Friday, 22 April 2011
Thursday, 21 April 2011
Real Madrid have converted the Copa del Rey into the Plato del Rey. Butterfingered Madrid player let the valuable cup slip last night from the top deck of the double decker bus.
Failing to see the cup fall from the skies, the driver continued on his journey through Madrid, driving over the cup and converting into a silver plate.
Watch the video of dropping the Copa del Rey here
Saturday, 16 April 2011
Tomorrow sees the start of Easter and another busy week for idealspain. We will be photographing and filming the whole week. Our reports will be published daily and as usual, our videos will be on YouTube, within an hour of being filmed.
Sunday 17th April
Palm Sunday begins with a morning mass which is followed by a procession through the streets. People will be carrying palms.
Monday 18th April
Holy Mass and celebration of the Penance
Tuesday 19th April
Wednesday 20th April
Thursday 21st April
Holy Thursday with a late mass for the last supper of Jesus. Late procession through the streets 'Passion of Jesus and Holy Hour'
Friday 22nd April
Good Friday is marked by a morning procession and a mass for the death of Jesus
Saturday 23rd April
Late mass for solemn Easter night
Sunday 24th April
Early morning mass for Easter Sunday, followed by a procession through the streets. Evening mass of easter
Full details about Easter in Spain, along with a dictionery of terms can be found here
Friday, 15 April 2011
When returning from Alicante, study the timetable carefully as the last train at night only goes as far as Altea and you have no connecting train to take you to Denia. The last train arrives into Denia at around 22.15pm. It makes me wonder why trains aren't like this in the UK. From what I remember, trains and stations are old, scruffy and often unsafe places to be. They're also considerably more expensive. The train on the Costa Blanca is a wonderful way to get around and without doubt, the best way to see Alicante.
Train journey times Denia to Benidorm on L9 - 1 hour 17 minutes Benidorm to Alicante Mercado on L1 - 1 hour 14 minutes Total journey time = 2 hours 31 minutes
Monday, 11 April 2011
Wednesday, 9 March 2011
This could mean that camping holidays and driving in Spain will become even more popular this year.
One thing for sure if you have a holiday booked in Spain this year, make sure you have adequate holiday insurance which covers cancellations and delays.
Sad, sad times in the middle of a recession and very bad news for Spain.