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All About Elche

Elche is also known as the City of Palms as it is located within the largest Palm forest in Europe. This city has two international UNESCO awards; one for its palm groves and the other for its religious play, the Misteri d’Elx which the people of the city have performed annually in August since Medieval…
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All about Benissa

Benissa is the oldest and prettiest of the inland towns of the area. In the late 1980s and 1990s the local authorities started to rescue the historical part of the town from gradual decay. They did a magnificent job restoring the town’s splendid 17th and 18th century town houses, so taking a stroll around Benissa’s…
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All About Alcoy/Alcoi

Alcoy is a large Spanish town located inland from the coastal resorts on the Northern Costa Blanca and is also known as and referred to as Alcoi. This attractive city is situated at the foot of Serra Mariola and the Font Roja natural park. Alcoy means “city of bridges” because of the many bridges built in…
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Biting Midges – No-See-Ums

Biting Midges – No-See-Ums We have had a lot of complaints about people here in Benidorm being bitten the poor mosquito seems to be getting the blame, but at certain times of the year these bites are inflicted by a very small black fly. This fly is part of the Ceratopogonidae family, and due to…
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Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Vitamin B12 Deficiency Do you suffer with any of the following: Diarrhoea or constipation Fatigue, lack of energy, or light-headedness when standing up or with exertion Loss of appetite Pale skin Problems concentrating Shortness of breath Swollen, red tongue or bleeding gums Confusion or change in mental status Depression Loss of balance Numbness and tingling…
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The difference between a Physiotherapist and an Osteopath?

DO YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PHYSIOTHERAPIST AND AN OSTEOPATH? My name is Simon Ratcliffe and I am a licensed Physiotherapist and Certified Osteopath C.O. for the Family Medical Centre in Albir.   I began my Physiotherapy journey at the Miguel Hernández University in San Juan in 2004 and finished in 2008. During this…
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How to – Prevent swollen limbs

HOW TO PREVENT SWOLLEN FEET AND LEGS IN HOT WEATHER 12 TOP TIPS  When our bodies encounter warm or hot weather, it is a natural reaction for the blood vessels to widen. This widening of the blood vessels leads to swelling, which is a mechanism our bodies use to help us cool down. This swelling, however natural,…
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A new life in Spain – Darren and Claire Hayes

A new life in Spain – Darren and Claire Hayes   Ok, so after 9 years of planning in July 2016 we made the move to Altea, we knew we were going to be running our own business, so started promoting 4 months before we arrived, arriving mid July with film crew in tow. We…
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How to – Buy a Car in Spain

Paperwork needed for buying a car in Spain This information is correct as of April 2017 but may change without notice, also different areas have different requirements The Buyer Before you even begin to think about buying a car either new or second hand you’ll need to make sure you have all of the following (take…
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How to – File a Missing Persons Report

How to – File a Missing Persons Report Hopefully a webpage that will not be needed by many, but if a relative or someone close to you goes missing your anxiety will be overwhelming; if they go missing in another country this can be even worse. Your concern about his or her personal safety and well…
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All About the Village of POLOP

The village of Polop is located inland in the Costa Blanca North in an area known as the Marina Baja (Baxia). The local economy is based mainly on agriculture, almond, citrus fruits and olive trees are among the major crops  so much of the surrounding countryside is covered in polythene to act as giant greenhouses.…
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El Cisne Rastro

EL CISNE RASTRO THURSDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY One of the best Rastros in the Benidorm area is the El Cisne market. Only 15 minutes outside Benidorm and near the towns of Alfaz del Pi, Albir and Altea, the El Cisne market is a wonderful place to spend a few hours, not just for the cheap…
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Benidorm Circus

BENIDORM CIRCUS      There are no animals in Benidorm Circus but there are lots of remarkable artistes ready to give you thrilling performances on your visit. The facilities have all the services of hall, bar, air conditioning, toilets and other attentions so that nothing is missing in your fun and our care. To the eternal…
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Getting Married in Spain

Getting Married in Spain Have you ever thought about getting married in Spain ?  Its easier than you think with the right help and direction.  Here in Spain there is a lot of paperwork involved for anything and a wedding in no exception…..it has a lot of different rules and regulations for many things but…
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Spanish Restaurant Etiquette

Do I sit? Or should I stand? Shall I wave? Or could I shout? And am I supposed to leave a tip? Here are the questions you never thought you needed to ask before going out to eat in Spain. DO I WAIT TO BE SEATED OR CHOOSE MY OWN TABLE? To err on the…
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Spanish Dining Guide

Spanish Dining Guide Spain has a tendency to break every rule when it comes to dining and drinking. Bars here are an ideal spot for breakfast, cafés always serve beer and pubs are perfect places to have an authentic meal. Picking the wrong type of place for the time of day or the style of…
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Known Pickpockets

Known Pickpockets KEEP YOURSELF AND YOUR BELONGS SAFE. These two in the picture below are part of a much larger gang who prey on tourists in town, we are not quite sure if the one pretending to be pregnant is male or female, but it does look more like a man in disguise, he/she does have a very distinctive tattoo on…
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