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Old May 10th 2013, 3:41 am
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Hello.. I am considering moving to Spain in the autumn. I am semi-retired, and have pensions. I also work for myself, with a small mail order concern, dealing internationally. Therefore I do no think the job situation will directly affect me. So long as the post office works, and Paypal too !!!!

I hope to go to Valencia, and initially i will rent out my UK home, and likewise rent in Spain. Any members have good pieces of advice to pass on. I hope to have a more relaxing life than the turmoil of the UK, and certainly better climate. I cannot go through another winter here in east Anglia.

Finally, can any one receommend a nice area around Valencia to reside.

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postoffice works
sometimes it does and sometimes it dont
we have had letters missing for up to a month both ways
it can be a right nightmare, parcels have totaly gone missing
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Hello.. I am considering moving to Spain in the autumn. I am semi-retired, and have pensions. I also work for myself, with a small mail order concern, dealing internationally. Therefore I do no think the job situation will directly affect me. So long as the post office works, and Paypal too !!!!

I hope to go to Valencia, and initially i will rent out my UK home, and likewise rent in Spain. Any members have good pieces of advice to pass on. I hope to have a more relaxing life than the turmoil of the UK, and certainly better climate. I cannot go through another winter here in east Anglia.

Finally, can any one receommend a nice area around Valencia to reside.

Best wishes

Kodakman
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Been here almost 7 years now and never had any problem with the post and find that things sent from here are quicker than the other way around. Before people can recommend an area they would need to know your likes and dislikes regarding things such as beaches, mountains, town, country, nightlife, brits or no brits, noise etc.

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Old May 10th 2013, 5:46 am
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Thanks for the replies... I am age 65, and I am married to a Ukrainian lady, who will settle with me eventually. We like a reasonably quiet area, not too far from the Med, so we can enjoy the beach life a little. We have a Persian boy cat, so we want somewhere to live that will be safe for him too. Apart from my mail order role, I am also a photographer, and I specialise in military subjects (I have been cleared by the Spanish Air Force on occasions - they are great to work with).

I have selected Valencia area, as it is convenient to Albacete Air Base, as well as an airport with direct links to Ukraine, so my wife can return home when needed.

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Right, Kodackman, Spain will work for you. I would not confine my search for a living area to any one place. But, write out a list of "musts" and "desires" - Don't forget to add it "must nots" and "mights" and you have a place in which to start.

Easy access to an airport is a "must." Access to level walks probably is also a "must." Apartment/Duplex/House rental (two bedrooms central location) of not more than €500 per month is a "must" - Add in electricity charges also. Now you have a starting situation. Initially, I would not commit myself to more than three months rental contract. Two months is probably enough. It is easy to extend contracts later and saves loss of deposit if you break agreement.

Use your head.

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