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 love 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)”. […]

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 […]

Driving in Spain: Renewing vs. Exchanging your EU Licence

Driving in Spain

Admit it. You feel frustrated after reading so much contradictory information about driving in Spain, in particular when it comes to exchanging / renewing your EU driving licence. That frustration sounds familiar. I was there before, believe it or not. Even though I’m a native Spaniard, I used to feel like you: cheated, frustrated, and […]

8 Revealing Answers About the Medical Certificate for Driving in Spain

medical-certificate-for- driving-licences-in-spain

Let’s face it: You are afraid of the Spanish driving medical certificate. There is a voice inside your head warning you: “You are not going to pass the examination” it says. “I’m not young or fit enough to pass a medical test anymore”, you think afterwards. And you may also wonder: What does it consist […]

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 […]

9 facts you must know about renewing your EU driving licence in Spain


See? Nothing has happened. The world has not stopped for even a single microsecond after the new regulation on driving licences came into effect in Spain. I know you felt the panic running through your veins. You thought: “My goodness, am I driving on an illegal driving licence?” Or more likely: “Do I need a […]

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

Warning: 200 Euro fine for not renewing your driving licence


I knew this would happen. It was merely a matter of time. Sorry to tell you this: but you will need to renew your licence in order to obtain the required Spanish licence. In addition, as collateral damage, one way or another you will have to pay some money. Now, you have to decide what […]