Renewing your EU driving Licence in Spain: 3 case studies


Must all European Union driving licences be changed to Spanish Licences after the new regulation? Do you have to change your EU licence if you do not have Spanish residency? In the case that the new regulations apply to you, do you need a medical certificate? I鈥檒l answer these three questions and more in this […]

The Ultimate Guide on the NIE Number

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This is the third article of my series Living in Spain. Today I鈥檓 going to explain everything I know about the Spanish NIE number. As a summary, remember that my series Living in Spain consists of 6 articles: The Spanish Triumvirate Padr贸n NIE number Spanish Residency Spanish Visas Spanish Health Card NOTE: Article updated on聽15 […]

The Ultimate Guide on the Padr贸n

What is a Padron

This is the second article of my series Living in Spain, where I鈥檓 going to speak about the well known Spanish 鈥淧adr贸n鈥 which, ironically, most people don鈥檛 seem to know about (I used to be one of them). Remember that my series Living in Spain consists of 6 articles: The Spanish Triumvirate Padr贸n NIE number […]

Living in Spain: The Spanish Triumvirate

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Are you living in Spain? Or perhaps you are thinking about moving to Spain? Do you know the “Spanish Triumvirate”? In ancient Roma, a 鈥渢riumvirate鈥 was a form of committee composed of three people. The Free Dictionary states that: The First Triumvirate was formed in 60 bc by 鈥淐aesar, Crassus, and Pompey鈥. The Second Triumvirate […]

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: 鈥 Climate 鈥 Certain types of foods are only feasible in areas of moderate temperature. 鈥 Shortage 鈥 Centuries of war, conflict, and poverty […]

3 More Tips to Learn Spanish

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I know you want to learn Spanish. It鈥檚 like a dream. Being fluent in Spanish. Conversing with the Spanish like a real native (shouting or not). I was in that same position one day. I had a dream: winning the lottery. I travelled all over the world in my dreams, not worrying of how to […]

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 脕guila” 鈥擡agle Patrol鈥 in the sky one day) (Boats seem to be there to […]

Top 3 mistakes at Spanish hospitals


I did not know much about the Spanish health system before I created Torrevieja Translation back in 2010, and much less about how Spanish hospitals worked. After making some calculations the other day I ended up with the following numbers: With over 3000 appointments with clients as their interpreter to either hospitals or GPs visits鈥. […]