Going to Live in Spain

Written by Ruth Polak

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Most ofrepparttar above still holds true for today. Of course there is alot of development and a much larger foriegn population but that has it's benefits. The infrastructure has been greatly improved, in particularrepparttar 148118 roads and airports and accesibility to all parts of Andalucia from Britain has never been easier. It is now easy to take out a mortgage to buy a Spanish property either at home in Gibraltar or with a Spanish bank. There is certainly a far greater choice of properties for sale and of course plenty of Estate agents!

If you are thinking of moving over here then don't rush into buyingrepparttar 148119 first brand new villa or apartment you see, shop around. You will probably get better value for money if you buy a second hand property and at least you don't have to worry about dead lines not being met and being left high and dry with all your baggage packed and no place to go. Also all teething problems will have already been ironed out and water, electricity and possibly even phone connections will be up and running.

It is very quick to buy in Spain, it is just a matter of going torepparttar 148120 Notary withrepparttar 148121 money, signingrepparttar 148122 papers and you can move in- no need to exchange contracts and wait for completion dates etc. You don't even really need a solicitor but if this is your first time it is probably advisable.

Buying a ruin, as we did, and building is now more or less out ofrepparttar 148123 question asrepparttar 148124 Junta de Andalucia have put a ban on rural development. The only exception is if you can prove that you have a working Finca and that you need to live onrepparttar 148125 premises to tend to your livestock.

If you are serious about settling here then do make an attempt to learn Spanish as you will get so much more out of your time here. The Spanish people are very kind hearted and friendly and very patient with all us mad foriegners, so many of whom don't speakrepparttar 148126 lingo, but they really appreciate you makingrepparttar 148127 effort.

So if your dream is to go and live in Spain then do it! You will find it a wonderful life enriching experience.

Ruth Polak is the owner of http://www.costadelsol-vacationrentals.com a web site specializing in holiday villas and apartments on the Costa del Sol and in Rural Andalucia. You will also find lots on information about Spain and Andalucia in particular.

Choosing Day Tours in Cape Town, South Africa

Written by Marvic

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“Lastly,repparttar planning needs to be done andrepparttar 148107 experiences that travellers choose depend largely on how much time is available. It’s also good to know how longrepparttar 148108 adventure will take e.g. it would be a pity to get to Cape Point Nature Reserve and then have to turn back for another appointment without even seeing whererepparttar 148109 two currents meet!”

Koning continues, “That’s where local knowledge is invaluable e.g. a day tour out of season won’t be subjected torepparttar 148110 same traffic congestion as one in season. Who better to have available for your planning, than a local expert? Another tip: if you enjoy a relaxed pace while on holiday, it might be better to spend every second or third day on an authentic adventure.”

Koning is proud of Cape Town, which is also known as “The Mother City” and coincidentally where she was born. She encourages travellers to selectrepparttar 148111 most appropriate experiences to suit their own needs, and offers more information on day tours in Cape Town and about South Africa, “The Rainbow Nation” on their website, http://www.marvic.biz.

Marvic Tours and Tales promotes authentic eco-cultural safari adventures in South Africa and offers free online infotainment at http://www.marvic.biz.

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