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Old Jan 28th 2011, 11:23 pm
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I'm moving to Alhaurin el Grande at the end of March. The first thing I need to do is learn Spanish. What is the best school in that area? (I would like to take classes in the morning only)
My second question is: What is the public transport like in that area? Is there a shuttle bus to the Airport.
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Old Jan 29th 2011, 8:18 am
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Hello there, we too live in AeG.

Don´t know about schools but I am sure there will be something in the area. I will investigate.

In terms of the bus to the airport. The Alhauin EG to Malaga bus goes from the Feria ground in AeG and stops at the airport. However when I say at the airport, it stops on the main road that goes past the airport, giving you a twenty minute walk. We did it at christmas in the rain, with two kids and five cases. Not good. The cost was minimal though, couple of euros each, and the sevice was excellent.

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Old Jan 30th 2011, 7:27 pm
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Thanks for your reply.

What do you like most about living in AeG?
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We lived near there up til a few months ago. Its looks like a typically spanish town, seems lively and has lots of British residents, shops and bars etc.

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We lived near there up til a few months ago. Its looks like a typically spanish town, seems lively and has lots of British residents, shops and bars etc.

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I've no idea what a "typically Spanish town is" but I know that there are a lot of Brits and Spanish gypises living in Alhaurin El Grande. We were lost for an hour trying to find a friend's house recently and only saw people from those two groups

Not that there is anything wrong with either group, but perhaps not a "typically Spanish" pueblo
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I've no idea what a "typically Spanish town is" but I know that there are a lot of Brits and Spanish gypises living in Alhaurin El Grande. We were lost for an hour trying to find a friend's house recently and only saw people from those two groups

Not that there is anything wrong with either group, but perhaps not a "typically Spanish" pueblo

It looks like an archetypal spanish town! It has whitewash buildings, narrow streets, rejas at the windows....... But yes, a lot of British and apparently alot of spanish gypsies, altho I'm not sure I ever met any, but then I didnt spend too much time in AeG, I wasnt overly keen, I prefered Alhaurin de la Torre!

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I'm into exploring spirituality. Are there any alternative healing practices in that area?
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I'm into exploring spirituality. Are there any alternative healing practices in that area?
I've never heard of any, but maybe??? There was a spanish chap in Alhaurin de la Torre who did massage and that sort of thing and had a homoeopathic health shop

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...... oh and theres a fairly large "Hari chrishna" group in Churriana, which is on the Cartama - Málaga road, just outside of Alhaurin de la Torre

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It looks like an archetypal spanish town! It has whitewash buildings, narrow streets, rejas at the windows....... But yes, a lot of British and apparently alot of spanish gypsies, altho I'm not sure I ever met any, but then I didnt spend too much time in AeG, I wasnt overly keen, I prefered Alhaurin de la Torre!

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Funny how people like different things. I wasn´t overly keen on Alhaurin de la Torre, much prefer AEG.
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Funny how people like different things. I wasn´t overly keen on Alhaurin de la Torre, much prefer AEG.
Well they are two very different towns arent they! Its a good job we dont all like the same things lol!!!

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Well they are two very different towns arent they! Its a good job we dont all like the same things lol!!!

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We live nearer Coín which is the next town along, much more rural and plenty of alternative types around here.
Look out for La Chispa magazine, very ecological and full of useful back to the earth info on life and living in tune with the planet.
Coín is a "transition town" - supposedly moving from a consumerist to a more sustainable economy in tune with the environment... Alh el G is apparently more in tune with major developments, tourism and golf courses. Unfortunately we pay our council tax to Alh el G, but being nearer to Coín, spend more time there to be honest, and prefer it as it's more "earthy" than total consumerism.
Both towns have their share of ex pats ... and the bus from Coín goes to Málaga too, a taxi to the airport is about 50€ depending where from.
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We live nearer Coín which is the next town along, much more rural and plenty of alternative types around here.
Look out for La Chispa magazine, very ecological and full of useful back to the earth info on life and living in tune with the planet.
Coín is a "transition town" - supposedly moving from a consumerist to a more sustainable economy in tune with the environment... Alh el G is apparently more in tune with major developments, tourism and golf courses. Unfortunately we pay our council tax to Alh el G, but being nearer to Coín, spend more time there to be honest, and prefer it as it's more "earthy" than total consumerism.
Both towns have their share of ex pats ... and the bus from Coín goes to Málaga too, a taxi to the airport is about 50€ depending where from.
COÍN????? I found it rather grim. Lots of empty industrial units that were owned by brits who seem to have returned to the UK, La Troche (the big shopping centre) which always seemed to be empty and the town itself seemed rather grubby and uninspiring! However, thats just my opinion. I'm sure there are those who will tell me otherwise

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Jo, I thought the same but wasn't going to say There is one urbanisation there full of ex-pats and they call it Coronation St.
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