Sending documents in Spain via courier or post

We all need to send documents and post out and let’s face it, we do need to be sure that items arrive on time and to the right address/person. Despite some bad press, Correos, the Spanish postal service is pretty reliable, especially if you use one of their premium services, but unfortunately, not everyone is…

1st May – Dia de los Trabajadores – Labour Day

Imported from the USA, this is a workers day off and as it falls on a Sunday this year, the following Monday is taken as the holiday.  Brief history This day off for workers has its roots in the fight for workers rights in the USA in the late 1880’s and eventually led to the…

Masks inside no longer mandatory in Spain from today

Yes, it’s true – after more than 2 years, the Spanish Government has rescinded the mandatory wearing of face masks inside shops, public buildings, schools etc. However, there are exceptions and employers are allowed to implement their own rules. So, what will this look like in practice? Masks are still obligatory for workers and visitors:…

Semana Santa in Spain

Lasting from Palm Sunday (Domingo de Ramos) to Easter Sunday (Lunes de Pascua) , Semana Santa (Holy Week) is probably the most important annual cultural and religious event in Spain. Although each Spanish region, and even city and village, has its own customs and practices for Easter, Andalucia takes top spot for spectacular processions. Sumptuously…

How to retire to Spain

When thinking about retiring to Spain, where on earth do you start?  Chris from Upsticks gives you a few pointers in this YouTube Video covering, Residency status, Choosing somewhere to live & Starting a new life in Spain.  You can also download this PDF with handy tips and hints to start planning your new life in…