Monthly Archives: August 2010

Spain guide – Bullfighting

Although for many non-Spaniards the ethics of bullfighting are questionable, what is beyond doubt is the sport’s enduring status as one of the defining icons of Spanish cultural heritage. Ernest Hemingway and Orson Welles were both fascinated by the art, so much so that Hemingway immortalised bullfighting in his book “Death in the Afternoon”, whilst […]

Costa del Sol Information – Sports

The Costa del Sol is famous for its golf courses, so much so that it is often referred to as the ‘Costa del Golf’. Living in this area means you will have easy access to one of the highest concentration of golf courses in the world, so it’s a dream for golf enthusiasts. There are […]

Useful Spanish phrases

We’ve asked Spanish Teacher Michelle Lewis to contribute a monthly post for the blog to help our readers improve their Spanish. She’s pulled together a host of useful phrases here to get you started!   ¿Dónde está ………………….? Where is, just add desired place or object, e.g.: ¿Dónde está el ayuntamiento? – Where is the town […]

Would you know who to call in an emergency?

If you are living in Spain please make sure that you and your kids know the number to call in the case of an emergency – 112. This a Europe wide emergency number and can be called from any country to get help from the police, ambulance or fire service. There are also specific numbers […]