Loraine Marshall, Spain

Who are you? My name is Loraine Marshall. Before moving to Spain, I had my own business in property management and student rentals. I met a businessman in 2009 and started a relationship. I lived in Sunderland in the North East of England, and he lived in York. The relationship seemed good, and we spent … Read more

Health Insurance In Spain: A Guide For American Expats

Moving abroad is a tricky proposition from all angles, but healthcare is one of the main worries people state when they are considering making an intercontinental move. If you’re moving from the USA to Spain, you might be wondering about the quality of healthcare available, how to sign up to the healthcare system there, and … Read more

Dave Proctor, La Safor, Spain

Who are you? Hi, my name is Dave Proctor. During my working life, I worked as an accountant (boring), policeman (mainly CID), legal advisor (I hated this job), wine buyer/sales (hic) and then, lastly, as a sports photographer. Since moving to Spain, I have taken up writing, and to my absolute surprise, I have had … Read more

How To Get The Covid Vaccine As An Expat In Spain

If you are an expat in Spain, you are likely to be wondering about how your status affects your place in Spain’s Covid vaccination programme. Will you be entitled to the vaccine, and what will it depend on? Do you need to be registered with the public healthcare system (Convenio Especial), and what happens if … Read more

Interview With David E Burke, Author, The Fiesta Murders

The Fiesta Murders is the latest novel by British author David E Burke. It’s the second book in his popular Menorca detective series about an English detective who retires to the Spanish island of Menorca for a quiet life in the sun, only to be pressed back into service to solve a series of baffling … Read more

Laetitia, Barcelona

Who are you? I am Laetitia. I am French-Cameroonian, and I’ve been living in Spain for nearly three years now. Before that, I lived in the UK for about eight years. I’ve been living outside of France for over a decade, and since 2018, I’ve been documenting my move to Spain in a blog, called … Read more

How To Open A Bank Account In Spain

The banking industry in Spain experienced significant expansion in the early 21st century, only to take a huge knock when the 2008 housing crisis hit. During this economic slump, many regional savings banks either closed or merged with other banks. However, Spain’s economic growth seems to be improving, with the country’s GDP growing by 2% … Read more

How To Rent Or Buy Property In Spain

Spain is a European country that dominates much of the Iberian Peninsula. It encompasses 17 autonomous regions, and it boasts a diverse set of landscapes, cultures and even languages. The capital city, Madrid, is home to the Royal Palace and Prado museum, while Segovia has a medieval castle and an intact Roman aqueduct. Catalonia’s capital, … Read more

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