This could save your life while living in Spain

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You don’t feel immortal anymore. Neither do I. Years go by. Life passes swiftly. And it seems even faster in Spain, doesn’t it? We all know at this point that health problems have nothing to do with the country flag you wave, the language you speak, how much money you have in the bank, or […]

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

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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 […]

Renewing your EU driving Licence in Spain: 3 case studies

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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’ll answer these three questions and more in this […]

The 2020 Ultimate Guide on the Padron

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Would you like to know everything about the well-known “padron” certificate in Spain? If yes, this is your article, the ultimate guide Before we start: If you are a non-EU citizen married to an EU citizen then click on Spanish residency for non-EU citizens Are you from the USA? Please read my 2020 guide all about moving to Spain from […]

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 […]

3 More Tips to Learn Spanish

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I know you want to learn Spanish. It’s 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 […]

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”. […]

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 about Spanish wills.  << 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 […]