This Article is About
moving to spain
spanish english dictionary
s rays
pub game
right time
Moving To Spain
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

Moving to Spain

We had been in the Brewery industry in The United Kingdom for twelve years and with the dawning of the

longer licensing hours as well as the no smoking ban, we all made the decision that it was the perfect

time to change our location as well as occupations. Looking back it was undoubtedly the right time to

relocate from the “pub game”.Moving to Spainstarted around the 1st December, 2005.

My husband, family members and I, said farewell to a cold and wintry England, and, boarded the

airplane in Manchester Airport terminal having a one way plane ticket to a completely new Spanish

life. We were fired up, anxious and extremely worried although very excited about relocating to

Southern spain, it had been a desire of ours for several years.

All of us were met at Malaga Airport terminal and transferred to our home in Fuengirola. Desperate to

look at our new city, we all left the unpacking till later on in the evening and went out and about to

get a little something to eat and also to investigate.

The sun's rays were shining down, holidaymakers were sunbathing on the beach front, the ocean was blue

and the place seemed to be humming with activity. Everything was so nice and clean, very clear sharp

and vibrant. Everybody was smiling and appeared completely happy, it was a uniquely slow paced life

from what we had been accustomed to. No one seemed in a rush, manana actually meant manana, there is

always time to do all sorts of things the next day or even at a later time.

We did not speak any of the spanish language when we initially relocated to Spain, and so equipped

with a Spanish/English dictionary we mastered our first couple of phrases – all things considered we

had to get shopping. We quickly learned the food and beverage translations, particularly when

utilizing a Spanish bar. Our pronunciation wasn't consistently accurate, but simply because we made an

effort, we discovered the Spanish people were prepared to assist and explained to us the right way to

pronounce things. There are a number of Spanish foreign language classes intended for foreign people

in Spain but we have now found the simplest way to learn is actually just by merging with the Spanish

people.

The initial 6 months in our Spanish life was the most difficult. Indeed we did get homesick, all of us

did miss our extended family members and close friends plus it was a whole lot worse if they visited

and returned to the United kingdom. We did go back for a wedding the following summer, the weather was

rainy and cold! During the seven months we'd been in Spain, stuff had altered, we'd changed. We could

not wait to get back into our Spanish and tranquil lifestyle.

Now we have some Spanish friends, we have been discovering their customs and cultures, take pleasure

in most of the fiestas, we try out their meals plus they help teach us their language and we help them

with their English. A lot of our nearby neighbours have been extremely welcoming and pleasant and they

are very family orientated. They've got a community mindset and look after one another and the young

people display lots of respect to the mature and older generations.

Did we do the right thing moving to Spain? We certainly believe we did, we have resided here now for

six years and we're enjoying ourselves. We don't experience any sort of pressure, we are living every

day as it comes along, we enjoy an outdoors Spanish lifestyle and we have gorgeous weather conditions.


Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
Moving to Spain Things to Consider Before You Move
So you have made the decision that you want to move abroad, and you have picked your destination as Spain. In this article I am going to give you my own experience of moving to Spain and try and explain the most important things you need to know before you…
By: pam in  Travel and Leisure  >  Adventure Travel   Jul 13, 2011  
3
  Likes: 2

What Is A Guiri?
After we first relocated to Southern spain, we frequentlyover heard the Spanish folks using the phrase "guiri". Initially you may think this is a term of endearment however while researching the term up from the Spanish/English dictionary it's quite a different interpretation. So Exactly what is a Guiri? A Guiriis…
By:  in  Travel and Leisure  >  Destination Tips   Nov 17, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

Learning Spanish- It Could Change Your Life
When I say it could change your life, I only mean it in a good way, and I’m speaking from personal experience, of course.  Since I’ve learned to speak Spanish, I’ve been opened up to all kinds of new opportunities and experiences.  It’s fully safe to say that I never…
By: Sheldon Gray in  Reference and Education  >  Languages   Sep 09, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

How to Achieve Flawless Skin at Any Age
1. Moisturize Moisture is lost each time we take a bath, swim in the pool, go the the beach, expose ourselves to pollution and through many other things we do everyday. It's important to moisturize everyday every after bath so that the water is locked in our skin and stays…
By: KC168 in  Health and Fitness  >  Beauty   Feb 22, 2011  
1
  Likes: 0

Summer Clothing For The Beach Girl
The continuous visits to the beachfront has helped push the sales of resort wear. More outfits were created by fashion designers to satisfy these needs. Therefore, beach wear was a regular collection paraded in the catwalk. Observers and prospective clients are on the watch for the most recent summer apparel…
By: Debra Carvalho in  Shopping and Product Reviews  >  Fashion Style   Dec 13, 2012  
1
  Likes: 1

Water Drinking
Water is an indispensable nutrive element necessary for the irrigation of all the organs which constiture the human body for keeping it at a regualted temperature which is a sign of a good health in relation to hydric diseases. For the purpose to make working the physiology of human being,…
By: kenana in  Food and Drink  >  Home Brewing   Jul 25, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Collagen Face Creams Provide Youth Enhancing Benefits To Your Skin
Collagen cream has many benefits, but you have to understand how collagen works before you can truly understand what those benefits are. Collagen is like a glue. It's a binding agent that holds the body together. It connects cartilage and muscle and it also helps to firm up the skin…
By: Jayne Brooke in  Health and Fitness  >  Skin Care   Apr 25, 2011  
0
  Likes: 4

Symptoms Of Sunstroke
Sunstrole communally called heat stroke occurs when the human body is overexposed to an intense spectrum of sun's rays which causing the malfunction of body's tempetrature regulation system, resulting in the occuring some disorders on the body's physilologie, people located at the confine closed space may also be subject to…
By: kenana in  Health and Fitness  >  Environmental Issues   Aug 08, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Dry Skin
Dehydration is caused by the loss of vital skin functions, normaly executed so that the skin conserve its protective system against the agression of exteriors agents or any complications in the enveloping dermatologic body causing dehydration. Dry skin called in the dermalogy medical science context xeroderma is a condition involving…
By: kenana in  Health and Fitness   Aug 29, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Why Not to Avoid the Sun
Now a days we constantly hear warnings about the sun's powerful and dangerous effects, and for good reason. These warnings are to be taken very seriously as some of the consequences are as fatal as skin cancer. It is absolutely true there is no alternative to good sun protection, one…
By: Ally D in  Health and Fitness   Mar 04, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

E-reader Waterproof Case - Do they Really Exist?
You have just purchases your first e-Reader, possibly a kindle, but now you are wondering how you are going to protect this investment.You have heard the devastating retelling of how people have dropped their e-readers in the water. The had been reading by the pool on their favorite vacation, and…
By: Suzanne Stoddart in  Computers and Technology  >  Personal Tech   Oct 26, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

How You Can Construct Own Solar Power Panel
In the following paragraphs you'll discover how you can construct own solar power panel with no problems along with a really small expense. Making use of the sun's rays in order to produce energy is rapidly starting to be probably the most preferred way of cutting down bills and perhaps…
By: Krista in  Home Improvement  >  DIY   Dec 12, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

Bull's Eye
Bull's eye! It's either a hit or a miss! "Bull's eye" is that small circle centered on a target. This dates back to the traditional pub game called darts. It is a form of throwing game using small missiles and bull's eye is a shot that hits the central circle.…
By: Betcha in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Internet Marketing   Aug 27, 2013  
12
  Likes: 6

Driving Distance Between UK Cities is Your Chance to Find Happiness
People tend to postpone things, leave them for another place or more appropriate time in your life. But when is the right time? What are odds for you to go on a road trip in nearest future? Have you thought about something like that? Maybe you wanted to drive around…
By: Ol Clarks  in  Travel and Leisure  >  Destination Tips   Jun 01, 2016  
1
  Likes: 1

Research HK Accommodation And Attractions Before Travelling; There’s Plenty Of Choice
While sorting out your accommodation in Hong Kong is of course a key factor should you be travelling to ‘Asia’s World City’, also worth some consideration before you head off is what sights and sounds you want to take in while there, especially given the destination’s impressive number and diversity…
By: Inetasia in  Travel and Leisure  >  Destination Tips   May 28, 2016  
1
  Likes: 1

Article Views: 1773    Report this Article