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Bankia removes the fees

The major Spanish bank Bankia will remove fees for customers who receive a salary or pension. This applies to both current and future customers. The removal of the fees will…

Discounts on train tickets

During January and February Renfe launches 1.3 million tickets with up to 70 percent discount on the AVE high-speed trains and long distance trains. The campaign runs until February 29th 2016. The…

Hotel changes hands

One of Torrevieja’s most significant hotel has changed hands and name. The Hotel Cabo Cervera is now called Hotel Playas de Torrevieja. The hotel has been sold to Hotels Group…

Cycling is most popular

Cycling is the sport that is most popular in Spain. Football comes surprisingly far down on the list of popular sports. The Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport has…

Three Kings’ Day in Spain

The Twelfth Night and theThree Kings’ Day are the most important days during christmas for many Spaniards and especially for children, as there are parades and Christmas gift distribution. The weekend is…

New Years eve in Spain

New Year’s Eve, or Nochevieja as it is called in Spanish, differs somewhat from the British, but very much is also alike. It is not a family day, but one spends time…

Wildfires in Spain

In northern and central Spain more than 80 major wildfires have been raging in recent days. The regional authorities have requested assistance from the government. The situation is very bad…

Spanish Christmas traditions

Christmas in Spain for Spaniards is about family, fellowship and vacation, not unlike what we are used to back home. But some traditions are different. Spain is a deeply Catholic country…

Be prepared for the christmas lottery

Tomorrow, december 22nd, the great Spanish Christmas lottery is being drawn, so whoever wants to be in has to buy a lottery ticket or a fraction of a lottery ticket. The Spanish…

Nice Christmas weather

Although winter officially arrives Spain on December 22nd at 5:48 pm, it does not mean it’s going to be cold and rainy. It’s actually going to be sunny and dry….