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Spain - Familiar but with much more to discover, Spain's beaches and sunshine are just the beginning. Enjoy the cosmopolitan cities or a laidback rural lifestyle in this historic land where Roman and Moorish architecture blend with the exuberance of Gaudi.

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Expat Focus Columnists - Spain
Victoria Twead
Sheila Sullivan
  

  Five Common Expat Dreams That Can Easily Turn Into Nightmares


Articles - Spain

It can be a tempting idea to let go of your current life and responsibilities, pack your bags, and start anew in a foreign location, but of course nothing is ever as simple as that. The expat life can be extremely exciting and rewarding, but it has its share of challenges and difficulties. Everyone has heard the nightmare stories of expats who have been through hell, and who have returned home discouraged and worse off than before they left.   more ...

  An Expat Guide To Spanish Regions


Articles - Spain

The regions of Spain can be quite difficult for outsiders to understand, primarily because of the confusing terminology. To any newcomer, words like provinces, regions, autonomous communities, autonomous regions, and in particular the phrase “nationalities and regions”, seem to overlap with each other, and possibly have different meanings from what most people are used to. To make things a bit simpler, here’s a quick guide to the regions of Spain.   more ...

  A Brief Guide To The Wines Of Spain


Articles - Spain

French wines were once the most popular in the world, and France still remains the largest producer of wine, followed by Italy. However, over the course of the last few decades, the wine-drinking world has been shaken up considerably. It’s not just the fact that New World wines – from places like Australia, South Africa, the USA, and Chile – have come into their own, but for many wine drinkers, Spanish wine is seeing a significant growth in popularity.   more ...

  Interview With Steve Hall, Founder, This Is Spain


Articles - Spain

Steve, you run the website ThisIsSpain.info, which provides information and guidance for people moving abroad. Tell us a bit about the site and its aims.

Hi, it was set up back in 2002 when tens of thousands of Brits, Irish and Scandinavians were buying properties in expatshire. Many (most?) did not know what the questions were... never mind the answers. It was built as an information portal to serve them.   more ...

  Interview With David M Sutton-Rowe, Moderator - Spain Forum


Articles - Spain

David has been a moderator of the Spain forum for quite a while. In this interview we get to know him a little better!


Expat Focus: David, can you tell us a bit about your background before you became an expat?

David M Sutton-Rowe: I was born in 1953 in Catterick, North Yorkshire. My father was in the RAF and I went to school both in the UK and Germany.   more ...

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