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ON BECOMING A SPANISH NATIONAL, Part 2: Experiencing the CCSE and DELE,  An Opportunity of a Lifetime in Spain

ON BECOMING A SPANISH NATIONAL, Part 2: Experiencing the CCSE and DELE, An Opportunity of a Lifetime in Spain »

28 Mar, 2020
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Meet aspirants to Spanish citizenship. Read about how they feel, what they do to prepare for the challenges of acquiring the citizenship, what their dreams are!

ON BECOMING A SPANISH NATIONAL, Part 1: History of CCSE and DELE

ON BECOMING A SPANISH NATIONAL, Part 1: History of CCSE and DELE »

28 Mar, 2020
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Thousands of people from across the planet yearn to become Spanish citizens every year. When looking to gain Spanish nationality, the rules are different, depending on which country you’re from. You either take two exams, the DELE A2 and the CCSE, or just one, the CCSE. Learn about the requirements for the nationality and how they came about. Read on!

SPAIN IN A STATE OF ALARM

SPAIN IN A STATE OF ALARM »

17 Mar, 2020
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The State of Alarm is a response to the alarming health situation (COVID-19 pandemic) caused by the coronavirus. It was announced by Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez following a 66% increase in the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in just one day (13 March), from 3146 to 5232. Today, Spain is second only to Italy in terms of the number of COVID-19 victims.

CORONAVIRUS: WHICH EMERGENCY NUMBER TO CALL WHEN IN SPAIN

CORONAVIRUS: WHICH EMERGENCY NUMBER TO CALL WHEN IN SPAIN »

17 Mar, 2020
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In order not to collapse 112, the Emergency Phone in Spain, the great majority of the Autonomous Communities have installed emergency telephone lines specific to coronavirus. Those autonomous communities that haven’t, have kept the usual 112 and 061 numbers to attend to calls about COVID-19. See list.

LIFE IN TRANSITION: From Showbiz to Churro Cards on Calle Arenal

LIFE IN TRANSITION: From Showbiz to Churro Cards on Calle Arenal »

15 Mar, 2020
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Standing in the street from eight to eight handing out discount cards for churros, after a fairly successful career as a musician in Honduras which involved touring the Americas, may not be a job to be smiling about. But to Robert, there are others who aren’t as lucky, who can’t find work in Madrid. He wakes up each morning to pray and express thanks before smiling into the mirror as he prepares to stand in the intersection of Calles Arenal and San Martin and do his amazing job.

LIVING IN SPAIN? HERE’S THE MAGIC NUMBER!

LIVING IN SPAIN? HERE’S THE MAGIC NUMBER! »

14 Mar, 2020
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Call 060 for almost anything under the (Spanish) sun! From traffic ticket to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ consular emergency and crisis service, and an infinite number of other information and services in between. Two-hundred fifty different information phone lines in one number!

LOOKING FOR A HIGH AT CANNABIS STORE AMSTERDAM? YOU’VE COME TO THE WRONG PLACE!

LOOKING FOR A HIGH AT CANNABIS STORE AMSTERDAM? YOU’VE COME TO THE WRONG PLACE! »

8 Mar, 2020
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Bright marijuana leaves unapologetically cover the storefront. Inside, the walls are lined with bongs, pipes, vapes, and fluorescent green lollipops repping the same distinct five-pointed leaf. But if clients are seeking some sort of high, they have come to the wrong place. It is that selling intoxicant THC is illegal in Spain. CBD is OK, though; you can smoke cannabis buds. They’re sold at the Cannabis Store Amsterdam along with many others on the right side of the law!

FoodTrex NAVARRA 2020: SETTING RECORDS & SAVING THE FABULOUS FUNGUS

FoodTrex NAVARRA 2020: SETTING RECORDS & SAVING THE FABULOUS FUNGUS »

5 Mar, 2020
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FoodTrex 2020, a major food festival held in collaboration with the World Food Travel Association, broke its attendance record for the second year in a row, drawing 11% more people than it did in 2019. The fair has noted that travelers are no longer content with eating just any food. They demand an authentic eno-gastronomic experience. Moreover, Gastro-Tourism is an ally to the kind of sustainability that protects local culture which, in turn, nurtures gastronomical elements that could be wiped out of existence.  If we continue to promote sustainability, then “poco a poco” (bit by bit), we can save the precious fungi!

NONCHALANT NO MORE

NONCHALANT NO MORE »

27 Feb, 2020
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Spain has finally learned that where the notorious coronavirus is concerned, no country is an island. When northern Italy was hit by the virus, everyone felt it was just a matter of hours – not days – before the virus reared its ugly head here. Spanish Minister of Health Salvador Illa urges calm, common sense and trust in the public health system, Spain’s crown jewel. Fifteen people have tested positive and the number is likely to rise in the looming pandemia. People in Spain are caught between believing and blind panic.

THE SECRET BEHIND THE SUCCESS OF LA GRAMOLA DISCOS

THE SECRET BEHIND THE SUCCESS OF LA GRAMOLA DISCOS »

22 Feb, 2020
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“Music must have something that’s magical. It’s a way of letting out your feelings and your emotions without hurting people–and it comes out like a fountain, like a natural spring.” This magical quality of music provides the mysterious allure that is behind the success of La Gramola Discos.