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Forum: Spain
May 25th 2018, 8:08 am
Replies: 51
Views: 3,171
Posted By Bad Leg

Re: Books

Spain by Jan Morris is a superb travel book set in the 70's and 80's. I love her writing and it's not full of endless pages about churches. I loathed Iberia by James Mitchener. I've tried Don...
Forum: Spain
May 13th 2018, 8:51 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,302
Posted By Bad Leg

Re: Cross border prescriptions and GP's in Spain

A 62 year old British guy I know here in Gandia, renting an apartment for six months, not registered but with an EHIC card went to the local clinic, got seen by a doctor, and has been referred to the...
Forum: Canada
May 12th 2018, 8:13 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,025
Posted By Bad Leg

Re: Help! canadian pension= cheque for lump sum

Good luck with this. My wife and I waited two years for our 2016 tax refunds but because the the cheques were in Canadian dollars my bank here in Spain wouldn't accept them. So as advised by the...
Forum: Spain
Apr 28th 2018, 7:10 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,724
Posted By Bad Leg

Re: Bank account non resident

I haven't used it for direct debits but I thought that this could be done. I now have Transferwise debit card which is useful when I'm in the UK. They have an office in London so give them a call.
Forum: Spain
Apr 22nd 2018, 9:03 am
Replies: 12
Views: 840
Posted By Bad Leg

Re: Online football

We have a 4G router from Orange and it's excellent. Very fast. But for 40 euros a month it only provides 50 GB which is no good for streaming TV etc. A few Netflix programs and day to use, that's...
Forum: Spain
Apr 20th 2018, 8:25 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,724
Posted By Bad Leg

Re: Bank account non resident

Check out a Borderless account with Transferwise. easy and cheap.
Forum: Spain
Apr 18th 2018, 10:04 am
Replies: 50
Views: 8,158
Posted By Bad Leg

Re: Where not?

At your age you need to consider healthcare, even if your health is good. My experience in Gandia has been that while the level of care in the local hospital is good and that some of the doctors...
Forum: Spain
Apr 8th 2018, 8:21 am
Replies: 21
Views: 7,092
Posted By Bad Leg

Re: La Caixa Bank

I've been with La Caixa for several years now (firstly as a non-resident) and have found them to be excellent. Their English website and phone apps are first class. If you don't yet need a Spanish...
Forum: Spain
Apr 8th 2018, 8:11 am
Replies: 20
Views: 8,445
Posted By Bad Leg

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

The Grau de Gandia on the south side of the port is cheaper than the north Grau and Beach area and with older properties. A working area where you won't be meeting any Brits. But you won't meet...
Forum: Spain
Apr 2nd 2018, 8:58 am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,386
Posted By Bad Leg

Re: Piles or Oliva Valencia?

The various beach areas from Gandia down to Oliva are completely dead out of season. I have heard that Oliva has a problem with burglary. Worth checking out.
Forum: Spain
Apr 2nd 2018, 8:47 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,092
Posted By Bad Leg

Re: Learning Spanish

I've tried several 'apps' and other courses and I find Mondly to be the easiest way to learn. I've been using it for 4 months now.
Forum: Spain
Mar 13th 2018, 1:26 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 11,742
Posted By Bad Leg

Re: Spanish Electrical Wiring

I'm no electrician but radial circuits radiate from the panel so the number of devices on each circuit is limited by the maximum available load. Each circuit will have different loads imposed. ...
Forum: Spain
Mar 13th 2018, 9:10 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,120
Posted By Bad Leg

Re: Spanish Language Apps

I bought Total Spanish with Michel Thomas a few years ago but it was rather complicated for a beginner and expensive. I've now lost it when I could probably use it. I tried Duolingo for a year but...
Forum: Spain
Mar 12th 2018, 12:35 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 11,742
Posted By Bad Leg

Unhappy Spanish Electrical Wiring

I live in a 70's four bedroom apartment in Gandia. It is mostly original and I want to renovate soon (on a very limited budget) starting with the Kitchen. But I've just checked the electrical...
Forum: Spain
Mar 29th 2017, 9:45 am
Replies: 42
Views: 23,086
Posted By Bad Leg

Re: Minimum income

I'm a pensioner and got my Spanish residency in Valencia last year. Surprisingly they only ask for an income of 450 euros a month. If you have proof of pension income, UK healthcare (form S1), and...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 19th 2015, 3:41 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 3,020
Posted By Bad Leg

Re: Compound Rental in Riyadh

Thanks for that. I'm not shelling out a year's rent without an Iqama.
Forum: Middle East
Mar 17th 2015, 7:58 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 3,020
Posted By Bad Leg

Re: Compound Rental in Riyadh

About 8,000 SAR a month. Thx.
Forum: Middle East
Mar 13th 2015, 4:56 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 3,020
Posted By Bad Leg

Compound Rental in Riyadh

Does anyone know of a good compound in Riyadh where I can rent a 1 Bed on a monthly basis? No Iqama yet and I don't know how long I'm going to be here. Could be 1-3 years. Mature architect,...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 6th 2015, 4:05 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,553
Posted By Bad Leg

Re: Brit expat driving in Saudi

We have a place in Spain but I don't have residency yet so I can't import it there. But I have a British passport so I can there. I'll be going back and forth and most of the time in Spain. Hence...
Forum: Spain
Mar 5th 2015, 4:47 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 5,803
Posted By Bad Leg

Re: Long term renting in Spain

As far as I can tell lots of people rent property in Spain for longer than 6 months and don't bother registering for an NIE. Owners are only too happy to rent out 1 to 4 bedroom apartments for 3 to...
Forum: Spain
Mar 5th 2015, 4:30 pm
Replies: 103
Views: 19,294
Posted By Bad Leg

Re: Thinking of buying a property in Spain

Your budget is the first step. Prices in Spain can be as low as 30,000 euros for a 1 Bed and for 125,000 you can be in a villa just outside of a town. The best property search website is Property...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 5th 2015, 4:15 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,553
Posted By Bad Leg

Re: Brit expat driving in Saudi

I'm new to Riyadh. I had planned on buying a half-decent car and then shipping it back to Europe in 2-3 years. But importation into the UK and Spain looks to be a real hassle and judging by the...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 5th 2015, 3:53 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,289
Posted By Bad Leg

Re: Banking in Doha

I believe that with most Qatari banks you can transfer 100,000 QAR a day electronically from anywhere in the world. And it will take the bank a few days or so to know whether your RP has been...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 5th 2015, 3:43 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 4,515
Posted By Bad Leg

Re: Riyadh vs Dubai

I've just relocated to Riyadh from Qatar and I'm often in Abu Dhabi as well. My salary is far larger here than Qatar/UAE but you pay the price. It's a dull city and I don't live on a compound. ...
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