Tapas Tasting in Torrevieja

Many Spanish cities and towns have this great tradition of hosting a tapas tour day or tapas tour weekend. Recently, hubby Rick and I attended one of these in the nearby city of Torrevieja, by the Mediterranean Sea. Fifteen local restaurants participated in the event, according to the International Tapas Day brochure. It's a great … Continue reading Tapas Tasting in Torrevieja

Filing an Insurance Claim in Spain: A Trip Through the Bureaucratic Jungle

When my husband and I bought our townhouse in Spain in 2010, we were required to get homeowner's insurance for the property. As a result, we have been paying an annual premium of over €300 ever since for this benefit. Up until this year, we have never filed a claim. However, this summer our awning … Continue reading Filing an Insurance Claim in Spain: A Trip Through the Bureaucratic Jungle

Learning English Expressions

"England and America are two countries separated by a common language." ---George Bernard Shaw Growing up in Chicagoland, I am a native English speaker. However, now that I live in Spain, I have learned lots of expressions used by British people. The part of Alicante Province where we have retired is filled with retired Brits … Continue reading Learning English Expressions