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America First. Spain Second! VIDEO

America First. Spain Second! VIDEO

By now you have probably seen the video ‘Holland Second’ where the Dutch Government (actually it’s a comedy show that made the video) appeal to Donald Trump after America First to place Holland Second (in his own voice and using his own warped logic).

 Alan Gandy

Spend and exchange £ and € easily with a Revolut card!

Spend and exchange £ and € easily with a Revolut card!

Having recently been introduced to the Revolut card and app we can’t sing its praises highly enough! It’s already saving us quite a bit of money already. Whether you live in Spain or are travelling here (or anywhere else in the world for that matter) the convenience and savings over conventional banking services are quite […]

 Alan Gandy

And the winner of the Spain Buddy 2016 travel photography competition is….

And the winner of the Spain Buddy 2016 travel photography competition is….

Congratulations to Li Na Ngan, the winner of the Spain Buddy 2016 travel photography competition with this image of the Northern Lights taken in Fairbanks, Alaska. The image, along with seventeen other finalists selected by the judges, gained the most public votes on our Facebook page.

 Alan Gandy

‘Love locks’, are you a vandal?

‘Love locks’, are you a vandal?

All over Spain and the rest of the world these ‘so called ‘love locks’ are coming to be a real problem. If you’re not familiar with the concept, it’s where (usually tourists) clamp cheap padlocks bearing their names to any suitable structure (for example: chains along the seafront, bridges and railings etc.) en masse creating […]

 Alan Gandy

Goodbye Barcelona!

Goodbye Barcelona!

No, we’re not talking Catalan independence here in saying goodbye to Barcelona… we’re talking climate change. Here’s a simulation of what Europe might look like after the estimated rise in sea levels of 216 feet if all the ice melted.

 Alan Gandy

Charles Goerens MEP talks to Spain Buddy about EU Associate Citizenship

Charles Goerens MEP talks to Spain Buddy about EU Associate Citizenship

If you read the Daily Mail, the Daily Express or other similar rags you may well have been misled thinking that Europe hates us. It’s simply not true.

 Alan Gandy

Product review: The i-stay bag strap

Product review: The i-stay bag strap

It may come as a surprise to those who know me that we now have a product in our office that has a name beginning with a lower case ‘i’. (No it’s not an Apple product. I haven’t had an epiphany. I still consider Apple products over-hyped, over-priced and overly-proprietary.) To be specific it’s the […]

 Alan Gandy

Ned’s Treasure

Ned’s Treasure

Back in our days in Lanzarote, we ran a forum on our Canary Nightlife website. It used to be a very busy forum at one time, but just ticks along quietly now because many of the old regulars have migrated to Social Media. We keep it running though, largely for sentimental reasons because through it […]

 Alan Gandy

Bullfighting in Spain and the death of Victor Barrio

Bullfighting in Spain and the death of Victor Barrio

Some time ago I wrote an article on my thoughts about bullfighting, suffice it is to say I’m no fan. However, when Matador Victor Barrio was killed by a bull in the ring this July in Teruel (the first to meet this horrible end in the ring since 1985) I was appalled by many of […]

 Alan Gandy

Pack for a Purpose

Pack for a Purpose

Okay, so maybe this post isn’t specifically about Spain, but we feel Pack for a Purpose is well worthy of a mention. We all travel either on holiday or business at some point don’t we?

 Alan Gandy

The Iberian Lynx: Spain’s endangered species.

The Iberian Lynx: Spain’s endangered species.

Here at Spain Buddy we’re not exactly what you call fans of domestic cats. Wild cats on the other hand we find fascinating creatures.

 Alan Gandy

How to check if a UK car is legal in Spain

How to check if a UK car is legal in Spain

This isn’t going to be a drawn out article about the legalities of using a UK car in Spain as a resident. The simple fact is you shouldn’t as a rule, if you live here for prolonged periods. As a resident you need to import and matriculate your UK vehicle if you want to keep […]

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