all debating Corvera
it seems as though everyone is following the highs,
lows and generally bumpy ride of Corvera Airport. Now
Spanish TV has been in on the action with a documentary.
An interesting summary of what the programme on Cuatro
TV had to say can be found in this blog:
might have already noticed that I am a little partial
to The Local's 'top…' series. In this case its
Spain's most beautiful villages. Why not browse and
perhaps even visit…
your favourite month?
all have our favourite months in Spain. For some the
heat and bustle of the summer make July and August
popular, for others, they are to be avoided.
For the poster of this blog on Spain, September
is the best month. She gives some compelling reasons
For those commenting after the blog it seems that close
contenders are October, May and June. July and
August just being too hot and busy and the early part
of the year having its own bouts of cold and wet weather.
If not perhaps as cold and wet as you would expect in
some other countries.
What is your favourite month and why?
a grandparent abroad
talking to our resident clients one of the main concerns
for many is how they will maintain links with the family
and friends they leave behind. The concerns can
be particularly acute for those with grandchildren.
Obstacles there might be, but they are not insurmountable.
You might need to start off considering whether you
are technology native or a technology immigrant.
Either way, harnessing technology can help prevent the
feelings of isolation from children and grandchildren
who live abroad.
This article is actually focused on Amsterdam
but many of the issues are the same when you are separated,
whichever country you live in:
you need to know about non-resident taxes
have published many articles over the years about taxes.
After all, we are a legal and tax firm so it's only
to be expected.
However, we were aware that these are individual articles
that perhaps just give part of the non-resident tax
story when what people really need is the full picture.
So, we have put together a leaflet that explains from
start to finish what taxes you should be paying as a
Hopefully, if you did have any questions our article
will answer them:
Valencian government has created its own website
for those considering buying property in the region.
It includes reassuring information and is aimed at restoring
and ensuring confidence in the buying process:
the most of your store cards
you completely avoid them or use them selectively? There
are benefits to having a store card. This article
covers some of the main stores in Spain and their cards
from El Corte Inglés to Kiabi:
not just about the money
It's so refreshing when you come across a story that
shows money really can't buy everything. In this case
it's a shepherd who has caught the headlines
because of his dogged determination to keep his land
in spite of strong incentives to sell.
Of course, there are two sides to every story and it's
quite possible that this shepherd's actions will cause
other repercussions of which we aren't aware.
However, it is good to know that sometimes the power
of money does have its limits:
scary little things
When are you out of your comfort zone in Spain?
Is it when you're driving, replacing your bottle of
gas, trying to get a medical appointment? Living in
a new country presents many challenges. Every activity
you engage in is done differently (by and large) and
often in a different language.
Although this article is based upon an expats experience
of Holland it must strike a chord for many people who
have upped sticks and moved. I also love the description
of buying a leg of lamb in Madrid in the comments
below it. I can totally empathise with this one!: