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Forum: Spain
Jul 9th 2018, 8:40 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 8,378
Posted By Trasnadonnta

Re: Valencia or more precisely Gandia, Piles and Olivia?

Yes! That's exactly what I was looking for. I'll be in Alicante soon with a Swiss person who is a fluent Spanish speaker, so you're timing is perfect. Thanks so much!
Forum: Spain
Jul 9th 2018, 4:16 pm
Replies: 697
Views: 217,825
Posted By Trasnadonnta

Re: Does anyone live in the Jaen / Martos area?

Moses2013

1) Not everyone wishes to move to Spain. Not everyone can either, due to professional restraints or whatever. The dream for some may be a sunny bolthole in another country which they...
Forum: Spain
Jul 9th 2018, 12:59 am
Replies: 20
Views: 8,378
Posted By Trasnadonnta

Smile Re: Valencia or more precisely Gandia, Piles and Olivia?

Although I don't know it well, I've been to Gandia a few times. It seemed a lovely, vibrant town, with a lovely pedestrian, tree lined main street (I think it's called ...Germanias?) where you can...
Forum: Spain
Jul 7th 2018, 7:47 pm
Replies: 697
Views: 217,825
Posted By Trasnadonnta

Re: Does anyone live in the Jaen / Martos area?

Wicklowjack,

Your courage in starting afresh is admirable, and because of it, it's highly likeley you'll get to where you want to be in the end despite the bends in the road. As they say it's the...
Forum: Spain
Jul 6th 2018, 10:34 pm
Replies: 697
Views: 217,825
Posted By Trasnadonnta

Re: Does anyone live in the Jaen / Martos area?

Moses,

What is pocket money to some might be a fortune to others, so how much people can afford to lose, is not for anyone to say. It's relative to people's personal circumstances, of which we...
Forum: Spain
Jun 12th 2018, 10:40 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 7,434
Posted By Trasnadonnta

Re: Cockroaches in Alicante??

I sympathise! I'm ashamed to say I gave many people frights with my screams until I got ... much older. Nowadays the screaming is mastered, my heart goes off on a gallop instead! Roll on Alicante...
Forum: Spain
Jun 12th 2018, 8:00 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 7,434
Posted By Trasnadonnta

Re: Cockroaches in Alicante??

Weescottie and Dougal03, the more posts I read the more they're freaking me out. I'm off to the 'toe' of Italy tonight and I'm in dread of coming accross one of the bigger ones again. It seems to me...
Forum: Spain
Jun 12th 2018, 10:33 am
Replies: 26
Views: 7,434
Posted By Trasnadonnta

Re: Cockroaches in Alicante??

Thanks MikeCaz.

With regard to termites, in France it is obligatory for the seller to present a termite inspection report at point of sale, as part of the selling process.
If this is not the case...
Forum: Spain
Jun 11th 2018, 4:19 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 7,434
Posted By Trasnadonnta

Re: Cockroaches in Alicante??

[QUOTE=Kenwoodlad;12513989]We have an old town house in a village in Costa Blanca North (near Gandia). We have had a nightmare for the past two years with endless cockroach infestations. After...
Forum: Spain
Jun 11th 2018, 12:56 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 7,434
Posted By Trasnadonnta

Re: Cockroaches in Alicante??

Natural Repellent

Bay leaves are the best natural cockroach repellent. This herb can't kill them, but it the drives them away quickly because the smell is unbearable for the cockroach. ... This...
Forum: Spain
Jun 11th 2018, 12:46 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 7,434
Posted By Trasnadonnta

Re: Cockroaches in Alicante??

Thank you Dougal03. That's frankly stomach churning!! Hopefully I'll escape them next month, but I'll be forearmed with a spray before I set foot in my Aparthotel. The chemist's will be my first stop...
Forum: Spain
Jun 11th 2018, 7:38 am
Replies: 26
Views: 7,434
Posted By Trasnadonnta

Re: Cockroaches in Alicante??

Thank you Mikelincs.and I suspect some of those apartments might only be cleaned after guest departure. Even in cooler climes like the UK, any decaying organic matter like crumbs & spills also...
Forum: Spain
Jun 10th 2018, 8:13 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 7,434
Posted By Trasnadonnta

Re: Cockroaches in Alicante??

I meant to say cockroaches re the comment on the difference between the main supply drains versus septic tank. Sorry. I DID understand the point you made.
Forum: Spain
Jun 10th 2018, 8:11 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 7,434
Posted By Trasnadonnta

Re: Cockroaches in Alicante??

LongLegPete thanks. That's a very interesting observation re the rats in the mains drains versus septic tank - food for thought for anyone considering a purchase. I grew up in a house with a huge...
Forum: Spain
Jun 10th 2018, 7:34 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 7,434
Posted By Trasnadonnta

Re: Cockroaches in Alicante??

Thank you Scot 47. I believe you. The sprayers would need to be brought in & it would probably be costly!!

However, Spainrico says "The town hall takes the appropriate steps via spraying manhole...
Forum: Spain
Jun 10th 2018, 6:14 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 7,434
Posted By Trasnadonnta

Re: Cockroaches in Alicante??

I've just been reading comments from people on a French expat site. They speak of the ones that fly (white, greyish) which are apparently garden ones who don't survive for long inside, as well as...
Forum: Spain
Jun 10th 2018, 3:22 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 7,434
Posted By Trasnadonnta

Re: Cockroaches in Alicante??

Thank you Mikelincs, RELIEVED to hear they don't bite, and that you have only come accross the odd one!! Seems my experience in Palermo in winter must have been with one of the bigger species!! Was...
Forum: Spain
Jun 10th 2018, 3:09 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 7,434
Posted By Trasnadonnta

Re: Cockroaches in Alicante??

Thank you Johnnyone. That's reassuring!!!

I read somewhere last week of someone who had a lot of problems with them in a purchased apartment in the city. As I'm considering a purchase in Alicante...
Forum: Spain
Jun 10th 2018, 12:26 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 7,434
Posted By Trasnadonnta

Question Cockroaches in Alicante??

Hi All,
I would really welcome any information on the extent of cockroach infestation in Alicante city apartments/hotels. What types of cockroaches can be found there? Do they bite, and if so, are...
Forum: Italy
Apr 7th 2018, 8:12 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,118
Posted By Trasnadonnta

Re: Parmesan

Thank you Philat98 for the olive oil supplier's link. It might be worth making the trip.
Apparently olive oil too is being adulterated thanks to widespread agromafia activities. Imported olive oil...
Forum: Italy
Apr 6th 2018, 12:37 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,118
Posted By Trasnadonnta

Re: Parmesan

Re: Production of 'passato'

Just checked a tin of peeled tomatoes in my cupboard - 'produced' in Italy, but provenance of tomatoes not indicated on tin. My motto from now on: buy locally grown...
Forum: Italy
Apr 6th 2018, 5:44 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,118
Posted By Trasnadonnta

Re: Parmesan

Re: Food production

I'm horrified at what I've just seen/read. As a lover of both Parmesan and Parma ham (expensive enough outside Italy) and of the Italian slow food movement, I feel totally...
Forum: Italy
Dec 28th 2017, 12:52 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,163
Posted By Trasnadonnta

Re: How to prove non-residency

:thumbsup:

Thank you Geordieborn for giving me some great ideas, geo-tagging is a must for me from now on...never even knew of it!

Trasnadonnta
Forum: Italy
Dec 27th 2017, 8:27 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,163
Posted By Trasnadonnta

Re: How to prove non-residency

EuroTrash and Thairetired2016, very kind of you to have responded. I think the best thing to do is welcome others when I'm there myself and stick stringently to the 183 days with boarding cards as...
Forum: Italy
Dec 24th 2017, 7:33 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,163
Posted By Trasnadonnta

Re: How to prove non-residency

EuroTrash

Thank you for the point 'before or after midnight'. It might be a good idea to have passport stamped at border control because as you say, tickets don't prove travel. Feedback is always...
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