Friday, September 24, 2021

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On the (secret) agenda: Looking behind the headlines into a murky world

ALL governments who go to war often have secret agendas! As America and Britain pull out of Afghanistan, how many of you have asked what...

MALLORCA: The Island of reinvention

MALLORCA forces you to re-evaluate who you are and what you want in life. After moving here at the start of the COVID crisis I...

OLD HACK IN THE SUN: The 80-something ramblings of a British expat in Spain

EVER since I read the Erich von Daniken book, 'Was God an Astronaut?', I have always wondered if aliens really existed, and the recent...

FAMILY BLISS: Terenia’s son has helped her discover more of Mallorca

SO my son arrived and is now staying until September. We miss our kids when we’re not with them, but it doesn’t take long...

DEAR JENNIFER: Can you recommend a good travel insurance policy for British expats in Spain?

UNFORTUNATELY due to Brexit, the travel insurance company that we worked extremely well with for over 20 years is no longer able to offer...

OLD HACK IN THE SUN: Benny Davis with the ramblings of an 80-something expat in Spain

AFTER my column, 'Spurious Seers', was published last month, several readers jokingly suggested I get in line to become the next horoscope seer. Of course,...

OPINION: Green list for Mallorca was not just about holidaymakers

IT was great news when the UK government put the Balearic Islands on the Green list, especially as I’d booked for my son to...

Reasons to use green electricity in Spain and around the world

SO why should we use green electricity? Rather than give the obvious answer – to save the planet - I will explain more comprehensively. Electricity...

OLD HACK IN THE SUN: Benny Davis with the 80-somthing ramblings of an expat in Spain

AGEING is simply an attitude of mind. Think young and you will inherit the flame of eternal youth. Whoever said that, was as bonkers as Boris. As...

DEAR JENNIFER: How can you help with all this extra post-Brexit paperwork?

You must be so careful with your documentation and paperwork in Spain. It has become far more complicated and involved, since the finalisation of Brexit. For...

OLD HACK IN THE SUN: Benny Davis with the 80-something ramblings of an expat in Spain

THE sign on the fortune teller's tent read, 'Closed due to unforeseen circumstances'. This solidly enhanced my lifelong belief that soothsayers such as Nostradamus, Cassandra,...

Discovering a Secret Paradise in the Serrania de Ronda, inland Malaga in southern Spain

There is a secret paradise deep in the hills above the Costa del Sol, as writer Jason Luban discovers.

OLD HACK IN THE SUN: Benny Davis with the 80-something ramblings of an expat in Spain

Decided to send an email to the Olive Press owner, Jon Clarke, and thank him for allowing this 'Old Hack' to take up valuable...

Film fans: How Spain’s Castilla y Leon became the location for some of the greatest movies ever

FILM buffs should head to Castilla y Leon this summer for a series of talks about how the region became the chosen location for...

Open at last!: Mallorca definitely offers something for everyone

IT’S great to see places open and busy – finally! But more importantly I can resume my social life uninterrupted without lockdowns, restrictions and...

OLD HACK IN THE SUN: Benny Davis with the 80-something ramblings of a British expat in Spain

VISITORS from the UK will have to quarantine for ten days when returning from their Spanish holidays. So, what's the problem? It used to take...

Light at the end of COVID tunnel in Spain

FINALLY,  the wheel seems to be turning as the majority of the world is getting ahead of COVID. I say the majority but there...

Expat in Spain or immigrant: Is there a difference?

The term ‘expat’ is loaded. It’s time we moved on, argues Carrie Frais.

DEAR JENNIFER: Can I gamble on cutting corners with my paperwork for driving a car in Spain?

I had my second vaccine two weeks ago and sadly, once again I had a severe reaction, actually worse than the first time, and...

Sitges: the Hollywood Catalan

SITGES is one of those towns that invite you to make films and, in fact, stars such as Errol Flynn have filmed there. On 22...

NEVER AGAIN!: Travel woes as Terenia tries to get back to Mallorca

I AM never going to leave the island again! For anyone who has attempted to get off the island for any reason and get...

OLD HACK IN THE SUN: Benny Davis with the 80-something ramblings of an expat in Spain

YOU know you're old when watching TV programmes involving, 'well-known' personalities, and you don't recognise any of them. And to ensure you have no bolt-hole...

Spanish stereotypes of the British and British stereotypes of the Spanish

OP blogger Luke Andrews on how we perceive each other

VILLA PARADISO can help you to stop your ‘social media addiction’

CHECKING and scrolling through social media sites has become an increasingly popular activity over the last decade. That has risen dramatically further since the start...

OLD HACK IN THE SUN: The ramblings of an 80-something expat

IT seems that exercising at home has become an essential part of survival during this awful pandemic. Unfortunately, all available programmes are aimed at the...

Will The Real Men Please Step Up! Is romance dead when dating in Spain?

WITH places opening up and social restrictions being lifted slowly those people who haven’t been able to date during the pandemic will now be...

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