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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 ...
Christmas Toy Appeal
A Great Success[clic to read more]
Hundreds of toys and gifts were donated in December to help provide needy children with presents at Christmas
In the December edition we made an appeal on behalf of local charity Busy Bees asking that everyone dig deep and buy an extra toy or two when out Christmas shopping ...
Put Him in the Bin!!
A Spanish school teacher has been sentenced to fifteen months in prison for putting a naughty pupil in the bin ...[clic to read more]
GET OFF our Pavements!!
The Spanish Traffic Authority has just brought in a new law banning all vehicles from the pavements, including Segways, electric scooters and mobility scooters. They feel these ...[clic to read more]
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
The man who founded Corona Beer has made everyone in his hometown a millionaire.[clic to read more]
That’s right - a Spanish businessman has bequeathed the lion’s share of his fortune to ...
Be a Winner
With the FAT ONE![clic to read more]
On Thursday 22nd of December ticket holders of Spain’s Christmas lottery, also known as El Gordo (The Fat One) will await their number being chosen in a draw that will see over two billion Euros distributed ...
The Three Kings
The Epiphany, falls on January 6th and marks the official end to the festive season for Christians. The word ’Epiphany’ comes from the ...[clic to read more]
Christmas … Spanish style!
Just as at home, Christmas is a big deal in Spain, but they do celebrate slightly different than us – here’s how ...[clic to read more]
Weigh in at Check in!
There is outrage among bigger passengers as a popular American airline has brought in a new ticketing policy whereby passengers are weighed at check-in ...[clic to read more]
The Story Behind …
Benidorm’s Fiestas[clic to read more]
The annual Benidorm fiestas take place in honour of the town’s patron saints ‘la Virgen del Sufragio’ and ‘San Jaime Apóstol’. They always begin on ...
Running Fever hits Benidorm
On Sunday 27th November thousands of talented athletes from all over the world will take part in Benidorm’s 34th annual ...[clic to read more]
Too Big for This Town!
Locals of a tiny Spanish town went into meltdown when Justin Bieber’s website ...[clic to read more]