A walk down the aisles of Spanish supermarkets

A walk down the aisles of Spanish supermarkets

Where should you go for your favourite brand of English tea? Can you get horseradish sauce? With so many supermarkets in Spain, which might offer what you want?   There certainly is no lack of supermarkets in Spain, every town will have several. For example, the town of Palafrugell in Catalonia with a population of nearly 23,000 currently boasts 10, some large others small.
Spotlight on Jávea, Costa Blanca

Spotlight on Jávea, Costa Blanca

Earlier this month Jávea was in the news for all the wrong reasons as forest fires threatened its outskirts. Sometimes it’s only when it might be lost that we appreciate what we have, so now Javea is safe again, let’s look afresh at the appeal of this fashionable Spanish beach resort, says Richard Way  
Spanish taxman’s spy in the sky

Spanish taxman’s spy in the sky

The Spanish tax authority’s use of drones and satellites has netted an extra 1.25 billion euros. Now it is extending the programme throughout the whole country and the Balearics. Don’t be caught out, make that declaration! The Spanish tax authority, called the Hacienda, is resorting to hi-tech methods to discover buildings which have not been declared for tax purposes. Since the end of 2014 they have found 1.69 million undeclared or illegal properties and they’re looking for more.
Your Mini Guide to Spanish Culture and Customs

Your Mini Guide to Spanish Culture and Customs

Shouting at a waiter, paying the bill for everyone, conjuring up a surname, having two breakfasts and avoiding certain Tuesdays are all part of Spanish culture. Learn how to get involved.   Visiting Spain on holiday is one thing, living in Spain is quite another. There are many things you will need to get used to once you move, especially Spanish culture. We take a light-hearted look at some of the differences between the British and Spanish ways of doing things.

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