28 September 2010

Nerja Town Hall provides tourist information pack via bluetooth technology.

Nerja Town Hall has just initiated a new and interesting project that provides tourists and the general public with an ingenious way of accessing important town and tourist information at any time of day using any mobile device equipped with bluetooth technology. The information on offer is free to download and consists of a special package of audio guides and information packs that can be downloaded onto one's mobile phone, iPad or other portable device. The information remains installed on the device and can be accessed by the user as often as necessary. The package includes information on various walking itineraries around the town together with audio and graphic information, places of interest, important telephone numbers and a map of the town. The package can be downloaded at the information desk in the tourist office - or even from outside when the office is closed. At the tourist office there are instructions on how to download and install.

21 September 2010

Late offer on the villa for September and October

Special late offer for the villa from 28 September - 15 October 2010 - now available for 395 euros/week. Book for the full 2 weeks and we'll include hotel vouchers valid for two nights/person for a four person booking (8 vouchers), and three vouchers valid for three nights/person for a two person booking (6 vouchers). The vouchers give you smashingly reduced rates at a very wide choice of city hotels and rural inns throughout Andalucia. A great opportunity to get out and see more of Andalucia while you are here! Enquiries can be made through the website.

20 September 2010

Cheap Flight Sales from bmibaby

Came across this one by accident today: bmibaby now have a special offer on flights until 6 March 2011 to 34 European destinations from 9 UK airports. For September and October you can also get flights from just £19,95! It includes some taxes and charges. Watch out for any extra charges before making your booking.

17 September 2010

Con artists from "the gas company"

I see in the newspapers and magazines that there are people in Nerja who are still being conned by "the gas company." Now people, listen up. Someone will come knocking on your door unannounced claiming to be from "the gas company" and that they have come to do the compulsory check on the gas instalation in your house. –RING RING- Alarm bells should be clanging here! Always beware of unsolicited visits from anyone to your home, and yes, that includes emails into your inbox from Mustafa Alfa Makamba who desperately needs your help to get $US55 million out of the country.

These guys are conmen, OK? Pure and simple. They will try to trick you with their smooth talk, come into your home and pretend to service your gas lines and system. Once finished, they may claim to have carried out additional work, such as repair a cracked gas line or dysfunctional regulator and then hit you with a heart-breaking bill justifying all their extremely hard work and meticulous eye for detail. Some people have been conned of 400 euros or more after falling for their enchanting fairytales and fables. Bear in mind that although the con is based on a "fake gas service",  the ever greater danger is that once in the home of an elderly lady living on her own, for example,  they may be tempted by the circumstances to take more than just 400 euros.

Now listen up good! The law says that you must carry out a revision of your gas installation every five years but only with the company of your choice and only after you have made an appointment with them first, either by paying them a personal visit or by making the appointment by telephone. The service costs 50 euros and includes a free replacement rubber gas line. Of course, any extra servicing requirements encountered by the serviceman will be discussed before carrying out the work. In Nerja there are two companies legally certified to carry out this work. They are:

Garcia y Hijos (Repsol - orange bottles)
Calle Prolongacion Antonio Millon
Edificio Penafiel
Tel. 952 524 195

Servigas (Cepsa – silver bottles)
Calle Ruperto Anduez 13
Tel. 952 521 593