Top 3 Finnish periodicals of Costa del Sol, Spain
The Finnish community down at Costa del Sol, Spain, has been going strong since the 1960s. This community also publishes their own newspapers and magazines. Here’s a top three:
3. SE (Suomalainen Espanjassa)
Free. Published nine times a year.
Top news: a party went down in Torrevieja. There was dancing.
In other news: King of Spain Juan Carlos fractures hip while hunting for elephants in Botswana. City of Torremolinos serves free fish in June. Also: lots of apartments availabe to buy or rent, and extensive TV listings (Finnish channels only).
2. Kaupunkilehti Fuengirola.fi
Free newspaper published weekly (monthly in June, July and August).
Top story: Stars of docu soap Viidakon tähtöset visit Costa del Sol, ride on donkeys. Except for one of the girls who is crying at the hotel room.
In other news: Pernilla is representing Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest. Also: no more problem with damp at the Finnish school. Apartments for sale.
1. Olé lehti
Monthly magazine published since 1985. € 5,50.
Top story: Päivi and Markku decided to get married. There was some slight trouble with the paperwork.
In other news: Marimekko exhibition coming up in Cádiz. Glossary teaches us that sinkkutytöt is muchahas solteras in Spanish. Lots of apartments available to buy or rent.
In conclusion: it’s convenient to read the papers in your own language, because learning Spanish can be such a hassle.