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  • Name: Sandra Piddock
  • Location: Spain
  • Country: Spain
  • Region: Valencian Community (Valencia/Alicante/Costa Blanca)

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  • Blog Posts: 159
  • Forum Posts: 128
  • Classified Ads: 0
  • Blog Comments: 2
  • Hotel Comments: 0
  • Total Comments: 2

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  • November 1 - Dia de Todos Los Santos

    November 1 - Dia de Todos Los Santos

    1 November is All Saints Day, and in Spain it’s called Dia deTodos los Santos. Back in the mists of time long forgotten, it was always celebrated in May. Nobody knows why it changed, but tradition has it that it was moved to November to offset some of the paganism associated with Hallowe’en.

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    Blog Post updated over 2 years ago
  • Blogging On Spain - Even more great expat blogs

    It’s surprising how many different topics and angles the best bloggers can squeeze out of Spain, so open your browser and check out these great reads. This month, we’re looking at blogs with a difference. Meet Sandra Staas, Josh Taylor, Cat Gaa and Ben Curtis and Marina Diez

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    Blog Post created over 2 years ago
  • Blogging on Spain – more of the best of the expat blogs

    Here’s the second in an occasional series of reviews of good expat blogs. While there are many blogs about life in Spain out there, not all blogs are created equal. And there’s a lot of misinformation around. It’s difficult to know who to follow, confronted with so many choices, but here are som...

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    Blog Post updated over 2 years ago
  • The Catalan Independence Question - A very personal take from an Insider Abroad

    The Catalan Independence Question - A very personal take from an Insider Abroad

    Thursday 11 September 2014 was Diada Nacional De Catalunya – or Catalonia’s National Day. This year it was special for several reasons, although of course each Diada is special to Catalans all over the world. It was banned during the Franco dictatorship and only celebrated again after...

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    Blog Post updated over 2 years ago
  • "So no surprises that the Constitutional Court has ruled that the referendum on Catalan independence scheduled for 9 November cannot take place. I don’t even live in Catalonia but I feel that if they want to be independent, then so be it, and a lot of the Spanish people I talk to feel exactl..." in the Forum Post called Should Catalonia be allowed to vote on independence?
    Forum Post created over 2 years ago
  • "This is a plea for help to get my friend and fellow writer Simon Harris into print with his new book: Catalonia Is Not Spain – A Historical Perspective. Simon came to Barcelona in 1988 for two weeks – and stayed. He’s a historian, English teacher, jazz musician and property fin..." in the Forum Post called A great new history of Spain and Catalonia is about to be published - can you help?
    Forum Post created over 2 years ago
  • "We’re very excited, because this week, for the first time since we came to Spain 6 years ago, we’ll be going to the Moors and Christians fiesta at Castalla, near Alicante. Like many Spanish fiestas, it’s steeped in history and religion, so we’re looing forward to seeing th..." in the Forum Post called Anybody going to a Moor and Christians fiesta?
    Forum Post created over 2 years ago
  • Olive oil - naturally healthy

    Olive oil - naturally healthy

    Here in Spain, we know all about the benefits of olive oil – and so we should, because around 44% of all olive oil is produced here. It’s a staple of the Mediterranean Diet, and that’s acknowledged by health experts to be one of the healthiest eating plans in the world. If you e...

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    Blog Post updated over 2 years ago
  • Blogging On Spain - The best of the Expat Blogs

    Okay, we know that Insiders abroad has some of the best bloggers on Spain, but sometimes it’s nice to pick up a fresh viewpoint. As a writer and blogger on all things Spanish, I’m always looking out for talented bloggers to follow, because we feed off each other. Often, a sentence wil...

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    Blog Post updated over 2 years ago
  • "Just thought I’d pass on this information if you’re planning to travel back to the UK with a dog. We have a puppy who is a rescue dog. He was abandoned as just a few weeks old, and he has issues about being left alone in strange places, although we can now leave him at home occasional..." in the Forum Post called Travelling between Spain and the UK with a dog
    Forum Post created over 2 years ago
  • Restaurant Review: Rebate, Alicante Province

    Restaurant Review: Rebate, Alicante Province

    One of the many things I love about living in Spain is that it’s generally cheap to eat out. And even if you want to pamper your taste buds a little, you can do so without having to remortgage your casa or sell your car.

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    Blog Post updated over 2 years ago
  • Living la vida especial in Barcelona

    Living la vida especial in Barcelona

    If you want to make the most of your time in Barcelona and you don’t mind splashing out a little, there are a number of ways to live the special life in this vibrant city. For something a little different than the usual tourist trail and the attendant crowds, why not check out some of thes...

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    Blog Post updated over 2 years ago
  • Barcelona Card for big savings in the city!

    Barcelona Card for big savings in the city!

    Like all big cities, Barcelona can be expensive. However, if you’re in the know, there are ways to see the sights, eat and get around without having to spend enough money to pay off the national debt of a Third World Country. And one of the best ways to save is to invest in a Barcelona Card.

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    Blog Post updated over 2 years ago
  • "I love Barcelona, but it’s such a big city, and there are so many sights to see, it can all get a bit exhausting and expensive. We’re planning to visit the city again later in the year, and I’ve been doing some online research to find the best – and cheapest – ways t..." in the Forum Post called Ways to get around Barcelona
    Forum Post created over 2 years ago
  • "I love Barcelona – it’s one of my favourite cities in the world, and we visit as often as we can. However, next time we go, I’m going to be trying something different. Usually, we get around the city sights on the Bus Turistic, which is like a DIY guided tour, as you can get on ..." in the Forum Post called Barcelona walking tours
    Forum Post created over 2 years ago