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Old Jul 28th 2009, 9:18 am
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How big is the Brit expat community in Santander?

Can anyone please point me to any place they contribute on here ?

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Old Jul 28th 2009, 6:39 pm
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I very much doubt there is any Brit expat community in Santander.

Just like there is none in Asturias and only a few Brits in Galicia (they do contribute on here).

In rains up north you know, so the Brits prefer to settle in the sun
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Old Jul 28th 2009, 9:07 pm
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Played rugby in Santander a couple of years ago. Whilst they were very hospitable, there was no expat presence.
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Old Jul 28th 2009, 10:46 pm
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have you ever been to santander its not a nice place bad vibes alot of illegal imigrants around you are in the north remember .
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Originally Posted by helenba
have you ever been to santander its not a nice place bad vibes alot of illegal imigrants around you are in the north remember .
Not sure what you mean by that (although I agree Santander isn't the best city on the north coast). In fact a lot of Spanish like to claim there's no crime in the north (in this context we're not talking about Barcelona or Catalunya). Whilst this is an exaggeration, it's certainly true that in many small towns and villages in Cantabria, Asturias etc. you can leave your front door unlocked (and even open) and never be burgled. This may be because a lot of the villages still have working farm-workers and so any "untoward" behaviour is noticed straightaway.
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Originally Posted by helenba
alot of illegal imigrants around you are in the north remember .
No more so than anywhere else in the North, or indeed in any major city in Spain
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Originally Posted by Pulsar
How big is the Brit expat community in Santander?

Can anyone please point me to any place they contribute on here ?

Thanks
Just out of curiosity why choose Santander?

I am originally from Galicia and a while back a lot of Brits were a interested in buying property (or at least looking around with the possiblility of buying) in Galicia.

It was because Ryanair had a direct flight to Santiago de Compostela from Liverpool.
that route has now been cancelled, as has lots of others in Italy. Some of the property owners are now left a little "high and dry", having invested in property and now finding no way of getting there cheaply.

OLeary strikes again.

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Originally Posted by helenba
have you ever been to santander its not a nice place bad vibes alot of illegal imigrants around you are in the north remember .

Could you please expand on this?
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Old Jul 31st 2009, 9:45 am
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My original question arose from---not so hot as Costa Blanca---get rid of car--live in city itself---use ferry to get to UK as foot passengers--I find Santander a very nice place---feels as safe as most places in Spain--safer feel than most places in UK---seems cleaner than most places in southern Spain--just an idea.
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Default Re: Brits in Santander

Originally Posted by helenba
have you ever been to santander its not a nice place bad vibes alot of illegal imigrants around you are in the north remember .
Would you mind expanding on this a little for me too please?
I'm moving to Santander soon and was wondering whether anyone knew how I could get in touch with other Brits living there?

Thanks!

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