Dating in spain
Until I found out that often when people are burgled in Spain they are bound and gagged. Even houses with dogs – and have you noticed how many people have big dogs – yeah now I get it – get hit because they poison the dogs.No, I don’t like living in fear and I’m sure the recession will only increase crime in Spain.
I moved to Spain with savings of £15,000, now I have pretty much nothing but the shirt on my back.I wish I had never moved to Spain and I urge anyone else thinking of Spain seriously to consider my story, especially any young families who I see writing on the expat forums about how they can’t wait to move to Spain, how they are fed up with life in the United Kingdom etc – you don’t realise how lucky you have it!Don’t even think of moving to Spain if you have no money – it is not the cheap place to live that it used to be – the cost of living in Spain continues to match UK levels.What I hate in Spain is when I go into a shop and stand waiting while the assistant chats away to their friend or relative totally ignoring me and everyone else.In this global economy you just can’t see the Spanish having a chance against the likes of American, British or Indian companies who are hungry and put customer service first. Much of the time you are served when people feel like it, you get little help and assistance and often you are not even greeted at the counter – you greet them.There are lots of downsides to living in Spain and I just didn’t know about these when I moved to Spain.
I’ll tell you why living in Spain is bad, I’ll list the problems and give you insights into the biggest mistakes expats make.
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Remember that many expats absolutely love living in Spain.
When I go shopping in Spain, despite a so called recession I don’t see shops dropping the prices, I don’t see special offers, I don’t see much evidence of competition between retailers.
In my local supermarket when food goes out of date they don’t slash the price, instead it stays on the shelf and so you have to be careful what you are buying. The motorways/auto routes are superb as a lot of EU money has been given to Spain but locally our roads are terrible.
Every time a person in Spain – whether Spanish or British let me down I would grin and say manana like it was ok or normal.