Hopefully we are on the countdown to overseas travel but until that happy event happens I continue to trawl through the archives. On 16th May 2006 I was on a golfing holiday in Spain…
We were staying on a modern holiday complex and we got chatting to the man next door.
He introduced us to the hierarchy of Spanish property ownership; first of all there are the owners and they are top of the pile, and then below them are the guests, these are the people who are using the apartments as friends of the owners and this is where we fitted in, and right at the bottom (actually some way at the bottom) are the renters, who are common people who can’t afford overseas property investments and don’t have friends who can either.
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Posted in Beaches, Europe, History, Postcards, Spain, Travel, World Heritage
Tagged British ex-pats in Spain, Costa Blanca, Dehesa de Campoamor, La Zenia, Spain, Torrevieja, Villamartin
We planned to drive and find the La Finca golf course that we would be playing tomorrow and we decided to find a breakfast on the road. Rather than take the direct route through the village of San Miguel Richard decided to take the coast road and then cut inland at an appropriate junction.
Unfortunately we didn’t have a map and so for directions we were relying upon a hopelessly inadequate apartment sales brochure that seemed to indicate more or less where it might be but without the sort of precision that you would expect from say the AA.
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Posted in Beaches, Europe, Hotels, Natural Environment, Spain, Travel
Tagged Alicante, Benidorm, La Finca, La Zenia, Las Ramblas, Las Salinas, San Miguel, Spain, Torrevieja
With an area of just over five hundred thousand square kilometers Spain is the second largest country in Western Europe after France and with an average altitude of six hundred and fifty metres it is second highest country in Europe after Switzerland. That is a lot of country to try and see and visit and with so many northern European ex-pats living down the eastern coastal strip then the chances of experiencing the real Spain was always going to be difficult to achieve in this part of the country. And so it was.
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