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by ashtondav
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2299
Views: 97560

Re: Coronavirus

Don’t need stats. Just look at the hospital wards.
by ashtondav
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2299
Views: 97560

Re: Coronavirus

That is correct. Better treatment and improved knowledge results in fewer deaths.

The problem is the overwhelming hospitalization rate and it’s impact on other surgery. Also while death is a bad outcome, permanently scarred and damaged lung tissue is pretty unpleasant and life shortening.
by ashtondav
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2299
Views: 97560

Re: Coronavirus

I agree, Katy. I think, sooner or later, we will all have to get it and get over it ... or not. That's the tough bit — the 'or not' bit. My doctor friend says you wouldn’t say that if you worked in a hospital. Yes, for the majority it’s a flu. For a significant minority it’s pneumonia with worse lu...
by ashtondav
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Don't bring meat sandwiches into Spain
Replies: 32
Views: 1271

Re: Don't bring meat sandwiches into Spain

Good old Brexit.

But we wont have wonky bananas so thats good.
by ashtondav
Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: First actual problem re:Brexit
Replies: 184
Views: 16268

Re: First actual problem re:Brexit

We often get cards 2 months early
by ashtondav
Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Non-Resident 90 days in a rolling 180?
Replies: 88
Views: 5621

Re: Non-Resident 90 days in a rolling 180?

Oh what joy this will bring. And probably 70% of those affected are unaware of the calculations. I’ve used the checker to plan next years visits and then “sanity checked” by manually going back 180 days from the final day of each trip. Shame I will no longer be able to do mid April to mid July and m...
by ashtondav
Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Non-Resident 90 days in a rolling 180?
Replies: 88
Views: 5621

Re: Non-Resident 90 days in a rolling 180?

I prefer this one as I got strange results with that one given some inputs. In any case worth a double check.

https://www.visa-calculator.com/
by ashtondav
Thu Dec 10, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Travel Covid requirements
Replies: 88
Views: 6374

Re: Travel Covid requirements

Telegraph reports today that after Jan 01 the uk will not be on the Covid approved list. Potentially that means no entry for Brits until the uk Covid rate falls below the eu average rate in June. Norway has already confirmed no entry for Brits after Jan 01 except in extenuating circumstances. Hopefu...
by ashtondav
Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Non-Resident 90 days in a rolling 180?
Replies: 88
Views: 5621

Re: Non-Resident 90 days in a rolling 180?

Yes, after summer 2028. Plenty of opportunities for infrequent travelers with passports issued before summer 2018 to enjoy passport control problems.
by ashtondav
Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Non-Resident 90 days in a rolling 180?
Replies: 88
Views: 5621

Re: Non-Resident 90 days in a rolling 180?

Oh, so there’s no way backpackers from USA etc. can visit Schengen for longer than 90 days in 180, unless studying or working? Hadn’t realised that so thanks. Looks like, as per Vinny we’ll have to alter our trips. Good old Brexit!
by ashtondav
Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Non-Resident 90 days in a rolling 180?
Replies: 88
Views: 5621

Re: Non-Resident 90 days in a rolling 180?

Our usual visit pattern would be mid April to early July (80days), mid September to mid November (60 days), and other visits to Spain and or other Shengen countries (20 days). So over a year, less than 180 days. BUT, with the 90 in 180 day rule I am assuming that travel profile is prohibited because...
by ashtondav
Wed Dec 02, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Driving to Bilbao
Replies: 27
Views: 2395

Re: Driving to Bilbao

Hi ashtondav, What ship did you travel on :?: We came up end of September on Pont Aven and all was very pleasant no queueing for meals and the staggered down to car decks worked well too. The only downside was being disembarked at Plymouth not Portsmouth ......... had a feeling they where taking th...
by ashtondav
Wed Dec 02, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Driving to Bilbao
Replies: 27
Views: 2395

Re: Driving to Bilbao

Well my trip back in April is on the cap finistere so hopefully it will be tarted up by then. I prefer the fried eggs but the scrambled were quite good and not watery.
by ashtondav
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Driving to Bilbao
Replies: 27
Views: 2395

Re: Driving to Bilbao

Several road blocks on our drive up but they waved Brits through. Stayed at the Tudanca Spa in Aranda de Duero. Superb view of the vineyard! €117 halfboard for two including that bottle of red and two glasses of blanco. Book direct not through Booking.com bandits. Brittany ferries dismal. So low on ...
by ashtondav
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Rental car insurance
Replies: 13
Views: 1085

Re: Rental car insurance

Yep Brexit. Insurance companies based in the uk can no longer sell to other European countries after Jan 1st.
by ashtondav
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Non-Resident 90 days in a rolling 180?
Replies: 88
Views: 5621

Re: Non-Resident 90 days in a rolling 180?

It will be lovely to be able to collect European passport stamps once again.
by ashtondav
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2299
Views: 97560

Re: Coronavirus

No. Plenty of reading, walking, cycling, eating and drinking all safe and sound outdoors. Prolly feel different in two weeks time when we return to UK. :crazy:
by ashtondav
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2299
Views: 97560

Re: Coronavirus

I’m lucky. Retired, no need to go to indoor bars and restaurants or public transport. I feel for those who have to commute, then work in customer facing jobs all day.
by ashtondav
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Covid Restrictions Andalucia
Replies: 216
Views: 16015

Re: Covid Restrictions Andalucia

Surely you’re allowed out of the municipality to shop? Here in Frigiliana we don’t have a supermarket and the nearest is in Nerja.
by ashtondav
Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Covid Restrictions Andalucia
Replies: 216
Views: 16015

Re: Covid Restrictions Andalucia

I have a friend arriving by plane into Malaga 16 November. Will he be able to get a taxi to torre Del Mar. or have a friend collect him and take him there. Thanks.