Search found 24 matches

by angel
Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:35 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: van required - moving to the UK
Replies: 0
Views: 822

van required - moving to the UK

I am looking for some stuff to go back to the UK (south) from Malaga - can anyone recommend a company that offers part loads or is there a van going back empty in the next for weeks or so?
by angel
Wed May 16, 2007 8:57 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Help desperately needed please
Replies: 100
Views: 34959

From my experience even the best laid plans can go to pot in an instant - I have seen that happen to many a new arrival in Spain. The right frame of mind is the key and the determination to stick it out until it comes right. Good luck.
by angel
Thu Sep 07, 2006 9:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: hasta luego Andalucia!
Replies: 9
Views: 2714

hasta luego Andalucia!

We have been here for 4 years and two of us are moving back to the UK shortly. Me and the kids came here and moved to a lovely house in the mountains and my long term partner commuted from the UK. We spent our time doing GCSE's by correspondance (I thought the kids were too old at 14 & 15 to sta...
by angel
Wed Sep 06, 2006 9:33 am
Forum: Parents in Andalucia
Topic: nerja schools registering
Replies: 1
Views: 2812

nerja schools

All you need to do is go to the school that you want your son to go to. My kids are in the instituto in Velez, and we moved to Nerja, so for a time i considered moving them to the school here (to save all the travelling). I went to the school in Nerja to see what needed to be done and I just had to ...
by angel
Tue Aug 08, 2006 10:27 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Spanish Internet banking transfers?
Replies: 6
Views: 2019

my cajamar daily limit is 3,000
by angel
Sat Jul 29, 2006 10:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Motorbike Hire Andalucia
Replies: 7
Views: 2779

Ooh i forgot - yes it did include insurance - my brain is not working properly - its the heat
by angel
Sat Jul 29, 2006 10:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Motorbike Hire Andalucia
Replies: 7
Views: 2779

Hi sorry for the delay - I think it was a BMW 1200 and it was about 100 euros per day. The client was from Singapore and toured andalucia on it and he said it was great.
by angel
Tue Jul 25, 2006 12:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Motorbike Hire Andalucia
Replies: 7
Views: 2779

Try hispania-tours in La Herradura - I hired a large BMW bike for a client this year and they were great. A credit card was required as a deposit.
by angel
Tue Jul 25, 2006 12:21 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Bee-eaters
Replies: 6
Views: 2430

Bee-eaters

Yes they do return every summer and if you go to any dry (obviously!) river bed you shoud be able to see them as they nest by making holes in the sandy river banks. You can also spot them by listening out for the "bubbly" sound that they make when flying overhead in groups.
by angel
Fri May 19, 2006 10:33 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: vias pecuarias, verderas, canadas, caminos reales etc
Replies: 8
Views: 4280

The veredas are ancient walking paths, originally laid by The Romans in cobbled stone. In some places the paths are still actually cobbled.
by angel
Tue Mar 14, 2006 11:35 pm
Forum: Parents in Andalucia
Topic: Expatriate kids
Replies: 24
Views: 13781

English has to suffer if you are studying it as a second language, as they do in the Spanish schools. My kids (in bachillerato) have trouble with new English words that they come across, they automatically reproduce them phonetically. Unless they study English as a joint first language with Spanish ...
by angel
Mon Mar 13, 2006 6:51 pm
Forum: Parents in Andalucia
Topic: Expatriate kids
Replies: 24
Views: 13781

Hi Lis48, what I forgot to mention was that my kids are in a minority in their Spanish school. Unfortunatley most of the English children (there are not many, and only 1 other in bachillerato) do not see school as important and are hardly ever there. Most of them do seem to leave before gaining thei...
by angel
Sat Mar 11, 2006 10:33 am
Forum: Parents in Andalucia
Topic: Expatriate kids
Replies: 24
Views: 13781

Expat kids

I like Marina brought my kids here too at that crucial time. They were 14 & 15. At first we tried a correspondence course for their GSCE's from the UK but studying at home did not give them the motivation or social engagements. We could not afford international school so they went into a Spanish...
by angel
Sat Oct 22, 2005 3:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: EasyJet goes mad
Replies: 28
Views: 24815

easyjet

My mum comes over about 5 times a year, and we always look for the cheapest flight, which is always easyjet (flying from Gatwick) We find that Monarch shows a cheaper price but then the taxes are three times as much as easyjet, so it works out more expensive. Dont just look at the prices, go on to t...
by angel
Thu Oct 20, 2005 11:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: The Alhambra, Granada
Replies: 9
Views: 5984

hotel in cordoba

I would be interested to know what the hotel in Cordoba was like?
by angel
Tue Oct 11, 2005 9:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Tangier to Marrakesh
Replies: 3
Views: 4058

tangeirs

On a simlar note - I would be interested if anybody has taken the guided excursion to Tangiers with the high speed cat company in Tarifa? If so would you recommend it?
by angel
Tue Oct 11, 2005 9:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Walking in Axarquia (Sierra Tejeda)
Replies: 8
Views: 7024

maroma

From Alcaucin it is a much steeper climb, with crags and deep valleys that you have to go around. From Competa it is much more direct and gradual.
You are approaching the mountain from the other side completely.
by angel
Tue Oct 11, 2005 8:57 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Walking in Axarquia (Sierra Tejeda)
Replies: 8
Views: 7024

maroma

Those are round trip times.
Just outside the village there is a Junta de Andalucia board with the route, there is also a shop in Competa which sells walking leaflets which probably has the route in detail, however it is fairly straight forward.

Dont try and go up at the moment though!!!!
by angel
Sun Oct 09, 2005 11:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Walking in Axarquia (Sierra Tejeda)
Replies: 8
Views: 7024

route up Maroma

There are two main routes up Maroma from Axarquia. One is from the natural park area above the village of Alcaucin. This is the most difficult and takes about 7 hours. The other leaves from the village of Competa and only takes about 5 hours and is a much easier walk. (There are also others from the...
by angel
Sun Sep 18, 2005 9:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Travelling to Andalucia - La Mancha
Replies: 40
Views: 29034

cervantes

I think this is a personal battle - I´m going now to read my book in the bar and watch the footy! chao

Go to advanced search