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by CielodeCadiz
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Recycling in Spain
Replies: 23
Views: 4751

Re: Recycling in Spain

Regarding the eventual destination of plastic that users want "recycled", here in the USA it has become known that the destination was China, but that country has mostly ceased buying our recycled plastic waste and so a greater and greater amount is either stacking up or being put in landf...
by CielodeCadiz
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Getting NIE in England
Replies: 31
Views: 12096

Re: Getting NIE in England

Our lawyer, who also assisted with our flat purchase, helped us with getting the NIE in Spain and it took about 10 minutes.
by CielodeCadiz
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Visit to Sevilla
Replies: 19
Views: 2777

Re: Visit to Sevilla

Dos Hermanas is just a bit south of Sevilla and there are several "not bad" hotels a few blocks walk from the train station.
by CielodeCadiz
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Algeciras trains
Replies: 2
Views: 1895

Re: Algeciras trains

OR you can take the ferry from Tangier city port (NOT Tangier-Med) to Tarifa and catch the bus over to Cadiz. Take the train up to Sevilla & Cordoba.

OR, You may want to travel to Granada separately from Malaga and then take the train from Granada over to Sevilla and/or Cordoba.
by CielodeCadiz
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Travelling to Cadiz
Replies: 9
Views: 2329

Re: Travelling to Cadiz

Here's the schedule. Definitely opt for the express bus.

http://www.tgcomes.es/horarios_3.htm
by CielodeCadiz
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Malaga Hotels near Bus & Train Station
Replies: 4
Views: 2363

Re: Malaga Hotels near Bus & Train Station

I've stayed at the Hotel Goartin, an economical choice, which is maybe 1/2 km from the station.

A more expensive place is Hotel Eurostars Astoria which is closer to the station on the other side of the Guadalmedina.
by CielodeCadiz
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Entertainment, Nightlife, Ferias & Culture
Topic: music
Replies: 5
Views: 7391

Re: music

Violin is trending right now in flamenco. Have heard some very nice ensembles with a violin backing up El Pele and Los Farrucos, among others.
by CielodeCadiz
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: none residents
Replies: 31
Views: 7358

Re: none residents

Gas appliances left unused for long periods, especially if the cylinder regulator has been disconnected, and the gas pipe run to the appliance is long, can be difficult to get lit/started. The long pipe can fill with air, and it can take up to a minute for it to refill with an igniteable concentrat...
by CielodeCadiz
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Barcelona safe - yes or no?
Replies: 17
Views: 3742

Re: Barcelona safe - yes or no?

^^^ In light of their declaration of independence, I intend to avoid Barcelona & the rest of Catalunya as much as possible, even do not want to use their airport. Additionally I've been hearing the city has become a huge tourist trap.
by CielodeCadiz
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Spain isnt cheap
Replies: 104
Views: 27527

Re: Spain isnt cheap

As Americans, we find practically everything in Spain significantly cheaper than California prices. Perhaps OP is shopping in the wrong place?
by CielodeCadiz
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Non Resident Bank account
Replies: 15
Views: 3755

Re: Non Resident Bank account

We were hit with charges of up to 15 euros to withdraw cash at an ATM from our LaCaixa account while travelling in Greece. That said, la Caixa has been alright although they do assess quarterly fees of about 5 euros on our non-residents account. Originally we had Barclay's, which did not assess any ...
by CielodeCadiz
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Second hand furniture around Lucena/Rute
Replies: 16
Views: 6136

Re: Second hand furniture around Lucena/Rute

Anybody know where we could acquire some of those hand-painted rush-bottomed wood chairs favored by flamenco performers? Anywhere in the south ... we're stumped.
by CielodeCadiz
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Recommendation Sanlúcar de Barrameda
Replies: 9
Views: 2474

Re: Recommendation Sanlúcar de Barrameda

We wandered into a small local bar/bodega and sampled some Manzanilla ... ended up with a bottle or two of some of the best I've had ... superior to La Guita or La Gitana for sure.
by CielodeCadiz
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Norwegian Air
Replies: 34
Views: 9190

Re: Norwegian Air

Have been flying them for a few years now since they started service to the USA. We do California non-stop to Gatwick and then change planes to get to Madrid or Malaga. The main drawback is a long layover at Gatwick but that at least includes a crack at a pint of ale. Service can be spotty but have ...
by CielodeCadiz
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Barcelona safe - yes or no?
Replies: 17
Views: 3742

Re: Barcelona safe - yes or no?

I beg to differ. I had a knife held to my throat just about 30 meters off the Ramblas, while admiring a shoeshop window. Barcelona is well-known for pickpockets and scammers ("the mustard trick") who target tourists and those obviously from outside the area. A friend had their vehicle pick...
by CielodeCadiz
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Seville
Replies: 10
Views: 2200

Re: Seville

If you're concerned about cold/rain for February in Sevilla, be sure to check that your accommodations have heat. Many do not.
by CielodeCadiz
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: bus faro/sevilla
Replies: 2
Views: 1655

Re: bus faro/sevilla

You're pretty much right. In general, San Sebastian station serves lines going south from Sevilla, close distances. Plaza de Armas has longer-distance, express routes to the north and Huelva, also routes to other countries. But best to check on the bus company's website. There are city buses that ru...
by CielodeCadiz
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: On a Scale of 1 to 10 how high would you rate living in Andalucia??
Replies: 21
Views: 4109

Re: On a Scale of 1 to 10 how high would you rate living in Andalucia??

We are Americans who bought in Cadiz old town about 5 years ago. We are not residents but usually stay a minimum of 2 months per year and try to visit twice per year. Have never had problems with electricity or water being out ... the bureaucracy has been minimal and quick to correct errors (for exa...
by CielodeCadiz
Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: buying beds and bedding
Replies: 30
Views: 8013

Re: buying beds and bedding

We bought quite a lot of furnishings from Ikea including beds, which were the largest part of the $3000 U.S. we spent. Very happy with the Ikea beds although putting together the frame with its suspension was a bit of a challenge. As time went on (it's been 5 years now) we did regret some of the pie...

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