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  1. Thread: Police

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    Weren't you ever taught "all coppers is...

    Weren't you ever taught "all coppers is b'stards?" In Spain the GC write the laws as they go along knowing it is highly unlikely they be challenged due to Spain's convoluted (and expensive) legal...
  2. Thread: Money exchange

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    From what I have heard, there is a Bureau de...

    From what I have heard, there is a Bureau de Change (forgotten its name!) one street behind the fountain in Torrevieja. It appears the rate offered is "somewhat keen". IIRC they advertise on...
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    For information, when everything came crashing...

    For information, when everything came crashing down in the banking industry, Lloyds TSB (which was pretty well solvent and would not have needed any government bailout) was virtually ordered by the...
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    I bank with Lloyds TSB in the UK, and Bancaja...

    I bank with Lloyds TSB in the UK, and Bancaja (now Bankia) in Spain. I use Currencies Direct to transfer a fixed amount each month. For this they charge no fee, but the conversion rate is about 2.5...
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    Hi SMG. Yes, I really enjoy being in...

    Hi SMG.

    Yes, I really enjoy being in Torrevieja itself rather than on an urbanisation on the outskirts. When we come over, we don't need to hire a car, Mercadona (on Antonio Machado) is less...
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    Hi Two years ago we bought an apartment right...

    Hi

    Two years ago we bought an apartment right in the centre of Torrevieja, two minutes walk from the bus station, and ten minutes to the beach. The complex consists in total of approxomately 300...
  7. Hi anton93mos. Take the rapid bus to Alicante...

    Hi anton93mos. Take the rapid bus to Alicante airport, and then the bus from the airport to Benidorm, then a local bus to the Aquapark. The bus station in Torre is on Av. de las Habaneras, close...
  8. Hola aton93mes! No hablo español bien, tan ser...

    Hola aton93mes! No hablo español bien, tan ser paciente por favor. Tome el autobús rapido de el Estacion de Autobuses en Torrevieja (Av. de las Habaneras cerca de C/Patricio Zammit) al Aeropuerto...
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    That's what it seems to say. I do suspect that...

    That's what it seems to say. I do suspect that the annual fee for the card will have to be paid, however!
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    To reply to GAL, I have been banking with Bancaja...

    To reply to GAL, I have been banking with Bancaja for two years and my post above resulted from a letter I had from them, received on May 6th. I am reasonably sure you will be receiving a similar...
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    Bancaja used to be just €12 a year for the debit...

    Bancaja used to be just €12 a year for the debit card, but they are now charging €6 a quarter if the balance is below €2000 plus €17 a year for the debit card. If your salary/pension is paid in by...
  12. Thread: Webcam

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    I am finding it is intermittent from my home...

    I am finding it is intermittent from my home internet connection, but not so, or not so bad, from the one at work so I did a trace-route to torrevieja.com. You will notice that the penultimate hop...
  13. Thread: Webcam

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    Sorry to say it is not working at 20:10 BST! ...

    Sorry to say it is not working at 20:10 BST! True enough, it was working again earlier this afternoon, having been out of order yesterday
  14. What's happened to the Webcam? (03/04/2011)

    It's been a black window since yesterday
    Desde ayer, hasta sido una ventna negra
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    Provided the wireless network is secured,...

    Provided the wireless network is secured, preferably with a "strong" pass-phrase, the risk is no different to using your own wireless connection in the UK. Just make sure you have a decent firewall...
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    Hi Everyone I cannot understand why the...

    Hi Everyone

    I cannot understand why the existing Alicante-Cartagena buses cannot divert via the Airport at El Altet. It is hardly a long way off the N332! It is "a bit of a nuisance" to have to...
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    Appeasement and tolerance does not work where...

    Appeasement and tolerance does not work where dictators are involved. Remember 1938 and Stanley Baldwin coming back with "peace in our time"? Islam is dictatorial and inflexible, its laws are...
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    Atención Señor. Los acentos, sobre todo los ñ...

    Atención Señor.

    Los acentos, sobre todo los ñ son muy importantes. Para la información, las vocales acentuadas pueden ser escritas a máquina con ALT-GR más el carácter, pero para el ñ sostienen la...
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