Top 10 Spanish Experiences

Written by Rhiannon Williamson

Guidebooks often providerepparttar visitor with a list of sights to see and places to visit when venturing overseas to a brand new country, but this list of top 10 experiences to have in Spain providesrepparttar 141311 visitor or new expatriate living in Spain with some slightly more unusual alternatives!

If you consider yourself a more adventurous tourist or you’re just bored ofrepparttar 141312 same old same old spouted by tired tourist guides read on for an exciting Spanish itinerary.

1) The Seville Fair – we all know thatrepparttar 141313 Spanish are party people and they party well, but if you’d like to experiencerepparttar 141314 biggest, liveliest and most exciting party of all consider visitingrepparttar 141315 Seville fair which is seven days of pure, unadulterated fun!

2) Surfing and Snowboarding – from ridingrepparttar 141316 Biscay swell at Guernika inrepparttar 141317 Billabong Pro to snowboarding inrepparttar 141318 Sierra Nevada – whatever form of extreme sport you’re into Spain hasrepparttar 141319 unique natural landscape to satisfy you!

3) Breathtaking Views – from standing atoprepparttar 141320 piste with views of Granada to drivingrepparttar 141321 N340 highway withrepparttar 141322 coast of Morocco so close you can almost reach out and touch it - Spain not only hasrepparttar 141323 most breathtaking natural scenery, it affords you a wealth of unique views to die for.

4) Drink Sherry & Drink Rioja – drink sherry in Jerez, drink Rioja in La Rioja – say no more!

5) Clubbing in Ibiza – take a week and visit one ofrepparttar 141324 seven main clubs in Ibiza each night ofrepparttar 141325 week and be prepared to party untilrepparttar 141326 sun rises and your feet can dance no more! It has to be done!

6) Bull Fighting and Bull Running – bull fighting may be ritualised killing and many people’s idea of extreme cruelty, but to othersrepparttar 141327 experience of a corrida is to take a breathtaking and dramatic glimpse intorepparttar 141328 Spanish psyche. The Pamplona Bull Run onrepparttar 141329 other hand is possiblyrepparttar 141330 very last thing you’ll get to do in Spain! We’d advise anyone crazy enough to charge ahead of a mad bull downrepparttar 141331 narrow cobbled streets of Pamplona to get their life insurance in order before they set off – alternatively, joinrepparttar 141332 crowds of spectators and simply witness this (possibly?) once in a lifetime thrill!

7) The Alhambra At Sunsetrepparttar 141333 Alhambra,repparttar 141334 most incredible and enduring legacy of Moorish Spain is worth a hundred visits…but if you want to experiencerepparttar 141335 true majesty and understand whyrepparttar 141336 Alhambra wasrepparttar 141337 physical manifestation ofrepparttar 141338 Moorish concept of paradise, climb up to St. Nicholas Square at sunset and see howrepparttar 141339 ancient wonder glows golden againstrepparttar 141340 stunning snow-capped backdrop ofrepparttar 141341 peaks ofrepparttar 141342 Sierra Nevada - and be prepared to feel seriously moved if not a wee bit emotional!

Tips for moving to another country

Written by Rod Morris

BE SURE - Moving can be extremely stressful, be as certain as you can be that it'srepparttar right move for you before you go. If possible visitrepparttar 141310 country before you make up your mind, don't rely on other people's impressions. Ask yourself ifrepparttar 141311 new culture will really suit you (and your family).

BE PREPARED - ...For anything and everything to go wrong. Don't assume that you'll be able to findrepparttar 141312 perfect job or house immediately. If possible make sure you've got enough money to see you throughrepparttar 141313 first couple of months atrepparttar 141314 very least (preferably longer). And to do that you'll need to...

BUDGET - As unglamorous as it sounds, good budgeting could be what makesrepparttar 141315 difference between a successful relocation and a disaster. Before you go, work out what everything is going to cost during those crucial first months when you're trying to find your feet in a foreign land.

DON'T DELAY - Start preparing as early as possible, just getting allrepparttar 141316 necessary paperwork in order can take a long time. Make a checklist of everything you need to do!

CHECK YOUR BENEFITS - If your company has initiated your move you may be eligible for relocation benefits. Make sure you ask if they haven't told you already!

HEALTH - Make sure thatrepparttar 141317 country you are moving to has adequate healthcare facilities and infrastructure to support you (and your family), especially if you suffer from a medical condition which requires treatment or medication.

YOUR HOME - Think about what you want to do with your current home (e.g. sell it, lease it, leave it empty) and what kind of accommodation will be most suitable in your new country. If you don't know anyone inrepparttar 141318 new country who can help find accommodation, considerrepparttar 141319 services of a relocation agent.

EMPLOYMENT - Will you be looking for work in your new country? If so, consider starting your job hunt before you go (userepparttar 141320 Internet!) Will you be able to use your existing qualifications or will a period of retraining be necessary? If you're moving somewhere where they don't speakrepparttar 141321 same language as you then you should...

LEARN THE LANGUAGE - Few skills will have such a positive impact on your relocation experience as being able to speak, or at least understand,repparttar 141322 local language. Getting to grips withrepparttar 141323 local lingo before you go is a great idea!

PAPERWORK - No matter how insignificant that old document atrepparttar 141324 back ofrepparttar 141325 bottom drawer may seem now, take it with you,repparttar 141326 chances are at some stage you'll have to show it to someone. Moving countries can be a bureaucratic nightmare atrepparttar 141327 best of times but if you come prepared withrepparttar 141328 necessary paperwork you standrepparttar 141329 best chance of a stress free relocation. Things to think about include birth certificates, wedding certificates, educational certificates, medical certificates (including those for your pets!), etc.

FRIENDS & FAMILY - Don't forget to inform everyone of your new address and when you're going (unless you don't want them to find you, of course ;-) Seriously though, saying goodbye to friends and family can berepparttar 141330 hardest thing about leaving, be prepared for an emotional rollercoaster ride asrepparttar 141331 day of departure draws near.

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