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Wow, your information was very great. I will consider about living in Spain and learn by your experiences. Step by step is more hard but it brought a big motivation for me to always learn everyday.
I will prepare everything and think wise before make a decision. Very thanks Paul..
If you are born and grow up in a particular region of the planet, something of the vibrational matrix of that area will become a fundamental part of your being. If you then subsequently move, in later life, to a new country with a different range of vibrational frequencies you will need to make an inner adjustment to these new energies. This is why people often find it so hard to settle down in another country. It has nothing to do with coming to terms with another culture but because the energies from the Earth are not the same in different localities.
So, is this the reason so many people fail or struggle to settle down here in Spain?
May be it’s not the language barrier after all! Coming from a different culture obviously makes the settling down period take a lot longer and I should imagine the older you are and less experienced in imersing in or travelling to different Countries, the harder this becomes.
To be honest, my own particular story sheds a different light on the subject. My wife was born and raised in a small village in Valladolid, N.W. Spain. She moved to London when she was 20 and lived there for 10 years. After that we moved to Andalucia and she still struggles to get used to the people and the way of life here! Myself, on the other hand adapted much quicker to the way people and things work here. That doesn’t mean I like everything that goes on but as I told her nobody is going to change for us and we don’t have to change but we do have to respect and live by the way things are done here.
So, whether it’s the vibrational matrix of the area you come from or go to, be prepared to adapt and recognise things don’t always happen here the same as where you are from. If you find yourself having lived in Spain for a while and are still using the phrase, ‘things don’t happen like that from where I come from’. You still haven’t settled here in Spain!
'Watching the sun go down after another day on the beach'
RELOCATION TO SPAIN
Location, location, location but not without Preparation, preparation, preparation….
Yes, the location, location, location theory has been well documented and is of course a very important part of the moving process but even more important when leaving your home Country for a move abroad, that you can not afford to overlook is the preparation and planning of your proposed move.
Every single person, couple or family has unique motives, desires, reasons and circumstances in their idea of moving to a foreign land. Obviously,I want to focus on Spain because this is where we have lived for the past seven years and where we help people who would like to move to this particular part of Andalucia.
The fundamental reason for starting our relocation business in the province of Cadiz is to help people like us who come up against so many brick walls and difficulties when first entering and living in a foreign Country.
The idea of this article is not to scare you but to warn you that if you haven’t done your homework before selling up lock stock and barrel you will be in for a rough ride; only the toughest survive and the strain it can put on a relationships is tough, even harder if you have a family in tow.
It really is hard to fathom how many people still decide they are going to move and live in Spain but do not have any idea where they want to live, what they will do for work, etc…Even those that do and come with the idea of setting up some kind of business seem to forget that in nearly all cases they will have to deal with the Spanish; whether it be to order goods, take deliveries or deal with general services …you will need a grasp of the Spanish Language.
Now, I can hear all voices shouting down at me “NOT IN THE COSTA DEL SOL YOU DON´T, MATE”!!!!!
But the Costa del Sol is saturated with British run bars, shops, hostels, B&B´s, etc.. I have heard of people running bars, working long hours and only breaking even due to the high competition and cut throat price wars. The established and successful have probably been there 20 years or more.
For those who read this that are thinking of moving to Spain, I would like to give you a few practical tips to help you try and succeed, especially when it comes to preparation.
• Give yourself as much time as practically possible before your planned move
• Read books about moving to Spain and investigate on the internet
• Outline all your reasons for moving to Spain, write them down and then try to find out where abouts in Spain fits all your needs and desires.
• Try and narrow down 3 or 4 areas that tick the YES box for most of your requirements.
• If you can, and this might be difficult and expensive if you have a family, take a trip of about a week or so to discover if your choices come up to scratch in reality. Go out of the holiday season (Oct/Nov)
• If you are going to be buying property, make sure you do your sums correctly and get professional, independent, financial advice
• Think about how you are going to support yourself, financially
• Start up taking Spanish lessons
• Before you rush into buying you might want to think about renting for a while.
These are just a number of things you can do to help avoid the pitfalls, insecurity and language barriers when moving to Spain. It is possible to come up against some real trouble with bureaucracy, ignorance and conflicting information as well as lack of knowledge on specific matters, within some local authorities and government departments when moving to Spain.
With all of that said; once you come to terms with how things work in Spain, learn not to expect things to happen as you are used to and join in the relaxed mañana way of life I do not think you will regret it!
The quality of life that you can have in Spain for you and your family can be truly fantastic. The outdoor life in Andalucia is great for children and adults alike, living under clear blue skies, eating fantastic food and drinking outside, where children are welcome in bars, the fiestas and the siestas, whether you enjoy mountains or beach or even both, I can honestly say for me the Costa de la Luz and the province of Cadiz is definitely, Location, location, location.
As for the Preparation, well, I know from experience no matter how much and how well you prepare there is always going to be something happen that you just cannot predict but the more time you put into the preparation of moving to Spain, the easier your life will become when integrating into the Spanish culture and way of life.
Blogs need to be kept up dated on a regular basis otherwise the reader gets bored and doesn’t come back. Especially if they don’t see anything new or what they want to read about or need to know!
I’ve got tons of ideas for new blog posts but I want to get a feel for what people like to read about and need to know about. I created this cool little poll to get your opinions. If you wouldn’t mind letting me know what kind of topics you like to read about and respond to, I’ll have a better idea of what direction to take future blog posts.
I really appreciate all the feedback and all of the support you can give me to take this blog to the next level. Remember, My move to Spain is for you and about your Move to Spain. I’ve done it and I am still here and I shall be recruiting Expats who live all over Spain to help you make a successful move.I shall also be getting real horror stories where moves have gone wrong! This is not to frighten you off but to make you aware of where things can go wrong and how to avoid that happening.
Please make yourself heard in the comments below. If there’s something you’d like me to talk about that is not mentioned in the above poll, let me know.
Remember your input is what will eventually make this blog work.
Thanks so much for you input!