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Author: Tracy Ann

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Funny Holiday Complaints

Funny Holiday Complaints The below are genuine holiday complaints made by holiday makers from around the world- “We went to Turkey and there was far too many Turkish people for our liking,” said one, while another complained: “The water in the Gulf of Mexico was too salty. No one told me that there was going…
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Police clamp down on the sale of Pornographic products

Police clamp down on the sale of Pornographic products Please note this news report contains some strong language. Police coup to the sale of pornography in five shops in Benidorm. The local police seized about 500 items such as  t-shirts with obscene messages, penis-shaped candy or plastic breasts that were sold in supermarkets and Asian…
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Transport to and from Alicante Airport, Transfer, Bus,Taxi or car?

Transport to and from Alicante Airport, Transfer, Bus,Taxi or car? You have booked your holiday to Benidorm and are now wondering how to get here from your chosen airport…. there are quite a few options which we will go into detail about below. Alicante Airport is Spain’s 5th busiest so it can seem a bit…
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Three people arrested for Drug Trafficking in Benidorm

Three people arrested for Drug Trafficking in Benidorm Three people arrested, cocaine, hashish and marijuana seized as a result of operations against drug trafficking. Source – www.diarioinformacion.com, story translated from Spanish so some information may be lost in translation.  Read the original story HERE The National Police have dismantled an organisation dedicated to the trafficking of narcotic substances in Benidorm…
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Booking Your Holiday

Booking Your Holiday One of the most frequently asked questions on the group is “Where can I book my holiday”, or “I am looking for an apartment, what can you recommend” As we all know there are hundreds of hotels and apartments here in Benidorm in all different areas of the town. There will be…
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No Tourist Tax for Benidorm

No Tourist Tax for Benidorm Good news for Benidorm tourists – Many resorts in Spain are considering introducing a tourist tax to raise additional money. This initiative comes from the government as it is a good way of bringing more money to the country. However, there is a destination that will be saved from this rate:  Benidorm. where there will not be a additional…
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Disruption to Roads in Benidorm

Disruption to Roads in Benidorm – due to roadworks Benidorm, a city upside down due to major roadworks. Benidorm will carry out numerous projects in the coming months that will affect many of the towns roads with plenty of traffic detours in place. Source – www.diarioinformacion.com – Please note this information has been translated from a…
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Getting a Tattoo on Holiday

Getting a Tattoo on Holiday One of our most asked questions on the Benidorm Seriously Facebook group, is where to get a tattoo done whilst here in Benidorm, so here are some tips and safety guidelines. The healing process takes about 4-6 weeks. Get your tattoo done towards the end of your holiday to give…
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Benidorm Bouncers

Benidorm Bouncers Over the last few years the Door Security here in Benidorm have had a lot of bad press, both here in Spain and in the UK tabloids (which never seem to have anything good to say about Benidorm anyway) and recently several videos have gone viral causing a very public outcry for more…
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Crime and Financial problems for Playmon Park Apartments Block F

Crime and Financial problems for Playmon Park Apartments Block F Debts of 800,000 euros and a lengthy legal process that will leave the residents of the building in an economic loophole with no way out, residents also ask for more measures to tackle crime and squatters. Original source www.diarioinformacion.com  – This story has been translated from Spanish…
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National Police arrest 4 people in Benidorm for stealing at knife point

National Police arrest 4 people in Benidorm for stealing at knife point The National Police have arrested four people in Benidorm, three of them minors, accused of committing three robberies with violence and intimidation with a knife. Source  – read the original story in Spanish here – www.diarioinformacion.com Some information may be lost in translation. Those arrested…
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New rules and guidelines for Property Rentals

New rules and guidelines for Property Rentals The Government extends the rental contracts and limits the bonds but does not limit the prices. Article Written & Published By: elpais.com  Translated from Spanish to English so some detail may be lost in Translation. information also proved by www.elconfidencial.com The Government green light this Friday (14th December 2018) in the…
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Guardia Civil dismantle a criminal organisation that distributed drugs to order in Benidorm

The Guardia Civil dismantled a criminal organisation based in the Vega Baja that distributed drugs to order in Benidorm. The four detainees, all British nationals aged between 31 and 64, and the fifth, wanted on an international warrant, have been remanded in custody pending trial by the courts in Torrevieja. Source – www.diarioinformacion.com – original news article…
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Benidorm Hoteliers declare war on wasteful tourists

Benidorm Hoteliers declare war on wasteful tourists Energy-conscious hoteliers in Benidorm have declared war on wasteful tourists who are using three clean towels each day and leaving the air conditioning on – when they’re not in their rooms. Source – www.diarioinformacion.com – Article translated from Spanish News, so some information may have been lost in translation.…
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Police raid venues to cut down on Illegal La Liga Football Matches

Police raid venues to cut down on Illegal TV, particularly the pirating of La Liga Football Matches. Nearly 300 establishments, mostly bars, but also betting shops, were inspected earlier this week, (Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th Dec) throughout the Valencian Region in a operation against the “piracy of the television signals” particularly football broadcasts of La Liga Española,…
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Voting in Spain – Changes due to Brexit

Voting in Spain British citizens living abroad who meet certain eligibility criteria can vote in some UK elections. To do so, you’ll first need to register as an overseas voter. UK nationals cannot vote in general or regional elections in Spain. In order to vote in local elections in Spain, you must be registered on the municipal register where you…
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Three Beach Sellers arrested for selling Mojitos containing faecal remains

Three arrested for selling mojitos with faecal remains on the beaches of Barcelona News reported in Elmundo Newspaper  so translated from Spanish The Guardia Civil and the Local Police detained on Tuesday three people accused of illegally selling mojitos to tourists on the beaches of Barcelona. The sale itself, although illegal, is the least important part. The reason…
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Poniente Beach walkways to be restored.

Poniente Beach walkways to be restored. Benidorm will restore 3,700 meters of wooden walkways on the famous Paseo de Poniente  (Poniente promenade).  The City Council invests 48,000 euros to replace 220 meters of deteriorated slats. Source – www.diarioinformacion.com  Translated from Spanish News article, so some information may be lost in translation. Only nine years after the first line…
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Five arrested in Alicante and Elche for distributing fake two euro coins

Five arrested in Alicante and Elche for distributing fake coins of two euros Learn how to tell the difference between real and fake euro notes/coins and what to do if you receive any HERE Story source – www.diarioinformacion.com.  This article is translated from Spanish so some information may be slightly lost in translation. The National Police…
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Official information British people moving to and living in Spain need to know

Official information British people moving to and living in Spain need to know There will be no change to the rights and status of UK nationals living in Spain while the UK remains in the EU. While the government continues to negotiate EU Exit, you should: Information provided by the UKGov.com make sure you’re correctly registered as resident in Spain. INFORMATION ON…
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Rioja-Style Chicken Recipe – Pollo a la Riojana

Rioja-Style Chicken Recipe – Pollo a la Riojana This chicken recipe comes from the region of La Rioja, in the North of Spain, hence the name “Pollo a la Riojana” or Rioja-Style Chicken. It is a region well-known for its wine production.   Ingredients 1 chicken, cut into 8 pieces, OR 8 pieces of legs…
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Red days in December

Red days in December What is a red day? This is a national holiday, similar to a Bank Holiday back in the UK, so some supermarkets will be closed or open for much shorter hours, banks, offices and schools will be CLOSED. 6th December – Constitution Day (Día de la Constitución) This public holiday is always…
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The future excavation and musealisation of the Castell de Benidorm

The future excavation and musealisation of the Castell de Benidorm, one step closer Source – www.diarioinformacion.com, translated from a Spanish news article so some information may be lost in translation. The excavation and musealisation (putting or keeping something in a museum) of the Castell de Benidorm is one step closer to being a reality. The Department of Historical Heritage…
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Three months given to work out the demolition of Gemelos 28

Three months given to work out the demolition of Gemelos 28 Original article by  Diario Informacion so some information may be lost in translation The Spanish supreme court have now given the Valencian government just three months to say how and when they are going to pay the 100 million euros (this figure includes compensation to…
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