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Forum: Spain
Nov 24th 2019, 6:42 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,733
Posted By 1sexsmith

Re: Thinking of moving to Spain - Good areas to consider please?

IMO whilst it might all sound quite alluring there are a number of things you might need to focus on. First , be aware the lure of nice weather and Food will wane after a few years. Secondly , a...
Forum: Spain
Nov 18th 2019, 4:24 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,774
Posted By 1sexsmith

Re: Long term renting ?

Ah but could you buy the place you are renting for 24,000€? If you dont mind living in something less than basic you might find a dwelling but 24000 is right down at the bottom.
Forum: Spain
Nov 17th 2019, 5:04 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,774
Posted By 1sexsmith

Re: Long term renting ?

I think the problem might be Brexit as has been pointed out. If the present deal is accepted then there will be a period where you would obtain the present EU residency. After that ( if you were to...
Forum: Spain
Nov 17th 2019, 6:59 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,004
Posted By 1sexsmith

Re: Greetings and School Question

Answers will be wide ranging. There is no definitive answer qualitatively about the two systems as they apply different approaches. Private schools exist in many countries and are more an indication...
Forum: Spain
Nov 13th 2019, 6:58 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,500
Posted By 1sexsmith

Re: Mijas pueblo.........

I undesrtand you exactly and think you are being brave and honest in admitting how you feel. Many folk feel their lives will be enriched by a better climate , a life with less obligations etc. The...
Forum: Spain
Nov 5th 2019, 1:11 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By 1sexsmith

Re: Santiago Abascal steals the show in political debate

El mundo ( centre right) published a poll based on the readers of various papers. Presumably you refer to this . However it is not quite the same as claiming that was the actual papers line.
Anyway...
Forum: Spain
Nov 5th 2019, 12:11 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By 1sexsmith

Re: Torrevieja

I think that some people refer to torrevieja as places outside of the town . I know many Brits who talk of playa flemenca as torrevieja. Personally I prefer in town to living in somewhere where...
Forum: Spain
Nov 5th 2019, 11:05 am
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By 1sexsmith

Re: Torrevieja

Fair enough, each to their own but I feel Torrevieja gets a bit of a put down by foreigners. It might look less than ideal but that is because it is a working town with most Spanish living in the...
Forum: Spain
Nov 5th 2019, 9:54 am
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By 1sexsmith

Re: Torrevieja

Well it is true it is overcrowded in the summer months and true that parking is an all year problem. As for crime , you are more likely to be burgled in areas with high foreigner numbers and empty...
Forum: Spain
Nov 5th 2019, 9:36 am
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By 1sexsmith

Re: Torrevieja

By rough I guess you mean Spanish?
Forum: Spain
Nov 5th 2019, 9:30 am
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By 1sexsmith

Re: Santiago Abascal steals the show in political debate

Have you actually read all these publications in Spanish? I have read El Pais today. It does not anywhere say that it VOX was the strongest. It has a panel of commentators the majority who claim...
Forum: Spain
Apr 12th 2019, 6:01 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,105
Posted By 1sexsmith

Re: Moving to Spain

You don't say how old your father is but you the way it is written suggests that healthcare may some kind of priority. Not sure that moving to a foreign country at the latter part of your life where...
Forum: Spain
Apr 8th 2019, 8:26 am
Replies: 6
Views: 706
Posted By 1sexsmith

Re: tarjeta sanitaria europea

I travel to UK with my son and have never been asked to show written permission from mother. Where did this come from?
Forum: Spain
Apr 3rd 2019, 7:07 am
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By 1sexsmith

Re: UK married to Italian living in Spain post brexit

Yes you don't need to worry. As an Italian you will be eligible to live in Spain provided you meet EU member requirements. Your wife will have right to reside through marriage and will probably need...
Forum: Spain
Apr 1st 2019, 1:32 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,778
Posted By 1sexsmith

Re: Suggestions please

I'm not scaremongering simply making a prediction that the numbers of Brits living in Spain is likely to go down after Brexit and that parts of the South of Spain have specific areas which are...
Forum: Spain
Apr 1st 2019, 9:42 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,778
Posted By 1sexsmith

Re: Suggestions please

My comment about ghost towns is based on the belief that post Brexit less UK nationals will set up home in Spain. The urbanisations around torrevieja have grown considerably in the last 25 years and...
Forum: Spain
Mar 29th 2019, 7:35 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,778
Posted By 1sexsmith

Re: Suggestions please

Torrevieja is a large town .The outlying areas have grown in the last 20 years and tend to be the place of choice for Brits. Many Brits refer to this whole area as torrevieja. The town is actually...
Forum: Spain
Mar 21st 2019, 12:23 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 3,434
Posted By 1sexsmith

Re: Retiring to Spain

I imagine you are aware that we are leaving Europe and therefore will be non EU folk. This means we will no longer be free to move and live in Europe. At least not unless you have oodles of spare...
Forum: Spain
Mar 19th 2019, 9:59 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,003
Posted By 1sexsmith

Re: Help !

First time I have heard them checking like this. Surely your friends had to make a number of visits as the paper work required plus competent translations of British statements is not the normal...
Forum: Spain
Mar 16th 2019, 6:27 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 3,768
Posted By 1sexsmith

Re: New member and advice!

Ah well there lies the dilemma . The working Brits with cash and families are most likely in big cities whereas the retired ones are mostly near the southern coasts which is basically the resort...
Forum: Spain
Mar 16th 2019, 5:12 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 3,768
Posted By 1sexsmith

Re: New member and advice!

From what you say I would look for a city. Your wasting your time in expat areas. One simple reason is that after Brecit there will be less Brits able to live here. The areas that are colonised by...
Forum: Spain
Mar 15th 2019, 6:28 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 3,768
Posted By 1sexsmith

Re: New member and advice!

Well I think are going to be told that there is pretty steep competition when it comes to this. I live in Torrevieja and the areas around here where the expats live is chock full of Chinese...
Forum: Spain
Mar 13th 2019, 9:05 am
Replies: 26
Views: 3,360
Posted By 1sexsmith

Re: Will Spanish be compulsory?

Well we are certainly adrift per se the topic !!
Forum: Spain
Mar 11th 2019, 2:33 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 959
Posted By 1sexsmith

Re: Just Moving to Madrid, Spain - What to do?

Well I would get going fast. You need to get medical insurance and sign on padron. You will then sounds like need to do the paperwork to autonomo etc. Quite a lot to start . Then you need to make an...
Forum: Spain
Mar 11th 2019, 8:38 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,772
Posted By 1sexsmith

Re: Arrived finally

If you don't have any Spanish and by this I mean basic vocab and very basic grammar you need to enrol on a course. I would recommend intensive maybe 4 times a week for 3 hours a time for at least a...
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