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

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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

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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) […]

How can I improve my Spanish?

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You may have said to yourself many times: “how can I improve my Spanish?”. And perhaps you have tried numerous systems and methods… and you feel that there has been almost no progress. In my opinion, learning a foreign language is not an easy task. It takes tons of patience and dedication, and sometimes a […]

The two extra salaries in Spain

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It’s been two months since I wrote my last article, and today I will blame Denmark and Sweden! Just kidding, these lovely countries have nothing to do with my laziness. I visited both about a month and a half ago: wonderful places with interesting and different life styles in comparison with Spain. I forgot it […]

Life in Spain through Irish eyes

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I was last week in Germany working as an interpreter at an international fair. And guess what it was: cold, cold and more cold! My flight was Alicante-Amsterdam-Cologne. It was like jumping from our Spanish April to December in a few hours. The return trip was the other way around, like travelling from the North […]

Practical safety tips in Spain (Part 1)

Safety tips in Spain

This article is the first one of a series (read Practical Safety Tips in Spain – Part 2). There’s something very interesting that I would like to share with you about basic and practical safety in Spain, but let me tell you this little story first. Last weekend, one of my clients was robbed. He […]

Life in Spain through English eyes

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Lately, I’ve heard a few times that the Spanish residency must be renewed every 5 years. It seems that some local free papers have published some articles talking about that. However, although that is not what I have always heard at the National Police station, is that true? Well, that’s part of my job: doing […]

“Why are we always late in Spain?” is almost here

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I’m glad to announce that my first e-book “Why are we always late in Spain?” has been succesfully finished! Wow, what an interesting and educational task. To obtain the final product, I’ve done a lot of research, typing and proofreading (thanks again for the English proofreading, Jess), although I truly enjoyed it. And now everything […]