For the last 10 years I have been putting all my loose change into my kids piggy banks and have accumulated 5 large, chockablock full, piggy banks.
I opened a bank account for them here in Spain in order to deposit the proceeds of the piggy banks and have been informed that I simply cannot just dump a load of coins onto the bank teller’s counter,... [ read more ]
One of the problems living in spain is the fact that if you do not use direct debits, then to pay a bill over the counter, some banks only allow you to go in at certain times of the week and between certain hours. It is a bit insane and very inconvenient.
So here I am showing you how you can pay your electricity bill online. It does not matter if the... [ read more ]
A Marbella legal firm has scored a victory over banks that is predicted to put more money in the pockets of Spain’s hard-pressed property buyers whilst helping to kick-start property sales.
Ground-breaking rulings by courts in Seville and Leon upheld Ausbanc legal services; the company challenged the legitimacy of the notorious Clausula Suelo otherwise... [ read more ]
When you call a 902 number in Spain the charges are usually something like 25 cents a minute and 807 and 806 number can start at 1 euro per minute meaning that call to your bank or airline can cost you a pretty penny or two.
For example, I had to call paypal a while bank 6 times to sort out a paypal issue and the only contact number they have is a... [ read more ]
Article Submitted by Mike Walsh.
When Jackie Greenwood and her husband bought their apartment in 2002 the mortgage was an affordable €500pm. Things change, as they do, and the mortgage increased to €1,500pm. Powerless to get their licence of habitation and unable to sell they were in between a rock and a hard place.
They decamped to the UK from... [ read more ]
I woke up on Saturday 7th of may 2011 at 6am to find a flashing red light on my adsl router. This would indicate that there is no internet coming into the router or rather the router cannot access the interweb.
Jazztel has been rather good in the last couple of years since moving from telefonica, pretty reliable and I have only seen a couple of minor... [ read more ]
Thankfully most service providers offer very good value for money and excellent workmanship. Unfortunately the reputations of many professions are damaged by a small minority who grossly overcharge or demand payment for work that is clearly substandard.
To rub salt into the wounds you then see the cowboy operator advertising their services. You can... [ read more ]
Spanish guitar trail in one of the famous medieval cities of Andalucia—Granada, in southern Spain, is all amazing, while you discover the history of the region and its association with one of this enduring musical instruments ‘guitar’.
So the next time you are in Granada, Spain, make sure to visit some of its local shops– selling classical guitar... [ read more ]
With shades of glitz and glamour, Marbella is one modern resort town on the Costa del Sol that attracts thousands of visitors every year. In fact, the entire southern Spain, including Andalucia, is one hot spot in the tourist map of Spain.
For holidaymakers searching accommodation in Marbella and surrounding areas, there are numerous options to suit... [ read more ]
Spain is a very large and diverse country with about 50 provinces (provincias) under different autonomous communities and each having their own cultural identities. As far as holidays are concerned, there are designated Spanish Bank Holidays that every provinces list along with their own local holidays.
The Costa del Sol region in Andalusia (in southern... [ read more ]
Whether it’s a large city, a small town or municipality, street market is the place where one gets the feel of local tradition, custom and lifestyle of people around.
There are great number of street markets throughout Costa de Sol and hence in Marbella and Puerto Banus.
Doing your daily or weekly shopping at any flee or street markets in and around... [ read more ]
Have you ever face difficulty in organising a party with your liking cuisine list and excellent service? Professional catering service or personal chef service on the Costa del Sol makes it quite easy for you by bringing in everything just the way you want.
Whether you are living in Marbella or any other towns on the Costa del Sol, it’s quite easy... [ read more ]
The Royal Golf Federation of Andalusia (Real Federación Andaluza de Golf) is a non-profit making organisation representing golf in this region. It is more a regulatory body which controls activities of golf clubs and courses located in the southern Spain region. Most of professional golf courses are now members of the body.
Founded in 1979, it merged... [ read more ]
For those living in Marbella (or Costa del Sol region), Christmas (Navidad) season is one reason to do all shopping as their favourite pastime and also to be prepared for the festive days ahead in the month of December and January.
The tourism boom has made it quite easy for all to enjoy shopping in high-end shopping complexes with almost everything... [ read more ]
While moving to Costa del Sol, parents always find themselves in a questioning hour whether to go for a public/state run school or any private school for their children. The concern is quite genuine considering an altogether different culture and environment of education.
Many of us might find it difficult to get into the Spanish state school because... [ read more ]