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An expat guide to 8 things you need to know about Costa Blanca

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Moving to Costa Blanca can be likened to moving into your very own piece of paradise. There are sunny days for most of the year and the beaches are among the most beautiful in the world. While it all sounds ideal the Costa Blanca will drive you crazy if you are not prepared for everything. Here are 10 things to help you prepare for a move to the Costa Blanca

Falta Uno – The Unwritten Law

The Law of Falta Uno means that no matter how many copies of paperwork you have there will always be one short. Before you set out to any government department makes double sure that you have every single piece of paper they might possibly require. Always be patient when dealing with officials.

Butanero

You need to make sure that you always tip the Butanero. He is the man who throws a large gas bottle …

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Four Tips When Planning a Destination Wedding in Thailand

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Where it used to be that destination weddings weren’t really the norm, today more and more couples are seeing the benefits in this style of wedding. Often, there is a lot less stress involved, it allows everyone to enjoy a vacation tied in with the wedding, and it really makes the entire event that much more special, romantic, and memorable.

If you’ve made the decision that a destination wedding is the right kind of wedding for you, and you’ve gone ahead and chosen the exotic and beautiful location of Thailand for the wedding, then it’s time to jump into the planning process. Even though you won’t have the same level of planning as a traditional wedding at home may entail, there are still some tips that you can use to help the planning go smoothly. Let’s take a closer look.

Give Guests Lots of Notice

When planning a traditional wedding …

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5 Interesting Countries in Spring

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Every city in the world holds its own charm. Starting from the beauty of nature, culture, to connectivity which of course can be a special attraction for tourists. However, along with changing community needs, traveling activities have developed into two categories: business and tourism trips.

One of the best times for a vacation in spring. In addition to the beautiful scenery with various blooming flowers, the weather is also comfortable. some countries even have their own festivals during spring.

1. China

In spring, China usually holds the Spring Food Festival together with the Lantern Festival. At this time, a variety of Chinese specialties are served in various restaurants and food stalls so it is right to celebrate while culinary.

2. Japan

This country is indeed famous for its beautiful spring season with blooming cherry blossoms. Just come to Osaka to see the phenomenal cherry blossom festival. In addition, Bunkyo Azalea …

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Currency Exchange & Spending on Your European Vacation

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You probably won’t want to carry a lot of cash with you when you set off for your vacation in Europe because of the risk of loss or theft.  However, it’s a good idea to have some notes with you when you arrive at your destination just in case you need to buy something at the airport or have an emergency need for cash before you can get to a bank. 

You’ll probably see some currency exchange kiosks or shops at the airport when you arrive.  However, these places tend to offer the worse exchange rates, so it’s much better to buy your foreign currency before you leave the US.  Whether you need euros or pound sterling, you should order the currency at least 3-4 weeks before your departure.  Most US banks will be able to supply you with the currency you need especially if you have a checking …

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Whale Watching in California

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The most frequented whale watching areas of California are considered as being between the Channel Islands and the mainland. When taking a whale watching cruise from Ventura or Santa Barbara, you stand a good chance of seeing blue whales, humpbacks and the rare minke whales. Whale watching trips range from two hours, to a cruise that can last for several days, leave from harbours and marinas along the entire coast of California.

You can see more information at Whale watching Byron bay.

Good sightings of whales from land are at Centerville Beach and Guthrie Beach at Ferndale from January until March. At Point Reyes at Lighthouse and Chimney Rock, best viewing times are from December to April, where a shuttle to these locations operates from Drake’s Beach at the weekends.

Just south of Carmel, at Point Lobos State Reserve, it is possible to tour a whaler’s cabin as well …