Spain! Go on, admit it, the name alone evoked something in your mind when you read it didn’t it. What was it for you? There are very different visions in mind now for different people. From the traditional stereotypical views of flamenco, bulls, white horses, sherry, red wine, and paellaContinue reading
On my personal site www.grahamhunt.co we recently posted a blog about ten things you should be doing every day in Spain. You can see it at the link. However we have also recorded it using Auphonic, loaded it onto our Soundcloud page and placed it into Youtube too. You can also listen to it below. So if you prefer listening to reading then take a listen below and take to heart the ten things you should be doing every day in Spain.
As you are maybe aware we have been running a series on our Youtube channel called 100 Reasons to Live in Spain. Some are more obvious, some are a bit obscure and some are a bit left field. I have just put up the latest two on the channel and you can see them embedded in this post.
It’s time to put on the sarcasm font and start “complaining” about living in Spain. Lots of people complain about living in Spain, just look at any online forum, but let’s give them a platform for their complaints here should we as only forum owners and their invented six alter egos read forums these days. So for all of you out there who over the years have complained loudly, repeatedly and in the echoey chamber that is an internet forum let’s give you a voice. The 17 worst things about living in Spain:
It’s November and it’s still 27-30 degrees during the day here in Valencia. It’s not normally like this of course, except it is. As the dark nights envelop much of the North of Europe sunset here is around 6pm and it gets dark around 6.30. It’s like that every year of course and we have the brightness and sunshine every year.
After a hiatus we are back with our summer special. Some actual positive news out of Spain and a few stories you may have missed under the radar because it seems that only bad news sells.
So Spain is Different 20 can be seen here with stories including:
1) If Not France, Why Not Spain?
2) A Tourist Visit To Aragón
3) The A-Z of Seville
One of the major things that people come over to Spain for is the Spanish lifestyle. What is it that actually constitutes the Spanish lifestyle though? Is it the cafe society of being able to sit outside a bar in a pavement cafe with a “cafe con leche” or a “caña” while watching the World go by and doing some serious people watching? Is it the laid back attitude to life and the constant surprise of yet another local holiday due to the fiesta of some unknown saint in the rest of the country? Is it the chance to relax in the sun or even the ability to go into work every day in the sun giving people a more positive attitude to their work when they get there?
I have a question for you if you are already living in Spain or if you are thinking of moving to Spain. Spain isn’t for everyone but for those who are here I would really like to know what you find great about living in Spain and which part of Spain you are in and also if you are thinking of coming to Spain what are you really looking forward to? Which part of Spain will you be coming to?
A roundup of news from Valencia Property and Houses for sale in Spain over the last two weeks. For more news about property in Spain get in touch by mail on email@example.com or follow me on Twitter http://twitter.com/grahunt
Today we have a guest post from Morten who writes for Javea Amigos. He has published this on Expat Forum but he said that we could use it as I thought that my readers might like it a lot. I did. It gets you thinking about different attitudes to life. I have also aded a photo here taken at my daughter’s concert last week. It is like a Canon convention, so different to the attitudes prevalent in many schools in the UK. Anyway, read on about Morten’s toe curling awkwardness! (Oh and you must read about bull football!)
When you are thinking of buying a house for sale in Spain I have always insisted that it is important to know what you are getting yourself in for as regards the country as well as the particular house or area you want to move to. This is why this site talks about much more than just property for sale in Spain and I suggest you follow our Facebook page, our Houses for sale in Spain news page and more in order to get to know much more about the country you are thinking of moving to.
Tip number 43 of our 100 tips for people moving to Spain is about couples.
No this is not a swingers’ post but it is about couples and when they are planning the move to Spain. I have seen it all too often, one partner wants the move and the other is being dragged kicking and screaming into it. Both parts of a couple need to be interested and enthusiastic about the move to Spain. If not then disaster will inevitably happen usually in the form of a divorce, separation or constant arguments.
and no that is not the tip…
The tip for today is probably the most fundemental for your chances of having success in Spain or staying the course and distance and being happy and it is…
Whatever you do you must…
Thought I would film a gritty realistic video about working class life in Spain. OK no I didn’t, what I did was to film a video in low light and put it in black and white showing cafe society in Spain.
I have just given up €5000 more or less. How? Well I advised someone not only against buying a property I have on my books but against moving to this area to live. Can I look myself in the eye in the mirror tomorrow and possibly more importantly can I look at my bank account tomorrow without blanching?
This book was so good I really regret the month I spent not being able to read it from when my copy arrived. See my video post about it below but really just go to the Amazon link and buy it. The highlights for me are the anecdotes about the jellyfish sting, the snake and the whole saga of the chickens. This is one of the few books I have read recently that has actually made me chuckle out loud and the recipe interludes are inspired.
Oops!! Sometimes I forget things just like anyone else. Well I made a newsletter a couple of weeks ago and sent it out to all of my subscribers but then totally forgot to send it out to everyone else on the blog (Do you see how it pays to be a subscriber to our newsletter? sign up at the top of the page)
We have talked on these pages before about education in Spain and what to look out for so that the kids feel at home. What we haven’t talked about is how to integrate the kids into the local community in the best way. Believe it or not this is easy because kids in general are so garroulous and adaptable they will fit in anywhere. However Spain has made it easier for kids to fit in by having loads of places they can go and do stuff.
Listening to the radio this morning from the UK there was a report out about the woefully inadequate child care facilities available and how much those that are available actually cost. Childcare can cost up to 22000 Pounds annually apparently. Ouch! For families thinking of coming to Spain to liveContinue reading
I was listening to one of the interviews in our audiobooks whilst driving in my car yesterday and was struck by a commentary made by Nick Snelling. Are you coming to Spain to upgrade your lifestyle or upgrade your house? What is your reason for coming to Spain?