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by 1bassleft
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Identification of Guardia Civil and Policia
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: Identification of Guardia Civil and Policia

Organizations such as Liberties, certain PSOE or Podemos (although I'd check individuals rather than assume) elected officials, the ECHR could well be on the OP's side if harassment persisted but, libertarian though I am, chalking it down to a bad experience is the path of least comeback. I hate to ...
by 1bassleft
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: SPANISH EXAM DELE FOR NATIONALITY CHANGE
Replies: 6
Views: 95

Re: SPANISH EXAM DELE FOR NATIONALITY CHANGE

Congrats, Unicorn. Sorry to take so long to notice, but YOU DIDN'T SHOUT THE POINT VERY LOUDLY. I think that's where you dropped your 15% :thumbup:
by 1bassleft
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Moving to Velez Malaga
Replies: 12
Views: 193

Re: Moving to Velez Malaga

Hello + welcome. I held off, figuring Costakid and others would be more familiar, but I've been to, through and past on a few occasions. The old quarter of Velez is made up of tightly packed streets which can be daunting in terms of driving around and parking for first-timers. A real pleasure to wal...
by 1bassleft
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Identification of Guardia Civil and Policia
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: Identification of Guardia Civil and Policia

You may have heard of the Citizen's Security(or Safety) Law, or so-called "gagging law" introduced by the previous Rajoy govt and apparently the Sanchez PSOE administration wished to remove or at least modify but will not find parliamentary time before the election. I'm not getting into &q...
by 1bassleft
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Bank account commission in Spain to be capped at €3 a month
Replies: 9
Views: 297

Re: Bank account commission in Spain to be capped at €3 a month

Banks rely on inertia and I expect Spain is no different. My dad set up a Cajasur a/c in the late 80s (some of the other long-time neighbour-owners still have one, too - possibly one of the few around back in the day) and it was convenient for me to just take it over. I really intend to sit down and...
by 1bassleft
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Things To Do In Benalmadena?
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: Things To Do In Benalmadena?

:lol: , welcome to the forum. If I see anyone with a lot of parrot-crud on their shoulder (I know an excellent laundry, but not sure about dry cleaners), I shall say hello. Too much of the "ah-haargh", though, and I might do what the marina doesn't and give you a wide berth. Olé.
by 1bassleft
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: eBay and Correos
Replies: 9
Views: 291

Re: eBay and Correos

Wish I could patent it, but I'm sure someone like George Burns came up with it. A search (yes, I have that much spare time) now attributes it to an Apple computer tune - as a two fingers to complaints from the Apple record label about name-pinching. Apple has form for stealing (its OS from Xerox, ip...
by 1bassleft
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: eBay and Correos
Replies: 9
Views: 291

Re: eBay and Correos

Also, from one solitary uncomfortable P2G experience, hold onto your P2G contract to ship (either electronic or printed) for a very long time. I sent many items and they usually chose DHL but an item went to the US and I think they subbed it (P2G have no fleet, they just get a big discount and pass ...
by 1bassleft
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Looking for Americans living in Cadiz
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: Looking for Americans living in Cadiz

Estepona is quite a drive (>1.5hrs) from Cadiz, but the American club there is a start. You can make enquiries from this link: http://www.andalucia.com/entertainment/clubs/ac.htm They may well know of similar associations nearer, but their specific advice on tax affairs, driving etc will be pretty a...
by 1bassleft
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Things To Do In Benalmadena?
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: Things To Do In Benalmadena?

If OP would like some recommendations, you can send me a PM. I have had a place here for 30yrs. Helps to know some generalities (family, young children etc). Links to other sites, especially from new joiners, may be viewed with suspicion as I hope you may appreciate.
by 1bassleft
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: eBay and Correos
Replies: 9
Views: 291

Re: eBay and Correos

I second Parcel2Go, albeit I used them from UK. My Correos experience is limited (and I therefore dislike knocking) but 0/2 on ebay. I ordered from China and the tracking showed it reached Madrid and then got lost (the seller fully refunded me). A re-order to my UK address arrived fine, just like al...
by 1bassleft
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Passport control post Brexit
Replies: 15
Views: 496

Re: Passport control post Brexit

Lavanda wrote:They won't refuse entry and I doubt the passport control people will enforce much...

By 2021, without an ETIAS, that's exactly what will happen, as far as I read.
by 1bassleft
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Passport control post Brexit
Replies: 15
Views: 496

Re: Passport control post Brexit

This only matters if the cliff-edgest of No Deals goes through. An agreed extension leaves things as-is and an agreed exit incorporates a transition period into 2020. By 2021, the ETIAS kicks in and UK residents can (indeed, must) apply online for an ETIAS visa waiver, allowing unlimited entries thr...
by 1bassleft
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: non resident car owners
Replies: 20
Views: 932

Re: non resident car owners

Being non-resident, I am not on the padron. I bought from a taller/ocasion seller and their preferred gestor (smack in the middle of a ton of dealerships, risky using a seller's gestor but no issues in my case) cost me about €150. I was ok with passport, UK licence (in Dec '17) and proof of my addre...
by 1bassleft
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: International driving licence
Replies: 12
Views: 500

Re: International driving licence

Yes, I've dotted this around a few threads. UK and Ireland do not particularly have a thing about IDPs (I'm not even sure which flavour would be needed, if so) and EU, US, Australian etc full licences can be used for up to 12 month periods. Something written in Aramaic might be better backed up. The...
by 1bassleft
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: UK driving licences valid in Spain?
Replies: 33
Views: 3393

Re: UK driving licences valid in Spain?

Brief, so as not to be off-topic, but thanks, Paddy. The quickest four lines that explains how my predicament might unfold. Putting myself in Spanish Lad's roadside scenario, yes - I have an Escritura, a wodge of electricity bills, an ES-registered car in my name and I don't live here. I am UK resid...
by 1bassleft
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: 6 month Car hire - Malaga
Replies: 6
Views: 465

Re: 6 month Car hire - Malaga

I have seen longer term rentals offered on the MilAnuncios site (although sharks circle in those waters) and Marbesol have a max rental of 89 days. I have hired cars for >30<40 days in the past without noticing any difference in procedure so it was news to me, too. I just had a quick lookie and coul...
by 1bassleft
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: UK driving licences valid in Spain?
Replies: 33
Views: 3393

Re: UK driving licences valid in Spain?

Sorry, my writing style. The UK allows temporary (<12 months) driving on a recognized full driver's licence (EU, US, basically readable and official) without need for an International Driver's Permit. Temporary papers are less watertight, and always worth checking validity of your licence with a hir...
by 1bassleft
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: UK driving licences valid in Spain?
Replies: 33
Views: 3393

Re: UK driving licences valid in Spain?

Thanks Alpine. I didn't see any specific, but 29/3 makes the most sense. Option 3 only occurred to me after I'd posted. As posted elsewhere, Wicksey, an ES licence is the one to have - once you've dealt with your upcoming hire - as the UK has a sanguine attitude to temporary driving on licenses issu...
by 1bassleft
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: annual car rental excess insurance
Replies: 6
Views: 870

Re: annual car rental excess insurance

Was just going to add icarhire. I used them for yonks until I bought my Spanish car. Although I'm UK resident, I remember reading in the docs that UK hire was also covered and I would still be covered for car hire if my residency changed. Good annual cover for the price (I used to get a 10%, £4 disc...

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