by it’s readers and website users. Three towns from each of the 17 autonomous communities of Spain then went through to the final of the competition, but unfortunately Santiago del Teide didn’t make the cut. Teror y Arucas in Gran Canaria and Betancuria in Fuerteventura were the…
  • Flamenco extravaganza set to wow Malaga

    Spain's Latest News
    Rob Horgan (Reporter)
    1 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    The fourth edition of the Biennial flamenco will be inaugurated in the Cervantes Theatre in Malaga on February 17
  • Vueling helps Lanzarote to open new doors

    Tenerife News - Official Website
    TenerifeNews
    1 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Plans by Lanzarote to recover the domestic market have received a boost from the air-line Vueling. The company is one of the Cabildo’s main tourism partners and has been helping to strengthen the Lanzarote brand. Since last summer, the island has been working on various initiatives to win back the Spanish market which has seen decreases rather than the increases reflected by international visitor numbers.
  • Storms cause havoc with one man dead and another injured

    thinkSPAIN.com - Spanish News in English
    1 Feb 2015 | 5:25 am
    ONE man has died and extensive damage has been reported due to gale-force winds and torrential rain throughout the country since Thursday. During ...
  • Formula One 2015 under way as drivers hit the test track at Jerez

    Spain | The Guardian
    Paul Weaver in Jerez
    1 Feb 2015 | 4:11 am
    • Home hero Fernando Alonso cheered on first McLaren test drive• Vettel in Ferrari red for first time, but Rosberg fastest so far• Phoney war revs up as teams assemble for new seasonSpanish Formula One fans flocked to the circuit at Jerez to see Fernando Alonso in action for McLaren on the first day of testing on Sunday.But they had to wait two hours to see their hero and when he did eventually emerge he did just one installation lap to check the car’s systems before disappearing into the pits once more. Continue reading...
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  • Santiago Del Teide “Prettiest Town In Tenerife”

    Peter Jay
    24 Jan 2015 | 2:17 am
    Santiago de Teide (left) Peñaranda de Duero (right) The county town of Santiago del Teide, also called del Santiago del Teide has been named the most beautiful town in Tenerife and is ranked 9th in the Canary Islands. The list of top places was drawn up by the 20 minutos newspaper  based on votes by it’s readers and website users. Three towns from each of the 17 autonomous communities of Spain then went through to the final of the competition, but unfortunately Santiago del Teide didn’t make the cut. Teror y Arucas in Gran Canaria and Betancuria in Fuerteventura were the…
  • Santa Cruz Bank Robbers Caught

    Peter Jay
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:25 pm
    The National Police have arrested two men on suspicion of a robbery committed on January 2 at a La Caixa Bank in Calle Azorin, Santa Cruz, the capital of Tenerife. The suspects, local men aged 44 and 36-years-old respectively, are accused of intimidating bank staff with large  knives, attacking one of them and forcing customers to lie on the floor, while the pair made off with 62,000 euros. The men, who had masks over thier faces, fled in a stolen vehicle. Officers found 37,000 euros in cash in the homes of detainees and at the same time clothing and knives, believed to be used to commit…
  • Dawn Rescue In Masca

    Peter Jay
    17 Jan 2015 | 12:51 am
    Two 65-year-old hikers of Finnish nationality were rescued by firemen after getting lost while attempting the descent into the Masca Ravine yesterday. According to Emergency services  Volunteer Firemen from Santiago del Teide finally located the two ladies in the early hours of the morning. The authorities had first been alerted around 8pm the previous evening by other walkers who had been in the same party as the rescued women. After beeing transferred by sea around 4am, the pair were met at Los Gigantes Marina by an ambulance and were then taken to a local health center where they…
  • Murder Suspect In Custody

    Peter Jay
    12 Jan 2015 | 7:36 am
    Photo used in the manhunt The Guardia Civil arrested a 29-year old Moldovan, Eugeniu Berezenco, on Saturday. He is their prime suspect in the case of the alleged murder of  Russian citizen Andrey Timofeev, 52, whose bound and gagged body was located in a shallow grave  in the Aguilas del Teide area, last November 29, The accused was located after Guardia Civil agents detained two young men, a 25-year-old Moldovan, and the other  a 24-year-old of Spanish nationality. The two are suspected of aiding and abetting the fugitive. The deceased was found after his wife reported his…
  • Government Attempts To Simplify Imports From Mainland

    Peter Jay
    9 Jan 2015 | 12:34 am
    Measures the Canary Islands Government adopted earlier this year to encourage purchases through e-commerce come into effect on January 13, 2015. They include, among others, scrapping the Single Administrative Document (DUA)  for export/import between the archipelago and the mainland for purchases up to 3,000 euros and for any shipment that does not involve a transfer of ownership. The change should make  handling of purchases easier and cheaper Previously additional costs associated with DUA  made up a significant percentage of the value of the goods: Eg The Post Office charged between…
 
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    Tenerife News - Official Website

  • Vueling helps Lanzarote to open new doors

    TenerifeNews
    1 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Plans by Lanzarote to recover the domestic market have received a boost from the air-line Vueling. The company is one of the Cabildo’s main tourism partners and has been helping to strengthen the Lanzarote brand. Since last summer, the island has been working on various initiatives to win back the Spanish market which has seen decreases rather than the increases reflected by international visitor numbers.
  • Update from Accion del Sol

    TenerifeNews
    1 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Once again, a new year begins at the refuge, unfortunately with a very sad story. Four puppies were put in a plastic bag and dumped in bins. Only one puppy survived, her three brothers didn’t. Such sad and cruel cases are still very much part of our day to day running of the refuge. We also have the usual influx of unwanted dogs and puppies [...]
  • Traditional scenes as huge crowd, pets and animals celebrate San Sebastian

    TenerifeNews
    1 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Adeje has celebrated another major part of its history with festivities in honour of San Sebastian, a saint still believed to be responsible for miracles. The fiesta can trace its roots back to the early 18th century but time has not diminished the interest in the full programme of events. This included an exhibition on the history of San Sebastian, a gastronomic competition and an [...]
  • Cabo Blanco burglary

    TenerifeNews
    1 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Two residents of Cabo Blanco have been arrested on suspicion of burglary. They are accused of breaking into a property by forcing a window and stealing electronic equipment worth around 1,400 euros. Damage was also caused to the house. The two people arrested are aged 19 and 22.
  • Insight into Canary wrestling

    TenerifeNews
    1 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Those interested in Canary wrestling might like to visit an exhibition in Arona town hall. “Entre imágenes y palabras” (“Between pictures and words”) features items from the personal collection of Dámaso Rodríguez. The exhibition was arranged by the council’s fiesta department as part of the festivities in honour of San Antonio Abad. It opened on January 13th and can be seen until January 30th. The [...]
 
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  • Formula One 2015 under way as drivers hit the test track at Jerez

    Paul Weaver in Jerez
    1 Feb 2015 | 4:11 am
    • Home hero Fernando Alonso cheered on first McLaren test drive• Vettel in Ferrari red for first time, but Rosberg fastest so far• Phoney war revs up as teams assemble for new seasonSpanish Formula One fans flocked to the circuit at Jerez to see Fernando Alonso in action for McLaren on the first day of testing on Sunday.But they had to wait two hours to see their hero and when he did eventually emerge he did just one installation lap to check the car’s systems before disappearing into the pits once more. Continue reading...
  • 100,000 flock to Madrid for Podemos rally against austerity

    Ashifa Kassam in Madrid
    31 Jan 2015 | 10:17 am
    Inspired by the leftist Greek election victory, support grows for new political order in SpainFour years ago, Madrid’s central Puerta del Sol square belonged to los indignados – an impromptu revolt of thousands, camping out for weeks and rallying against a political establishment felt to be out of sync with the people.On Saturday, up to 100,000 people again filled the square, determined to show the world that 2015 would be the year that the change demanded by the indignados would come about. Continue reading...
  • Tens of thousands rally in Madrid for anti-austerity party Podemos - video

    Guardian Staff
    31 Jan 2015 | 8:07 am
    Tens of thousands rally in Madrid for anti-austerity party Podemos - video Thousands of supporters of the Spanish anti-austerity party Podemos rally in Madrid on Saturday. Podemos. which means 'we can', was only formed a year ago but already holds five seats in the European Parliament, and currently leads the opinion polls ahead of December's election. Its surging popularity and anti-austerity agenda have lead to comparisons with Greek party Syriza, whose distinctive flag could be seen at the rally Continue reading...
  • Tens of thousands join Podemos anti-austerity rally in Madrid

    Chris Johnston and agencies
    31 Jan 2015 | 6:20 am
    Rally in Spanish capital is biggest show of support yet for party that is leading opinion pollsTens of thousands of people marched in Madrid on Saturday in the biggest show of support yet for anti-austerity party Podemos, whose surging popularity and policies have drawn comparisons with Greece’s Syriza.Crowds chanted “yes, we can” and “tic-tac,tic-tac”, to suggest that the clock was ticking for Spain’s two main political parties. Continue reading...
  • Thousands expected at rally for Spanish anti-austerity party

    Ashifa Kassam in Madrid
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Podemos has quickly become a prominent player in Spanish politics as regional, municipal and general elections approachTens of thousands of people are expected to take to the streets in Madrid on Saturday in support of the anti-austerity Podemos party, less than a week after Greeks elected the eurozone’s first anti-establishment government.As Podemos prepares to formally launch its election campaign, 260 buses are expected to bring supporters to the capital from across Spain, with hundreds of locals signed on to host travellers, the party said on Friday. Continue reading...
 
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    Spain Financial News

  • QNB crowned the Middle East’s most valuable banking brand

    1 Feb 2015 | 6:17 am
    … Finance Banking 500, conducted by leading brand valuation and strategy consultancy Brand Finance … agreement with Real Madrid, harnessing the … Investment Bank and Alinma Bank are Saudi Arabia’s top performing banking … the US. Total Spanish bank brand values are …
  • Buyer beware: Full list of cancelled projects

    1 Feb 2015 | 5:38 am
    … the credit crisis six years ago after investors were challenged by finances and … been liquidated and money from them distributed to investors : KHYOOL INVESTMENT ABJAR TOWER … ALTERNATIVE CAPITAL INVEST GMBH VICTORY BAY TOWER SAMI Q TOWER SPAIN SELECT …
  • Thousands march through Madrid in support of Podemos

    1 Feb 2015 | 5:26 am
    … protests against political and financial corruption laid the party … ($52 billion) of European money, but the government refused … through the streets of Madrid, Spain The protest swamped Puerta … Ecuador, which makes many Spanish mainstream politicians bristle. In …
  • QNB tops ‘most valuable bank’ list in Mideast

    1 Feb 2015 | 2:32 am
    Brand Finance Banking 500 ..... annual ranking of the most valuable banking brands in … three year agreement with Real Madrid, harnessing the power of one … . Saudi Investment Bank and Alinma Bank are Saudi Arabia’s top performing banking brands …
  • Podemos' 'rally for change' fills Madrid with 300,000 supporters

    1 Feb 2015 | 12:35 am
    … flags as well as Spanish Republican flags, marking the … one upside of Spain's financial crisis and housing … always be a sensible long-term investment in Spain. Rock-bottom prices are … bought up and supply decreases. Spaniards are only the third-largest …
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    Almerimar Life » Living In Spain

  • Almerimar Weekly Snippets

    Chris Marshall
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Hmmm no sign of the strong winds people were forecasting. Not complaining 23:10:35, 2015-01-29 Wow. Quiet Sunday or what!? 18:51:20, 2015-01-25 Little chilly, but no wind, dry and it is early so should turn into a nice day! 09:15:02, 2015-01-23
  • Almerimar Weekly Snippets

    Chris Marshall
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Wind has gone. Sun is out. Blue sky. Normal service has resumed. 13:13:25, 2015-01-22 @darrowuk No, a Nurse friend emailed the update but not the memo they had received. in reply to DarrowUK 12:30:19, 2015-01-22 @darrowuk number of people have received a circular which seems to be a general security alert saying that shopping malls are likely targets in reply to DarrowUK 12:26:59, 2015-01-22 Still windy but it has dropped a lot. 10:40:04, 2015-01-22 Wind is picking up and bringing in a chill off the mountains ….. berry! 17:25:13, 2015-01-21 Another chilly start to the day with a fair few…
  • Almerimar Weekly Snippets

    Chris Marshall
    15 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Wind has certainly picked up, and it is pretty chilly this evening. 21:14:51, 2015-01-15 The 'Easy English' language school is opening soon (near Marios Bar). Not sure if it for expats or Spanish though 13:55:27, 2015-01-15 They have started work on the new tourist office http://t.co/NKoQ68Jqlo, maybe they should start working on attracting more tourists first?? 13:54:17, 2015-01-15 Nice and sunny but there is a pretty strong and chilly wind blowing 13:53:08, 2015-01-15 Cloudy and it looks like it could rain, although it probably won't. 11:18:42, 2015-01-14 Cloudy = chilly…
  • Almerimar Weekly Snippets

    Chris Marshall
    8 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Actually has been a little colder today, but still warm enough for the time of year. 18:04:29, 2015-01-08 Cloudy and chilly first thing but normal service has been resumed and it is a lovely day again. 13:09:58, 2015-01-06 Groundhog Day as far as the weather concerned. Is great when so consistent. Generally quiet as Spanish building up to 3 Kings. 09:49:35, 2015-01-05 Rinse and Repeat: yep another lovely day. Warm sunshine, no wind, no clouds. 15:52:37, 2015-01-04 Chilly start to the day as usual but turning into another great day. 10:35:13, 2015-01-03 Yep, a lovely sunny day once again…
  • Almerimar Weekly Snippets

    Chris Marshall
    1 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Has been a cold windy New Years Day. Was an extremely quiet New Years Eve. 19:47:44, 2015-01-01 Lot of people cancelling plans and staying in because of the bug that is going around. 19:13:30, 2014-12-31 Another cold start to the day, but the sun is heating up and it is going to be another lovely day to end 2014. Happy New Year to everyone. 11:13:00, 2014-12-31 I see they are adjusting the new speed ramps by the DBar. 11:06:02, 2014-12-30 Much colder. Cloudy. Not a lot of blue sky visible. 09:35:00, 2014-12-30 Stinks again this morning! 08:23:50, 2014-12-30 Overcast and cold, could well put…
 
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    Catalonia Travel Blog

  • Russia and Ukraine: Understanding Putin’s plans

    1 Feb 2015 | 3:46 am
    IN A book of interviews published when he first became Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin told a story of his early scares: a rat he had cornered had nowhere to go and jumped out at him. Having pushed himself into a corner, Mr Putin is now playing out his childhood nightmare.After several months of relative quiet […]
  • Greece flip-flops on troika talks

    31 Jan 2015 | 4:15 am
    Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has denied previous statements that Greece will no longer deal with the troika of international creditors following icy talks with the head of the Eurogroup. News from EUobserver
  • Germany and Israel: A very special relationship

    30 Jan 2015 | 4:44 am
    YAKOV HADAS-HANDELSMAN, Israel’s ambassador to Germany, was a little boy when Germany and Israel opened diplomatic relations 50 years ago. He remembers the first German ambassador being greeted with howls of outrage and rotten tomatoes. The “past is always there and should always be there,” he says. But today it connects the countries: “Generally, Germany […]
  • World Expo: Mayday in Milan

    29 Jan 2015 | 5:13 am
    CRANES dot the skyline in north-west Milan, Italy’s second city. The area is not pretty, but for six months after May 1st it will be home to the World Expo—an event every five years that is a cross between a trade convention and a theme park, and traces its origins to London’s Great Exhibition of […]
  • EU foreign ministers to expand Russia blacklist

    28 Jan 2015 | 5:41 am
    EU foreign ministers are keen to add names to the Russia blacklist and to launch counter-propaganda measures, according to draft conclusions seen by EUobserver. News from EUobserver
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    Lloret de Mar Stuff

  • Lloret de Mar weather

    Jackie
    31 Jan 2015 | 11:11 am
     We were expecting a bad storm early this evening, but it didn't turn out to be as bad as it was forecast. It rained for a short while with a few rumbles of thunder in  the distance, these photos were taken from our balcony of the stormy sky. Tomorrows weather is said to be partly sunny with a few scattered clouds and a high of 12c.
  • Looking over Lloret

    Jackie
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:07 am
    Today we have a panoramic view looking out from behind the Guitart Central Hotel, with the hotels grounds in the foreground and in the far distant you can see the urbanisation of Roca Grossa....another beautiful sunny day! 
  • We're surrounded by snow in Lloret

    Jackie
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:21 pm
     On the road to Girona today we had some beautiful views of the snow covered mountains in the distance...but in Vidreres it was an unbelievable 20c!...... the photos were actually taken from the car window as we were travelling.
  • Cala Banys Lloret

    Jackie
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:16 am
     At present the bar at Cala Banys is closed until 13th March, but even so its still always nice to take a leisurely stroll there to watch the waves crashing up against the rocks in the cove and see the dramatic cloud formations just before the sun goes down. 
  • Bad weather in Spain

    Jackie
    19 Jan 2015 | 5:46 am
     Winter temperatures in Spain are forecast to take a sharp drop over the coming few days with bad weather warnings issued to nearly 40 provinces through the country, the warnings are for heavy rain, snow, gales and freezing temperatures. Today however in Lloret after such a long period of sunny days and very little rain we have a dull rainy day with a current temp of 6ºc...so not as bad as some places!This weekends photos from Lloret and Fenals beach.
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  • Gran Canaria!

    29 Jan 2015 | 8:38 am
    We spent the evening before our flight to Gran Canaria in the city of Barcelona with our very good friends Maria and Juan.They gave us a quick tour of the centre of the city which was all lit up and looked amazing.We visited the former cathedral......and had a splendid meal in a lovely restaurant with them......before making our way back to the hotel. A wonderful start to the holiday!The sunrises were quite stunning and each morning I took a few shots. Every sunrise, and sunset, is different!Lunch each day was a fairly simple affair but we always had a good view to go with it!It would be…
  • Morning mist!

    22 Dec 2014 | 4:15 am
    As dawn breaks after the shortest day we have a glorious sight of the village opposite, La Fresneda, appearing from the mists in the valley of the Matarraña river. It's quite ethereal.As the sun gradually warms up the area so the mist disappears... ... but it was good while it lasted.
  • Winter solstice sunset.

    21 Dec 2014 | 1:40 pm
    It's 17.20 and sunset on the shortest day of the year. Going......going......gone!But now the days will get longer again.
  • 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…
 
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    Spanish Teaching

  • The Subjunctive for the Imperative - Part II

    Lauris
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Let’s continue with the imperative and how teaching it can help us make a smooth transition into the present subjunctive, not only in terms of how it’s formed but also as far as the principles of its usages.So how is the imperative constructed in the plural tú form (in other words vosotros)? Keeping in mind the fundamental notion that language tends to evolve towards its most compact form, we see that all you have to do is take the verb in its full infinitive form and change the final –R for a –D, and that’s true for all verbs, no exceptions. It’s also undeniable that Spanish…
  • The Subjunctive for the Imperative: An Unorthodox Explanation I

    Lauris
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    When we have to introduce the present subjunctive tense to our students, we notice that the lesson is programmed in many manuals to be taught after the imperative has already been introduced. I’ve heard colleagues of mine wondering what the big hurry to get to the imperative is, especially since its function can also be carried out with an obligation periphrasis, which avoids the confusion of new morphology etc. I always tell them that, for me anyway, the imperative is a perfect tense to help teach the present subjunctive. In fact I use it to help make the transition easier for students,…
  • January Language News - DELE 2015

    David Limon
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Versión Española abajoThe Instituto Cervantes has finally completed the process of updating the new DELE exams for 2015 along with the job of adapting the test to the new CEFR (Common European Frameword of Reference for Languages) guidelines.One of the changes that has been presented is a redesigned series of tests designed for younger students under the age of 18, who want to validate their A1, A2 and B1 level of Spanish. These tests for kids will be held exclusively in May and will be done one day prior to the normal test for adults.The Instituto Cervantes has published a guide for the A1…
  • Teaching the Spanish Past Tenses - Part Three

    Lauris
    14 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Practical ExerciseBegin this practical exercise, which makes use of the chart we looked at last week, by writing on the board the following things that will make up a story told in the past.So we’ll start with the first question. “Manuel PASEAR por la playa.” Okay, now, is this a photo or a movie? Some students see it as a picture and decide to use the imperfecto. Those who see it as a movie just have to ask “does the information have any contact with the present?” The answer is clearly no, because this happened the other day, this is a story in the past. So they ask a third…
  • Teaching the Spanish Past Tenses - Part Two

    Lauris
    7 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Picking up where we left off last week, I’ll go ahead and use the great Fray Luis de León’s famous line (I’ve always wanted to use it but never felt quite worthy) which he casually uttered when he returned to his post at the university after serving out a four year prison sentence: “Decíamos ayer…” or “As we were saying yesterday”… in my search for solutions, solutions that are magical or otherwise but which nonetheless work, to help my students on their road to understanding, integrating and using the different past tenses (I am a big fan of brain games and “tricks”)…
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    Barcepundit (English edition)

  • 31 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am

    José M. Guardia
    31 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    TODAY'S READING, by Steven Pinker: an awesome piece explaining why free speech is fundamental.
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    IF THIS IS TRUE it means I'll merrily live till I'm 300-years-old: Coffee may be able to lengthen your life and lower your risk of depression.
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    WORLD HYPOCRISY FORUM: 1,700 Private Jets Fly to Davos to Discuss Global Warming.
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    THE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES of climate change policy.
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    19 Jan 2015 | 1:03 am
    SUICIDE OR 'SUICIDE'?An Argentine prosecutor who accused the government of secret deals with Iran over an investigation into a 1994 terrorist attack was found dead, officials said early Monday.Special prosecutor Alberto Nisman was due to participate in a closed-door session with Congress Monday over his claim last week that de Kirchner and Foreign Minister Hector Timerman covered up a deal with Iran.He said they promised to absolve Iranian officials accused of masterminding the 1994 bombing on a Buenos Aires Jewish center that left 85 dead, in return for deliveries of much-needed oil from…
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    TICbeat

  • ¿Qué es el neuromarketing?

    Marcos Merino
    1 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    El neuromarketing consiste en la combinación de dos disciplinas: las neurociencias y el marketing. De este modo, nos permite usar herramientas y técnicas de las primeras a la toma de decisiones en el ámbito de las estrategias de marketing, analizando así como afectan al consumidor los estímulos publicitarios (conscientes o inconscientes) a nivel de memoria, atención y emoción. Dicho de otro modo, el neuromarketing estudia el funcionamiento del cerebro aplicado al ámbito de las decisiones de compra (o de uso). Al fin y al cabo, dichas decisiones se basan en sensaciones subjetivas…
  • Diez apps para hacer deporte con Android e iOS

    Alberto Iglesias Fraga
    1 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    En estos tiempos en que el ‘running’ se ha convertido en prácticamente una religión para millones de personas en todo el mundo, nuestro smartphone puede ser un aliado en nuestro camino hacia un estilo de vida más saludable y un mejor estado de forma. Y es que, ¿por qué no poner la potencia de nuestro smartphone a trabajar para ayudarnos a conseguir el cuerpo que queremos o a monitorizar nuestra actividad física? En ese sentido, son miles las apps de todo tipo que inundan la Google Play Store y la App Store, destinadas no solo a promover el ‘running’ sino todo tipo de deportes y…
  • La realidad virtual llega a los documentales

    Marcos Merino
    1 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    “Lo que me interesa de la realidad virtual no es el factor novedad, sino que constituye un medio que podría ser más poderoso que el cine, el teatro, la literatura, o cualquier otro medio que hayamos tenido antes para conectar a un humano con otro”. Eso declaraba recientemente al diario británico The Guardian el artista digital y cineasta Chris Milk. El uso creativo de las nuevas tecnologías como soporte para contar historias humanas supone el sello distintivo de su trabajo. Así lo hizo en su proyecto de animación sobre Johnny Cash (basado en el crowdsourcing), en la…
  • Francia pretende los medios sociales se corresponsabilicen por los delitos de odio

    Marcos Merino
    31 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Como parte de su enérgica respuesta, tanto en el terreno legislativo como mediático, al atentado que causó la muerte de varios miembros de la redacción del Charlie Hebdo en París, el Gobierno francés pretende ahora hacer responsables a los grandes portales, buscadores y redes sociales de Internet de aquellos mensajes que promuevan el terrorismo y la incitación al odio. A principios de esta semana, el presidente Hollande habló en París de una nueva ley que se presentaría el mes que viene y que introduce como novedad la consideración de “cómplices” de estos delitos a los…
  • Invéntame, un juego creativo para niños que vincula el mundo físico al virtual

    Mihaela Marín
    31 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    El tema de si los videojuegos fomentan o impiden la formación de valores positivos siempre ha creado opiniones divergentes, como cualquier otro ejemplo de innovación que por un lado nos abre el horizonte, pero por otro nos aleja de las cosas con las que siempre hemos vivido. Si pensamos en el mundo de los niños, la realidad nos demuestra que es muy difícil que un juguete o un libro para colorear pueda competir con un juego para iPad o smartphone. Se trata de dos experiencias muy distintas cuyas raíces están fuertemente arraigadas a dos mundos igual de diferentes. Una aplicación…
 
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    Spanish Property News

  • International Tourists Again Register Record Spending in 2014

    Diane Harris
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    In 2014, for the second consecutive year, Spain beat their best historical record for international tourist spending, reaching 63,094 million euros, an increase of 6.5% over the figure for 2013, which was also a record year. While presenting the data from the Egatur tourism expenditure survey this week at the Spain Global Tourism Forum, organised […]
  • Rental Housing Prices Registered Average Decline of -1.9% in 2014

    Diane Harris
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    According to the 2014 Rental Housing report prepared by property portal, fotocasa.es, the average price of rental housing in Spain fell by -1.9% in 2014, placing its value at 6.77 euros/m2 per month, compared with 6.90 euros/m2 per month registered at the end of 2013. Nevertheless, seven regions noted rises in their rental prices last […]
  • Volume of Global Real Estate Investment Returns to Pre-Crisis Levels

    Alan Cowley
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    According to a recent report prepared by professional real estate services and investment consultants, JLL, direct investment in real estate assets worldwide exceeded 623,000 million euros in 2014, returning to the levels of 2006, before the crisis, and is expected to increase by a further 5% to 10% in 2015 thanks to the present buoyant […]
  • House Prices Fell by Average of 4.5% at End of 2014

    Alan Cowley
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    According to the IMIE local markets index, published this week by real estate appraisal company, Tinsa, based on around 200,000 valuations of new and used homes made annually by the company, the year-on-year decline in house prices intensified slightly in the last quarter of 2014, with their general index data for October, November and December […]
  • Spain Breaks Record Receiving 65 Million Foreign Tourists in 2014

    Leigh Dalston
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    The data from the latest Frontur Tourist Border Movements Survey reveal that, in 2014, Spain managed to beat, for the second consecutive year, its historical record for international arrivals, with 64.9 million foreign tourists visiting the country last year, which is an increase of 7.1% over the previous year, and the best growth registered in […]
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  • Contrastar la informacion o fe ciega: Los problemas de imagenes e informacion en Social Media.

    Gaby Castellanos
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:13 am
    En @socialphilia estamos buscando gente con talento, buscadores de la verdad. Como siempre. Es lo unico que nos interesa. Y se nos ocurrio una idea con una imagen fake que esta rulando por todas las redes sociales sobre Mariano Rajoy y el Forum Global de Turismo. Esta es la imagen: Y esta la real: Un buen […]
  • Como ser Influencer o tener Influencia y no morir en el intento (de convocar al menos 10 personas)

    Gaby Castellanos
    7 Jan 2015 | 11:50 am
    El otro dia leia este articulo publicado en El Mundo sobre un conocido “Influencer/Personality” español del mundo de la moda con mas de 200K followers en sus redes sociales y que no fue capaz de convocar a 15 personas para una “Master Class” de personal branding en social media. Y por ello, decidi escribir este post. […]
  • ¿Que aprendi en el 2014?

    Gaby Castellanos
    31 Dec 2014 | 11:54 am
    Desde hace 5 años, ya casi 6, me he dedicado a escribir un post para finalizar el año. Este post en vez de ser una prediccion de lo que va a pasar en el siguiente (como hace la mayoria de la gente, yo es que no soy adivina), es una vista atras y una revision […]
  • Llega la Publicidad a Instagram o como no hacer videos en Instagram

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

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

    admin
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:16 pm
      Casa Batlló by Antoni Gaudí. Coming to Barcelona? Pick up a copy of Eat Guides: Barcelona for $4.99 and eat like a local! By Nancy Todd It swoops and darts. Shimmering broken ceramic tiles glisten in the sunlight. It is wild and cavorting. And, of course, another exceptional design by Barcelona‘s most famous architect, Antoni Gaudí.  Rumors abound. Some say the building is based on a marine theme. Others, that it is a symbol of the legendary St. George and the Dragon myth popular in Catalonia. Locals call it the “House of Bones.” Roof on Casa Batlló The roof…
  • Whoa, 2014 Was Intense! A Look Back At Where We’ve Been

    admin
    3 Jan 2015 | 10:52 pm
    2014 took us to some beautiful places, like Seville By the Scoopettes- It’s good to look back on a year passed, reflect on what we’ve learned and where we’ve been, and feel gratitude. Honestly, 2014 was not a walk in the park. It was an intense year of hard work and changes. Was it just that way for us? How was your 2014? Despite a lot of work, and not a whole lot of play, there were plenty of wonderful adventures and experiences that we partook in last year. Here are a few of the highlights. January: Tasting raspberry croissants for Eat Guides Much of our time early this year was spent…
  • The Marriage of Eggs, Flour, and Sugar: A Primer In Andalusian Sweets

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

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

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

  • Plaza de Toros (Bullring)

    Ronda Today
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    One of the largest and oldest bullrings in the world, the Ronda bullring is famous for the Romero and Ordoñez dynasties and the museum to bullfighting.
  • The Ronda Printable Guide and City Map (just 5€)

    Ronda Today
    4 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    We have received many emails from people asking for a printed version of Ronda Today so we have created a 21 page A4 essential guide (including city map) of Ronda and the Sierras from some of the most popular articles on this website. At just 5 Euros (Paypal) It is well worth the small investment … Continue reading The Ronda Printable Guide and City Map (just 5€) →
  • Discussion Group Ronda looking for new members

    Ronda Today
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:14 am
    Another fantastic initiative in Ronda is now looking for new members and “The objetive is to improve the relation, integration and debate between English and Spanish people” Discussion group Ronda is a collective which was created a few months ago to improve the interaction using both the Spanish and the English languages whilst enjoying a … Continue reading Discussion Group Ronda looking for new members →
  • 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 … Continue reading Celia Morales, a truly talented Flamenco guitarist in Ronda →
  • 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… :) :) :)
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  • Where to Watch the Superbowl in Madrid

    Carmen
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Where to Watch the Superbowl in Madrid It’s that time of year again…Superbowl Sunday! On February 1st, the Seattle Seahawks take on the New England Patriots in Superbowl XLIX and with the 6 hour time difference, the game starts late. Very late. Kickoff isn’t until 12:30am (00:30) but if you are up for it, don’t worry you will […]
  • 5 Places to Buy Jamón Ibérico In Madrid

    Paul
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:09 am
    After a visit to Madrid and after  sampling this world-famous ham, you find yourself continually asking how can something so simple, be so good? How can a piece of bread, a little cheese, or a slice of ham all be this good? The mantra in Spain, above all else, seemingly tells us to “respect the simple […]
  • Weekend Guide: January 30th – February 1st

    Carmen
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Free concerts, free walking tours, free museum entries, free language exchanges, cheap fitness classes, tapas fair, pop-up markets,…enjoy all these cheap & free events & activities this weekend with friends! And for those American Football fans, find out where to watch the Superbowl on Sunday night! Please share this post too to let others know what’s happening […]
  • Free Public Library Services in Madrid

    Caroline
    28 Jan 2015 | 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 movies, music, eBooks, and language learning resources.  Free WIFI […]
  • 4 of the Best Coves to Visit in Ibiza

    Sarah
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:49 pm
    4 of the Best Coves to Visit in Ibiza Even though Ibiza’s most known facet is it’s nightlife and partying, the island has a great number of coves and beaches of great beauty that we can visit. If we go on a trip to the island, our options will be limitless but our days won’t, […]
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  • Las Estaciones Fantasma en Barcelona

    Rob (H2BCN)
    31 Jan 2015 | 12:01 am
    Read 'Las Estaciones Fantasma en Barcelona' in all it's glory on the Homage to BCN website This fascinating article, Las Estaciones Fantasma (The Ghost Stations), tells the story of the abandoned metro stations in Barcelona. Courtesy of Ling Magazine. Las Estaciones Fantasma: Correos Stations in the Shadows Fifty metres underground is Barcelona’s shadow side, hidden infrastructure that thousands of people pass each day without noticing. Phantom metro stations, once planned for the city and now forgotten only live on as names: Gaudí station, Banco, Correos… and another nine that…
  • The Catalan Question: Europe and the Right to Choose

    Rob (H2BCN)
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:08 am
    Read 'The Catalan Question: Europe and the Right to Choose' in all it's glory on the Homage to BCN website //www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkFCXH4KANE I came across this video from the Euranet Plus news agency. Presented by Brian Maguire it discusses Europe’s failure to address the right to self-determination of separatist regions. The European Union’s failure to consider the smooth integration of breakaway regions is tarnishing its democratic credentials. The EU seems to prefer the inclusion of new, poorly prepared members, than the assimilation of established, firmly pro-European…
  • Cristina’s Perfect Day in Barcelona

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

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

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

    Lisa Sadleir
    1 Feb 2015 | 12:53 am
    As a regular reader of our blog, you will know that we are always sharing our stories and reasons why Spain is great for kids to live and to grow up. If you read any of the interviews we have given (links on our About Us page) you will see many of the reasons why. In this Read More... The post Why Spain Is Great For Kids to Live and Grow Up appeared first on Your Guide to Moving, Living & Holidays.
  • When Helping Families Move to Spain Sucks

    Lisa Sadleir
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:10 am
    I love helping families move to Spain. Well, most of the time. I am excited to be sharing a new post with you very soon, entitled “Why Living In Spain Is Great For Kids”. I will be sharing comments made by many families who live or have lived in Spain. (Click the link to read Read More... The post When Helping Families Move to Spain Sucks appeared first on Your Guide to Moving, Living & Holidays.
  • Our A to Z Spain Facts in Pictures

    Lisa Sadleir
    20 Jan 2015 | 1:06 am
    In our popular A to Z Spain facts posts we shared facts and information we thought you should know about. You can read part one HERE And part Two HERE The slideshow below shows the main points in pictures, go and make yourself a cup (or a glass ) of something nice, sit back and Read More... The post Our A to Z Spain Facts in Pictures appeared first on Your Guide to Moving, Living & Holidays.
  • Ramblings of An Expat Parent Abroad : Our Ten Year Old Son’s Adventures.

    Lisa Sadleir
    17 Jan 2015 | 4:30 am
    Where do I start? How do I explain? Do I know what I want to say? If I can’t get it right in my head, how can I get it right on paper? Or, at least, vaguely comprehensible, for the person reading it. Ah, got it. Putting it on paper, as it comes out and Read More... The post Ramblings of An Expat Parent Abroad : Our Ten Year Old Son’s Adventures. appeared first on Your Guide to Moving, Living & Holidays.
  • Don’t Miss Our #ChatSpain Twitter Chat

    Lisa Sadleir
    13 Jan 2015 | 7:36 am
    Join in Our #ChatSpain on Twitter and Discover What This Incredible Country Has to Offer! Please note that the  #ChatSpain Twitter Chat is a live streaming, online conversation, on Twitter. You will need a Twitter account to join in the conversation. All Spain lovers are invited to take part: to ask questions, share knowledge, exchange experiences and learn Read More... The post Don’t Miss Our #ChatSpain Twitter Chat appeared first on Your Guide to Moving, Living & Holidays.
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  • Museu Egipci de Barcelona

    Dave Meler
    14 Jan 2015 | 8:04 am
    The Clos Archeological Foundation was funded on 1992with the objective to promote the knowledge about the antique cultures, with special interest about Egypt. El Museu Egipci de Barcelona offers a permanent exhibition of 1100 of archeological pieces from Ancient Egypt culture. These objects are ordered by themes. The first area deals with the figure of...
  • Park Güell: the work of a genius

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

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

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

    Dave Meler
    2 Oct 2014 | 8:08 am
    Oktoberfest: from a wedding to the largest public festival in the world! Oktoberfest is the world’s most famous and largest beer festival which is held annually in Munich, the capital and the largest city of the German’s state of Bavaria. The 16-day festival attracts over 6 million people from all over the world every year...
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  • Spain Property News 2014-2015

    12 Jan 2015 | 1:48 am
    Foreign investment in Spanish property rises 28.4% The Ministry of Public Works in Spain has released data which shows that from January to September 2014 foreign investment in Spanish property increased by 28.4% year-on-year. The total worth of this investment was €6.077 billion and the region which benefited most was the Valencia region. The majority of the investment was made in resale property with foreigners spending €5.404 billion on re-sales, 33.4% more than during the same period of 2013. Investment in new-build property was down in year-on-year times albeit only very slightly,…
  • Spanish Property Report December 2014

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

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

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

    4 Jul 2014 | 5:09 am
    In 2009, there was a Council budget deficit of 1,123,000 euros. .A surplus has been reported for 2013 – a massive one of some 1.8 million euros. Well done to all within the Teulada-Moraira Council. The town council debt at 2010 stood at 11 million euros, but this will be reduced to the planned level of 5 million euros, by the end of 2014. The debt is now at 38%, well below the legally permitted 75%. This is due in no small part to the 2013 performance. The mayor, Senor Antoni Joan Bertomeu, has stated that these results were possible because of strict adherence to budgets by all…
 
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    Andalucia Blog 2015

  • Six Moorish Monuments in Andalucia

    29 Jan 2015 | 2:08 am
    The Moors rule of Spain in the early Middle Ages left behind many stunning monuments, a lot were destroyed by the Catholic Kings yet some incredible
  • Segway Riding in Cordoba

    15 Jan 2015 | 1:38 am
    Have you ever wanted to go on a Segway tour? My youngest son did, read my experience of our Segway Tour in Cordoba. Segways are lots of fun and now I'm hooked. It's a great way to get an overview of a new city.
  • Inmersión Inglés

    8 Jan 2015 | 5:42 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
  • Cursos de Ingles

    8 Jan 2015 | 5:41 am
    Cursos de Ingles un curso de inmersion, un fin de semana hablando solo en ingles con nativos en pequenos grupos, cursos intensivos de hablar ingles en Jaen, Espana. Ven pratique y mejorar su ingles
  • Village House for Sale

    27 Nov 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Village House for Sale in a quiet area of Jaen province, rural accessible, garage, terrace, parking 3 bedrooms,new roof
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  • Al Capone’s Dinner and Show

    Jess Whittle
    19 Jan 2015 | 7:01 am
    If you are staying in Kissimmee, Florida and you want something different to do then I can highly recommend a trip to Al Capone’s Dinner and Show. Located on Highway 192, just near to the huge Target supermarket, this show transports you to 1930s Gangland Chicago. Arriving at Al Capone’s you are met by ‘security’ on the door, wearing full gangster get up. You are not allowed entry into the club until you line up for your mug shot at the entrance (you get the chance to buy this amusing picture after the show.) Tickets to Al Capone’s include food, drink and entertainment. You are…
  • Three Kings Day

    Jess Whittle
    7 Jan 2015 | 9:42 am
    For most of us in the UK Monday, January 5 was the day we returned to reality (with slightly tighter trousers) after a few weeks of Christmas and New Year festivities. However, in Spain and many other Christian countries, January 6 is an important day in the calendar and another reason for a public holiday and celebrations. January 6 is known as ‘Three Kings Day’ or Epiphany, a day that marks the end of the twelve days of Christmas and also celebrates the visit of the three kings who visited Christ in Bethlehem with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. In Spain this is a big day for…
  • Cut Price Holidays in 2015

    Jess Whittle
    23 Dec 2014 | 2:52 am
    At this time of the year all you can think about is Christmas; buying presents, over indulging and spending time with loved ones. However, when the Christmas rush is over thoughts turn to booking a holiday and where you want to get away to in 2015. The great news for holidaymakers is that the cost of getting away in the New Year looks set to be considerably cheaper than it was in 2014. Airlines are set to slash the cost of flights to some of the most popular family holiday destinations, even in the school Easter and summer holidays. The falling cost of fuel is already having a positive knock…
  • How to Make Your Money go Further on Holiday

    Jess Whittle
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:18 am
    There is no getting away from the fact that going on holiday is pretty expensive. Flights, accommodation, car hire, eating out… the costs can soon mount up. However, there are ways to ensure your money goes further… Get the Best Rate on Your Travel Money Going to your local Bureaux de Change or Post Office and accepting the first exchange rate they offer is no longer the savvy way to get your travel money. There are now hundreds of options when it comes to where to get your money exchanged; from online brokers to supermarkets. The key thing is to shop around. Look out for any hidden…
  • Take TripAdvisor Reviews with a Pinch of Salt

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

  • Top 10 Gran Canaria markets

    Matthew Hirtes
    31 Jan 2015 | 3:56 pm
    For the freshest produce, the best option's to hit a market on GC. From locally-grown fruit and veg to artisan bread and cheese, what's not to love?
  • Top 10 Gran Canaria nightspots

    Matthew Hirtes
    31 Jan 2015 | 2:38 pm
    Looking to enjoy a great night out on your Gran Canaria holiday? Allow us to introduce to the best bars and clubs. Let's paint that town red together.
  • A winter walk of Maro-Cerro Gordo on the Costa Tropical

    Carol Byrne
    31 Jan 2015 | 8:40 am
    A walk doesn't have to be a hard hike. Gentler inclines are to be found all along the Costa Tropical, where you can also turn up the burn if you wish.
  • Discovering Alcoy's rich history

    Sarah Farrell
    31 Jan 2015 | 8:34 am
    Alcoy's industrious past, paper-making history, Moors and Christians fiesta and a strange fact about its football team Alcoyano are part of its charms
  • Market day in the Alpujarras

    Carol Byrne
    31 Jan 2015 | 6:44 am
    To market, not to buy a fat pig as the nursery rhyme goes, but to fill the senses with colour and the sights and sounds, Alpuarras style!
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