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by Screagle
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: New CaixaBank fees ... time to change banks?
Replies: 124
Views: 13331

Re: New CaixaBank fees ... time to change banks?

Wicksey, when I transfer a monthly amount from UK to Spain using Wise it goes via a Belgium IBAN and arrives in seconds. Interestingly it takes overnight to send the other way, typically arriving at 7am the next day. I don't know whether this delay is due to my Spanish bank's processes or cross EU b...
by Screagle
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Covid Vaccinations Spain
Replies: 292
Views: 13891

Re: Covid Vaccinations Spain

12 weeks is recommended for OAZ dosing according to this BMJ news item: https://www.bmj.com/content/372/bmj.n326

Saludos
by Screagle
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Chiclana,Conil & san lucar
Replies: 11
Views: 370

Re: Chiclana,Conil & san lucar

Davexf - out of interest, when did you last visit Bodegas Pedro Romero for a refill? The company was bought by Bodegas Francsico Yuste at the end of 2015. Having said that I don't know if they are still operating a 'despacho' from their old address in Calle Trasbolsa where typically wines are sold '...
by Screagle
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: CARREFOUR BOUGHT SUPERSOL
Replies: 6
Views: 416

Re: CARREFOUR BOUGHT SUPERSOL

Supersol was once owned by Dutch supermarket group Ahold. It wasn't too bad back in those days but things went downhill. We used to have three in town. Our local one closed last year, the one by the bus station became an Aldi and as far as I know the one on the outskirts is still going. They used to...
by Screagle
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Chiclana,Conil & san lucar
Replies: 11
Views: 370

Re: Chiclana,Conil & san lucar

Elusive, I've never visited either Chiclana or Conil de la Frontera but am aquainted with Sanlúcar de Barrameda. Depending on your budget there a few very smart boutique hotels near the town centre which would be worth a punt. I aslo think there might be a bit more to see and do but again that depen...
by Screagle
Wed Mar 24, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2462
Views: 111582

Re: Coronavirus

But the COVID-19 negative test result requirement using PCR or equivalent remains?
by Screagle
Wed Mar 17, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Losing spanish sim
Replies: 7
Views: 923

Re: Losing spanish sim

Back in November 2016 my Yoigo SIM got blocked. Although I had a balance I hadn't topped up since December 2015 :oops:. Now I chose Yoigo because I had read on some comparision site that providing you had a balance they wouldn't do that. Anyway I sent a grovelling email to Clientes and got the SIM u...
by Screagle
Wed Mar 17, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: New CaixaBank fees ... time to change banks?
Replies: 124
Views: 13331

Re: New CaixaBank fees ... time to change banks?

@steve_w, do let us know how you get on with Wise (Transferwise) and their multi-currency account. I'm currently on free banking with a high street Spanish bank saving 12 euros a month but that requires a monthly deposit and three direct debits per quarter. I currently only use Wise for monthly tran...
by Screagle
Fri Mar 12, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Travel Covid requirements
Replies: 247
Views: 16715

Re: Travel Covid requirements

For holidays, yes - but according to Gov.uk you may travel for: "Other permitted reasons There are further reasonable excuses, for example: to fulfil legal obligations to carry out activities related to buying, selling, letting or renting a residential property travel in order to exercise custo...
by Screagle
Thu Mar 11, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Travel Covid requirements
Replies: 247
Views: 16715

Re: Travel Covid requirements

Thanks for sharing @ashtondav. Presumably a PCR negative test still required as well?

Saludos
by Screagle
Sat Mar 06, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Travel Covid requirements
Replies: 247
Views: 16715

Re: Travel Covid requirements

Any thoughts out there on when Andalucia / Spain might start accepting rapid lateral flow tests (LFTs) for inbound international travel? From today UK Goverment is offering free kits to companies registered in England whose employees cannot work from home.

Saludos
by Screagle
Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: SPEAKERS NOT WORKING
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Re: SPEAKERS NOT WORKING

Patricia, this happened to me recently on Windows 7 Pro after I swapped the HDD for a SSD. There was an error message on restart alerting me to missing audio hardware so through Device Manager and was able to get audio working by uninstalling equivalent audio drivers which then re-installed by thems...
by Screagle
Mon Feb 01, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: New CaixaBank fees ... time to change banks?
Replies: 124
Views: 13331

Re: New CaixaBank fees ... time to change banks?

Patricia, thanks for sharing - you had them bang to rights. By the way Caixabank will be merging by absorption with Bankia subject to regulatory clearance with plans to integrate operations by year end. I think I'll have a chat with the president over the next couple of weeks as the town is going in...
by Screagle
Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: New CaixaBank fees ... time to change banks?
Replies: 124
Views: 13331

Re: New CaixaBank fees ... time to change banks?

Hi Patricia Well done with your complaint to Caixa. I posted last year about our garage owners bank account with them and excessive fee increases. There are only three owners and our community president told me that Caixa had increased their fees for our account to 30 euros per month (!). As far as ...
by Screagle
Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Best VPN?
Replies: 8
Views: 2045

Re: Best VPN?

Any thoughts on Mozilla VPN out there?

Saludos
by Screagle
Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Playing music on Mobile
Replies: 8
Views: 541

Re: Playing music on Mobile

jonbar.1 - sounds (no pun intended!) like you've sorted this. For the benefit of board members Samsung offer a Switch app (Samsung Smart Switch) that allows you to transfer content between Samsung phones as well as from other phones to Samsung. This actually worked quite well for me as I needed to t...
by Screagle
Thu Dec 10, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Travel Covid requirements
Replies: 247
Views: 16715

Re: Travel Covid requirements

I know what TMA stands for but it does not seem to be available in the UK unless it is the same as the two-hour RT-LAMP test, for example, available at Stansted Airport for £79. For the epidemiologists out there; are they perchance one and the same? Lay responses welcome too! If cheap and rapid test...
by Screagle
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Covid Restrictions Andalucia
Replies: 261
Views: 20195

Re: Covid Restrictions Andalucia

As predicted by many on this forum the medidas preventivas have been extended to 10th December on account of the puente. Looks like all of Andalucia is now Level 4 (grade 1) with the the exception being a zone east and north east of Málaga which is Level 3. Is that the general understanding or are t...
by Screagle
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Travel Covid requirements
Replies: 247
Views: 16715

Re: Travel Covid requirements

Interesting insights, anyway shortly after posting I received notification from Ryanair that my SVQ-STN flight was cancelled so that's pretty much game over for me for this year. Refunds are now taking less than five days :thumbup:. Having said that 'm still surprised how little reliable information...
by Screagle
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Travel Covid requirements
Replies: 247
Views: 16715

Re: Travel Covid requirements

So, given that PCR -ve test certifications are required on arrival at ports and airports in Spain, then surely that leaves open the possibility of flying to an airport in Portugal and cross the land border by bus or train without the need for a PCR test? Having said that I'm struggling to find any m...