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by MartinEB
Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Spanish attitude to guiris & vice versa - chicken or egg?
Replies: 127
Views: 16401

Re: Spanish attitude to guiris & vice versa - chicken or egg?

baroness wrote:Please tell which bar/café they think this happens at so that it can be defended.


Doesn't have to be defended as it hasn't been named and I'm not about to start a bun-fight by doing so.
by MartinEB
Sat Dec 31, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Spanish attitude to guiris & vice versa - chicken or egg?
Replies: 127
Views: 16401

Re: Spanish attitude to guiris & vice versa - chicken or egg?

People to seem to think it's all about language - learn a bit of Spanish and you'll be treated like one of their own and they'll respect you for it - wrong, we tried that! Our lovely Spanish neighbours (an elderly couple who we love) had told us that they refuse to use one particular cafe in our loc...
by MartinEB
Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Spanish attitude to guiris & vice versa - chicken or egg?
Replies: 127
Views: 16401

Re: Spanish attitude to guiris & vice versa - chicken or egg?

My wife and I went to a Spanish shop in El Ejido (Almeria) and wanted to purchase a ceiling light. My wife, in her best "broken" Spanish, asked the shop-keeper how much the light would cost. He, presumably detecting she was a "guiri" said 245€, which seemed a bit expensive when c...
by MartinEB
Mon Dec 26, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Sciatica treatment
Replies: 22
Views: 5604

Re: Sciatica treatment

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by MartinEB
Sat Oct 22, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Changing Spanish license to a UK one
Replies: 54
Views: 13950

Re: Changing Spanish license to a UK one

OK, as you say swings and roundabouts, a UK passport (£100) and a UK driving licence free. A Spanish driving licence near to 100€ and a Spanish passport 20€ = about the same cost! Costings aside, I still don't get why it takes (or at least took us) over 9 months to obtain a Spanish driving licence a...
by MartinEB
Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:23 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Changing Spanish license to a UK one
Replies: 54
Views: 13950

Re: Changing Spanish license to a UK one

But I would suggest that the "simple procedure" of producing a UK passport with its security printing, inks, watermarks, holograms and other security precautions is less simple than producing a plastic Spanish driving licence for roughly the same price (and in our case the driving licence ...
by MartinEB
Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:16 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: An Observation
Replies: 27
Views: 4355

Re: An Observation

Had a guy in our village a few years back driving around in a UK plated sports car with a photoshopped tax disk in the windscreen :oops: so he was quite obviously trying to fool people into thinking he was road legal :thumbdown:
by MartinEB
Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Changing Spanish license to a UK one
Replies: 54
Views: 13950

Re: Changing Spanish license to a UK one

It's swings and roundabouts comparing the UK to Spain on things like this. Sid Agreed, but 9 months to process it? Traffico blaming DVLA and DVLA saying they had never received anything from Traffico? My "English" neighbours took 13 months! A Spanish passport costs €20 but I have to pay o...
by MartinEB
Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Changing Spanish license to a UK one
Replies: 54
Views: 13950

Re: Changing Spanish license to a UK one

Free at Last wrote:
MartinEB wrote: £5 for 4 photographs in a photo booth) photo's 13€,


It also depends where you go - in both countries.


Of course, as Sid wold say "horses for courses".
by MartinEB
Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Spanish Reg car to the UK
Replies: 26
Views: 10582

Re: Spanish Reg car to the UK

Have you googled 1 month car insurance, 30 day car insurance and short term car insurance ? There are loads. Aviva seem helpfull. 30 day seems the best search option. Yes tried just about every google combination going! The only one so far is Acorn insurance. Many others will do chassis number insu...
by MartinEB
Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Changing Spanish license to a UK one
Replies: 54
Views: 13950

Re: Changing Spanish license to a UK one

Yes, Martin, I know what you mean.The main thing Spain has is sunshine, of course, no denying that, but we had nearly 2 decades of that. Leaving Spain, we were ripped off big time by officialdom from town halls to the Hacienda. We had a list of 10 reasons we left Spain, but there were actually more...
by MartinEB
Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Spanish Reg car to the UK
Replies: 26
Views: 10582

Re: Spanish Reg car to the UK

Adrian flux a few years ago and Axa on a car I had imported from France. AXA will do it for 30 days for sure. If you have a hiccup and don’t give them a reg no they cancel with no refunds. Many thanks. Tried them both. Adrian Flux will only do an annual policy on the chassis number and quoted me £7...
by MartinEB
Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Changing Spanish license to a UK one
Replies: 54
Views: 13950

Re: Changing Spanish license to a UK one

I take it you used a third party, Martin, as the cost was less than €50, (less than €20 each trafico, plus €30 each for medical), when we changed to Spanish licences. Ah if only, we did foolishly (but in our defense thinking it would quicker) use a gestor (50€ each), medical (60€ each), photo's (13...
by MartinEB
Sun Oct 16, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Spanish Reg car to the UK
Replies: 26
Views: 10582

Re: Spanish Reg car to the UK

Could you let me know who? I have looked around and nobody except the "specialist" (so called because they can the charge you what they want) insurers will insure on Chassis number alone?
by MartinEB
Sun Oct 16, 2016 7:39 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Spanish Reg car to the UK
Replies: 26
Views: 10582

Re: Spanish Reg car to the UK

I documented my experiences here: http://www.kn0wall.co.uk/wordpress/2015/01/21/registering-a-spanish-car-with-the-dvla-in-the-uk/ I hope that you find it helpful. Anyone thinking of taking their Spanish Reg car back to the UK and registering it in the UK should start by reading this superb account...
by MartinEB
Sun Oct 16, 2016 7:22 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Changing Spanish license to a UK one
Replies: 54
Views: 13950

Re: Changing Spanish license to a UK one

Just to update.

Changed my Spanish licence to UK licence. Cost nothing and took just 11 days (as opposed to changing my UK licence to Spanish several years ago which cost over 149€ each (my wife and I) and took 9 months!)
by MartinEB
Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:19 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Sciatica treatment
Replies: 22
Views: 5604

Re: Sciatica treatment

An update from my post on 19/8/2016. Thank you so much for that James, very interesting and much appreciated. I still have my issues to be resolved and an appointment with the consultant in Granada on 4 Oct could see me placed on a 5 month waiting list! I have the opportunity to return to the UK an...
by MartinEB
Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:40 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: NowTV
Replies: 215
Views: 36859

Re: NowTV

Was having problems with Now TV box over the weekend. The i-players worked fine, but the sky part (entertainment, movies etc) did not. Emailed our DNS provider (Unlocator) and their reply, within 10 minutes was: SEP 11, 2016 | 08:35PM CEST Mahmoud replied: Hi Martin We have shifted things around. Pl...
by MartinEB
Sat Aug 27, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UK Petition to maintain healthcare reciprocal arrangements.
Replies: 35
Views: 7360

Re: UK Petition to maintain healthcare reciprocal arrangements.

and of course it gives you the option to select in which Country you live?

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