Friday, May 25, 2018

My Top 10 places to visit in Andalucía

Which are your top 10 places to visit in Andalucía?

My Top 10 places to visit in Spain

Recently Paul Whitelock wrote about his Top 10 places in Andalucía. Here he selects his Top 10 in the whole of Spain

The sad Zara girl

Girls in Zara hate me, they hate you, they hate everyone! ... either that or they are just too miserable. Maybe they have read my first post for the Olive Press.

My Top 10 places in Ronda

Paul Whitelock selects his favourite places in Ronda, the town where he has made his home

How to get your hair cut with minimal Spanish!

If the proper steps aren’t taken, then consequences can be disastrous; the mullet, for example, still very much lives and breathes in Spain, as does the army-style crewcut

A young cosmopolitan stuck in a Spanish village

I want culture, excitement and a cosmopolitan cocktail!

A fino day out at Montilla

Last week when a friend and I decided that we’d travel to Montilla, located around thirty kilometres from the city of Cordoba

Mantecado – a Spanish Christmas treat

One of the many traditional Christmas goodies in Spain is the mantecado, a type of shortbread biscuit

What is a guiri?

We all know the term guiri, or, if not, we should - it’s what the Spanish call us foreigners

My Top 10 places to visit around Ronda

Following a request from a reader, Paul Whitelock chooses his Top 10 places to visit around Ronda having already shared his Top 10 places in Spain and in Andalucía and his Top 10 favourite spots in Ronda itself

Proud of their pueblo

There’s a different mentality that exists among Spain’s young generation – at least in Granada anyway. Students feel a sort of fashionable nostalgia towards their town or city

Lesson learned: Don’t eat Sevillian sidewalk oranges

Giving into my inner "Eve" I let temptation take over and I pluck a forbidden orange from its branch

Zoo de Castellar – not your average zoo!

Many of the animals taken in by Castellar Zoo have had a very bad start in life. Some have been seized from smugglers attempting to move them across borders in tiny boxes or cages, and others rescued from circus troops

Tech Review: USB 3G pay as you go modem in Spain

Spend periods of time in your home country and Spain? What's the best option to get internet access at a reasonable price while you are here?

The old, the young and being 21

Our new OP blogger Fiona Tomas has moved to a new country, found a flat, opened a Spanish bank account, turned the big age of 21 - but what has been most challenging?

Bits, bytes and binary

It bugs me when people don't understand the difference between bits and bytes. It is even worse when it is Telefonica sales people who are trying to sell me a faster megabyte per second broadband service. This is because the service is actually measured in megabits per second

On the last day of Christmas…

In the run up to the holidays, I had delivered lots of presentations at school about how Christmas is celebrated in England. Little confused faces gawped at me when I casually mentioned how nobody gets presents on the 6th January – as they do in Spain

Naked ambition

For his first fear-inducing feat, 'The Mad Dog' goes undercover at a Spanish nudist resort

Inheritance Tax scrapped in Catalunya

Paul Whitelock looks at the detail of the decision and provides further information about this potentially punitive tax for residents and non-residents with assets in Spain

Rejas or burglar alarm?

After a spate of local burglaries, Paul Whitelock decided to upgrade the security on his house. But what to do? Install rejas or go for a modern burglar alarm?

Almería’s greenhouses: What goes on inside…

John Woodhead takes a look inside the plastic greenhouses that play a big part in the economy of Almería and Andalucía

Beating the Spanish tax man … or not?

It used to be standard practice when buying and selling property in Spain to under-declare the value in the escritura, or deed, in order to avoid tax

Tropical fruits in Andalucía – Mmmm!

Paul Whitelock tucks into chirimoya, mango, kaki, níspero, papaya, guayaba and avocado

Spain 101: Nowty (not noisy) neighbours

The walls in Spain are a lot thinner than they are anywhere else

Bull in a china shop

Christmas shopping for gifts in Salamanca

A New Year but same old ways

My goodness it's 2015 already, where has the past year gone? asks OP blogger Claire Thomas
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