Top 3 mistakes at Spanish hospitals

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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”. […]

Life in Torrevieja Spain through English eyes (Bristol)

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Welcome back to my series Life in Spain through people’s eyes. The article I’m publishing today is from Wendy Withrington, originally from Bristol (England). Wendy has been living long enough in Torrevieja to know the town very well. But, before we start… Let me tell you something else 😉 TO FIND OR NOT TO FIND… […]

Spanish wills: did you know this?

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 A few days ago, one of my clients sent me an email asking the following question.  << Is it possible for you to give information on the new law coming out in 2014, that states that if our Spanish Will does not include the fact we wish for UK law to be used, it will […]

Life in Spain through South African eyes

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One of the greatest things I’ve experienced living in Torrevieja is the diverse people I’ve met over the years. For this reason I created Life in Spain through people’s eyes. Today I’m going to share Wendy’s story with you and what she has found in Spain. Wendy is the only South African client I’ve had […]

Practical Safety Tips in Spain (Part 2)

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Last year I wrote Practical Safety Tips in Spain (Part 1). Let’s go for “Part 2”… at last WELCOME TO SPAIN I really don’t think Spain is very unsafe. However, if you don’t follow a few basic concepts on personal safety, through common sense and advice like the tips I’m about to give you, I’m […]

Life in Spain through Norwegian Eyes

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Last year I started out with my series Life in Spain through People’s Eyes, which I left aside after two articles. Let’s get back to it! Today I’m going to share the story that my good friend Sverre Galaaen wrote for me last summer (sorry Sverre it has taken so long to publish it). I […]

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 […]

How to learn Spanish: the four pillars

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Believe me, there are no secret formulas or shortcuts on how to learn Spanish. There are only three true facts: 1. The more you practice the better you get. 2. Little practice, little improvement. 3. No practice, no improvement at all. As simple as: 1 + 1 = 2 0 + 0 = 0 I […]

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 […]