Specialists Articles on Life in Spain

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Friday, October 26, 2012
The variety of landscape in Spain as you travel from one region to another never fails to amaze me. From the greenery of the north to the deserts of the south, you’ve got every shade in between...
Cava - The Spanish Champagne
Friday, October 26, 2012
There is something very special about Champagne. Perhaps it’s the bubbles, or popping the cork or even the fact that it’s kept for a celebration. However, it can come rather expensive -...
Friday, October 26, 2012
Do you remember Eldorado? It might have been the worst Soap every recorded, but if you have chosen to make Spain your country as a British expat or even if you are just a visitor, it might still hold...
Cinema in Spain
Friday, October 26, 2012
If you live in or near a major town or city, there should be a cinema within your reach. The difficulty for many non-Spanish residents, is, as you might expect, that the films will be in Spanish. If...
The wild west in Almería
Friday, October 26, 2012
In some parts of Spain, especially during the dry summer months, you could be forgiven for thinking you’d found yourself in a desert. Tumbleweed, cacti and plenty of dry, sand-like earth can...
The 'Dama de Elche' comes home
Friday, October 26, 2012
Everyone recognises how important it is that historical artefacts are preserved and displayed for as many people to see, enjoyed and learn from as possible. But when one is taken out of the country...
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 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...
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