Costa Cálida

Costa Calida Spain

Travel southwards along the Spanish coast from the Costa Blanca South, and you’ll come to the Costa Cálida in Murcia, a 250km stretch along the Mediterranean. Reaching from El Mojón (right next to La Torre de la Horadada) on its northern extremity, and to Águilas in the south, it boasts white sands framed by cliffs, […]

Costa Blanca South

Costa Blanca South Spain

The Spanish Southern Costa Blanca is blessed by a climate that escapes both the chilly, damp winters of its northern neighbour the Costa Brava, and the excessive summer heat and humidity of the Costa del Sol, closer to Africa. With a steady sunshine record all year round, it’s heaven if you have health problems such […]

A Quick Guide to 112: the emergency telephone number in Spain

emergency phone number in Spain

In a formal description we could say that “112 is a free emergency telephone number in Spain which offers a 24/7 emergency service to any person located within the country of Spain, regardless of their nationality and legal status”. In my own words: “112 is the phone number you must use in case of any […]

Spanish food: The Mediterranean Diet

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After researching Spanish food, and particularly the Mediterranean Diet, I realised there are three important factors in traditional Spanish gastronomy: climate, shortage and inheritance. Let me briefly explain you my conclusions: • Climate – Certain types of foods are only feasible in areas of moderate temperature. • Shortage – Centuries of war, conflict, and poverty […]

Spanish Towns: San Javier

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Spanish Town: San Javier Location: Southeast Spain, in the province of Murcia, next to San Pedro del Pinatar (San Javier, Murcia – Google Maps) (Promenade along the beach – Santiago de la Ribera, San Javier, Murcia) (You may see the “Patrulla Águila” —Eagle Patrol— in the sky one day) (Boats seem to be there to […]

Spanish Towns: San Pedro del Pinatar

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Spanish Town: San Pedro del Pinatar Location: South east Spain, in the province of Murcia, at the southern edge of the Valencia Region, between the Mediterranean Sea and the Mar Menor. (San Pedro del Pinatar, Murcia – Google Maps) (Little house on the beach… not really sure what it’s for!) (Old windmill) (Promenade + mud […]

Spanish Towns: Torre de la Horadada

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Spanish Town: La Torre de la Horadada Location: South-Eastern Spain (25 minutes away from Torrevieja) along the Mediterranean Sea. (Torre de la Horadada, Alicante – Google Maps) (Beach next to the watchtower) (Another view) (Watchtower) (Club Náutico) SPANISH TOWNS: TORRE DE LA HORADADA Brief History: La Torre de la Horadada (called “La Torre” by the […]

Spanish Towns: Monteagudo Castle

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Spanish Town: Monteagudo Monument’s Name: Monteagudo Castle Location: South-Eastern Spain, in the small town of Monteagudo (Murcia). (Monteagudo, Murcia – Google Maps) (Picture taken by me in November 2013) (A closer view of the castle using the previous picture) (A much closer view – not taken by me) (Monteagudo Castle back view) (Monteagudo Castle side […]

5 wrong “facts” about Spain

Wrong facts about spain

Today I’m going to share with you 5 wrong “facts” about Spain, but before I’d like to tell you why it’s been almost three months without publishing a single article in my blog. Make a guess: a) I’ve been busy doing lots of translations. b) I’ve been busy doing lots of useless things in my […]

Spanish Christmas Lottery

Spanish Christmas Lottery 2013

Wanna be real Spanish? Then, you gotta buy some Spanish Christmas lottery. Now it’s the time. People have already got crazy about it! IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE… SPANISH CHRISTMAS LOTTERY In Spain there’s a big tradition with this particular lottery: the Christmas one, called in Spanish “Lotería de Navidad” (Christmas = Navidad) […]