What are the two biggest challenges humanity faces?

What are the two biggest challenges humanity faces?

Which beaches can we walk the dog on without getting a nasty fine and how can we watch UK TV when in Spain!

Don’t worry. I have the answer to both of these problems!

Just click on the map or link below to be taken to an interactive map of dog beaches in the whole of Spain:

Google Map of dog-friendly beaches in Span

Click the map above to be taken to a Google Map of dog-friendly beaches in Span

UK TV

Even though we’re forever travelling and visiting amazing places, it’s still nice sometimes to be able to slob on the sofa and catch up with an episode of Strictly or Coronation Street, especially with these cold, dark, winter evenings.

All you need is a TV with an HDMI port to be able to connect an Amazon firestick and a data sim to a ‘hotspot’ from your mobile phone or from a Mifi device. If your TV has a USB port, that’s even better because you can power the firestick from that without the need for an additional 240w power source. With your hotspot on, the firestick should be able to connect to the internet without any problem.

Plus, I’ve been told as recently as last week, by Superdrug customer service that their unlimited data sim cards have no restrictions on use abroad and cost only £20 per month.

Next, install Livenettv onto your firestick. This will give you all the usual UK channels without the need for a VPN to hide your location. Install instructions here. https://www.firesticktricks.com/live-nettv-firestick.html

Once installed you can easily go into the app’s settings and hide all the channels from countries you are not interested in leaving you with a nice list of your favourites like BBC, ITV, C4 etc…even the footy! The firestick will also give you access to any subscription services you normally watch, such as Netflix and Prime Video.

Enjoy!!

ANY BETTER IDEAS? Are you using the Internet to watch UK TV abroad in your motorhome or campervan? What equipment are you using? I’d love to hear what’s working well for you. Well, it’s December 23rd and we only have six more days until our ferry back to the mainland from Mallorca. It’s the last ferry and if that’s cancelled the next one is in April! Stress!!! Wish us luck.

Merry Christmas everyone and safe travels,

Andy, Denise & Gordi Baba

Andy McKettrick is the best selling author of Flip-flops & Falafel – A handy guide to visiting Morocco in a motorhome and also Go West – A handy guide to visiting Northern Spain in a motorhome. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Andy-Mckettrick/e/B07YNKY4ZC/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1 You can also follow him at AndyTravelWriter on Facebook.

Andytravelwriter – Heading to Mallorca for Christmas

Christmas is nearly upon us.

Normally, around this time, myself, the missus and our rescue dog Gordi Baba, would be heading south through Spain to catch the ferry to Morocco. The van would be swaying under the strain of two hundred litres of hidden, red wine and we’d be singing our heads off to Kiss FM. Not this year though!

Last April, the Spanish government decided to give medical treatment to some fella wanted by Morocco for taking potshots at soldiers and obviously, the proverbial hit the fan. In retaliation, the Moroccan government banned all passenger ferries from Spain. They are still not running today, over seven months later. God only knows how long it’ll take the politicians to sort that mess out!

Anyway, with Morocco now not an option (unless you go from France or Italy) we’ve decided to catch the ferry to Mallorca for Christmas then back to Spain for a couple of months before heading home. Sounds like a good plan!

We are using the Italian company GNV for the crossing, so I can imagine it won’t be the poshest boat in the world but it was quite cheap at £400 return, with a pet-friendly cabin. The voyage is over 10 hours and we are just praying for good weather because at the moment we are parked up just north of Peñiscola and it’s more like Manchester, in February! The van is rocking, it’s blowing a gale and the rain is horizontal! Only 4 pm and we are both curled up in bed, hugging huge mugs of hot chocolate!

We have around 150km to go and just over a week until the ferry so we’ll make our way slowly down the coast. We plan to stop at La Volta Camping in Benicarló, then Alcossebre, one of our favourite places along this coast and finally, Fanzara, the brilliant graffiti village in the Castellón countryside, before reaching the port at Valencia.

We’ve only been to Mallorca once before in the van and only for a week, so we are really looking forward to exploring a lot more of the island this time.

Have a great Christmas everyone and if you are lucky enough to be getting away, safe travels!

Cheers, Andy, Denise & Gordi Baba.

Andy McKettrick is the best selling author of Flip-flops & Falafel – A handy guide to visiting Morocco in a motorhome and also Go West – A handy guide to visiting Northern Spain in a motorhome. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Andy-Mckettrick/e/B07YNKY4ZC/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1

You can also follow him at AndyTravelWriter on Facebook.