Category Archives: Be aware

No Brexit, no Trump revisited in Spain?

Strange times might be coming up for Spain: With one week to go until a referendum called to dissolve a 500-year-old political union, neither the Spanish nor the Catalan governments are confronting head-on arguments about why Catalonia should secede from … Continue reading

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Enough is enough, also in tourism

Like in places all over the world the increase of tourism in Spain doesn’t seem to be unlimited. During the crisis people didn’t mind where the money came from, it just had to come. Now they become a bit pickier: … Continue reading

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Everythings goes well sofar

As of June 15th the EU has abolished roaming mobile phone charges between countries. So you can use your phone in another EU country as if you were at home. Hurrah! May be good for you but perhaps bad news … Continue reading

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Brand Spain, moving upwards

This week I came across an interesting artcile about the value of the brand Spain. Funny enough it is quite the same as the way that I am looking to it (without the figures) having living lived in Spain for … Continue reading

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The way is still up

He may be not the most popular man in Spain but Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish prime minister, can take some credit in the remarkable turnaround of the Spanish economy. Five years ago it appeared that Spain’s economic future looked exceptionally … Continue reading

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A new Via Verde coming?

Spending money before you know you have it, before you know how much things exact cost, before you know if it’s purpose is really useful or it is someone else’s is a quite common hobby by the Spanish authorities. Around … Continue reading

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A bull fighter’s death on Social Media

In most countries in the world the influence of Social Media has been growing exponentially over the last decade or so. More and more The People find it as the way to express themselves – often anonymously – about their … Continue reading

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