Transfers from The Airport of MALAGA

Malaga Airport – Taxi and Minibus Regulators

Earlier this year in the Summer I had the pleasure of meeting a guy called John.

John was a simple man and enjoyed the simple things in life.

He was a happy soul and it was contagious.

Our paths collided when I was swearing at a Spanish taxi driver as I was trying to arrange a transfer from MALAGA AIRPORT to Puerto Banus.

John spoke Spanish or so I thought as he went toe to toe with a Spanish taxi driver arguing over well…. I don’t know cos I don’t speak Spanish.

But as John told me his name and offered me a ride in his minibus to the Andalusia H10 hotel in Marbella he went on to explain what it was all about.

“There is a current war on between Spanish and English licensed drivers of taxis, shuttle buses and minibuses.

They believe that we have stolen their jobs and our drivers and other companies run by English families trying to make a living have faced aggression both physical and mental abuse as well as blockades around popular destinations like Puerto Banus, Marbella and La Cala Golf, Mijas Pueblo and other tourist hotspots here in the Costa del Sol.” retorted John

In an era when regulatory Spanish problems with licenses in Malaga and Andalucia creep and the recession increasingly hamstring Taxis’ abilities to cater to enthusiasts, I respect that they must do whatever they can to survive.

Johns Minibus parked up in a snowy AGP Airport

Minibus at MALAGA Airport?

With many taxi drivers gambling on airport pickups with no license and no passengers their days are numbered, to some they are just making a living to others they are risking peoples lives with no insurance and no public liability insurance fielding compelling offerings in some segments but duds in others.

John drives for MALAGA AIRPORT TRANSFERS which is a family run organisation operating out of Costa del Sol.

Minibus drivers collaboration to optimize customer choice initially seems like a good thing. However, when all is said and done,there is something to be said for finding the strength to stand on one’s own two feet.

Malaga Airport is the wild west in some quarters

Unlicensed drivers

My Passion for Spanish Sports Cars

Twenty years from now when the separate Subaru and Toyota enthusiast camps look back on the BRZ/FR-S, it is difficult to think that either group will feel the level of satisfaction that it could have felt had its preferred automaker undertaken the task of rolling out a new, affordable rear-wheel drive platform on its own in this difficult climate.

If these partnerships are absolutely essential to attaining the mass market segment margins necessary to build the good stuff, then so be it. But for the good stuff to actually be good stuff to learn, it needs the purity that only independence can provide fun in the sun for all travelers to Spain

SUVs heavy or rubbish?

Weighing In Show some respect. I’m really disappointed at the choice of words you have used to describe the high performance SUVs in your intro of the comparison test “Heavenly Heathens!”.

Not every performance car has to be a direct copy of a Chevrolet Corvette or a BMW 3-series. I’ve experienced a few red-hot SUVs myself and I can tell you there’s just something unique about a vehicle like that being able to deliver amazing performance numbers. It’s called fun, not to mention the priceless confusion of so many drivers who underestimate the acceleration capabilities of such SUVs out on the road.Oh, and when you’re done with all the fun,you can load them up to the gills and take the entire family on a camping trip, or just tear through 10 inches of snow on your way to work in the morning. Try that in a Camaro or an M5 and then let me know how it went.

Rubber Rankings

I just completed reading the August 2012 tire test called “Monsters of Grip.” My tire dealer outfitted my 2005 Infiniti G35 6MT with Michelin Pilot Super Sports several months ago. I can fully attest to your results–this tire is unreal. I recently spent a weekend on the roads in the north west Georgia mountains. I certainly have more tire than car, but it was enjoyable to surprise more than one elitist BMW owner during our outing. If Michelin only made this tire in a 16-inch size for my 1980 Porsche 911 SC!

Destination Winter Break: Malaga Province and Its Natural Beauty

I do love the ability to drop in a last minute holiday and escape the winter blues of the UK and were better that to go to the deep south! NO not Alabama Malaga in the heart of the Costa del Sol.

Now I dont confess to love everything about this vast province but there’s one thing that people often forget.

The province of Malaga is bigger than Wales!

Well I just made that up but its pretty big.

Anyway my point? My point is that would you spend a week in Merthyr Tydfil and judge the whole of Wales as if its a waste of space? Thought not.

Ive never been to to Cardiff or Swansea but I bet there are cracking cities. Anyway after that massive tangent back to my story.

Malaga City, the jewel in Spain rich south. Malaga Airport has undergone its own transformation like a lot of the plastic model brigade in Puerto Banus.

Olive Oil Adventure Excited You Betcha!

Jumped over to my blog and hitched a ride off my mate who was going to the airport to pick up a bunch of sun seekers.

Not my type of holiday but nonetheless you do need a break every now and then so Im not criticizing.

My adventure was taking me onwards and upwards searching for the perfect olive .

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I read an article the other day on Olive Oil in the Malaga Province that I would like to quote you from a Guide to Andalucia.

Spain is the world’s largest producer of olive oil, an enormous quantity of which is harvested in Andalucía.

Fine Regions in Andalucia – Golden Triangle

Vast areas of the provinces of Seville, Córdoba and especially Jaén are given over to the orderly lines of trees, many a thousand years old and more.

The finest extra-virgin oils have near-zero acidities, the mark of the crème de la crème of the oil world, and these qualities have gained the product a reputation as a vital aid to health – Spaniards’ markedly low susceptibility to conditions such as coronary disease is attributed to their olive-oil-rich, low-cholesterol diet.

In these days of energy conservation the olive is also coming into its own as a major provider of electricity. The waste squeezed fruit from the production process used to be turned into dried-out “briquettes” by farmers to throw on to the fire in winter.

This has now been taken a stage further and the many millions of tons of waste that were formerly dumped is now being transformed into fuel to supply power generating stations in Córdoba and Jáen – and more are in the pipeline.

Better times to visit are the spring months of April, May and early June when lower temperatures combine with a greener landscape awash with wild flowers.

Autumn is good, too, although by late October much of the coastal landscape looks parched and the resorts have begun to wind down; in hilly and mountainous areas, however, such as the sierras of Cazorla, Nevada and Aracena and the high valleys of Las Alpujarras, the splendours of autumn can be especially scenic.

The winter months – particularly December and January – can often be dismal and wet as well as cold at high altitude, although the past decade, when the extended drought of the 1990s was followed by some unusually wet winters, has tended to throw the normal weather patterns into confusion.

Spain is the world’s largest producer of olive oil, an enormous quantity of which is harvested in Andalucía.

Vast areas of the provinces of Seville, Córdoba and especially Jaén are given over to the orderly lines of trees, many a thousand years old and more.

The finest extra-virgin oils have near-zero acidities, the mark of the crème de la crème of the oil world, and these qualities have gained the product a reputation as a vital aid to health Spaniards’ markedly low susceptibility to conditions such as coronary disease is attributed to their olive-oil-rich, low-cholesterol diet.

In these days of energy conservation the olive is also coming into its own as a major provider of electricity.

The waste squeezed fruit from the production process used to be turned into dried-out “briquettes” by farmers to throw on to the fire in winter.

This has now been taken a stage further and the many millions of tons of waste that were formerly dumped is now being transformed into fuel to supply power generating stations in Córdoba and Jáen and more are in the pipeline. 

Hiker, Sierra Nevada unusually wet winters, has tended to throw the normal weather patterns into confusion.

The winter, of course, is a good time to visit the museums and monuments of Seville, Málaga, Córdoba and Granada when they are far less crowded and – should you be lucky with the weather – the cities themselves can look wonderful, too.

The desert province of Almería sees only one day of rain a year on average and in winter has many days of perfect crystal visibility.

So what you waiting for get out there explore Malaga province and grab your olive oil you never know it might add years on your life

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A College Education is Nearly a Necessity

Your education is the single greatest gift you can give yourself. While there are educational opportunities all around us, some of them come at a greater cost than others. A college education might require a hefty investment of time and money upfront but the pay off is much better over time than if you used your life experiences in order to achieve the same level of education that you can pack into 2, 4, or 5 years of an undergraduate education on the college level.

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In other words, over the course of your lifetime you are likely to pay far less for your college education than you would pay (in earning potential) for not having a college education. At the same time, each level of college education you receive increases your overall earning potential. This means that a one-year degree in a technical field will provide a modest boost from a high school diploma when it comes to earning potential but an associate’s degree will provide an even better boost. You will see an even more significant improvement in earning potential when you increase from an associate’s degree to a bachelor’s degree. The vast majority of students enter the work force upon completion of a bachelor’s degree. Those students, however, who remain in school for graduate studies often, find that a master’s degree even further improves their lifetime earning potentials.

The problem for most when it comes to making the jump between degrees and educational levels is cost. There are times in life when we simply need to get out of school and get to work. The good news is that it is gradually becoming easier for those with careers to further their education without sacrificing either their careers or their family during the process. Of course there will be some sacrifices along the way but it isn’t an all at once or nothing endeavor. You can work towards your degree by taking online classes, night classes, and Saturday classes. The information age has made it easier than ever before to achieve the educational goals you need to meet in order to satisfy your dreams for the future.

Your level of education will get your foot in the door when it comes to certain jobs and your lack of education will limit you far more than a lack of experience will limit you in many cases. As time grows on, more and more companies are seeking employees that have degrees rather than those who have experience in the field. If you hope to remain competitive in the business world you need to arm yourself with the proper education. Check with your company to see if they offer any sort of incentives for employees continuing their education. You might be surprised to find that your company offers to match your tuition funds or even completely reimburse them if you are working towards a degree that will assist you in your job functions.EDUCATION_FIRSTgirlShadow2

There is no wrong reason to get an education. Even if you are applying for a job that won’t use your specific degree, you might find that having a degree at all gives you a boost over other applicants for the same position. A college degree is becoming more and more necessary in today’s business climate. You need to take every opportunity that is available to you in order to get your college degree.

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