Are you thinking of moving to Spain?
There are many reasons why people are Thinking Of Moving To Spain and after moving here 15 years ago now I will tell you why you should not wait.
Each year there are Hundreds of Brits move to Spain and for every one of them that do, there are 5 others who are Thinking Of Moving To Spain or wishing that they could.
Stop wishing and start taking action.
Once you start thinking about it you might want to take it to the next level and start looking into it, that’s when the ball really starts moving.
We all have different reasons for wanting to move to Spain, maybe it’s for the year round sun shine or cheaper cost of living or just for the laid back stress free way of life.
For me it was the fact that I was working long hours at a job I did not like for people I did not like and just to pay the bills week after week and come the week ends when I had time to do what I wanted, the wind or rain would put a stop to it.
Then come Monday morning it was off to work again sitting in traffic jams just to get there knowing that come 5 pm I would have to sit in the same traffic again with the same old people.
This was now way to live and I knew enough was enough.
Have you had enough of the rat race yet?
At weekends I started looking into how to move to Spain and went to a few Spanish property shows at some local hotels in my area. This was really the start of my big adventure.
Here is a Great tip I learned.
I chatted to a Brit at one of these shows who told me how he had moved to Spain some years ago and he advised me to rent first.
This was one of the best decisions we made when moving to Spain.
If you rent in the area that you like you will get to see just what it’s really like before you commit to buying a place and investing a load of money.
The first place you go to in Spain may well not be the place you settle in long term as you may find that there are things there you don’t like or things that place has not got.
Also if you rent first in an area you like, you may find as we did, that there is noise at night from a near by hotel or bar. You may not like the Neighbours or fiestas that are right out side your home.
There are many great reasons to rent first and with prices low at the moment it is the sensible thing to do.
Thinking Of Moving To Spain
Why not…. It’s not just the weather or is it? Spains weather is amazing, where I now live, Almeria in the south, it rains about 8 days a year yes that’s 8 days Not Weeks.
The wages here are lower but the cost of everything is just so much cheaper. We don’t pay for tv licenses. they come and collect the rubbish every night here not every week and bills are lower in general. As the weather is so good here you tend to leave a more out doors style of life so you use less light and electric.
Me out on the bike enjoying the warm winters here.
Here in Almeria food is Free, well Tapas anyway. “What are Tapas” When you buy a beer or wine in a bar you get a plate of food off the menu FREE. This is called Tapas. Some places in Spain now charge a very small fee for tapas but many places they are free.
When was the last time you were in a pub in the U.K. And they gave you a plate of free food?
If you have kids they will love it in Spain, for them it’s like one long holiday. Schools here are very good and many speak English but your kids will learn Spanish in a few months at school, way faster than us adults. They will also leave school speaking at least 2 languages were as in the U.K. Most of the kids leave school hardly being able to speak 1.
“Your Thoughts become feelings, that become actions, that get you results”.
Life is short, we are here on earth for a very short time so why wait? What’s stopping you from living the life of your dreams? Is it the money because if you really want something you will always find a way it just depends on how bad you want it.
But What if ?
What if you don’t like it or it’s not what you thought it would be like?
Well you can easily get a flight home again as it’s only about 2 hours away, not the end of the world.
Just think of it as any other house move but do as much research as you can first as this will give you the best chance of making the right decisions later on.
I waited and was Thinking Of Moving To Spain for 3 years and after the first month of being here I wished I had done it years ago. Yes It’s hard at times but life can be hard anywhere and things happen in life whether you are in Spain or the U.K.
Thinking Of Moving To Spain
The best piece of advice I can give for those moving to Spain is learn Spanish…. So many Brits move here thinking it will be ok or that they will soon pick it up. It’s not that easy once you are here as you will have loads to do and taking lessons once you are here can be hard to even start. If you can start learning Spanish even before you move you will have an easier time here.trust me i have lived here for 15 years and seen the proof of this.
I know many Brits here that even after years here still do not speak Spanish apart from being able to order a beer and a coffee and they have to pay someone to take them to get the bills set up or paid as many of the government offices here don’t have English speaking staff and why should they it is Spain.
Also once you move here you are going to need many services like light, electric, water and gas, kitchen appliances and local trades to install things in your new home and most of these will require you to speak Good Spanish, so start learning now.
If you really want to start living a great life you can in Spain, if I can do it so can anyone so just go for it.
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