Tag Archives: Spain

New Year's Eve on the square in a Spanish city. All images are clickable. Photo: Erixon Consulting.

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…

Bombardier CL-415 Superscooper

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…

Nativity scene at the church in Mijas Pueblo

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…

The Christmas Weather in Spain. The images are clickable.

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….

Conversation at a small bar in Casabermeja.

A happy life in Spain

The secret of a happy life in Spain has now been clarified. A study has been done that can give everyone some valuable hints and tips. The survey was conducted…

Gran Canaria beach

Tourist record on Gran Canaria

Never before have so many tourists visited Gran Canaria. During the first 11 months of 2015, a total of 2,915,000 tourists visited the island, the highest number ever recorded. It is…


Traffic controls before Christmas

Spanish traffic authorities, DGT, are warning that the Guardia Civil in cooperation with local police forces are going to perform over 25,000 daily checks before Christmas. The campaign started yesterday…

Estimated distribution of mandates. Click to enlarge picture.

Uncertain election in Spain

Spain is arranging its parliamentary elections on Sunday December 20th 2015, and according to the investigations made, no party will win a majority. Metroscopia has just published a survey that clearly shows that the…

Photo: Guardia Civil

Drug trafficking boss arrested

One of Europe’s most dangerous drug trafficking bosses, 44 years old Robert Dawes from Nottingham, has been arrested in Benalmádena under a crackdown coordinated by Europol. Dawes has been under investigation…