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by markwilding
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Bilbao ferry/overnight stay. Any tips please?
Replies: 25
Views: 596

Re: Bilbao ferry/overnight stay. Any tips please?

in the town/suburb of Muskiz. Anyone know the area? Well yes, I will need to allow at least 5 minutes to get to the port. Head for the motorway direction Bilbao and take the very first exit. There is a train and It’s the last on the last the line so no complications there. The only problem is there...
by markwilding
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Bilbao ferry/overnight stay. Any tips please?
Replies: 25
Views: 596

Re: Bilbao ferry/overnight stay. Any tips please?

There are plenty of hotels with easy reach of the port. It actually depends when you will be here and how long due to the fact during August normal parking restrictions don’t apply. You could stay in Bilbao and include parking in your budget or stay closer to the port and take the underground or a t...
by markwilding
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Granada City Traffic Fine
Replies: 12
Views: 321

Re: Granada City Traffic Fine

Brother in law from Madrid just hates driving in Granada... Ironic really, I got a fine driving in a restricted street in the centre of Madrid two summers ago, pre- badge days. I had come out of a car park and my destination from there was Granada. In Granda I stayed in the hotel Center, plenty of ...
by markwilding
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Bilbao ferry/overnight stay. Any tips please?
Replies: 25
Views: 596

Re: Bilbao ferry/overnight stay. Any tips please?

Bilbao is a little strange because it straddles 2 sides of a river, meaning that it’s actually impossible to avoid the centre of the city. It also means that motorways almost enter the city and from there to the port is around 20 minutes. I live on the opposite side of the river to the ferry port bu...
by markwilding
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Bilbao ferry/overnight stay. Any tips please?
Replies: 25
Views: 596

Re: Bilbao ferry/overnight stay. Any tips please?

Stay in Bilbao. Beautiful city with great food and sights.
by markwilding
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: SmartDNSProxy not working
Replies: 24
Views: 532

Re: SmartDNSProxy not working

I also get these problems from time to time. when I'm directed to the DNS server's page when I log on to a BBC website page, it usually means the IP needs revalidating.
Switching off equipment also usually helps, especially the Fire TV.
by markwilding
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: SmartDNSProxy not working
Replies: 24
Views: 532

Re: SmartDNSProxy not working

firsttango wrote:Here is the notification of the updated server addresses they sent me on 18th June. Handy to have.

Sid.........I am currently using Atlanta and Switzerland and as above working well for me.



Nice one, working much better now
by markwilding
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Wireless internet provider in Granada city?
Replies: 25
Views: 1537

Re: Wireless internet provider in Granada city?

What I would like to know is why anybody would prefer not to use Movistar,whose infrastructure will be much better, rather than a system which tends to be used only when the main alternatives are not available. I couldn’t imagine anyone in my area choosing a company using satellite technology over c...
by markwilding
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Entering Madrid by car
Replies: 18
Views: 2346

Re: Entering Madrid by car

There are two exclusion zones. One more or less within the M30. If you would like to enter this one, you will need to buy the sticker. I got mine from my local Post office the week before Easter but a Friend who went to get one a couple of days later found that they had run out so at busy times, you...
by markwilding
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Wimbledon UHD
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Wimbledon UHD

For those with the right equipment, The BBC is showing some Wimbledon matches in UHD.
I’m using the 4K Fire stick and the Smarty DNS VPN app.
by markwilding
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Weather
Replies: 17
Views: 1531

Re: Weather

I saw 44c in the centre of in Bilbao this afternoon. just curious as to what temp is around the region? I asked somebody what the official temperature was for yesterday and they informed me it was 39 point something. I live about 12 Kms from the centre of Bilbao near the coast and I don't think it ...
by markwilding
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Weather
Replies: 17
Views: 1531

Re: Weather

I saw 44c in the centre of in Bilbao this afternoon.
by markwilding
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Weather
Replies: 17
Views: 1531

Re: Weather

The heatwave has finally arrived in the north. Today was unbelievably hot and more of the same expected tomorrow.
by markwilding
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: DAZN
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: DAZN

There are Apps so it’s also possible to watch on The Fire TV and for the odd Championship match I watched, the commentaries were in English.
by markwilding
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Tenant or landlord's name for utilities?
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: Tenant or landlord's name for utilities?

jhonie99 wrote: and only certain foreigners allows. No Spanish, Italians, Russians or Polish, for starters.

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So you won’t be renting to my wife of son? I’m not clear why you think these groups are more problematic than others.
Can you even legally discriminate against them?
by markwilding
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Champions and Europa League finals
Replies: 13
Views: 475

Re: Champions and Europa League finals

I have Modro on the Fire TV but for football it's never an option for football due to its poor quality. Live Net TV is better because it gives more streaming options so a little trial and error throws up HD quality streams. Once you get to know which channels to choose, it becomes much quicker. The ...
by markwilding
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Champions and Europa League finals
Replies: 13
Views: 475

Re: Champions and Europa League finals

Watching on YouTube using Browsec VPN with my I pad plugged in to the TV.
by markwilding
Fri May 31, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Champions and Europa League finals
Replies: 13
Views: 475

Re: Champions and Europa League finals

I hope you both got to see the match on Wednesday. A couple of year ago I watch a final this way. I've tried since but neither my DNS nor my VPN is able to bypass the restrictions. last year I subscribed to Bein Sports but the coverage has moved to Movistar. I watched the first half of Europa cup fi...
by markwilding
Sat May 18, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: iPad dropping WiFi
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Re: iPad dropping WiFi

First of all check your router is working properly. Obliviously, if everything else is connecting with no problems, then there might be a fault on the iPad. The Wi-Fi antenna might be broken. Are you having the same problem with Bluetooth? If so this is a good sign that this is so. My son's iPhone h...
by markwilding
Thu May 16, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Shopping around for contents insurance
Replies: 14
Views: 1121

Re: Shopping around for contents insurance

My first Spanish home policy was with AXA, then I had Liberty and this year I changed to one called Reale Seguros so it might be worth looking at them. The policy cannot be in English though. No problem with any of them. The reason we changed each time was because my broker got the most competitive ...

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