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A Place in the sun

Old Nov 14th 2012, 12:29 am
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Originally Posted by patontheback View Post
Just to give you an update all the legal paperwork is now in place
Ferry booked for the 25th November we sign on the 27th then we will be on our sun beds in the rain can't wait for our new adventure to start!!!!!!!
Good luck with it all.
I hope you are as lucky as we were some years ago when we moved here, we were out on the terrace sunbathing on Christmas day.
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Old Nov 14th 2012, 9:36 pm
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We will be back in the uk for Christmas but we are flying back to reus on Boxing Day I hope we can get a taxi
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Old Nov 14th 2012, 11:32 pm
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We will be back in the uk for Christmas but we are flying back to reus on Boxing Day I hope we can get a taxi
Why wouldn't you....Boxing Day here doesn't exist.
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Old Nov 15th 2012, 11:30 am
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Why wouldn't you....Boxing Day here doesn't exist.
It does in Catalonia - Dia de San Esteban is a holiday. Shouldn't be a shortage of taxis though.
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Old Nov 15th 2012, 10:53 pm
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It does in Catalonia - Dia de San Esteban is a holiday. Shouldn't be a shortage of taxis though.
Well they always do like to be different!
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Old Nov 16th 2012, 12:16 am
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Originally Posted by Pocaloca View Post
It does in Catalonia - Dia de San Esteban is a holiday. Shouldn't be a shortage of taxis though.
Boxing day is not quite the same as Dia de San Esteban apart from the fact that it is a holiday the day after Christmas Day otherwise it would be called Dia de Cajas.
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http://www.calendariolaboral.net/cataluna/2013

says that 26th is a Festivo Regional in Catalunya and as the OP is flying into Reus, which is in Catalunya, if the taxi drivers take another day off then that will be a problem.
In the unlikely event of taxis not being available does anyone have details of a private hire company the OP can contact to ensure they have someone waiting for them ? ?

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Old Nov 16th 2012, 11:38 am
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If there are flights coming in, there will be airport taxis waiting for them ... día festivo or not!
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Old Nov 16th 2012, 12:10 pm
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Thanks for the replies about boxing day

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Old Nov 16th 2012, 12:20 pm
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Originally Posted by patontheback View Post
Thanks for the replies about boxing day
I have to get to Benissanet so if any one wants a job as a taxi driver then I will pay the going rate or return the favour
Cheers
Careful on this because they would not be insured unless they are running a legit taxi service.

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Careful on this because they would not be insured unless they are running a legit taxi service.

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Good advice Rosemary, but I'm sure a 'one-off' pick up for a 'friend' wouldn't be classed as a taxi service nor invalidate any insurance, otherwise I think most of us would have to plead guilty to this!
I've only ever done it for friends & family - and for free, but just recently on a trip back to the UK, I was a bit worried about my car so had a contingency arrangement with a neighbour to take us there if necessary although it wasn't needed. If it had been I would have paid him for it though.
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Old Nov 16th 2012, 5:00 pm
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Good advice Rosemary, but I'm sure a 'one-off' pick up for a 'friend' wouldn't be classed as a taxi service nor invalidate any insurance, otherwise I think most of us would have to plead guilty to this!
I've only ever done it for friends & family - and for free, but just recently on a trip back to the UK, I was a bit worried about my car so had a contingency arrangement with a neighbour to take us there if necessary although it wasn't needed. If it had been I would have paid him for it though.
the problem would arise if there was an accident & the 'friend' decided to sue the driver - would there be cover for that?

also, at many airports licensed taxis are very aware of so-called one-off 'friends' - there have been cases of violence
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Old Nov 16th 2012, 6:15 pm
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I am going to try and see how much the car park will cost
From the 09/12 to 26/12 at Reus
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Old Nov 21st 2012, 10:13 am
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just to update. all the legal paperwork was completed last week and we move in next week on the 27th.
sincere thanks for all the good advice which we did follow, i must admit we nearly jump the gun and pay our deposit to get the house off the market but took your advice onboard and held back.

thanks again
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Old Nov 24th 2012, 7:16 am
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thanks, we intend doing just that next year........
............in fact ive been toying with the idea of buying a small plot of land which has a ruin, with water/electricity and putting an airstream caravan on it, just to use as a holiday home, so i wouldnt actualy be living full time in a caravan which i think is against spanish law, even on your own land, but may be ok to use so many days a year..............im not sure yet on the legalities but it wouldnt mean forking out for an expensive property..........there again a good renovated airstream can cost £30,000 plus the land....hmmm
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