Entertainment and News Update 24 March 2017

Did you know?

Portal de l’Angel in Barcelona is a pedestrian street with more than 3,000 pedestrians strolling every hour of every day, making it one of the city’s most visited streets all year round. It is also recognized as the most expensive street in Spain with rental prices reaching an average of 265 euros per square meter (2013).


Portal de l’Angel – Photo by Puigalder, Wikimedia Commons

yellow-happyRead on to know more interesting facts about Spain. 

The Expat Interview – Thinking of Moving to Canals, Spain?

This week’s newsletter features an interview with Kevin Daniells of Valencia Value Property who shared with us the several advantages of choosing Canals as a place to live compared to other areas in Spain. Kevin also shared valuable insights on the current property market which should come in handy to anyone who’s looking to purchase a property within the town area.

Continue to read the full article. Click below.

Canals – The Essential Guide from Local Residents…

This Week’s Featured Town in Spain – Vejer de la Frontera

Vejer de la Frontera, otherwise known as “Vejer,” is a classic white village that is nestled above the steep gorge of Spain’s River Barbate. Its focal point is the town square which features an intricately decorated fountain highlighted by traditional ceramic Andalucian frogs. With its stunning place, old walled town, cobbled streets, mysterious patios and artistic houses, it’s no wonder why this town in Costa De La Luz has been officially recognized as a Historical Artistic Monument of National Importance.

Continue to read the full article by clicking the link below.

Vejer de la Frontera – The Essential Guide from Local Residents…

Things You Didn’t Know About Spain

Do you think that 14 is such a young age to start dating? People in Spain would disagree. In fact, it’s absolutely normal for teenagers in Spain to start dating in groups at this age. Perhaps it’s their own way of doing the popular adage “Enjoy your life while you’re young!”


Continue to scroll down for more interesting facts about Spain.

Help Required – Do you Live in Spain?

Can we ask you a question or two via email to help get some local tips and advice that would help others?


It might be something like, what is it like to live in your village or what things are there to do and see locally?

We will publish any answers on the website (and perhaps the next newsletter) with your quote, crediting your name as the source as if it would be published in a newspaper.

Pound Reaches 3-Week High Versus Euro, as UK Inflation Climbs

Peter Lavelle

Welcome to Pure FX’s latest update of the pound to euro interbank exchange rate.

Sterling bounces back versus the common currency!

The pound to euro interbank exchange rate has hit 1.1577 today, its highest in 3 weeks, or since March 2nd.

Moreover, looking ahead, the pound could continue to strengthen against the euro. This is because:

1. The pound could climb, because UK inflation hit +2.3% in February, its highest since September 2013, lifting the odds that the Bank of England will lift UK interest rates.

2. Sterling may strengthen, because Bank of England policymaker Kirstin Forbes voted to hike UK interest rates this month, the 1st vote to hike in 8 months.

3. The pound could jump, because UK manufacturers feel more upbeat than any time since February 1995 at present, according to the CBI’s latest industrial trends poll.

4. Sterling may fly higher, because UK exports have risen to their highest level in 3 years, said the Confederation of British Industry recently.

5. The pound could get a boost, because UK public borrowing fell to just £1.1bn in February, so the government is getting closer to cutting the UK’s national debt.

With all this in mind, the pound to euro interbank exchange rate could exceed its 3-week high!

Things You Didn’t Know About Spain

Albondigas or meatballs is a versatile dish which can be served either as an appetizer or as a main course that’s served with bread. There should be toothpicks or cocktail picks as well as plenty of napkins when you’re serving the dish as an appetizer. For lighter and more tender meatballs, use a light hand as you form and shape the meatballs which is similar to shaping a hamburger patty.


Albondigas – Photo by Krista, Wikimedia Commons

Here is a video that shows you how to make albondigas.

More surprising facts to be revealed in the next newsletter. Be sure not to miss any of it!

Thank you everyone and we look forward to receiving any contributions towards the next newsletter.


Mark Eastwood – Spain Made Simple


Help Add To This Page - Send Us a Tip or Comment - Add a Photo - Suggest a Correction...