How to travel in Spain without a car – there’s an app for that

How easy is it to travel around Spain and get on with daily life without a car? Combine rising fuel costs with consumer demand to live a more sustainable lifestyle and you have a raft of clever start-ups popping up, aimed at helping everyone to improve their carbon footprint. It’s probably going to be a…

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Yes, it’s true – after more than 2 years, the Spanish Government has rescinded the mandatory wearing of face masks inside shops, public buildings, schools etc.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:…

National Police station Baza (Granada) – Foreigner’s office

If you live near Baza or surrounding areas, your appointments for NIE, EU residency, EU to TIE card exchange (GB) or visa TIEs will be at the Foreigner’s Office (Extranjería) of the National Police Station (Comisaria de Policía) in Baza city centre.  The building itself wouldn’t look out of place in a Harry Potter movie.…