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Sex-Mad Beer Swilling
Spanish Slugs Invade Britain![clic to read more]
According to The Mirror newspaper a terrifying breed of sex-mad Spanish slugs ar
Common Sense Prevails
A Spanish teenager has taken his mother to court for confiscating his mobile phone![clic to read more]
A Spanish 15-year-old took his mother to court and accused her of
It’s the Annual Gran Hotel Bali Tower Run this May[clic to read more]
Stair lifts be damned! The enthusiasts of this dizzy height sport take their fancy footwork up to the tallest towers in the world. They don’t wait around fo
Alex Polizzi gives Benidorm a BIG ‘thumbs up’!
Alex Polizzi, best known for her role as the Hotel Inspector gave Benidorm a right royal thumbs up in Spectacular Spain on channel 5 ...[clic to read more]
Where to Go After a Tom Jones Concert!!
A Spanish nightclub popular with Brits sparked outrage by offering women free entry, free booze and 100 Euros in cash if they turned up wearing no underwear. ...[clic to read more]
Well Meaning, but Misguided!
Schoolboy swipes grandma’s 10,000€ life savings … and ...[clic to read more]
Don’t Shoot the Messenger!
You would perhaps expect to find the most armed people of Spain in big cities like Madrid or Barcelona, but you’d be wrong! At the moment the most armed people of Spain live in a small country town called ...[clic to read more]
The Story Behind …
… the Aigüera Park and the Julio Iglesias Amphitheatre[clic to read more]
A park may not be the first thing that you look for when you come on holiday to Benidorm but ...
Beat the Baggage Charges!
An amazing coat has been designed to store 15 kilos of airport luggage in a bid to beat baggage queues and to reduce excessive baggage charges ...[clic to read more]
Beware the Euro Coin Twin!
Europe is a surprisingly creative place when it comes to travel scams. Many of the most successful ...[clic to read more]
Who knew that the burning of carpentry’s remains would become a festival attracting thousands of visitors each year?[clic to read more]
It looks like Carnival, but it isn’t. The arrival of ...
Divorce is never an easy procedure. Besides the pain that breaking up involves, it implicates huge bureaucracy, paper work and unpleasant meetings with your ex and the lawyers. Now, there’s a Spanish company “iUrisfy” who has developed an app that digitalizes divorce ...[clic to read more]
Powder to the People!
Each year on the Monday before Shrove Tuesday thousands of revellers quite literally turn the streets of Santa Cruz de la Palma in the Canary Islands into a sea of white as they throw ...[clic to read more]
Beware the Caterpillar Chain Gang!
If you live in Spain or visit in the spring, you might have heard people talking about the processionary caterpillar. This horrible little creature is often ...[clic to read more]
MedPlaya Turns 50
Most hotels don’t make it to their silver anniversary, let alone gold, but this year the MedPlaya hotels are celebrating their 50th anniversary and they’ve a selection of different things planned, not to mention ...[clic to read more]
Tradition of burying a dead fish.
To mark the end of “Carnavales” there is an unusual ceremony called “El Entierro de la Sardina” (literally, the burial of the sardine). People gather to[clic to read more]
Let’s Pa Pa PARTAAAAY!
February is carnival month. It’s the last chance to eat, drink and be merry before the 40 days and 40 nights of Lent. Some of the best-known carnival traditions, including ...[clic to read more]
Odd, bizarre or just cruel
… you decide?[clic to read more]
Every year, the Spanish town of El Puig, north of Valencia celebrates the fiesta of San Pedro Nolasco. This annual festival takes place on the last Sunday in January and features plenty of food, music and dancing. But that’s where the festivities take a dark turn ...
Yet another international celebrity has felt the full force of Spain’s culinary criticism after Hollywood actor Rob Schneider made the rookie mistake of attempting to put his own spin on a Valencian classic paella then posting the picture on Twitter.[clic to read more]
“This is not paella … this is rice with things,” commented ...
The Story Behind … The Cross
Here at the Round Town Times we often get asked about the story behind local landmarks; in the past we’ve talked about the burnt out hotel on the beach front close to the headland … and the two old houses standing proud between skyscrapers on the Levante beach … and now it’s the turn of the cross that sits astride the hill overlooking the city and the story of how it came to be there. So grab a cuppa and here goes …[clic to read more]
Shorter Working Day Imminent
Could the long Spanish working day be capped at 6pm?[clic to read more]
The drawn-out Spanish working day may be about to change now that Spain’s employment minister has announced a real commitm ...