To me one of the best things about visiting a foreign country is to experience their customs and see different ways of life. Of course, the longer you spend in a country the more you learn, and it can be difficult to get to grips with all the differences if
What is the weather like in the winter on the Costa Blanca?
Something we get asked a lot by friends back in the UK, is how warm is it in Spain over the winter months. We also see this question get asked a lot in the Facebook expat groups! It really does depend where you are in Spain of course. The North
UPDATE on Spain’s Digital Nomad Visa
Last year we wrote about the possibility of Spain introducing a Digital Nomad Visa, which at the time was still going through the necessary talks in government. There has been an update in the last week which should benefit lots of people from non-EU countries who want to live and
What are Eco-Stickers for driving in Spain and how do you get one?
A new environmental rule (El Distintivo Ambiental DGT in Spanish) is coming into effect for drivers in Spain but it doesn’t seem to have been publicised much until the last minute, so if this is news to you read on… From 1st January 2023 all cars in Spain must have
Pros & cons of living in Spain
We’ve been living in Spain for almost 4 years now and while we absolutely love our lives here, we won’t pretend that it’s all been a bed of roses. As with any big changes, there are both pros and cons when it comes to living in Spain and it’s important
Things we miss about the UK
We’re getting on for 3.5 years of living in Spain, and have only been back to the UK for a few days in that time. We try to embrace everything about our new Spanish life as much as possible, but while a life full of sunshine and paella is amazing,
Tuesday 13th and other Spanish superstitions
Friday 13th is well known as the unluckiest day of the year around the world. If you’re at all superstitious you probably take more care than usual on this day, blaming anything unfortunate that happens on it being Friday 13th. However, it isn’t actually considered unlucky in all countries. Did
Transferring money from the UK to Spain
If you’re buying a house or car in Spain, whether for a holiday home or a more permanent move, you’ll need to end up transferring large amounts of money. There can some really high fees involved when you’re transferring money from the UK to Spain, so it pays to understand
How to save money on groceries and bills in Spain
Like many countries across Europe, costs of both utilities and every day items have soared in Spain this year. Spain is still slightly cheaper than the UK for many things but the cost of living is definitely not as low as it used to be. This combined with the ever
Do you have to file taxes if you live in Spain?
Tax…a really boring but important subject and definitely something you need to think about if you’re planning on becoming a resident of Spain. First of all, we are not tax experts so we suggest getting some advice from an official source before making any decisions. However, after 3 years of