Specialists Articles on Life in Spain

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Spanish traffic fines (multas de tráfico)
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Probably everyone has been caught out at some time whilst driving in Spain. Sometimes you know you’ve taken a risk and perhaps allowed your attention to  drift from the speed dial. Other...
The meaning of Ábaco
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Learning another language isn’t easy. There are all those verbs to learn, tenses to navigate, masculine and feminine to commit to memory and many words that sound so similar but one wrong vowel...
The Camino de Santiago
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
There are many wonderful holiday destinations in Spain, and they don’t just involve lying on a beach. A fantastic holiday experience I have had was walking the ´Camino de Santiago...
Spain - rich in cultural heritage
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
When you tell people that you live in Spain or have a house there, their first thought is usually of hot weather and beaches. The Spanish coastline is famous and people from across the world like to...
The trains in Spain
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Spain has a good reputation for the construction of its Spanish high-speed trains. Its AVE are the fastest trains in the world with a speed of up to 300 km/h (186 mph). Spain manufactured the first...
The blanket trip
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The subject of blanket trips in Spain seems to attract very different opinions. For some people these ‘free’ trips with a hidden agenda are something to be avoided. For others they are a...
Improving safety on the roads
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Ideally, every driver should have to have an induction into the main rules operating in their new terrain. In practice this doesn’t happen and foreign drivers find themselves dropped in at the...
Prepare for higher Spanish electricity bills
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
When asked about the cost of living in Spain, most people will reply that in most respects it is cheaper than they are used to in their home country. The cost of food, drinks, even taxes, can be...
Christmas in Spain
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
What does Christmas mean to you? Is it a time to reflect and remember, a time to look forward and plan or a time – just to get over? The yuletide season has a habit of bringing out the best and...
Burst pipes in Spain
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
There’s one story that keeps cropping up every so often in the free paper. The story goes like this. Someone receives a water bill for an extortionate amount of money and hasn’t got a...
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