April 2017

[caption id="attachment_1680" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Bacelona skyline[/caption]   When you arrive in a new country you need to choose your bank. So here is some advice and information about spanish banking!   Spanish Banking: the new trend The most recent trend in Spain is online “discount” banks. You pay almost nothing...

[caption id="attachment_557" align="aligncenter" width="300"] El Gotico[/caption]   The Palace Apartment The apartment in Carrer Ample 35 greets you like a renowned storyteller welcoming an excitable audience. The tall, narrow corridors speak of days of old and prestigious architectural heritage. Also, the beautifully decorated rooms emanate the same mysterious...

The effect of the financial crisis on Spain’s housing prices is well-known. A 30% drop between 2008 and 2013 left the market confused and permanently altered. But it did bring one benefit: increased popularity of Spanish housing among foreigners (aided by the Golden Visa). This...

Plush Pedralbes Far from the hustle and bustle of Barcelona’s coast, nestled in the Conserolla Hills, life slows down. Here, we discover Pedralbes, a neighbourhood characterised by exclusivity and extravagance and home to celebrities such as Shakira and David Villa. It plays host to fine arts,...

[caption id="attachment_1850" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Surf in Barcelona[/caption]   Sport in Barcelona The food in Barcelona is excellent. Barcelona’s beer scene is among Europe’s best. The city is surrounded by glorious beaches. However, after a few weeks of beachside relaxation, you might find yourself wanting to do some sport...

[caption id="attachment_1966" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Torres vineyard.[/caption]   Torres Wine Tour If you’re looking for a relaxed activity but can’t seem to pull yourself away from the bar stool, then you need to experience wine tasting. But only If you’re over 18 years old, of course! The Torres Wine...