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Author: Ian Clover | April 23rd, 2015
Upping sticks and jetting off to start a new life in Spain is no longer as easy as it once was. The recent economic crash has put paid – possibly for good – to the idea that a life in the Costa del Sol sun could be anyone’s, provided they had a one-way ticket, a suitcase of summer clothing and a head full of dreams.
That such opportunities were once possible seems astounding now. The Costa del Sol is a very different place to what it was even a decade ago, while the ‘heady days’ of the ‘80s and ‘90s are long gone.
But maybe that is a good thing…
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Author: Ian Clover | April 17th, 2015
If you are one of the record 2.2 million people who flew into Málaga airport between January and March this year, then you can safely tick off Málaga on your ‘been there’ mental map… or can you? Despite being home to the third-busiest airport in the Spain, Málaga’s charms are often overlooked by the hordes of Brits who visit the Costa del Sol every year…
Author: Ian Clover | April 16th, 2015
The Catalan government has vowed this week to bring an end to the long working hours that many Catalans currently endure, seeking to bring the region more in line with the rest of Europe.
Spain’s famously long working day – which for many begins a little after 8am, is interrupted by a long lunch break at around 2pm and then continues between 4pm and 8pm – has often been touted as one of the reasons why the economy has struggled in recent years…
Author: Ian Clover | April 15th, 2015
A recent report by Spanish national newspaper El Mundo has found that as many as two-thirds of non-Spaniards who bought property in Spain over the past six months did so without requiring a mortgage.
El Mundo reports that cash-rich buyers from the UK and Scandinavia have been taking advantage of the favourable exchange rates and snapping up affordable property in Spain with cash…
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