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Forum: Spain
Oct 30th 2019, 12:17 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,330
Posted By dfjordan

Re: escaping the british winter

I would suggest you look farther afield than Spain if you want warmth during the European winter. As those living in Spain know, whilst it may be warm during the day, the nights are not. What about...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 15th 2019, 7:24 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,543
Posted By dfjordan

Re: Thinking about a New Zealand move

When living in Bermuda, my trip to work was on a scooter, short sleeve shirt, with about a half hour ride along either of two roads that ran along the beaches , parking directly outside my office.
Aug 29th 2019, 4:00 am
Replies: 430
Views: 17,037
Posted By dfjordan

Re: Do not prorogue Parliament

I find it hard to believe that more than 50% of the voters were dumb and hence conned. Arent voters always conned by the promises each potential government makes before any election ? We will not...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 25th 2019, 10:45 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,407
Posted By dfjordan

Re: considering emigrating to NZ from the UK

It sounds like you have a pretty good standard of living in the UK, so I would suggest you think very carefully before giving that up, as you may not be able to have that lifestyle in NZ. I as far as...
Forum: Spain
Aug 24th 2019, 11:17 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By dfjordan

Re: Obtaining a Spanish Passport

There’s nothing to stop you having both passports. You can always not renew your British one and save some money, and at any time later, renew it again. I dont know if you travel much, but I do, and...
Forum: USA
Aug 13th 2019, 1:46 am
Replies: 39
Views: 6,764
Posted By dfjordan

Re: Looking to move to Florida

We left Houston which has a similar climate to Florida, about 20 years ago, so no doubt my numbers are out of date, but in the summer, which lasts a longtime, our airco/elec bill was around $600 a...
Jul 4th 2019, 3:59 am
Replies: 1
Views: 460
Posted By dfjordan

Re: Moving to Chile

I’ve been living in Santiago since 1998, and am sure you’ll enjoy your retirement here. A US friend of mine has just completed getting his visa and is retired. As always, there’s the usual form...
Jun 13th 2019, 2:36 am
Replies: 1
Views: 1,363
Posted By dfjordan

Re: Sending documents from Argentina to UK for passport?

The best way is via courier, say DHL. It costs a bit but it’s fast and secure. The fee you pay to renew your passport includes them sending it back to you by courier as well.
Jun 3rd 2019, 2:03 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,540
Posted By dfjordan

Re: 15% service charge

Rete, I understand your thinking , but to me, the good service that you mentionec, is surely what the waitress job is all about , and what they are paid to do ? I’m sure that when you go into a...
Forum: Spain
May 26th 2019, 10:05 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,212
Posted By dfjordan

Re: Moving to Barcelona

Maybe I’m missing something, but I cant see the logic in paying out to rent an apartment, so that I can buy an apartment to rent out ? Let’s say I can buy an apartment where the monthly mortgage...
Mar 12th 2019, 12:52 am
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By dfjordan

Re: Guatemala

Doesnt sound anywhere near as unsafe as England from what I see on the news everyday ! The poor teenage girl sitting 9n a park bench with her boyfriend, gets stabbed in the back for no reason at all,...
Forum: France
Feb 16th 2019, 12:29 am
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By dfjordan

Re: Underfloor heating - Maintenance advise

in my last house, we had hot water underfloor heating everywhere , operated via a boiler that the manufacturer/installer said was sufficient to hear a 24 room motel ! This was installed in 1983 and...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 19th 2019, 11:23 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 5,224
Posted By dfjordan

re: question for those looking to emigrate to NZ from the UK - re. Brexit

The first referendum was binding. It was simple... do you want to leave or remain?..... not do you want to leave or remain under circumstances to be agreed later.
Forum: Spain
Jan 16th 2019, 1:36 am
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By dfjordan

Re: House and camper

Out if interest, why do you want to live in a camper for 6 months, in the summer?
Forum: Africa
Dec 28th 2018, 11:17 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 3,369
Posted By dfjordan

Re: Holiday in Zim this July - some advice welcomed

Visiting Zim, no. Living in Rhodesia yes, and still have contacts there who unfortunately didnt get out in time. Not one has recommended my visiting now, as it would be so disappointing to see the...
Forum: Africa
Dec 25th 2018, 2:06 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 3,369
Posted By dfjordan

Re: Holiday in Zim this July - some advice welcomed

I dont recall you having asked the question? Someimes a few words are enough, particularly if talking about a totally failed country.
Forum: Africa
Dec 23rd 2018, 7:38 pm
Forum: Spain
Nov 24th 2018, 12:25 am
Replies: 1,270
Views: 106,615
Posted By dfjordan

Re: Gibraltar 2

Fred James, I dont live either in Gib or in Spain. You pushed for specific reasons why Gib should not want to be part of Spain, and I think the replies were very clear. Could you give some specific...
Sep 1st 2018, 12:54 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,814
Posted By dfjordan

Re: Cost of living

Is that for a pound or kilo ?
Aug 29th 2018, 3:43 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,493
Posted By dfjordan

Re: Chile

In answer to your questions, proof of income, as long as it’s from legal sources and regular, is always able to be substantiated in one way or another. Immigration is used to retirees coming who have...
Aug 28th 2018, 11:55 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,493
Posted By dfjordan

Re: Chile

As long as you can comply with the regular income requirements, which I think mean an income of around $2000 a month ( but this needs to be checked) you can easily get a retirement visa, and a US...
Aug 18th 2018, 11:47 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By dfjordan

Re: Spain - Buying a business / restaurant

If you do a search on the Spain forum, I’m sure you will find many have asked this question before. The recomendation has always been to forget it, even if you have previous experience of running...
Jul 31st 2018, 12:59 am
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By dfjordan

Re: Opening a British Bank account

From what I understand, in principle UK banks dont want customers who are non resident, principally because of the onerous regulations they must comply with regarding money laundering and tax...
Forum: Spain
Jul 19th 2018, 10:19 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,747
Posted By dfjordan

Re: Life in the sunshine - Spanish dream

As your thread title says “ Spanish dream” , it’s best to just keep it that way.
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 7th 2018, 10:35 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By dfjordan

Re: How well do you know your roundabout rules?

I didnt know there were any rules for driving in NZ. I understood it was a matter of the strongest survive.
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