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Forum: Spain
Jan 5th 2008, 8:58 am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,145
Posted By torie

Re: Any motorcyclists in here?

Another biker up here near Girona!

We've got 4 bikes at the moment.. although only 2 work. (Oops). Better than before we moved out here and we had 10 bikes.

Don't get too excited though, they...
Forum: Spain
Dec 14th 2007, 1:27 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 8,281
Posted By torie

Re: Motorcycles abroad

Oh bloody hell - it's like having a race where they keep changing the finish line! Ah well, I'll just claim ignorance until we can get around to spending a whole day at the foreigners' office in...
Forum: Spain
Dec 14th 2007, 9:49 am
Replies: 78
Views: 8,281
Posted By torie

Re: Motorcycles abroad

I've imported 2 bikes from the UK to Spain and both cost me about the same to import - between €250 and €300... BUT, they were both relatively old bikes. A 1979 yamaha xs650 (apparently the only...
Forum: Spain
Oct 23rd 2007, 7:36 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 904
Posted By torie

Re: Young widow/ 2 small children--need suggestions!

Ooo. I could recommend tons of places. And yes, it's cheaper than Barcelona - well, at least, the towns outside Girona. I think Girona itself is rather expensive! You could have a look at a few...
Forum: Spain
Oct 23rd 2007, 7:07 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 904
Posted By torie

Re: Young widow/ 2 small children--need suggestions!

Try checking out north of Barcelona, like Girona, if you like the idea of living in Catalunya. (Due to that crazy american tour de france winner, there's actually quite a few americans in Girona! Put...
Forum: Spain
Sep 14th 2007, 6:23 am
Replies: 48
Views: 2,764
Posted By torie

Re: Promote your part of Spain!

Couldn't resist having a look on youtube for a few of our area...

http://www.youtube.com/v/8z7pjV5sYYA

and this, of the Correfoc this year. It's long, but you can get an idea of the insanity of...
Forum: Spain
Aug 24th 2007, 10:07 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,059
Posted By torie

Re: Gymnastics . Costa Brava

Costa Brava is a big big place! I'm sure there are - I know that 'funky' classes are quite popular here. Whatever that is!

Best thing to do is enquire at the local Ajuntament and local schools...
Forum: Spain
Aug 14th 2007, 6:07 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 2,182
Posted By torie

Re: Web sites, buying and hosting.

Valenciatim is right - you can only get the .es names if you have a registered company name.

All my clients tend to stick with the .com and .net that I register for them. I fancied getting my...
Forum: Spain
Aug 10th 2007, 6:15 am
Replies: 37
Views: 3,546
Posted By torie

Re: BIKERS IN SPAIN

There's a bike scene, but not the same as the UK. At least, where we are in Catalunya. There's quite a few rallies but a LOT of them specify 'Harley and Indian only' which is crap. And, so far, we...
Forum: Spain
Jul 16th 2007, 10:13 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,041
Posted By torie

Re: FLIGHTS - CHEAPEST EVER ?

Oddly enough - I managed to book 2 flights in October including 1 checked bag for the total cost (including taxes, etc) of 12.04 euros..! And 12 of that was the checked bag!

I'm rather chuffed at...
Forum: Spain
Jun 28th 2007, 6:41 am
Replies: 48
Views: 2,066
Posted By torie

Re: Spanish History

Barcelona by RObert Hughes
is an excellent book that includes the history of Barcelona and Catalunya, if you want specific history. Although it's heavy reading, it's very enjoyable!
...
Forum: Spain
Jun 3rd 2007, 8:03 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,264
Posted By torie

Re: motorcycles

I have! Have a look at this thread:
http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=303135

But then again, you might want to have a look at my latest blog, (address in my signature), as had a bit...
Forum: Spain
Jun 1st 2007, 4:12 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,264
Posted By torie

Re: motorcycles

Could be... one of mine is classic insurance, so that might be different. Guess it depends on the policy -worth checking that when you get the quotes!

t0rie
Forum: Spain
Jun 1st 2007, 2:50 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,264
Posted By torie

Re: motorcycles

Yeah! And here I am with 4 bikes. All right, so only 2 of them work at the moment. But I couldn't answer your question as we both passed our bike tests in the UK years ago... Sorry!

But an...
Forum: Spain
Jun 1st 2007, 2:21 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 1,603
Posted By torie

Re: SKYPE

Am I missing something here? I buy my Skype credit from Skype. Online. I didn't even know you could buy vouchers. Seems odd to me to buy something like physical vouchers for a virtual telephony...
Forum: Spain
May 23rd 2007, 4:33 pm
Replies: 97
Views: 5,993
Posted By torie

Re: What jobs do we all do (or are we retired)?

Very jealous at all the retired folks! :)

I'm a freelance graphic designer here - magazines, logos, brochures, websites, etc. Freelance'd for 7 years in the UK before realizing that working from...
Forum: Spain
May 14th 2007, 10:06 am
Replies: 9
Views: 912
Posted By torie

Re: Beauty Therapy

Wow - must be totally different in various areas! Here where we live (Costa Brava area), there's beauty salons popping up left and right! :)

The smallest town has at least 3 or 4 hairdressers,...
Forum: Spain
May 11th 2007, 5:58 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 35,584
Posted By torie

Re: Motorcycle in Spain

Gosh - not at all. I think it was something like 20 euros..? But the extended ITV (for importation) was, i THINK, about 80. The car, I think, is about 45 or 55 if I remember right.

The 300 euros...
Forum: Spain
May 11th 2007, 5:18 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 35,584
Posted By torie

Re: Motorcycle in Spain

I've imported two bikes and they both cost me about 300 euros each. But they were older than yours and I believe that makes a difference. The Honda was about 6 years old when we imported it. The...
Forum: Spain
May 10th 2007, 4:50 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 35,584
Posted By torie

Re: Motorcycle in Spain

ITV is the spanish equivilent of the MOT. Basically, to import your bikes, you'll need to take them for an extended ITV at the local ITV station. Jump through a few hoops (kidding - it's not THAT...
Forum: Spain
May 8th 2007, 6:06 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,266
Posted By torie

Re: Residence Card and Self-employment

Hmm - yea. Is this residencia, the empadronament (for your local town), NIE or something new entirely?
Forum: Spain
May 8th 2007, 5:48 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,266
Posted By torie

Re: Residence Card and Self-employment

Oh. Oops. Didn't know that!

And seeing as we've been here 4 years, in the system, etc, I won't worry until someone sends me a note to the effect of "Hey. Go get the residence certificate thingie...
Forum: Spain
May 7th 2007, 2:41 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,266
Posted By torie

Re: Residence Card and Self-employment

Officially, there is no requirement for a residence card for an EU citizen. And once you're paying your taxes and social security, that should be enough.

Get yourself a good gestor to sort out...
Forum: Spain
Apr 12th 2007, 1:49 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 5,824
Posted By torie

Re: Buying (non-Spanish) spices, herbs etc in Madrid

I order my stuff like lemongrass, etc from www.seasonedpioneers.co.uk

Excellent service, good postage costs, nice selection - organic stuff, too.

Best of luck!

t0rie
Forum: Spain
Mar 29th 2007, 1:45 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,475
Posted By torie

Re: Tax for the Self Employed

Oh I HAVE paid! It's just that I never know what I'll pay until I pay it.. If you get my drift. :) Stupid english verb tenses. I've finally gotten my head around catalan verb tenses and now I'm...
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