Power of attorney in Spain: the 2020 guide

Spanish power of attorney

Before you start reading the 2020 power of attorney in Spain guide, here are three useful links for when you read the power of attorney article: EU residency Non-EU residency Moving to Spain: The 2020 guide Can you imagine your beautiful Spanish property? The garden to the right. A swimming pool to the left. A […]

Coronavirus in Spain: The hardest article I’ve ever written

Coronavirus in Spain

“Coronavirus in Spain? Not for us”, most of us thought. “It’s in China, but it won’t get here”, most of us thought. “Coronavirus is now in Italy, but it’s still far away”, most of us thought. Coronavirus finally landed in Spain too. Growing fast in Madrid in the beginning. Spreading to other cities afterwards. Out […]

Thanks for Everything; Without you, Spain Would Not Be Spain

Gracias Spain

You are special. Tourists. Residents living in Spain all year long. Occasional and one-off visitors. Non-residents who spend equal amounts of time between Spain and their country of origin. All of you. No exception. But, don’t get me wrong, this is not that sort of cliché empty slogan: “You-are-special (buy my product)”. Nope. You are […]

7 Reasons Why You’ll Get Mugged by Zombies in Spain

safety in Spain pickpockets

I bet you one Euro, or one Sterling Pound, or one American Dollar, that you are probably thinking: “What the… Zombies in Spain mugging people? Sure, David”. But, hey, these zombies are not like the ones you know from movies. These zombies don’t eat human flesh. These zombies are not stinky, rotten corpses. Zombies in […]

Costa Cálida

Costa Calida Spain

Travel southwards along the Spanish coast from the Costa Blanca South, and you’ll come to the Costa Cálida in Murcia, a 250km stretch along the Mediterranean. Reaching from El Mojón (right next to La Torre de la Horadada) on its northern extremity, and to Águilas in the south, it boasts white sands framed by cliffs, […]

Costa Blanca South

Costa Blanca South Spain

The Spanish Southern Costa Blanca is blessed by a climate that escapes both the chilly, damp winters of its northern neighbour the Costa Brava, and the excessive summer heat and humidity of the Costa del Sol, closer to Africa. With a steady sunshine record all year round, it’s heaven if you have health problems such […]

This could save your life while living in Spain

living in Spain emergency services

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

emergency phone number in Spain

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 […]

Spanish food: The Mediterranean Diet

The mediterranean diet Spanish food

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

learn spanish

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 […]