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QUE? Ten Spanish phrases that make no sense in English

LEARNING another language is never easy, but as expats, we should at least give it a try. But whether you're beginner or near fluency, there...

Boom time: Spain’s property market on the up with help from foreign buyers

Mark Stücklin of Spanish Property Insight explores how foreign buyers are fuelling a property boom in Spain.

Vandal destroys Penelope Cruz star on Madrid’s Walk of Fame 

SHE may be the only Spanish actress to have won an Oscar as well as countless other prizes both home and abroad, but it...

U-TURN CAMPAIGN: Brits considering leaving Spain following driving licence saga

THE OLIVE PRESS is calling for a resolution to the ongoing saga of Brits who, since May 1, are no longer legally allowed to...

The ten best Spanish language shows on Netflix to binge watch right now

SPANISH crime drama Money Heist (La Casa de Papel) has proved a big hit with English speaking audiences around the world. Telling the story...

MUST READ: British drug mules flew from Spain to UK with suitcases full of marijuana grown on Costa Blanca...

A drugs gang including British citizens who took suitcases of narcotics to the UK and across Europe, has been arrested by the Policia Nacional. Police...

36 English words you probably didn’t know were stolen from Spanish

NOBODY likes a false friend. They're a thorn in our relationships, and a downright disaster when it comes to language learning. Of course, in linguistic terms...

Lessons from a Spanish granny: 10 timeless homemade remedies that really work

APART from lending a shoulder to cry on in bad times or spoiling us with our favourite foods, grandmothers are also a font of...

Books: 12 essential Spanish literary works that are NOT Don Quixote

WHENEVER iconic Spanish literature is mentioned, the first and sometimes only work that comes to mind abroad is that of Miguel de Cervantes. And that’s...

14 common Spanish proverbs that you can use everyday without offending anyone

EVERY language has its own particular sayings and proverbs that are passed down generation to generation and whose origins are often lost in the...

ESCAPES: The Olive Press picks its top ten hotels to enjoy the Spanish mountains – and not just for...

Sitting by a fire, reading a good book, taking a bracing stroll, followed by a massage or dip in a spa is a wonderful way to relax during winter in Spain

10 romantic (and sometimes strange) nicknames for your sweetheart in Spain

FROM honey bun to sweetie-poo, the English language has its fair share of nauseating terms of endearment.  This Valentine's day, why not mix it up...

Four top tips to step up your Spanish this year

LEARNING a language is hard.  Luckily for us living here in Spain, Spanish is one of the easier languages to pick up.  But we are all...

Nine quintessential Spanish proverbs with ancient origins to use to impress your friends

Once you have more than a basic grasp of Spanish you will start to realise that in common parlance conversation is peppered with delightful...

Spanish festive traditions: Do you know your Nochebuena from your Nochevieja?

Christmas is a little bit different in Spain.

Chef reveals perfect Spanish tortilla hack in viral video – but you will need 57 eggs

YOU can’t make an omelette without breaking a few eggs, and you can’t make the perfect Spanish tortilla without inevitably making a mess in a...

Spanish naval ship helps farmers in La Palma gain access to their land

THE Spanish Navy amphibious transport ship Castilla has docked in La Palma on the Canary Islands today, Saturday, November 6. The vessel's crew will help...

Spain wants to reopen Cervantes Institute in Gibraltar to boost Spanish language on the Rock

Spain’s Cervantes Institute is considering plans to reopen a branch on the Rock amid concerns that the number of people who speak Castellano well...

Going native: How to improve your Spanish and what to look for in a language course

NO one wants to be the expat who can't speak the language, but starting out on the road to being bilingual can be hugely...

Learn the lingo: Maravillas has the Spanish language programme for you

TO get the best from settling into a new life in Spain, it is best to learn the language. Whether it is for business purposes...

How to survive a heatwave in Spain: Top tips from the Andalucian town where you can fry an egg...

With temperatures hotting up to 46 degrees we made an egg-cellent trip to the ‘frying pan of Spain’

What a corker! This Spanish bodega has just been crowned best in world to visit

A SPANISH vineyard has beaten the world’s finest to be named the best in the world to visit. Herederos Marques de Riscal in Spain's La...

Reality show tackles Spain’s rural depopulation problem with search for entrepreneurs

A NEW reality TV show is launching this October with an aim to tackle depopulation in some of Spain’s most rural villages. The 20-episode show,...

Spanish town with just seven residents stages 10th edition of ‘smallest film festival in the world’

THERE may only be seven registered inhabitants in the small village of Ascaso, Huesca, but that hasn’t stopped it from putting on an annual...

Could curfew be lifted? Marbella and Estepona see COVID rates drop

THE incidence rate of COVID-19 in Marbella and Estepona has now dropped below 1,000, which could result in the present curfew being lifted. In Estepona,...

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