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CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS EVE IN BENIDORM

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS EVE IN BENIDORM December 1 – Benidorm town hall is the scene for the traditional lighting of Christmas lights including the Christmas tree lighting ceremony at 18.30. There will be kids stuff, music and fireworks during the evening. Main lighting displays start to be switched on from the week after. Childrens can enjoy…
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Living or moving to Spain, Official Guidance

Living in Spain Official information British people moving to or living in Spain need to know, including guidance on Brexit, residency, passports and healthcare. All information is provided by the gov.uk. Last updated 29 August 2019 This page tells you what to do ahead of the UK leaving the EU. It will be updated if anything changes, including…
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How to Apply for Residencia

How to Apply for  Residencia If you are planning on living in Spain for 3 months or more then you must apply for your residencia. Please NOTE – New rules and regulations are constantly being introduced.  Nevertheless, at the time of writing this information is correct (2019) Obviously new rules will apply depending upon what…
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Spanish words for in the Kitchen

Spanish words for in the Kitchen Spanish words for Fruit, Vegetables and Nuts in Spanish Almond – Almendra Artichokes – Alcachofas Asparagus – Esparragos Aubergine – Berenjena Avocado – Aguacate Banana – Platano Basil – Albahaca Bay leaves – Laurel Cabbage – Col Carrots – Zanahorias Cauliflower – Coliflor Cherries – Cerezas Chickpeas – Garbanzas…
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Spanish School Holiday dates from September 2019 – 2020 – Alicante Region

Spanish School Holiday dates from September 2019 – 2020 – Alicante Region The holidays are gradually coming to an end and we already see on the horizon the beginning of the 2019/2020 school year in the province of Alicante.  on September 9th classes will begin in Infant, Primary, ESO, Baccalaureate, Basic Professional Training and Basic FP second…
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The most Popular Tapas Dishes

The most Popular Tapas Dishes What are tapas? Tapas are a variety of small savoury Spanish dishes, often served as a snack with drinks, or with other tapas as a meal. To “tapear”, going from bar to bar for drinks and tapas, is an essential part of the social culture of Spain, and is something…
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Christmas Eve Feast Spanish style roast Potatoes.

Spanish style roast Potatoes. Christmas Eve Feast Serves 4 2 tablespoons oil 3 tablespoons tomato paste 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 28 ounces potatoes, cut into small chunks 4 garlic cloves 1⁄2 lemon, juice of 1⁄2 cup flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped Heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix the oil, tomato paste and paprika together, then…
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ORDERING A COFFEE IN SPAIN

ORDERING A COFFEE IN SPAIN When the Spanish order a coffee in the morning, they appear to be speaking in code. It’s rarely just ‘coffee’ (or ‘café’ in Spanish). These are the terms you’re going to have to get to grips with if you want to keep your head above water in a Spanish ‘cafeteria.…
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Be careful what you write on Social Media in Spain

Be careful what you write on Social Media in Spain BE AWARE Spain has very strict Slander and deformation of character laws (article 205 and 208 of the Spanish Criminal code), so before posting about a venue/person, think carefully or you could end up with a very large fine. 11th April 2019 – A British…
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Spanish Wine Guide

Spanish Wine Guide LOCAL BODEGAS Bodega Enrique Mendoza – Alfaz del Pi, Guided tours available lasting approximately 1hr 30 mins, booking required Opening hours Tuesday to Thursday 10.00, 12,00 and 16.00, Saturday 10.00 & 12.0 Bodega Xalo – Jalon, not a guided tour but a great place to get some good value wines and of…
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How to apply for your NIE Number

HOW TO GET YOUR N.I.E NUMBER INFORMATION CORRECT AS OF December 2018 – Please note that these instructions may vary if you are in a different area of Spain. NOTE – People are now being asked to make appointments for Residencia where your NIE number will be given to you at the same time. Appointments…
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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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TOP 10 FOODS TO TRY IN SPAIN

Gazpacho The reddest, ripest tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, bread, peppers and cucumber are blended until silky smooth, then chilled and poured into bowls or glasses. So delicious, so refreshing. In Andalucía in southern Spain, people have it every day in summer and there is always a jug on the counter in tapas bars. Also try salmorejo,…
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Changing your UK Driving Licence to a Spanish Licence

Changing your UK Driving Licence to a Spanish Licence There is a lot of debate about this subject and so much conflicting information around. 10th October 2019 Spanish Government Update re applying for your Spanish Licence  Source….Spanish government VERY IMPORTANT….. Please read right to the end. Information regarding driving, for British residents that are here…
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Melon Soup with Serrano Ham

This is a wonderful delicious creamy cold soup perfect for the summer months. Ingredients 1 Cantaloupe Melon 8 Slices Serrano Ham 1 Large Cucumber 3 tbsp Cider Vinegar Zest of half a lemon Pinch of salt 3/4 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil Method Cut the melon in half, remove the seeds and the skin,…
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Fiestas – EASTER (Semana Santa) in Benidorm

Fiestas – EASTER (Semana Santa) in Benidorm This highly religious festival is recognised and commemorated in every city, town and mountain village throughout Spain, and is as important as Christmas is. The varias cofradias and hermandads, (brotherhoods)  will have been preparing and practicing for months for their displays of piety and devotion to God in…
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Spanish Ossobuco

Spanish Ossobuco To prepare this dish, it is important to buy good quality meat. Shank is a very juicy cut of meat which contains lots of gelatin, when cooked properly, you will be able to cut through the meat like butter and it will melt in your mouth. This cut of meat is the equivalent…
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Spanish Tapas Baby Calamari with Garlic and Parsley

Spanish Tapas Baby Calamari with Garlic and Parsley Serves 6 as a snack 500g/1lb 2oz baby calamari/ squid 3 cloves of garlic large handfull of parsley 1 lemon Your absolute favorite, most flavorful extra virgin olive oil sea salt to taste   METHOD: Firstly, prepare the garlic, parsley and lemon. The lemon should be cut into wedges…
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Life in Spain, a different view

Life in Spain, a different view These are the worst things about living in Spain: (WARNING: This is full of sarcasm).   1. Having to put up with all of those holidays. You just cannot get into the groove of working here because there are too many opportunities to have barbecues with friends, go out…
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Spanish Internet Providers

Spanish Internet Providers Customer service and support In case you want to order additional services, make a complaint of your slow internet connection or terminate your contract with your provider you have to call the customer service. In Spain one can basically order an internet access just walking into any office or dealer shop or…
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How to – Make a Complaint, The Book of Claims

How to – Make a Complaint, The Book of Claims el libro de reclamaciones – The book of claims as it will be referred  to here What is the Claims Book?  It is a useful tool for the presentation of your complaints and claims to a supplier for inconveniences arising after the purchase of a product…
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Tostada con Tomate y Jamon

Tostada con Tomate y Jamon Found in every single Spanish restaurant and tapas bar, simple and tasty 4 tomatoes, chopped 1 large garlic clove, finely chopped 3 tablespoons olive oil salt pepper sliced baguette 5 -6 slices serrano ham DIRECTIONS Mix together the chopped tomatoes, garlic glove, olive oil, salt and pepper. Keep in the fridge…
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Spanish Sunday Roast – Roast Pork Shoulder with Spanish rice

Spanish Sunday Roast – Roast Pork Shoulder with Spanish rice Recipe Ingredients Sofrito 1/4 Cup  1 green pepper, minced 1 onion, minced 1/2 bunch coriandor, chopped 1/4 cup olive oil 1 (5-pound) pork shoulder 12 whole garlic cloves, slightly smash 3 envelops (1 1/2 tablespoons) sazon seasoning 1/4 cup diced onions 2 tablespoon butter 2 envelopes…
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Andalusian white garlic soup.

Andalusian White Garlic Soup Ajo Blanco soup Ice cold, refreshing and a delicious alternative to gazpacho. Here is how to make Andalusian white garlic soup. Ingredients (Serves four): 100 grs of raw peeled almonds, 2 garlic cloves, 30 ml of jerez vinegar, 100 grs of yesterday’s white bread (no crust), 100 ml of extra virgin…
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