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Old Apr 7th 2009, 6:33 pm
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Originally Posted by Chiclanagir
True but I assume Mark has done his research.

From an old Chiclanarian Mafiosa.
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You know what they say about assumption.

I like to think of you as the Godmother - fortunately I am too far away from Chic at the moment to wake up with a horses head on the pillow next to me.
Yep I have been looking around at the various places and Tariffa was a consideration amongst others. To be honest, I know have mentioned about socialising but this is really only a bonus for me, my work takes up about 12 hours of the day and really the first 6 months is about gathering my thoughts and putting life in order. Perhaps in a further 6 months I will move down to Tariffa, who knows? Thanks for everyones advice so far, its great!
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Yep I have been looking around at the various places and Tariffa was a consideration amongst others. To be honest, I know have mentioned about socialising but this is really only a bonus for me, my work takes up about 12 hours of the day and really the first 6 months is about gathering my thoughts and putting life in order. Perhaps in a further 6 months I will move down to Tariffa, who knows? Thanks for everyones advice so far, its great!
Hey, once you've been in Spain for 6 months your attitude to work may change - manana and all that.

What is your internet business?
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Originally Posted by Cape Blue
I'm sure I might get into trouble for saying this (with the Chiclana mafia) but are you sure Chic fits your requirements? You're a young guy with limited Spanish who likes surfing - I would head for Tariffa.

Chic and environs are nice places but probably a little sedentary for a 25 yr old Brit on his own, Tariffa has a more cosmopolitan mix of foreigners there for the wind surfing etc and probably a better bar scene for a single 25 yr old guy. This would make it easier to make friends and break your way into Spanish language and Spanish living.
Good luck

I was thinking the self same thing whilst I was down on the beach today, Mark when you get here I would give some time to checking out Tariffa I really think that for someone of your age group that would be the place to be.

Listen to YFM about the telpehone line, where ever you go you must have a land line, I'm nearer to Chiclana town than YFM and could not get a land line, I had dial up from Telefonica for 4 years but now have Interlink braodband but it can not always be relied upon to be there when it is needed.
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You know what they say about assumption.

I like to think of you as the Godmother - fortunately I am too far away from Chic at the moment to wake up with a horses head on the pillow next to me.
Anything can be arranged Cape Blue with my far reaching contacts.......
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Originally Posted by Mark1983
Yep I have been looking around at the various places and Tariffa was a consideration amongst others. To be honest, I know have mentioned about socialising but this is really only a bonus for me, my work takes up about 12 hours of the day and really the first 6 months is about gathering my thoughts and putting life in order. Perhaps in a further 6 months I will move down to Tariffa, who knows? Thanks for everyones advice so far, its great!


Didn't see this before I posted about Tariffa, when you get here and start to live your new life there will be plenty of time to check out all the options available to you. Great news that you have an established business with plenty of work.
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La Barrosa beach this morning, could you get used to that Mark.
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Old Apr 7th 2009, 7:42 pm
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Originally Posted by Mark1983
HI Chiclanagir,
many thanks for the reply, a football team sounds good to me, basically I am 25 and have just seperated from my Wife, well, she seperated from me. I am coming to Spain to live and need just a few things;
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She did you a favour. Now you can enjoy your 20s like you are supposed to.

Because you are working 12 hours a day and have just separated from your wife, I think it is even MORE important that you be in a lively area where you can be around people, nightlife, activity. It sounds to me like you are just trying to run away and hide. Not the best thing to do in this situation.

If I were you, I would go to Barcelona. You can work hard and play hard. If you don't want to go there, then consider Puerto Banus and Marbella. I was there one winter, and while most of the coast is dead, the area around PB livens up around weekends. It was STILL too quiet for me though. I am in a similar situation as you, though a few years older. No, kids, not married yet, etc. So, I am just giving you my take on it.
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Hi

I also live in Chiclana; Internet access can be very difficult, even with a 3G dongle, I have resorted to sitting in my car miles away from home to get a decent signal at times, although I have to say 3.5G is better now.

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Hi Mark

DFX has beat me to it with the name of the car bloke but here is a link to his webbsite

http://www.lhd4spain.com/

Also I think you should look at a thread on mycadiz called var matriculation, it will give you some info about bringing your car over.

Have you tried reading the sticky's on here, you will find loads of info that will help you with your move.

Also it might be a good idea to add a thread on mycadiz asking about house rentals, I second Chiclanagirl when she say give Andy White a go, I've seen photo's of his place and it looks very nice. Andy would be able to help you with Internet connection as well as I believe IT is his line of work you will find him as a member on mycadiz.
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You know what they say about assumption.
It's the mother of Invention ?
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I like to think of you as the Godmother - fortunately I am too far away from Chic at the moment to wake up with a horses head on the pillow next to me.
As far as the distance between New York and Miami,Florida !!!
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For some reason my notifications stopped coming through, I thought I would check and see if anyone replied and wow! thank you so much everyone, since posting I have found a little villa inbetween La barossa, pinar de los guisos and Las Veguetas. If you picture these 3 places as a triangle, the property is literally in the middle.

3 bedrooms, pool and the agent says there is internet access there too, does anyone have any idea on this area? is it a good neighbourhood? Seems pretty close to the beach etc which is good. I could definitly get used to waking up next to a beach like that picture you posted Crispy.
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For some reason my notifications stopped coming through, I thought I would check and see if anyone replied and wow! thank you so much everyone, since posting I have found a little villa inbetween La barossa, pinar de los guisos and Las Veguetas. If you picture these 3 places as a triangle, the property is literally in the middle.

3 bedrooms, pool and the agent says there is internet access there too, does anyone have any idea on this area? is it a good neighbourhood? Seems pretty close to the beach etc which is good. I could definitly get used to waking up next to a beach like that picture you posted Crispy.
Just make sure that bit is confirmed in writing as to what's available - most of the people who bought illegal homes around Chic had the agent say it was OK.
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It's the mother of Invention ?

As far as the distance between New York and Miami,Florida !!!
Exactly.

A bit further than that - although the reach of the Chic mafia is very long
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Originally Posted by Mark1983
For some reason my notifications stopped coming through, I thought I would check and see if anyone replied and wow! thank you so much everyone, since posting I have found a little villa inbetween La barossa, pinar de los guisos and Las Veguetas. If you picture these 3 places as a triangle, the property is literally in the middle.

3 bedrooms, pool and the agent says there is internet access there too, does anyone have any idea on this area? is it a good neighbourhood? Seems pretty close to the beach etc which is good. I could definitly get used to waking up next to a beach like that picture you posted Crispy.
I know this area Mark and personally I like it very much half way between Chiclana town and the beach, super markets, local shops/cafe and bars to choose from and if I am not mistaken within walking distance to Brown's bars if you are young and fit

Mark I can not stress enough to you that the word of estate agents here are not always to be believed, as Cape Blue has said in the past they have been responsible for same shady deals. One thing you need to really get sorted is your internet connection, you need to know who it is with and is the line live now or will you have to organise that yourself. I only say this coz we thought we had a land line and there would be no problem, famous last words

Can I be really nosey and ask how you found this house?
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