hits counter
 Alan Gandy

Using ALSA buses to get around Spain

Using ALSA buses to get around Spain

I hate coaches, I’ve always hated travelling by coach. So much so I’ve not used a coach to get anywhere since I was a student. In dog, and even in human years that’s quite a long time ago!

 Alan Gandy

The lost village of Spain

The lost village of Spain

You’ve probably never heard of the lost village of La Cañada de San Antonio, nor had we until recently when our friend José mentioned it. This place has quite a story to it!

 Alan Gandy

Book review: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Spain

Book review: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Spain

Every now and then we are offered books relevant to Spain to review, the latest was the DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Spain. We’ve been sat on it for a while as I wanted to test the book out.

 Alan Gandy

Vélez-Blanco: A small town with a lot to offer!

Vélez-Blanco: A small town with a lot to offer!

The Ayuntamiento of our small town is no slouch when it comes to promoting Vélez-Blanco in Almería as a “slow tourism” destination being ideally placed on the edge of the Sierra de María-Los Vélez Natural Park.

 Alan Gandy

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 […]

1 2 3 21