The Definitive Guide on the Padron

What is a Padron

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 2021 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 […]

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)

Safety tips in Spain

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 […]

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 […]