Specialists Articles on Life in Spain

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Spanish roundabouts
Friday, October 26, 2012
For many people used to driving in other countries, the rules and regulations that surround them are a complete mystery. You can feel for years that every time you approach a roundabout in Spain you...
Theme parks in Spain
Friday, October 26, 2012
Spain has accrued, over the years, its own small selection of theme parks. Terra Mitica in Benidorm and Port Aventura in Tarragona are perhaps the best known. It looks like there are plans for them...
Friday, October 26, 2012
It’s a pity we have to resort to animal protection at all. However, the fact remains that wherever you are in the world, there are those who treat animals cruelly. In Spain, thousands of...
Cartagena
Friday, October 26, 2012
There are many interesting and historic cities to visit in Spain. One of the oldest and most beautiful ones is the city of Cartagena. It’s combination of dramatic history and culture mean that...
The autonomous regions of Spain
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
It can be difficult for the newly arrived in Spain to get to grips with the number of different laws and what can seem to be a never-ending battle with bureaucracy here. The arrangements for many...
Taking care of your credit cards in Spain
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The main message is to prevent your credit cards being stolen in Spain in the first place. Take precautions, be vigilant and apply some common sense measures and it is unlikely that you will have...
High Spanish water bills
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Burst water pipes  are a winter-hazard in northern Europe.  But surely we shouldn’t be troubled with the prospect of burst pipes in the heat and humidity of Spain?  Don’t...
Road rage and Spanish roundabouts
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Once of the riskiest aspects of driving in Spain is negotiating Spanish roundabouts. It’s perhaps particularly confusing when the roundabout is on a dual carriageway. What baffles many used to...
The chiringuito in Spain - delays in Orihuela
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
It’s almost a national institution. The chiringuito, or Spanish beach bar, can really make your holiday that extra bit special. Equipped with young, energetic individuals, music into the night...
What to do if your electricity is cut off in Spain
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
We rely so much on our services that when they are cut off it comes as something of a shock. If you lose your electricity in Spain, in particular, you suddenly realise just how much you rely on it....
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