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Return of the Package Holiday
Holidaymakers are turning their backs on independent travel and breathing new life into an old favourite. Oh yes, the package holiday is “back in vogue”.[click to read more]
The 70s were a heyday for package breaks as families jetted off to sunny destinations but the arrival of the internet put an increasing dent in the market as holidaymakers increasingly went online to book their breaks. Quite simply the package holiday was seen as a
Tomato Throwing Tomatina Festival
You’ll have seen it on the tele, it’s one of the craziest Spanish Fiestas ever when thousands upon thousands of people make their way from all corners of the world to take part in the biggest food fight that’s held each year on the last Wednesday of August in the town of Buñol in Valencia.[click to read more]
The signal for the beginning of the fight is the firing of water cannons ... and once
The Day Benidorm’s Taps Ran Dry!Nowadays we take it for granted that when we open a tap we see a stream of water gushing forth ready to fill our bath, bowl or drinking glass. But here in Benidorm that has not always been the case. Back in 1978 the town had experienced a period of incredible rapid growth without a similar increase in vital infrastructure. As a result both tourists and residents experienced “The day the taps ran dry”. [click to read more]
The Next Queen of Scots?
The Duchess of Alba is Spain’s richest woman. She has more than 40 titles and her property portfolio includes castles, palaces, country houses and land across Spain. But the question asked recently is could she be the rightful heir to the throne of an independent Scotland?[click to read more]
What will the bride-to-be think?
Bubble football, zombie boot camps and wrestling schools are all common activities nowadays of the modern Stag Party but still riding high and as popular as ever is the groom-to-be’s last trip abroad alone with his mates, and Benidorm of course continues to be one of the most popular destination choices![click to read more]
King AbdicatesKing Juan Carlos of Spain has announced his decision to abdicate after 39 years on the throne. The 76 year old has suffered several bouts of ill health recently and has decided it is time for his son and heir Prince Felipe to take over, for the good of the Spanish monarchy.
King Juan Carlos has been [click to read more]
New Laws for Drivers, Cyclists ... and PedestrianNew Laws for Drivers, Cyclists ... and Pedestrians!
The Spanish parliament has recently approved an untold number of new traffic regulations which have started to be phased in from May. Here are some of the changes which we feel will be of particular interest to our resident readers.
1: Foreign residents will be obliged to [click to read more]
Benidorm or Bust!What’s the reality?
Recently a group of well meaning Brits took on the 1500 mile challenge from Blackpool to Benidorm under the title of "Benidorm or Bust". Advertised on the web as the chance to do something different, the idea was to acquire an old banger in the UK and to drive it to Benidorm thus raising money for a local charity via [click to read more]
Gary’s Back on the Box!Many readers will recognise Gary Brown aka Miss Jordan Rivers from Benidorm’s famous Rich Bitch show bar. He was also the gay vicar who ‘married’ Madge and Mel on the beach in the Benidorm series and more recently Gary won channel 4’s Come Dine with me in Benidorm. Well now he is back on the box in the [click to read more]
Beach Paaarty!Fancy a Party on the Beach?
It’s the biggest beach party of the year to welcome the start of summer and it takes place every year on June 23rd – the eve of San Juan (Saint John ... yes the Baptist!)
Certain festivals summarize life in Spain, with its love of having a good time in the company of friends and family. This night is one of these events when men, women, young and old hit the beach for a celebration of roaring [click to read more]
Nanny State SpainChildren Legally Obliged to Do Housework
Children will be legally obliged to do housework and respect their school teachers under a new draft law approved by Spanish Parliament.
Yes you heard right, Spanish parents and school teachers may soon have [click to read more]
God Blessed Benidorm!Oh yes He did! God blessed Benidorm with the most amazing weather all over the Easter break which attracted thousands of last minute holidaymakers making this the best Easter in seven years!
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No Room at the Inn
Hotels hung out their ‘no vacancies’ signs and [click to read more]
What An Eyesore!Could there really be an end to the dispute over the “Las Terrazas” building?
Noisy construction work, half finished blocks and eyesore derelict buildings are one of the biggest causes of complaint for British holidaymakers. People simply don’t want to go on holiday and find themselves staying in the middle of what resembles a building site [click to read more]
Beggars BeliefIn the last three years almost one hundred people have been arrested for running human trafficking rings that use children, elderly people and individuals with disabilities to beg on the streets of Spain.
Most of the detainees are Romanian nationals, as are their victims, who are being brought in to Spain by human trafficking rings. In nearly all of the cases the victims were promised well-paid jobs in Spain, but once here they were made to [click to read more]