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by BENIDORM
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: An hour or two stop between seville and caceres
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: An hour or two stop between seville and caceres

And maybe Aracena ?
It's a little bit further off the main road, but nice place, good restaurants and places to visit.

I first visited it in the early 1960's when I did my solo walk from Gibraltar to Lisbon...

Went back recently, much bigger now !

Regards,
Gordon
by BENIDORM
Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Royal British Legion ,Andalucia.
Replies: 8
Views: 401

Re: Royal British Legion ,Andalucia.

Thanks Gerry, forgot Benajarafe and there are others ,but some only small branches...

And there are none in Seville area, anyone fancy starting one, we can assist !!

Regards,
Gordon
by BENIDORM
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Royal British Legion ,Andalucia.
Replies: 8
Views: 401

Re: Royal British Legion ,Andalucia.

Costa, There are active branches on the Costa del Sol -Malaga Province, not in Malaga... For instance Alhaurin el Grande, Coin, Mijas Costa,... You can be a member at any branch including UK or just go as a visitor and most will welcome you at any events that they are running, a great way to make ne...
by BENIDORM
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Royal British Legion ,Andalucia.
Replies: 8
Views: 401

Re: Royal British Legion ,Andalucia.

And a gentle reminder that the next event at the Mollina Branch of the Royal British Legion is on the 25th February at 11am, if you are in the area please come along, all welcome and you don't have to be ex-service personnel to join or just join in and you don't even have to be British .!!!..Also al...
by BENIDORM
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Praise for good customer service.
Replies: 5
Views: 211

Re: Praise for good customer service.

Gerry,
I'm sure that you got preferential treatment because of your good looks and well mannered approach.... :wink:

Regards,
Gordon...

PS..Almost forgot ..Belated Birthday Wishes !!
by BENIDORM
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Royal British Legion ,Andalucia.
Replies: 8
Views: 401

Re: Royal British Legion ,Andalucia.

Thank you Maureen, I hope that you get chance to join in !! Numerous people have contacted me asking if they can go to meetings anywhere, including France ! And yes of course I'm sure that if they want to visit a branch wherever then they will be made welcome, you can usually find the details of ven...
by BENIDORM
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Royal British Legion ,Andalucia.
Replies: 8
Views: 401

Royal British Legion ,Andalucia.

Many people living in Andalucia aren't aware of the numerous branches of the Royal British Legion that are offering so many interesting events for you join in with. And it should also be pointed out that you don't have to be Ex-Service to join , support or enjoy any of the events and no pressure to ...
by BENIDORM
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: CANCELLING MOVISTAR & RETURNING THEIR EQUIPMENT
Replies: 15
Views: 693

Re: CANCELLING MOVISTAR & RETURNING THEIR EQUIPMENT

Sid, I'm sure that location does make a big difference to the quality of reception etc.,however in my area Movistar service has been very poor over the past few years and I also had Fusion, which initally was good. I live in a small cul-de-sac on the edge of the village and of the 12 houses around m...
by BENIDORM
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: CANCELLING MOVISTAR & RETURNING THEIR EQUIPMENT
Replies: 15
Views: 693

Re: CANCELLING MOVISTAR & RETURNING THEIR EQUIPMENT

Thanks Unicorn, Your post will be most helpful to many people, I'm sure.. :thumbup: We have changed to our local TV station, TV Loja, much cheaper and better service,and I think that many people will be leaving Movistar, they are 'out of touch' with the masses.... :D And I may I wish you also a very...
by BENIDORM
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: CANCELLING MOVISTAR & RETURNING THEIR EQUIPMENT
Replies: 15
Views: 693

Re: CANCELLING MOVISTAR & RETURNING THEIR EQUIPMENT

Unicon, Sorry, but I wasn't 'having a go at you' , I was simply making a comment that everyone including Spanish have problems with Movistar at times, and I was in fact commenting on costakids reference to not speaking Spanish fluently. I've been with Telefonica for over 30 years and until recently ...
by BENIDORM
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: CANCELLING MOVISTAR & RETURNING THEIR EQUIPMENT
Replies: 15
Views: 693

Re: CANCELLING MOVISTAR & RETURNING THEIR EQUIPMENT

I returned Movistar equipment a few months ago, no problem they were very helpful in the shop and gave me a receipt ( itemised ) for all the equipment. It's important to remember to cancel any bank standing orders etc. Problems with returning equipment isn't exclusive to foreigners , one of my Spani...
by BENIDORM
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Who should choose the "Notaria"?
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: Who should choose the "Notaria"?

kite29, As long as you follow the well published procedures which are all available on this and other forums, then you shouldn't have any big problems, it's always wise though to try to keep a contingency fund for any unknown costs that might arise. You are buying a house for a very realistic price ...
by BENIDORM
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Who should choose the "Notaria"?
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: Who should choose the "Notaria"?

There will be a fixed notary fee as the property has a low sale price, but I'm not sure what the current rate is. The sales commission will be low for the agent so that is probably why he may be looking to improve his 'wages', I would suggest that you insist on a written statement of all fees, don't...
by BENIDORM
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Who should choose the "Notaria"?
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: Who should choose the "Notaria"?

First the Notary is a public official and their fees are based on the purchase price of the property , so in practice the fees from any notary should be very similar. However I have been aware in the past that some agents do get a 'commission' for introducing a client. Some people are not aware what...
by BENIDORM
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: 10% Deposit for property
Replies: 33
Views: 895

Re: 10% Deposit for property

From my experience.. The deposit from the buyer should go to their solicitor/ gestor , always by bank transfer , never by cash and never paid directly to the estate agent. The sellers solicitor/gestor should then arrange to transfer the deposit to the seller , usually quickly, however if there are a...
by BENIDORM
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Ancestry search
Replies: 14
Views: 1966

Re: Ancestry search

Hello Mary or perhaps I should call you Maria.... You now have a newly found bunch of keys which will hopefully unlock your family history and you will be able to learn about the tears of pain, but also the tears of joy and happiness shed by your ancestors.... I'm sure that you will find it a very w...
by BENIDORM
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Ancestry search
Replies: 14
Views: 1966

Re: Ancestry search

I forgot to mention.. There is a Facebook page for Jimera de Libar, if you haven't already just type in 'Ayuntamiento Jimera de Libar.' I would suggest that you join and add a request, in Spanish, for information regarding your Mother. Do a Google translate and keep it short and sweet initally.. Lot...
by BENIDORM
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Ancestry search
Replies: 14
Views: 1966

Re: Ancestry search

Mary, Thank you for the info., an interesting and sad story emerging. I'm sure that you will be able to find out a lot about your family when you visit the village ,but remember that times were very difficult when your Mother was born, much poverty and despair and many heartbreaking stories. I will ...
by BENIDORM
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Ancestry search
Replies: 14
Views: 1966

Re: Ancestry search

Mary, I just had a quick look at the details of the village and as it's quite a small population there is a good chance that you may have some living relatives there and everyone knows everyone in the pueblo. If you don't speak any Spanish can I suggest that you Google translate names and any releva...
by BENIDORM
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Ancestry search
Replies: 14
Views: 1966

Re: Ancestry search

Mary, When you arrive at the village may I suggest that you visit the local church and request to see the church records, you may be able to trace your family back quite a long way. Unfortunately many church records were destroyed during the Spanish Civil War, but hopefully they are still available....

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