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Ten Dishes You Need To Try If You've Recently Moved To Barcelona

Monday August 22, 2016 (17:24:36)
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Barcelona is the capital city of Catalonia and one of the biggest, most populous cities in Spain. With its vibrant mix of tradition and modernity, history and cutting-edge technology, of and culture, it’s a major draw to tourists and expats alike.

There’s plenty of Spanish and Catalan culture for expats to explore in Barcelona, from its historic architecture to the live music scene, as well as the beaches and nightlife.   more ...

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Five Common Expat Dreams That Can Easily Turn Into Nightmares

Wednesday April 20, 2016 (17:53:47)
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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 ...

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An Expat Guide To Spanish Regions

Wednesday April 20, 2016 (11:43:43)
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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 ...

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A Brief Guide To The Wines Of Spain

Wednesday April 06, 2016 (13:23:05)
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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 ...

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Interview With Steve Hall, Founder, This Is Spain

Friday February 26, 2016 (16:12:03)
Steve Hall
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 ...

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

Tuesday November 24, 2015 (16:04:09)
David M Sutton-Rowe
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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Interview With Lenox Napier, AULAN

Monday November 23, 2015 (15:53:10)
Lenox Napier
Lenox Napier moved to Spain as a teenager and has spent most of his life there. He is involved with AULAN (www.aulan.es), an organisation which supports small property owners in Spain by fighting corruption and injustice, including the infamous 'land-grab' of recent times.

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

Lenox Napier: I've never been very happy with the word 'expat' (it sounds like I used to be a 'pat').   more ...

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Interview With Justin Aldridge, Eye On Spain

Friday November 20, 2015 (15:20:44)
Justin Aldridge
Justin is the owner of the popular expat website Eye on Spain.

Expat Focus: Justin, can you tell us a bit about your background and how Eye on Spain came into being?

Justin Aldridge: I was born and raised in Gibraltar and after completing my A-Levels at 18 I went on to do a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering at Liverpool University.   more ...

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Interview With Patricia Alva, Co-Founder, 080 Relocation Services

Thursday November 12, 2015 (17:25:26)
Patricia Alva
Patricia, can you tell us a bit about your background before joining 080 Relocation?

Before we began 080 Relocation Services, I worked in a bank as an account manager. My business partner Paola Soria is an architect and worked as a project manager in a company. 080 Relocation Services was founded by Patricia R. Alva and Paola Soria.

We are both foreigners and well aware of the difficulties that an expatriate has to face when they move to a new country.   more ...

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The Reality Of Expat Life In Spain

Monday August 03, 2015 (13:30:08)
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For many people the idea of retiring to Spain, or even moving there earlier in life to start anew, is an idyllic fantasy, with siestas and fiestas, amazing weather and food, and a low cost of living. Many people do in fact make the move – Spain’s expat population is around 6% of its total population.

However, the reality is always different from the fantasy, and in recent years, many expats have been leaving Spain to return to their home countries.   more ...