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  • 'Worst crash in 15 years' kills eight and leaves one critical on A-7 in southern Alicante

    thinkSPAIN.com - Spanish News in English
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:41 am
    EIGHT people have been killed in what is thought to be the worst road crash in history on the A-7 motorway on the southern Costa Blanca. A head-on ...
  • Free Entrance to Lloret Attractions

    Lloret de Mar Stuff
    Jackie
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:55 am
    As part of the current Santa Cristina celebrations some of the most popular attractions will have an free open day this coming Thursday 24th July. Santa Clotilde Gardens, Sant Joan Tower, Can Saragossa and the Museum del Mar on the seafront are the places you can visit for free.Sant Joan Tower is open 10am - 1pm and 5pm - 7pm.Santa Clotilde Gardens  10am -7pmCan Saragossa 10am - 1.30pmMuseum del Mar 10am - 1pm & 4pm - 7pmSant Joan TowerSanta Clotilde Gardens
  • Number of Unemployed Not Looking for Work Rose to 5% in 2013

    Spanish Property News
    Leigh
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    The number of unemployed in Spain who, discouraged by the lack of economic expectations, gave up actively searching for a job, increased in 2013 to 5%, which is 1.7 percentage points higher than at the start of the crisis, according to an analysis prepared by the Institute of Economic Studies based on data from Eurostat. […]
  • Italy’s judicial system: Justice denied?

    Catalonia Travel Blog
    19 Jul 2014 | 5:11 am
    FOR a small firm just breaking into foreign markets, it was a big deal: one of Italy’s cities wanted a new leisure facility. Then political power shifted and the new council scrapped the project, without any compensation for losses running to around €100,000 ($ 140,000). The firm’s bosses turned to their Italian lawyer, who advised […]
  • Costa del Sol Day Trips to Ronda

    Ronda, the City of Dreams in Andalusia, Southern Spain
    Ronda Today
    3 Jul 2014 | 8:40 am
    Staying in the Costa del Sol? Why not plan a short trip to Ronda, the soul of Andalucía, and as little as 45 minutes away. See the bullring, Puente Nuevo, Mondragon Palace and the Arab Baths.
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  • Tourist Figures – They’re Back!

    Peter Jay
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:41 am
    The Canary Islands welcomed 5,624,062 foreign tourists from January to June this year , 12.4 per cent more than the same period  in 2013. This figure is a new high for the first half of the year, the best since records began according to data released on Tuesday by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism. In June alone 769,586 tourists from  countries other than Spain chose the Canaries for their holiday, a 8.1 per cent increase over the same month of 2013, which at that time was the best June in the archipelago since statistics began to be published by Frontur in 2000. The…
  • Rivero Meets With Repsol Chairman

    Peter Jay
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:30 pm
    The President of the Canary Islands, Paulino Rivero, has formally asked Repsol Petroleum Company Chairman Antonio Brufau, to suspend the firm’s activities in the islands. Speaking to reporters after a meeting held in Madrid on Monday, to discuss future oil exploration in waters near the islands, Rivero  warned that this issue is creating a strong feeling of discontent between the Canary Islands and  Mariano Rajoy’s central Spanish government. Antonio Brufau, meanwhile, has assured Rivero that his company will use all means possible to ensure that the project is absolutely…
  • 19k Euros Lighter After Visit To “Night Club”

    Peter Jay
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:47 am
    A tourist was drugged and robbed of almost 19 thousand euros after he was lured into a “night club” in Las Américas. The incident occurred in the basement level of the Las Veronicas strip, when the tourist, who was drunk, was invited in by a female club hostess  and three other men. According to police sources, the victim was most likely drugged through a spiked drink, and later revealed his credit card pin number to the assailants. The National Police have arrested the four, who stole 18,000 euros from the victim’s bank account and the 800 euros in cash that the…
  • Woman Dies After Accident In Docks

    Peter Jay
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:41 am
    A 48 year old Italian woman was killed on Saturday after her car went into the water off the Ferry quay in Santa Cruz docks. The deceased woman, whose body was extricated from the vehicle by firemen, was the only occupant of the vehicle. Emergency services did attempt to resuscitate the woman but it is believed she had suffered a heart attack.
  • Accident Black Spots In Tenerife

    Peter Jay
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:23 am
    A Directorate General of Traffic report on accident black-spots on Spanish roads in  2013, highlights 35 located in Tenerife, of which nine are concentrated along just nine kilometres of the TF-5 Northern motorway, ranging from just under 3 k outside Santa Cruz to near Tenerife Los Rodeos Airport. There were no fatalities at the scene, but 50 people were injured in the 37 accidents which occurred in this stretch of road, involving a total of 68 vehicles. This stretch of the TF-5 carries about 25,000 vehicles every week-day morning. In addition to the  TF-5, the next highest…
 
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  • Man “tried to coerce young girl”

    TenerifeNews
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    A man has been arrested on Fuerteventura on suspicion of trying to lure young people into prostitution. The police were called after the man approached a young person as they were leaving their home and apparently offered her money for sex. It is alleged that the 23-year-old man had previously tried to coerce the intended victim into prostitution via the internet and that the same [...]
  • Spectacular productions to be unveleided at Arona Summer Festival

    TenerifeNews
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Organisers of the 2014 Arona Summer Festival on August 16th believe this year’s arrangements will consolidate it as one of the best electronic music events in Spain. Steve Angello, Armin Van Buuren, Sander Vam Doorn and Showtek are all part of the top line-up set to attract a massive crowd to the Antonio Dominguez Olympic Stadium in Playa de las Americas. This will be the [...]
  • “Cat” restored after senseless vandalism act

    TenerifeNews
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    An unusual monument of a cat in abstract form has been restored to its former glory after another attack of vandalism. Staff from a specialist company offered to do the work free of charge so that the public can once again enjoy ‘Monumento al gato’ in the Garcia park in Santa Cruz. The monument has had to be cleaned up on a number of occasions because [...]
  • Farmers worried about rural crime

    TenerifeNews
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Police and the local council have pledged to stamp out an increase in rural crime in Guía de Isora. A number of farmers got together recently to talk to the Mayor, Pedro Martín about the general situation and to express their concerns. Police have confirmed that although burglaries in houses in and around the main residential areas have decreased, there has been a rise in [...]
  • The mystery of those who disappeared under Franco

    TenerifeNews
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    The Canary Government has pledged to “get to the bottom of the truth” over hundreds of people who went missing during the Spanish Civil War and the Franco reign. A special website has been set up to collect information, documents and maps, as well as oral and written testimonies. It has been described as “a form of tribute and recognition to the victims” and a [...]
 
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    Spain | The Guardian

  • Conservationists call for Canary Islands whale sanctuary instead of oil scheme

    Ashifa Kassam in Madrid
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:03 am
    World Wide Fund for Nature launches campaign as Repsol announces that exploratory drilling could start in OctoberMonths before oil exploration is slated to begin in the Canary Islands, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is calling on the Spanish government to abandon the search for oil and instead create a sanctuary for whales and dolphins in the region.The waters off the islands of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura are home to nearly a third of the world's cetacean species. "We're talking about an area that's Europe's richest when it comes to whales and one of the top in the world,"…
  • Glasgow's coffees have more kick than those in Italy and Spain

    Haroon Siddique
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:24 am
    Researchers found one Glasgow cafe serving drink with 212mg of caffeine above the advised daily limit for pregnant womenCoffees served in Glasgow have more caffeine than brews tested in Italy and Spain, according to a small study of drinks on sale in cafes.In one Glasgow cafe, there was 212mg of caffeine in an espresso above the recommended daily limit for pregnant women, which is 200mg in the UK. The study's authors say the variation in caffeine levels means information should be made readily available to consumers on bean variety and caffeine content and that there should be guidelines for…
  • Colombian drug lord El Ratón arrested in Spain

    Stephen Burgen in Barcelona
    20 Jul 2014 | 10:18 am
    Hernán Alonso Villa, aka The Mouse, is linked to 400 murders and faces smuggling, extortion and people trafficking chargesSpanish police have arrested one of Colombia's most wanted drug cartel enforcers who is linked to 400 murders.Hernán Alonso Villa, better known as El Ratón (The Mouse), was stopped en route to one of his safe houses in the south-eastern province of Alicante carrying 40,000 (£31,660) in cash which, according to police, came from drug running and assassinations. He was later transferred to Madrid pending extradition to Colombia. Continue reading...
  • Eyewitness: Fuente de Piedra, Spain

    Guardian Staff
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:02 am
    Photographs from the Guardian Eyewitness series Continue reading...
  • World in a week: leading HIV researchers amongst MH17 dead

    Tahmeena Bax
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:15 am
    14-18 July: Catch up with all the development-related news you may have missed this weekThe UN security council who voted to deliver aid to rebel held areas in Syria, to get food to 1.3 million Syrians. Continue reading...
 
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    Almerimar Life » Living In Spain

  • Almerimar Weekly Snippets

    Chris Marshall
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Police on roundabout by vets 11:51:33, 2014-07-17 Humidity is back these last few days. Going to be a hot summer folks. 08:37:54, 2014-07-17 This year's concerts in the Castle. http://t.co/xdLeltXylf 08:36:40, 2014-07-17 Fireworks make more sense at night but really are they worth it? http://t.co/p1vhdJkpAH 22:22:00, 2014-07-16 Lot of banging the old virgin tonight. What is point of fireworks when bright sunshine? http://t.co/RIhWCzf790 20:49:40, 2014-07-16 New bollards in road as you enter the Square. Nobody going to drive into those then! http://t.co/ph1Zdw3ONf 16:40:06, 2014-07-16…
  • Almerimar Weekly Snippets

    Chris Marshall
    10 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    La Costa to take over the catering franchise at Playa Serena golf in Roquetas de Mar? 18:44:54, 2014-07-10 Down load almerifun app for more upto date info on what's happening in almerimar 18:19:15, 2014-07-10 "Airport security: budget airlines 'not imposing new checks'" http://t.co/7SFz5SsrFp 07:12:58, 2014-07-10 Wind has dropped and it has become summer for sure. Still not as humid as previous years. 07:06:11, 2014-07-10 12th July is get on your bike day here in Almerimar 19:32:27, 2014-07-09 Beach between Guardia Viejas and Balerma very busy. 19:58:21, 2014-07-08…
  • Almerimar Weekly Snippets

    Chris Marshall
    3 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Malaga to Almeria New sections opening schedule http://t.co/l8dwHDjL97 21:05:03, 2014-07-03 August 2014 Events http://t.co/EUp4xl3orS 21:03:54, 2014-07-03 Wind dropping after couple windy days. 21:01:30, 2014-07-03 Scamming gas inspectors back? 21:00:52, 2014-07-03 "Europe's next roaming charge cut comes into force on July 1st" http://t.co/q23KuJrl8A 05:44:37, 2014-07-01 48 Hour Sport Event 4th to 6th July 05:43:18, 2014-07-01 14th July 10pm Red Cross Event in The Square 05:38:14, 2014-07-01 New motorway sections save 10 mins on Malaga drive. No services. 12:23:44, 2014-06-28…
  • Almerimar Weekly Snippets

    Chris Marshall
    26 Jun 2014 | 2:00 am
    More life guards, more facilities, but no sign of the promised dog beach! http://t.co/9lKcaXBi16 21:55:05, 2014-06-26 220 activities planned for the summer and they say will advertise them better http://t.co/eKuRIEUerM 21:51:08, 2014-06-26 Pleasant enough morning 07:58:30, 2014-06-26 And here comes the wind again. Blowing hard again 16:21:18, 2014-06-25 Wind has dropped but still blowing fairly hard and not exactly warm out first thing. 08:20:27, 2014-06-25 Wind has picked up again, but the storm they having up north hasnt arrived but dont forget …. significant improved quality from…
  • Almerimar Night Life

    Chris Marshall
    22 Jun 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Had one of my increasingly rare late nights out in Almerimar this weekend, and although it has been a long (long) time it was noticeable how (in a refreshing way) pretty much nothing had changed! Dinner on the beach at 10pm, left the restaurant just after midnight and walked along a very windy (and chilly) beach to the square. Milenio had their usual late night crowd, but by far the most popular place was the Fosil Cocktail Bar which is open again, but as far as I could tell exactly the same as before. Wandered through Darsena 2 past Bayven Almerimar which flattered to deceive: looked and…
 
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    Catalonia Travel Blog

  • Hungary’s foreign policy: Between Brussels and Russia

    23 Jul 2014 | 3:16 am
    VIKTOR ORBAN is not used to losing. His right-wing Fidesz party won a two-thirds majority in April’s election, repeating its 2010 triumph. Yet alone (except for Britain’s David Cameron), he refused to back Luxembourg’s Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the European Commission. Hungary voted against Mr Juncker to send a “powerful signal” against “surreptitious” changes […]
  • Europe’s top jobs: Indecision time

    21 Jul 2014 | 4:14 am
    MATTEO RENZI summed it up best. The Italian prime minister suggested that “they just had to send an SMS and we could have saved the cost of the official flight. In any case, it was a nice opportunity to meet and wish Angela Merkel a happy birthday.” Indeed, European Union leaders in Brussels toasted the […]
  • Air disaster puts spotlight on French warship for Russia

    20 Jul 2014 | 4:43 am
    France risks “international ridicule” if it delivers a warship to Russia despite the Malaysian Airlines disaster, but its intentions remain unchanged. News from EUobserver
  • Italy’s judicial system: Justice denied?

    19 Jul 2014 | 5:11 am
    FOR a small firm just breaking into foreign markets, it was a big deal: one of Italy’s cities wanted a new leisure facility. Then political power shifted and the new council scrapped the project, without any compensation for losses running to around €100,000 ($ 140,000). The firm’s bosses turned to their Italian lawyer, who advised […]
  • Charlemagne: Hail Helvetia

    18 Jul 2014 | 5:40 am
    THE euro crisis has recreated a rift between a Germanic north and a Latin south that decades of integration tried to efface. Economists and political scientists puzzle over its persistence. Some point to patterns of industrialisation, of literacy or even of Catholic and Protestant attitudes to sin and redemption. Whatever the roots, the euro has […]
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    Lloret de Mar Stuff

  • A day at Estartit

    Jackie
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:27 pm
    If you have the benefit of a hire car for your holiday in Lloret de Mar and you want to explore more of the fantastic Costa Brava coastline then Estartit should be added to your 'to do list!'From Lloret it's a pleasant 1hr drive up the coast to reach the resort which is located at the southern end of the Bay of Roses. These photos from our visit show the Medas Islands just offshore which are very popular with divers and snorkelers owing to the varied marine life living out there around the rocks.Sports lovers are well catered for at Estartit with boating, fishing, cycling, water skiing, para…
  • Free Entrance to Lloret Attractions

    Jackie
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:55 am
    As part of the current Santa Cristina celebrations some of the most popular attractions will have an free open day this coming Thursday 24th July. Santa Clotilde Gardens, Sant Joan Tower, Can Saragossa and the Museum del Mar on the seafront are the places you can visit for free.Sant Joan Tower is open 10am - 1pm and 5pm - 7pm.Santa Clotilde Gardens  10am -7pmCan Saragossa 10am - 1.30pmMuseum del Mar 10am - 1pm & 4pm - 7pmSant Joan TowerSanta Clotilde Gardens
  • Antiques Fair in Lloret

    Jackie
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:53 am
     Well, the Antiques Fair in Lloret today was a very disappointing affair! In total there were only about another 4-5 stalls part from the ones here in the photo....very different to last year when there was a double row almost stretching from the town hall to the museum! The weather forecast may have put some people off but it didnt stop anyone from visiting the beach! The sky was looking very stormy first thing but it soon cleared in the afternoon and lasted until early evening when the heavens opened and the storm came!
  • Lloret Clon Festival 2014

    Jackie
    19 Jul 2014 | 3:32 am
     The Bruce Springsteen tribute band 'Manel Fuentes & The Springs Team' were the first act  for this years Clon Festival and what a great show they put on! We were there last night (Fri 18th July) for the start at 10.30pm and as usual managed to get right to the front of the stage where we could get some real close up shots of the band, just a few of which are here on this page but more can be seen here > Lloret de Mar Clon Festival
  • Lloret de Mar July events

    Jackie
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:39 am
    This weekend there will be another chance to see the 'Giants' as they are parading around the streets of Lloret. Its estimated there will  about 25 Giants from various towns taking part in this weekends event. Llorets giants will be leaving the Maritime Museum at 7pm this evening and make their way through Lloret's shopping area, and tomorrow Saturday 19th they will be out and about again in Placa Dr Adler in the centre of Lloret ending with a 'party' at 7pm in front of the Town Hall.
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    Spanish Teaching

  • On The Hunt For Typos

    Lauris
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    I love to laugh especially if it’s a pierna suelta. If that's the case then trying to define the happiness I express through laughter is very difficult but the joy is clearly visible. I like bad jokes (and good ones too, of course), absurd and surreal comedies. In fact, one of my favorite movies is Amanece, Que no es Poco (To See the Dawn is Enough). This is probably the best movie of absurd humor—but intelligently made—that has ever been produced in Spain.You may have seen the Goya painting of La Letra Con Sangre Entra which shows a teacher administering corporal punishment to a poor…
  • The Spanish Wishing Tree

    Lauris
    9 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Once students move on from level B1 to B2, the task of working with them on the present subjunctive, the imperative (both positive and negative) and the different pragmatic options that are available to the speaker begins to occur. This grammatical content usually includes suggestions, wishes and advice. To convert all of these notions into language abilities we need an activity that can be fun and engaging for the student.Thanks to my colleague Sandra, the activity that I will present to you was inspired by her. I must say, in honor of Sandra, that not only does she have an amazing command…
  • Spanish Level Evaluation

    Lauris
    2 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Evaluating the Language Competency LevelOne of the most arduous tasks that the ELE Spanish teacher takes on is that of correctly evaluating the language competency level of those new students that enter the classroom. Of course, in the majority of ELE language schools a level test is given when these new students arrive. But these tests are normally geared towards determining ones knowledge and understanding of grammar while questions based on vocabulary (which are always subjective and vary depending on the location of the learning center as well as the origin of the student) are normally…
  • Descriptions in Spanish

    Lauris
    25 Jun 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The Great Inventions of TBOI have always been fascinated by Rube Goldberg’s machines, those complicated and imaginative gadgets that, when interconnected, produce a succession of actions that are fun, extraordinary and, at times, very complicated, culminating in a final effect that is more often than not surprising and entertaining. The attraction that I feel towards this type of useless machine -  those that are attractive to the kinesthetic and creative mind - probably stems back to my childhood, where I read the illustrated magazine, TBO, which is now used to refer to comics in…
  • Mafalda & Friends Role Play

    Lauris
    18 Jun 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A few weeks ago I wrote about Quino, one of the most important cartoonists in the Spanish-speaking world, and how he was named one of the Prince of Asturias Award winners this year. Don Joaquin Lavado, Quino's full name, is recognized internationally for being the "father" of that little girl who this year will celebrate 50 years in print. Incredibly, Mafalda retains the freshness and intelligence that has always characterized her in the cartoon strip of the same name.The Mafalda Comic in the ClassroomAs a loyal follower of this comic which is famous for its irony, tenderness and deep…
 
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    Barcepundit (English edition)

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    José M. Guardia
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    UGLY INDEED: The 7 Ugliest Government Buildings In Washington, D.C..
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    José M. Guardia
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    NOT BAD: 5 NYC Apartments That Rent For More Than $100,000. A month.
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    José M. Guardia
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:20 am
    MALAYSIA AIRLINES CRASH: World demands answers from Russia after plane's destruction.UPDATE. Jane's: MH017 mostly likely downed by Russian-backed separatists.
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    José M. Guardia
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:29 am
    WELL ARGUMENTED: We Don't Need a Corporate Income Tax, by Megan McArdle. Keynesians and social-Democrats, read it thoroughly before you jump to criticising the piece, you'll see how you can understand it even if you don't agree with it.
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    José M. Guardia
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    ALLISON KAPLAN SOMMER: The only way Israelis can win the PR battle: Die more.UPDATE. It seems the've now put it behind the paywall, sorry…
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    TICbeat » Innovación

  • El calamar cambiará la relación del cuerpo humano y los implantes

    Rafael Claudín
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Hasta el más inocuo de los implantes puede tener problemas para ser aceptado por el cuerpo humano. Quizá sea el motivo por el que los cyborgs aún no sean una realidad, por más que lo intentamos. Pues bien, el secreto de la aceptación de componentes electrónicos por parte de tejidos vivos podría residir en los calamares, en concreto en los calamares lápiz, en concreto en una proteína que poseen llamada reflectina. Como explica PopSci, uno de los principales obstáculos que tienen los implantes electrónicos es que envían la información a través de electrones cargados negativamente,…
  • 9 de cada 10 españoles no desconectan del móvil en vacaciones, según estudio

    TICbeat
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    El 93,2% de los españoles ya no apaga el teléfono móvil ni en vacaciones, según una encuesta realizada por la compañía española de electrónica de consumo BQ. Aunque los usos de éste no solo tienen que ver con el trabajo y la disponibilidad. Los smartphones parecen haberse vuelto unos compañeros de viaje ineludibles, cuyas funciones van mucho más allá de las del teléfono: el 74,8% de los consultados han declarado que lo utilizan como cámara de fotos, mientras que el 53,6% aprovecha sus funciones de GPS. Un 30% lo emplea como guía de viajes y un 26% como radio. Además, la…
  • Fujitsu destinará 2.000 millones de dólares a reforzar su estrategia en la nube

    TICbeat
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    Cada vez son más numerosos los proveedores de TI que apuestan por completo por la nube, una tendencia que parece imparable en el mercado. La última en anunciar una fuerte inversión para posicionarse con mayor fuerza en el mundo de cloud computing es la multinacional japonesa Fujitsu, que destinará unos 2.000 millones de dólares para impulsar su estrategia en este terreno entre 2014 y 2016. Así lo anunciaba hoy la compañía en un comunicado en el que afirma que su plan de crecimiento pasa por “construir una de las más importantes estrategias en la nube, gracias a sus servicios IaaS,…
  • Microsoft desvela un crecimiento frenado por la compra de Nokia

    Mihaela Marín
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:07 am
    Los datos publicados en el último informe con el que Microsoft cierra el año fiscal 2014 indican un crecimiento reducido que no ha podido superar un beneficio neto de 0,96%. Para la compañía de Satya Nadella los resultados finales al cabo del cuarto trimestre muestran una cifra de ingresos totales de 86.833 millones de dólares y un beneficio de 2,63 dólares por acción. La compañía tecnológica equilibró la situación al final del último trimestre cuando registró unos ingresos de 23.382 millones de dólares y un beneficio por acción de 0,55 dólares. Estos datos indican una subida…
  • Google quiso comprar Spotify, según el Wall Street Journal

    TICbeat
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Los rumores acerca del supuesto interés de Google por montar su propio servicio de suscripción musical se escuchan desde hace tiempo. El Wall Street Journal acaba de publicar que, a finales de 2013, el gigante de Internet intentó comprar el servicio de streaming Spotify. Y si la operación no se completó entonces fue, según la fuente citada por el rotativo estadounidense, porque, entre otras razones, el precio que pedía la compañía sueca era demasiado alto. Spotify está valorado en 4.000 millones de dólares, pero habría exigido al gigante de Internet un precio por encima de los…
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    Spanish Property News

  • Services Sector Turnover Rose 2.1% in May Accelerating Job Creation

    Diane Harris
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    The services sector in Spain recorded an increase in turnover of 2.1% in May, compared to the same month of 2013, thus accumulating nine consecutive months of year-on-year increases, according to provisional data published last week by the National Statistics Institute. The year-on-year increase registered in May is two tenths higher than the April increase, […]
  • Spanish Construction Sector Fastest Growing in Europe

    Pieter
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    According to data from the EU statistics office, Eurostat, the Spanish construction sector is once again looking buoyant, as the production in this sector registered an increase of 42.4% year-on-year in May, the highest percentage in Europe. This percentage is well above the increases registered for the eurozone (3.5%) and for the whole of the […]
  • Rajoy Reiterates Success of Structural Reforms and Commitment to SMEs

    Leigh
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Speaking at an event organised by the Chambers of Commerce of Andalusia, the President of the Spanish Government, Mariano Rajoy, maintained that the fiscal consolidation and structural reform policies implemented by the Government, together with the strengths of the Spanish economy, have enabled Spain to return to growth and job creation. Rajoy stressed that, following […]
  • 70% of Homes Bought in Spain are Without a Mortgage

    Alan
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    According to the Spanish Real Estate Situation report published by independent property value experts, Euroval, only 30% of the homes currently purchased in Spain are made with a mortgage, and 70% are financed without a mortgage or paid in cash, which is quite a contrast with the data which recorded that 65% of the home […]
  • Number of Unemployed Not Looking for Work Rose to 5% in 2013

    Leigh
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    The number of unemployed in Spain who, discouraged by the lack of economic expectations, gave up actively searching for a job, increased in 2013 to 5%, which is 1.7 percentage points higher than at the start of the crisis, according to an analysis prepared by the Institute of Economic Studies based on data from Eurostat. […]
 
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    The Spain Scoop | Traveling in Spain / Stay in Spain | Blogs About Spain | Spain Festivals | Culture Spain

  • Whistle While You Walk: Hiking On La Gomera Island, Spain

    admin
    12 Jul 2014 | 1:31 am
    Farms and terraces around Alojera By Linda Wainwright I arrived in La Gomera in October, eager to walk but unfit, and looking at the guides I’d bought, my heart sank, and I understood why I saw so many folk sitting, weary, by the roadside. There were scarcely any “easy” routes. The island is a tangle of walking routes first trodden by the island’s original inhabitants, the Guanche. After the Guanche, the routes were extended by the early settlers of the 15th century, when communications between the steep hillsides and valleys was challenging. So difficult was travel and communication…
  • Now On KOBO! The Guidebook For Your Next Trip To Barcelona, Spain

    admin
    4 Jul 2014 | 11:45 pm
    Now out on KOBO! Eat Guides: Barcelona As many of you know, we launched Eat Guides: Barcelona in May 2014. The guidebook was just out on Amazon (Kindle) and Sellfy.com (paper and PDF)…until now. We’ve just added one more eReader option: Kobo! If you have a Kobo, or a Kobo app on your phone or tablet, make sure to take a gander at Eat Guides here:http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/eat-guides-barcelona The guidebook is the same price on all eReaders: $4.99 (though this will vary if your currency is not USD). We’ve been getting some great feedback on Eat Guides, and would…
  • Donkeys, Sheep, And A Falcon – Arcos de la Frontera

    admin
    20 Jun 2014 | 11:51 pm
      The biggies in Spain get most of the action: Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, etc.  For sweet sensations of tastes, time, and tamed donkeys, poke around the white villages located in Southern Spain. Our guest expert, Chelsea Alventosa, walks us through Arcos de la Frontera. By Chelsea Alventos Dabbled through the mountainous countryside of southern Spain, are towns with stark, white rectangular buildings.  Perched on cliffs along the winding roads of Andalucía, they are called  pueblos blancos (white villages). Visitors typically frequent the larger, better known towns such as…
  • Eating Up to Cool Down: Three Summer Recipes for Spanish Dishes

    admin
    14 Jun 2014 | 4:35 am
    Eating ice cream in Seville Want to cook like a local from Southern Spain? Cat Gaa, our wrtier based in Seville, has some tasty recipies for cooling off this summer. By Cat Gaa When the temperatures begin to rise in Spain, citizens in its major cities run for the hills or the beaches or their air-conditioned flats, leaving metropolitan hubs looking like a post-apocalyptic scene. With summer temperatures reaching 100° or more in the south and landlocked interior, Spanish cuisine becomes lighter and fresher to help combat heatstroke. Gazpacho This cold, tomato-based soup is ubiquitous with…
  • Get Your Copy! Eat Guides: Barcelona Is Here – Woot!

    admin
    25 May 2014 | 11:11 am
    Get Eat Guides: Barcelona on your e-reader By Regina Winkle-Bryan Wow, publishing a book takes a really long time. We’ve learned a lot creating Eat Guides: Barcelona, our first of the Eat Guides series in Spain. Blood (paper cuts), sweat, and tears….and many good meals later, Eat Guides is ready to zip into your Kindles courtesy of Amazon! Buy the guidebook here: Amazon   Don’t have a Kindle? Like to feel paper between your fingers? Me too sometimes. Try the PDF version of Eat Guides: Barcelona, which you can buy here on Sellfy.com and then print. You can print it all, or print…
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    Ronda, the City of Dreams in Andalusia, Southern Spain

  • Costa del Sol Day Trips to Ronda

    Ronda Today
    3 Jul 2014 | 8:40 am
    Staying in the Costa del Sol? Why not plan a short trip to Ronda, the soul of Andalucía, and as little as 45 minutes away. See the bullring, Puente Nuevo, Mondragon Palace and the Arab Baths.
  • Getting to Ronda using tour guide companies

    Ronda Today
    3 Jul 2014 | 2:05 am
    Many people arrive in Ronda by train or bus but there is another option. You can also use one of the many tour guide companies across Spain but because finding the right one can sometimes be difficult we have found the best place to find trips to Ronda is at Viator.com. In fact, with this […]
  • Puente Nuevo Interpretation Museum

    Ronda Today
    11 Jun 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Puente Nuevo (new bridge) museum and lookout, one of the highlights of visiting Ronda, and one of Spain's most photographed manmade landmarks.
  • Ronda Train Timetables

    Ronda Today
    30 May 2014 | 1:00 am
    Train timetable from Ronda to major centres in Andalucia. The line runs from Algeciras to Granada with all other services requiring a change at Bobadilla.
  • An Excursion to the Genal River and Genalguacil

    Ronda Today
    22 May 2014 | 2:00 am
    A great half day excursion to Genalguacil, one of the gems of the Serranía de Ronda, and a very attractive pueblo blanco famous for being an open air gallery.
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    Spanish News

  • Small Tornado On The Beach In Huelva Causes Panic [VIDEO]

    Maria Sullivan
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:32 am
    At around 3 pm on Sunday afternoon a small tornado surprised people on La Bota beach in Huelva. The wind lifted everything in its way into the air, including chairs and umbrellas. The phenomenon is known as a ‘dust devil’, and is a spiral airflow caused by rising warm air masses from the surface. According […]
  • Barcelona To Tackle Dog Walkers: Get a License Or Receive a Fine

    Maria Sullivan
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:28 pm
    The Catalan capital is set to unleash a new law that will force dog owners to get a license or face fines up to €600. From October, dog owners will be required to obtain a “civic license” before letting their pets walk around without a leash within one of Barcelona’s 103 designated dog parks. An […]
  • Mallorca Mansion Where Lady Diana Summered, Up For Sale At €38 Million

    Maria Sullivan
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:29 am
    The ‘Castillo Mallorca’ is up for sale at a cool €38 million Euros, making it the most expensive private property on the island of Mallorca. The mansion was where Lady Diana stayed when she visited Mallorca before marrying Prince Charles. Located on its own private peninsula, the property comes with its own cave and a […]
  • Barcelona Slaps Fine On Airbnb And Considers Taking Action To Ban Access To The Site

    Maria Sullivan
    8 Jul 2014 | 1:47 am
    Barcelona’s Generalitat has fined the holiday rental site Airbnb €30,000€ after detecting that the site displayed advertising for more than 11,000 ‘irregular’ properties that are not registered with the government as official tourist accommodation. Launched in 2008, the site Airbnb is one of the most popular travel sites for holiday accommodation and short stays with […]
  • Near Miss Plane Collision At Barcelona Airport Caught On Tape

    Ana Pozuelo
    7 Jul 2014 | 2:40 am
    A flight enthusiast was witness to a near miss plane collision at Barcelona’s El Prat airport on Sunday evening. The footage shows a Boeing 767-300 from UTair making its approach and preparing to land. Just before touching down an Airbus A340-300 from Aeorolineas Argentinas taxis across the landing path. The Russian pilot was able to […]
 
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  • Expat Interview: Paul Read

    Sheila
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Expat Interview: Paul Read Paul Read, a.k.a. the Gazpacho Monk, is a British expat who has been living in Spain for nearly 20 years. He has just launched a podcast series about Spain which you can download from his website. He also recently published a book about Spain called “Inside the Tortilla” which he says […]
  • Expat Interview: Ali Meehan

    Sheila
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Expat Interview: Ali Meehan This month, Cheap in Madrid is talking to British Expat Ali Meehan, founder of Costa Women, a social and business networking community for women living in Spain. This community, which brings together expats and locals for social and professional activities, recently won Telegraph’s Best of British Social Club award. CiM: Where are […]
  • Expat Interview: Cecilia Avanceña

    Sheila
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Expat Interview: Cecilia Avanceña Expat Cecilia Avanceña came to Spain in 1987 on a scholarship from the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This native of the Philippines translates Spanish, French, German, English and Tagalog. She is also an artist, with a PhD in Sculpture. You can learn more about her work here. CiM:  Why and […]
  • Expat Interview: Mary Margaret O´Hara

    Sheila
    13 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Expat Interview: Mary Margaret O´Hara This month, the Cheap in Madrid Blog (CiM) is talking to American expat Mary Margaret O’Hara. This native of New York recently formed a translation team called Lively Words Translations, where she works alongside three other translators. CiM: Why and when did you move to Spain? MM: I first moved […]
  • 8 Essential & Free Smartphone Apps for Madrid

    Sarah
    17 Jun 2014 | 11:08 pm
    8 Essential & Free Smartphone Apps for Madrid Surely more than once you’ve been desperate to find a taxi and  without the number to request one. There have also been occasions when you’ve also felt cheated by the cost of a taxi trip,right? This same problem was resolved by three young Spanish entrepreneurs in the […]
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    Houses for Sale in Spain

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

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

    Houses For Sale In Spain
    26 Jun 2014 | 7:02 am
    Valencia's beach to the North of the Port is divided into three areas; the Cabanyal, the Malvarrosa and the Patacona (For purposes of this article we divide it into four). However it really is just one long and very sandy beach with an excellent promenade that you will find people skating, cycling and jogging up and down every day all year round. The beach area is not overdeveloped as great measures have been taken to make sure that there was no massive property development that could spoil the feel of the area. However this has meant that for many years it was ignored. Now things are…
  • 10 Mad Reasons For Not Buying A Property In Spain

    Houses For Sale In Spain
    17 Jun 2014 | 11:53 pm
    Over the years we have had a load of excuses for not buying a Spanish Property. Some of them are fair enough, some of them are rather strange and some of them are on the cusp of a deranged mind working overtime. I really don't mind if somebody doesn't want to buy a property, as long as they are honest. After all I try to be honest in the descriptions, my opinions and the properties we offer. But please don't BS me. So here in no particular order are the top ten mad reasons for not going through with a purchase of a Spanish Property. Over the years we have heard all of them and no doubt we…
  • When a Tweet Just About Sums It Up. Bargain Beach Property in Valencia

    Houses For Sale In Spain
    22 May 2014 | 8:43 am
    How good value are the properties down by the Malvarrosa beach in Valencia? Sometimes there is huge value in certain properties that while not being visually stunning will provide one of two things for you: 1) An excellent rental return 2) A great lock up and leave bolthole for your property abroad in a vibrant city.
  • 10 Things You Should Be Doing Every Day In Spain

    Houses For Sale In Spain
    13 May 2014 | 7:00 am
    On my personal site www.grahamhunt.co we recently posted a blog about ten things you should be doing every day in Spain. You can see it at the link. However we have also recorded it using Auphonic, loaded it onto our Soundcloud page and placed it into Youtube too. You can also listen to it below. So if you prefer listening to reading then take a listen below and take to heart the ten things you should be doing every day in Spain.
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    Homage to BCN

  • A Miniature Look at the Catalan Province of Girona

    Rob (H2BCN)
    9 Jul 2014 | 9:29 am
    Read 'A Miniature Look at the Catalan Province of Girona' in all it's glory on the Homage to BCN website There are some fantastic young film-makers out there. But Pau García Laita is one of my favourites. I can watch his tilt-shift short films again and again and see something new every time. This time the subject is the province of Girona. Go full screen, watch and enjoy. The background behind the film and a list of locations in the video are below. On May 2014 the Catalan Tourist Board organized a social media action in which 5 different artists were invited to spend a week through a…
  • Michelle’s Perfect Day in Barcelona (with oil)

    Michelle Fàbregas
    10 Jun 2014 | 4:16 am
    Read 'Michelle’s Perfect Day in Barcelona (with oil)' in all it's glory on the Homage to BCN website When I first read this I thought, ‘way too promotional, this is going back’. But once I’d read it a couple of times I liked the ideas Michelle was giving for her oils, and oil pulling I had never heard of! And they are based in Barcelona after all. So I thought it ok to let this one slide. I hope you agree. “As my dogs, Hipopótamo and Pingüina, scratch and nuzzle to awaken me from my deep slumber, I start to feel the warm, Spanish sun on my face. ‘I should…
  • BCN Type

    Rob (H2BCN)
    10 Apr 2014 | 1:43 am
    Read 'BCN Type' in all it's glory on the Homage to BCN website BCN Type in progress I know, you’re wondering whether this has turned into a site about type after last weeks Barcelona font post. But this one I couldn’t resist. From the hand of German born, but Spanish influenced, Simón Prades, comes BCN Type. Grungy, futuristic lettering inspired by Barcelona’s famous grid system. Simon says about the project: I wanted to combine 3 things I really love in this project: architectural drawing, typography and the city of Barcelona (which is the hometown of my ancestors). The…
  • A Barcelona Font

    Rob (H2BCN)
    5 Apr 2014 | 1:09 am
    Read 'A Barcelona Font' in all it's glory on the Homage to BCN website This is a bit of a geeky post but what the hell. I love Barcelona. And I love typography. So what better than a Barcelona font! It’s not really a font as such but one that’s certainly in the same vein as the classic dingbat font, Microsoft’s Wingdings. A collection of little images related to Barcelona that you can download for free and use in any project you wish. There’s even a little caga tió! I hope you find a use for them. Barcelona city icons compiled and vectorized by WOODCUTTER Liked this…
  • 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Barcelona [Infographic]

    Rob (H2BCN)
    2 Apr 2014 | 3:14 am
    Read '10 Things You Didn’t Know About Barcelona [Infographic]' in all it's glory on the Homage to BCN website I came across this great infographic the other day from the guys at Apartment Barcelona. Unlike most of these kind of things there was actually some stuff I didn’t know! So I thought I’d share it. Did you know about all these things? 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Barcelona [Infographic]Source: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Barcelona. Liked this post? I would very much appreciate you sharing it with your friends via the website :) Share: 10 Things You Didn’t…
 
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    Real Estate News - Marbella, Spain

  • Costa del Sol leading the way for Property Recovery

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

    marbellaforsalespain
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:39 am
    AWARD WINNING UK property developer Taylor Wimpey is launching a fresh £10 million project on the Costa del Sol this month. The La Galera development, in Estepona, is going to consist of thirty six luxury homes and is due to be formally launched with an opening on April 30th. Taylor Wimpey has constructed over two, 500 homes in España over the last fifteen years, as well as Los Arqueros Golf, in near  Benahavis. “Estepona is a perfect location for further investment,” stated Ignacio Oslé, regional director in Andalucia. “We want to thank Estepona town hall for their support in…
  • Property sales increased more in Marbella last year than anywhere else in Spain

    marbellaforsalespain
    18 Mar 2014 | 3:00 am
    The property market in Marbella is recovering and the town is now showing signs of being a leader in this sector. This emblematic town on the Costa del Sol ended last year with a total of 3,115 property sales , a figure which is similar to that of 2007, before the bubble burst. In terms of total figures, Marbella is now in a similar position to Malaga city, where the recovery in the property market has failed to take off and the number of sales has fallen for three consecutive years. The results for property transactions last year, which have just been released by the Ministry of Development,…
  • New expat residents association launches in Estepona

    marbellaforsalespain
    18 Mar 2014 | 1:00 am
    AN EXPAT residents association has been launched in Estepona, which will fight the corner of the town’s large number of foreign residents. The Associacion de Residentes Extranjeros de Municipio de Estepona (AREME) will speak on behalf of its members with public institutions, with the aim of improving services and provisions in Estepona. It already boasts one coup, successfully reinstating the local bus service. AREME has been given official approval by the Junta de Andalucia as a non-political and non-profit enterprise. The group has arranged a quarterly meeting with the councillor for…
  • Mini housing boom in Malaga’s ‘Golden Triangle’

    marbellaforsalespain
    17 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
    LUXURY housing in Malaga’s so-called ‘Golden Triangle’ is leading the way in the resurrection of the construction industry. The ‘Golden Triangle’, made up of Marbella, Estepona and Benahavis, is seeing an increase in both the sales of homes and in the construction of luxury housing. During January and February of this year, Marbella Town Hall has seen an increase of 20% in the licences for luxury homes. So far the town hall has authorised licences for 18 new housing projects with a combined worth of over €9million. If construction carries on at this pace, the number of projects…
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    Welcome to our Family Life in Spain

  • Spanish Fast Food: An Oxymoron?

    Lisa Sadleir
    20 Jul 2014 | 1:47 am
    One of the many things we love about living in Spain, is the food  and the importance of family time around the table. If you read our post, Spanish Food For Children, you will see that our children enjoy a wide and varied diet. However, there are times when a bit of Spanish fast food is what... Read more → The post Spanish Fast Food: An Oxymoron? appeared first on Welcome to our Family Life in Spain.
  • Our Top 5 Holiday Activities for Kids in Mijas

    Lisa Sadleir
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:32 am
    As you may know, we currently live in the beautiful Andalucian, whitewashed village of Mijas. It is a popular destination for visitors from all over the world. We decided it was about time to share our Top 5 Holiday Activities for Kids in Mijas. Please keep number 5 quiet though, or we will be in... Read more → The post Our Top 5 Holiday Activities for Kids in Mijas appeared first on Welcome to our Family Life in Spain.
  • Our Book about Moving to Spain with Children

    Lisa Sadleir
    7 Jul 2014 | 11:48 pm
    We are very excited to announce that our book about Moving to Spain with Children is due to be published in September 2014. As well as being available in kindle format, a print edition of Moving to Spain with Children will be published, thanks to UP Publications Ltd. This means that not only will you... Read more → The post Our Book about Moving to Spain with Children appeared first on Welcome to our Family Life in Spain.
  • Our Top 10 Best Family Travel Games

    Lisa Sadleir
    4 Jul 2014 | 4:36 am
    As our children get older, we are travelling more frequently and more further afield. As I’m sure any parent will agree, keeping the children entertained whilst travelling makes it a much smoother ride. For this reason, we have decided to share out Top 10 Best Family Travel Games with you. Whether it is a flight... Read more → The post Our Top 10 Best Family Travel Games appeared first on Welcome to our Family Life in Spain.
  • All About Our Family Holidays in Alicante

    Lisa Sadleir
    1 Jul 2014 | 9:24 am
    We have just returned from our family holidays in Alicante and we wanted to share what we discovered with you. This was an extra bonus week, thanks to Ed’s mum, so it was a bit last minute and not a lot of research was carried out before we went. I (mum) had just returned from... Read more → The post All About Our Family Holidays in Alicante appeared first on Welcome to our Family Life in Spain.
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  • Well done to the Teulada Moraira Council

    4 Jul 2014 | 4:09 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…
  • Oil exploration in spain

    10 Jun 2014 | 9:07 am
    Sadly, Spain is one of Europe’s least energy sufficient nations, having to import some 99% of its gas and oil needs. It’s no wonder then that central government has just given permission for the commencement of oil exploration in the waters between Valencia and the Balearic Islands. This is despite considerable opposition – from regional and provincial government representatives, from local town halls, from environmental groups, from residents associations and from tourism trade associations. These opponents argue that there will be damage to the environment, harm to sea life…
  • Keep your passport safe!

    2 Jun 2014 | 1:17 am
    That’s an obvious thing to do, so why mention it? The matter’s raised since statistics have just revealed that in Spain last year, over 6000 passports were either lost or stolen. Bag theft was the largest cause at 39%. Theft from cars accounted for 20% and pick-pockets helped themselves to 15%. Break-ins of apartments or villas was the lowest cause of passport loss at 14%, but still involved a large number of passports. Then, this statistic is truly amazing. Interpol has a list of 40 million lost or stolen passports on its database Losing a passport abroad, whatever the reason, means a…
  • Why would you want to visit or live in Spain

    25 Apr 2014 | 2:41 am
    There’s sea and sun to entice you……..and all that wonderful wine too. In fact, 15% of the world’s vineyards are in Spain – spread across all of Spain’s autonomous regions. Though the biggest surface area of vineyards is in Castilla-La Mancha, La Rioja boasts the greatest density of planting. At February 2014, Spain was the world’s third largest exporter of wine, behind France and Italy, and the UK and Germany were the top customers. (Spain thanks all you lady and gentlemen inebriates in the UK). Since Spain produces a lot of sherry and brandy, some 61% of its vineyards grow…
  • Spain’s New Traffic Regulations 2014

    30 Mar 2014 | 3:37 am
    This coming July will be the 9th anniversary of the introduction of a points based driving licence here in Spain. Since then, road accidents have dropped by 65%, so no one can be critical of that particular legislation. Now more changes are planned. Recently, the Director General of Traffic (DGT) stated that the purpose of the new proposed changes was to further reduce the number of deaths and accidents on the road. As a consequence, several changes concern vehicle speeds. On some segments, motorway speeds will increase from 120 to 130kph. By contrast, urban speed limits will reduce from 50…
 
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    Panoramic Villas

  • Top 5 Must-Have Smartphone Camera Accessories

    Jess Whittle
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:22 am
    Gone are the days of people buying digital cameras to capture their holiday pics. If you travel to any tourist spot in the world the chances are you will find hundreds of people taking pictures with their smartphones. But what if you want to get even better pictures from your phone? We take a look at the must-have camera accessories for smartphones. Olloclip 4 in 1 Lens – £51.95 This handy pocket-sized gadget is great for those that want to be able to capture great images on their iPhone. The Olloclip lens just clips on top of your iPhone and voila! You are good to go. It has a choice…
  • A Trip to Dubrovnik

    Jess Whittle
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:51 am
    Croatia has steadily been climbing back up the holiday charts as one of the most popular destinations for holidaymakers looking for fantastic beaches, historical cities and beautiful scenery. As part of what was Former Yugoslavia, Croatia was always a hugely popular choice of holiday destination but the war in the 90s meant that tourism in the country dive-bombed until holidaymakers slowly started to return in the early noughties. Eager to find out what all this renewed interest was about I ventured over to Dubrovnik for a 5 night trip and I was not disappointed with what I found… Location…
  • We’re Raising Standards on the Costa del Sol

    Jess Whittle
    15 Jul 2014 | 1:43 am
    At Panoramic Villas we know that there are tens of thousands of holiday villas for you to choose from on the Costa del Sol. That’s why we are constantly trying to persuade our owners to invest and add value and unique rental points to their homes. Yes, of course you want a villa in Spain primarily for the sunshine, the pool and the vino, but we also realise that these days you want more! Villa SP263 with a large wall mounted flat screen TV with satellite channels When you have a really nice large flat screen TV at home you don’t want to watch one half the size in your luxury holiday…
  • Take a Tour of Mijas Pueblo on the Costa del Sol in Spain

    Robert Skupski
    9 Jul 2014 | 8:06 am
    The town of Mijas is a typical “pueblo blanco”, or white village, one of many in the region of Andalusia in southern Spain, but maybe a little more unique than all the others. The Attraction and Location of Mijas Located just above the coastal resort of Fuengirola and the coastal part of the town, Mijas Costa, it feels like another world. Just a few minutes on the bus from the commercialized coast takes you to traditional Spain with all its beauty, at about 450 metres or 1,476 feet above sea level. Here are just some of the attractions of this lovely place, to give you a feel for what…
  • Get UK TV Channels Wherever You Are

    Jess Whittle
    4 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Going on holiday and worried about missing your favourite TV programmes? Wish you could have the same variety of channels and flexibility to watch TV when you want on holiday? You can with a Slingbox!  The Slingbox is the gadget to end all gadgets. For all your favourite TV channels, planner, and box sets at home or abroad… free of charge. Slingbox Works with Your Sky Box or Any Other TV Box A Slingbox will allow you to take complete control of your home Sky box or any other TV box from anywhere in the world. NO further subscriptions needed; you can watch exactly what you want whenever you…
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