Costa Blanca Spain: The 2020 Guide

Costa Blanca South Spain

This article is the perfect starting point to discovering Costa Blanca Spain If you are thinking about moving to Spain and settling in the Costa Blanca, at Torrevieja Translation, I have designed the perfect tools and services over the years. But I would like to you read this article… I will let you know at the end […]

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 […]

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 […]

Top 3 mistakes at Spanish hospitals

spanish-hospitals

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 Spain through South African eyes

South African flag in Spain

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 […]