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  • Reasons to move to Spain - Culture and history

    History has made Spain what it is - a multicultural, cosmopolitan country which is accepting of other cultures and ideas.  Since the days of Franco, Spain has changed considerably.  Gone are the days of trade embargoes and inward looking business practices.  They have been replaced by an outward loo...
  • Reasons to move to Spain - cost of living

    In addition to the very reasonable property prices in Spain, there are many other considerations as to the cost of living.  In the UK, think of the high rates bills.  You can pay over £1000 for a four bedroom house, even in Scotland.  The rates will be even higher in London.  In Spain, again dependi...
  • Reasons to move to Spain - Property

    Property prices in Spain vary as much as they do in the UK.  Prices in Marbella and Puerto Banus can rival those in London, but you will get more for your money.  Whether you are looking for a crash pad in a city or a luxurious villa with pool out in the country, you will be spoilt for choice.  An a...
  • Reasons to move to Spain - life style

    The social life in Spain can be as hectic or as slow as you like!  The Spanish love socialising and meeting up with new friends and renewing old acquaintances.  Whereever you go in Spain you will find an expatriate club to join up with and speak your own language.  However, if your purpose in life i...
  • Reasons to move to Spain - whatever the weather

    Spain has long been the favourite destination for sun seeking north Europeans.  The long hot days of summer and the cool, bright winters are a tonic from the hit and miss of summers in the UK or long dark winters.  Spring is the best time to be in southern Spain, although February is a beautiful mon...
  • Living in Spain

    In my list of ten reasons for living in Spain, I listed the weather, culture,  wine and other aspects, but British expatriates have long favoured Spain as the country to which to retire, closely followed by France. However, this has changed somewhat over the last decade since Spain joined the euro z...
  • Reasons to move to Spain - location

    The geographical location of Spain makes it a great base for expatriates working in the oil fields of the Middle East and is also easily in the commuter belt from Northern Europe.  Many people do this for several years before finally retiring to Spain, a slower pace of life with a milder climate tha...
  • Ten reasons to move to Spain

    1.  The climate - most people say that to begin with but there are many other reasons. 2.  Lifestyle - the Spanish love their fiestas, eating out and socialising.  3.  Property - there is a wide range of property at excellent prices - especially at the moment with the strong euro. 4.  Education syst...