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Moving to Spain – Lifestyle

So, you are moving to Spain!

Whether you are emigrating, taking a short term assignment or joining family in Spain we have put together the information you will need to make your move a smooth one.

culture of their new home country

New Data Dispels ‘Brits Abroad’ Cliché As More Expats Look For Richer Cultural Experiences

A new survey conducted by overseas property consultants at YourOverseasHome.com reveals that prospective expats are looking to embed themselves in the culture of their new home country, as most want to live amongst the locals abroad and learn the language of the country they’re buying in.  The survey gained over 4,000 responses from people who…

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cost of living in Spain

How Does The Cost Of Living In Spain Compare To the UK?

The cost of living in Spain is an important consideration for people planning to move there to work or retire.  It is easy to look at the headlines comparing country to country but the experience can be very different depending on where you currently live and where you plan to live in Spain. Working out…

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European workation

European Workation:  The Best European Beach Cities To Live And Play In This Summer

Europe’s gorgeous beaches, stunning architecture, rich history and delicious cuisine have always been main points of attraction for travellers from America.  Researchers at CoworkingCafe wanted to find the best European beach cities for American remote workers and digital nomads to work and play in this summer. To find the best destination for a European workation,…

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expat identity

The Expat Identity: Finding Your Own Path

Venturing into new lands, embracing unfamiliar cultures, and adapting to diverse work and lifestyles – the life of an expat is an intriguing blend of challenge and excitement. But while this unique journey brings immense personal growth and global perspectives, it also beckons to a question of identity. Who are you in this new space,…

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hiking and fishing

Why Hiking And Fishing Are Must-Try Activities For Every Expat

The experience of living in a foreign country can be exhilarating yet daunting for expatriates. It offers a unique chance to immerse oneself in a new culture and way of life. However, it also comes with challenges like homesickness, language barriers, and cultural adjustments. One of the best ways to sooth these feelings and embrace…

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solo female expats

Empowering Tips For Solo Female Expats

Stepping into the realm of solo female expats is a journey of self-discovery and empowerment. It’s about defying societal norms and embracing independence on your terms. Firstly, cultural differences may seem daunting initially, but you’ll thrive with an open mind and respect for local customs. Secondly, building a strong support network is vital, connecting you…

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Living In Andalucía

The Tax Benefits Of Living In Andalucía

We may be biased, but Andalucía has always been an appealing place to live.  The coastline, inland villages, history, culture, food, weather and lifestyle all combine to make it a dream destination. And now, the advantages of residence also include tax benefits. Written by Jason Porter of Blevins Franks We often meet people who would…

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The importance of community in expat living

The Importance Of Community In Expat Living

While some ignore the importance of community in expat living, others embrace it. And they thrive for it! In our guide, we want to explain why this is the case. The sense of belonging in an expat community The sense of belonging is a fundamental aspect of human existence. It provides a deep connection to…

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Why Southern Spain Is A Hit For Golfers

With an array of scenic views, awe-inspiring landscapes and more than 300 days of sunshine a year, it’s not hard to see why southern Spain is a winning destination for avid golfers. With its well-deserved nickname, the ‘Costa Del Golf’, the southern region of Spain continues to grow in popularity as a haven for golf…

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Exchange Of UK Driving Licence For Spanish Driving Licence

Exchange Of UK Driving Licence For Spanish Driving Licence Agreed

The Spanish Government has finally approved the reciprocal recognition and exchange of driving licenses between Spain and the United Kingdom.  The agreement, also establishes the exchange of information on traffic offenses in terms of road safety. This means that holders of a valid UK driving licence can exchange it for a Spanish licence without having…

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