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This year in Spain has been exceptional. We’ve had so many concerts, fiestas and opportunities to see the best of the best. This year alone I have watched ‘the original’ UB40, Earth Wind and Fire, Kool & the Gang ... the list is endless. It certainly doesn’t stop there though. I met up with the co-ordinator and host, Sammy Kruz, of the next major event to take place, “Benidorm Pride” and it’s getting me so excited I can hardly wait! From the ...[click to read more]
Let Jet2.com Cure Your Homesickness
Paella on the playa, sangria under the stars, afternoon siestas after riotous fiestas - It’s easy to see why so many of us have swapped Blighty for a life in sunny Spain. BUT, in spite of the sun, sea and sangria there are few of us expats immune to a spot of homesickness now and again.[click to read more]
As well as ...
Charge Your Mobile Gratis on Benidorm Beaches!
Visitors to Benidorm´s Levante and Poniente beaches are now able to enjoy the use of a free charging service for both mobile phones and tablets, owing to an agreement between the Town Hall and a private company called cargatodo.es. The company has installed facilities ...[click to read more]
An Evening of Clairvoyance
Join Micky “Gypsy Boy” Vermooch for an Evening of Clairvoyance
Son of a true Romani family, Micky Vermooch is highly regarded and affectionately known as "Gypsy Boy". He has worked in spiritualist churches throughout the world since a young age and now aged 60 he is proud to declare, “I give proof that loved ones who have passed away are still very much around."[click to read more]
Recently Micky gave a private reading to the Reverend Diana Fearn of Staten Island, New York. She said late
Back to School
September marks the end of summer holidays and a return to school![click to read more]
In Spain the school year is divided into three terms with a long summer holiday break of almost three months. Up until this year kids have always returned to school on around the 9th of September, having broken up on the 20th June but all that has now changed! Hence why you will have just witnessed what can only be described as an early “mass exodus” of...
Sprucing Up the Euro Notes
Sharp eyed readers may have noticed during their visits over the past year that they actually have two different types of 5€ notes in their wallets or purses? There is an ongoing renovation process going on at the moment right throughout the Euro zone, whereby all of the old notes, starting with the ...[click to read more]
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]