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Coffee break in Plaza del Salvador
The Mediterranean Diet
Thinking of buying abroad? @LalzitBayResort, @ideal_portugal & @kyero talk to @JoshMartinNZ about your options
The Telemarketing Plague (Twitters from the Atlantic)
Do you receive endless email spam messages advertising all kinds of competitions, pills and potions and, in particular, Viagra? The Viagra ones are particularly sinister, I find. www.barriemahoney.com
Feb 16th 2013 - Summer Courses
Giles Tremlett on the general strike in Spain
Fiesta San Juan Alicante
A Tortoise called 'Aduana' - 'Twitters from the Atlantic'
"Despite all the positive aspects of living in the Canary Islands there are, as in all things in life, a few negatives too. One of my main irritations is slow delivery of parcels, which is often due to the Aduana (Customs) process. Even though the Canary Islands are part of Spain, and within the European Union, we are outside of both for the purposes of taxation. This state of affairs is of great benefit to residents and visitors alike, who can buy all the luxury goods they can afford whilst on holiday, and pay only 5% IGIC (local tax) instead of IVA or VAT in Spain of 18% and in the UK at 20%. However, there are downsides too..." www.barriemahoney.com and www.thecanaryislander.com
The European Family - 'Twitters from the Atlantic'
I admit to being a proud European. Although English born and bred, and I still love the United Kingdom, including Scotland if it remains...
Fiesta San juan alicante
Complaining in Spain - 'Twitters from the Atlantic'
Complaining in Spain One of the worst things that the newly arrived expat quickly faces is the sudden inability to complain if things...
Have you got any questions about property in Spain or Spain in general? If so, ask them here and I will record you an answer
The Med Diet II
La Marina - Espana 2014. Day14. #travelogue
Morning thoughts from The Villa, in the La Marina Urbanisation, Costa Blanca, Spain.
"It's hot up my barranco!" - 'Twitters from the Atlantic'
“Phew, it’s hot up my barranco today, darling,” gasped Miranda as she staggered down the street carrying two large and heavy bags of clattering bottles from the local supermarket. Before you get too carried away by imagining a doctor about to don a pair of surgical gloves for some emergency female probing, I should explain that Miranda is one of the village’s more colourful characters. She is a school assistant in one of the less classy private schools by day and a tattooist by night. I once asked if there was any conflict of interest between her two jobs. She screeched loudly in my ear, before resting her mug of gin on top of my car. www.barriemahoney.com and www.thecanaryislander.com
Admiral Nelson and the Canary Islands - 'Twitters from the Atlantic'
Admiral Nelson and the Canary Islands You may remember Horatio Nelson from school history lessons as the jolly little man with the big...
@sarawolter Thanks. I'm enjoying it so far. I must admit i have no big interest in languages as such. I'm trying to learn Spanish so that i can enjoy my holidays there that little bit more. My next holiday there will now be just a bit more interesting :)
I enjoyed listening to your post. I live in the United States and I study languages because I love the challenge of learning the new grammar and vocabulary. Knowing several languages can open your mind to other cultures and give you a much different experience in the countries you are visiting. Visiting Mexico and knowing how to speak the language was fabulous. I learned so much and was able to meet so many nice people. My pronunciation and accent have definitely improved throughout the years and I know that yours will too. Good luck with your language study!
@kenrg Hopefully, a bit more of a Spanish like accent will come with time? I did actually ask the tutor if he could do some more on the correct pronunciation of some words. That would help, i'm sure. LOL about the emigrating comment. I'll admit, i'd like to live there. But, i can't really see that happening just yet, if ever You never know though.
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Tough group for Ireland - Euro2012
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