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Forum: Spain
Jan 20th 2010, 10:59 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,384
Posted By poollounger

Re: Fine Dining in Spain , Yes it Really Exists!!!

Of course you can find it... there are restaurants in Seville and Vadiz to rival many in London, it all depends on where you go and how much you spend.
Forum: Spain
Jan 14th 2010, 8:02 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,063
Posted By poollounger

Re: Gibralter

Depends on where you're coming from I suppose. If you have been living on some grey concrete housing estate then Gib must seem quite pleasant.I find it rather odd. A weird combination of hippy...
Forum: Spain
Jan 14th 2010, 6:20 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,394
Posted By poollounger

Re: 16 year old has sex change in Spain

I saw a TV program years ago about female to male changes on girls about the same age in Amsterdam. It's a fascinating subject which we still don't know enough about, and I agree that it might have...
Forum: Spain
Jan 14th 2010, 6:11 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,587
Posted By poollounger

Re: Coming to take a look at Cadiz area this weekend ! Need Help !!

Filmworx there is a thread on the Cadiz forum Chiclanagir recommended about estate agents and details of one that is honest about electricity and lack of.
Yes many of the properties are illegal or...
Forum: Spain
Oct 14th 2009, 1:35 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 3,856
Posted By poollounger

Re: Cost of living - can anyone explain Spanish families' survival?

Jakct Too my friends are very open and honest and have no reason to lie about their earnings. They did say that university wages were about the same across Spain, so anyone living in Andalucia does...
Forum: Spain
Oct 14th 2009, 9:29 am
Replies: 57
Views: 3,856
Posted By poollounger

Re: Cost of living - can anyone explain Spanish families' survival?

There are plenty of families struggling in Spain, but as many have posted, the family helps out. I have been told that the next generation will suffer as they will not have the benefit of parents...
Forum: Spain
Oct 11th 2009, 2:19 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,383
Posted By poollounger

Re: Flight from hell

I appreciate that we travel cheaply, but one doesn't expect a lower level of service in Woolworths or Asda or even Lidl and Aldi, or do we?? I wasn't expecting them to start a full service with hot...
Forum: Spain
Oct 8th 2009, 5:10 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,383
Posted By poollounger

Re: Flight from hell

There were some cabin crew travelling as passengers from the previous cancelled flight. It was one of these, I believe, who took ill. The staff/passenger ratios went up the spout when the others had...
Forum: Spain
Oct 8th 2009, 1:30 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,383
Posted By poollounger

Flight from hell

I rarely post on this forum these days, as now find one more local more useful, but thought this might be worth posting. Every word IS true !

Gib - Gatwick last Tuesday. Easyjet . 1850 dep. At...
Forum: Spain
Mar 12th 2009, 9:46 am
Replies: 15
Views: 3,163
Posted By poollounger

Re: Moving to Costa de la luz

Try Muebles Guerrero in the industrial estate. Best beds and prices around and Jose Mari and Patrizia do speak a little English. Enter the industrial estate from the side opposite Polancos, turn...
Forum: Spain
Mar 10th 2009, 8:50 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 3,163
Posted By poollounger

Re: Moving to Costa de la luz

I camped on the beach for a week at the end of the eighties. Bliss. Zipped up the tent at night and showered in the camp site down the beach..they were full when we tried to get in there....then...
Forum: Canada
Mar 10th 2009, 8:42 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,786
Posted By poollounger

Re: emergency medical treatment canada

Thanks Linda I will e-mail them. Nickyca...I checked with my sister who worked at a large hospital here in the midlands. Anyone fetching up at casualty (A & E) would be treated and stabilised free...
Forum: Canada
Mar 8th 2009, 2:12 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,786
Posted By poollounger

Re: emergency medical treatment canada

Thanks Linda. I think it's different because you are living there and they are visiting you. I tried a different Canadian company suggested by someone else and they didn't qualify. I can get them...
Forum: Canada
Mar 8th 2009, 2:08 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,786
Posted By poollounger

Re: emergency medical treatment canada

That's not what is said on the website I looked at. Also in theory that might be what it says, but in reality getting them to pay might be another thing altogether. I know, my sister worked as a...
Forum: Canada
Mar 7th 2009, 1:59 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,786
Posted By poollounger

Re: emergency medical treatment canada

Thanks for all your replies. My gut instinct was to tell them to get the insurance and to hell with the cost. Too many people spend a fortune going to funerals overseas, better to spend the money...
Forum: Canada
Mar 7th 2009, 9:40 am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,786
Posted By poollounger

emergency medical treatment canada

I have elderly family wishing to visit a sister in Vancouver,travelling from the UK. A married couple of 79 and 83. In very good health.. they went with me for a two mile walk over the Lancashire...
Forum: Spain
Feb 26th 2009, 12:24 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 6,153
Posted By poollounger

OLd paper driving licence

Have been hiring and driving in Spain on my old paper licence for the last five years. Never been stopped, but have since been told that it is illegal. I rang the DVLA who cannot comment on rules in...
Forum: Spain
Oct 8th 2008, 8:10 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,409
Posted By poollounger

Re: Questions about learning Spanish

Twyntub is right !! Just go for it and don't be shy...the Spanish are not snooty about you getting it wrong like the French.

I am improving all the time, and don't live in Spain permanently. I...
Forum: Spain
Jul 1st 2008, 12:21 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 971
Posted By poollounger

Re: sharing broadband wi fi

If you trust him do it. We sometimes need to log on to work in the UK when in Spain, and use our Spanish neighbour's wi-fi. He has no problems, even lent us his lap top as it was configured better. ...
Forum: Spain
Jun 30th 2008, 3:51 pm
Replies: 113
Views: 8,146
Posted By poollounger

Re: More Leaving Than Arriving?

I hate it when anyone leaves....much more fulfilling to have Cortez stay and change his opinions than to have him leave.
Forum: Spain
Jun 30th 2008, 3:49 pm
Replies: 113
Views: 8,146
Posted By poollounger

Re: More Leaving Than Arriving?

LOL....I wondered why I had been away from this forum for such a long while, and within a day I understood why.

Three years ago I spoke not a word of Spanish..began with I want, I need and do you...
Forum: Spain
Jun 29th 2008, 3:08 pm
Replies: 113
Views: 8,146
Posted By poollounger

Re: More Leaving Than Arriving?

Don't be deterred. Look at the hundreds of Eastern Europeans who have arrived in Britain in the last few years. I work at a venue where I get a chance to speak to many of them, mainly doing jobs in...
Forum: Spain
May 7th 2008, 11:17 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,500
Posted By poollounger

Re: Weather in winter, south

If you are taking a caravan make sure you can heat it. On the Costa de la Luz for the last two years we have got by with a small electric radiator in the bedroom and a woodburner in the living room...
Forum: Spain
May 3rd 2008, 8:03 am
Replies: 14
Views: 754
Posted By poollounger

Re: car hire spain

I would have lived with a 12 euro difference but not the 240 euro difference I was being quoted. I have tried re quoting on Carjet using the second option for Seville, and yes it does come out at a...
Forum: Spain
May 3rd 2008, 7:17 am
Replies: 14
Views: 754
Posted By poollounger

Re: car hire spain

I also posted this thread on a local website and got this response..


I too regularly use carjet.com at Jerez and/or Seville and was surprised by the costs mentioned on this forum. I e-mailed...
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