Articles tagged as "Life in Spain"

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Spain rises to third in expat quality of life survey

The stunning Basque region in northern Spain is set to welcome back a growing number of natives from the UK.

Spain has risen from fourth to third place in the latest expat quality of life survey, and it is easy to see why.

Spain has been ranked the third best place in the world to be an expat in the latest InterNations survey.

The poll, conducted every year, asked 12,500 expats to rate 43 different aspects of life abroad on a scale of one to seven…

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Author: 18/09/2017 [0] Comments 

Sky launches low-cost streaming service in Spain

€10 per month and available across three connected devices, the new Sky streaming service could be good - but will the content be able to match Netflix?

€10 per month and available across three connected devices, the new Sky streaming service could be good – but will the content be able to match Netflix?

The increasingly crowded pay TV space in Spain has welcomed a new player following the launch of a new streaming service by Sky.

The broadcasting giant – owned by Rupert Murdoch – this month launched its new service for €10 per month, with programming taken from 12 local pay-TV channels including Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Syfy, TNT, Fox and National Geographic…

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Author: 14/09/2017 [0] Comments 

Spain’s fruit oversupply to help the country’s poor

Everything is peachy for Spain's agricultural sector, but oversupply headaches still persist.

Everything is peachy for Spain’s agricultural sector, but oversupply headaches still persist.

The production of fruit in Spain is legendary. In the southeastern corner of the country, vast amounts of land are given over to farmers producing everything from strawberries to peaches and watermelons…

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Author: 31/08/2017 [0] Comments 

Five reasons why dining in Spain is a fine experience

Affordable, friendly, always delicious and usually beautiful, dining out in Spain is a classic pastime.

Affordable, friendly, always delicious and usually beautiful, dining out in Spain is a classic pastime.

Spain has for years now led the world in haute cuisine. From the famous El Bulli restaurant to Basque inventiveness, if it’s a freshly minted Michelin star you’re after, Spain is the place to be.

This is all well and good, but for many, mealtimes are a source of more simple pleasures. Luckily, Spain also comes up trumps here, offering a smattering of some of the finest, simplest dining experiences you can imagine, with something for every taste and every budget.

Here are five reasons why eating out in Spain is such a memorable experience…

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Author: 30/08/2017 [0] Comments 

Spain’s household expenditure doubles in the second quarter

Spanish households have loosened the purse strings in the past few months.

Spanish households have loosened the purse strings in the past few months.

Economists have a variety of means and methods to measure the financial health of a country. The most obvious ones – employment rates and Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – provide a broad overview of performance, but there are a few more specific metrics that can offer a better indication of how the average citizen is faring…

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Author: 28/08/2017 [0] Comments 

Does the siesta really increase Spaniards’ life expectancy?

Spaniards can expect to live to 82.8 years old - and they have their diet, lifestyle and the siesta to thank for that.

Spaniards can expect to live to 82.8 years old – and they have their diet, lifestyle and the siesta to thank for that.

Ah, the siesta: a much admired, mythologised portion of daily Spanish life that most other European nationalities look at with not a little envy and bemusement.

Aside from the very simple fact that nothing is really stopping Brits, Germans or Scandinavians from adopting their own siesta culture, the very notion of taking a two-to-three hour snooze break in the middle of the day is an alien concept to most cultures, but could the Spanish have been on to something all this time?…

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Author: 16/08/2017 [0] Comments 

‘Despacito’ song could boost Spanish language uptake, say music experts

Are you one of the few people on the planet not to have yet heard Despacito?

Are you one of the few people on the planet not to have yet heard Despacito?

The written word is obviously not the best medium through which to portray just how addictive the song ‘Despacito’ by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee is. The global smash of an earworm is the first song ever to surpass three billion YouTube views, and once heard is hard to forget…

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Author: 09/08/2017 [0] Comments 

Number of pensionable-age Brits living in Spain doubles in past decade

Pensionable-age Brits living in Spain have risen steadily each year since 2007.

Pensionable-age Brits living in Spain have risen steadily each year since 2007.

A recent joint study conducted by the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) and Spain’s Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE) has found that the number of Britons aged 65 and over living in Spain has more than doubled over the last ten years…

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Author: 24/07/2017 [0] Comments 

Spain most active country in the EU, study finds

Spain's landscape and climate makes staying active incredibly easy, whether a local or an expat.

Spain’s landscape and climate makes staying active incredibly easy, whether a local or an expat.

While the sweltering temperatures currently cooking Spain may not be the most conducive to active living, the fact that the nation enjoys near year-round warmth undoubtedly plays a major part in making it the most active country in the European Union (EU)…

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Author: 18/07/2017 [0] Comments 

Three things the Running of the Bulls festival says about Spain

This year's bull run in Pamplona has garnered as much global media attention as it always does.

This year’s bull run in Pamplona has garnered as much global media attention as it always does.

It is that time of year again. Shaky videos of panicked men – it’s usually men – running inelegantly down tight narrow streets being not so much chased but bemusedly pursued by large bulls flood the internet…

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Author: 14/07/2017 [0] Comments 
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