ITV Station – San Bartolome (Orihuela -Alicante)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJ5apocz6RM&t=39s When registering your vehicle in Spain, if you live in the Alicante area, the San Bartolome ITV station is one of the closest to Orihuela, Torrevieja, San Miguel de Salinas and surrounding areas. There’s another one down in Torrevieja, but it gets busier than this one, so we prefer to use this station to…

Driving in the rain in Spain

Although famous for 300+ days of sunshine a year, it can rain in Spain and driving in the wet can be more hazardous than you might expect. The first rain after a long dry spell lifts all the oil that has been collecting on the road surface, which means it can get very slippy, very…

How to Pay a Traffic Fine at the Post Office in Spain – Correos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TteNhf6bNdM Correos, Spain’s national post office, is not just for sending letters and parcels – Correos offices provide lots of additional services to help you deal with many Spanish public administrations. One of these additional services is paying traffic fines and it’s good to know that if you are struggling to make the payment online,…

5 top tips when retiring to Spain

When retiring to Spain as well as making sure your residency paperwork is all in order, there are of course many other elements you need to organise and put in place. Here are Upsticks’ five top tips of things you should keep in mind when making the move to Spain. This video about retiring in…