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An expat couple’s opinions on Spain’s ‘expat crisis’

Do expats in Spain really face the bleak and uncertain future that the press headlines imply? Jamie Waddell asks Andalusia-based British expat and author Victoria Twead what she makes of all the fuss.

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Peter Lavelle of Pure FX in Sevilla

Expat Interview – Peter Lavelle

Peter Lavelle, a blogger for foreign exchange broker Pure FX in Madrid, gives some insights into the practical issues of moving to Spain at a time when so many Spaniards are leaving the country themselves.

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A day at the races in Madrid – Part Two

"What is worth extra is the stand by the finishing line. Especially if it is your horse with the daft name that makes a late run in the final furlong to come thundering through and nick it at the line in a photo finish." Simon Pynches rounds off his day at Madrid's Zarzuela racecourse.

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Madrid's Zarzuela racecourse on race day between races

A day at the races in Madrid

“When I first began to ask around what people knew about horse racing in Madrid, many people responded to the tune of: ‘I didn’t know there was one in Madrid’, ‘I think it’s closed’ or ‘Yeah, but it’s not very popular’. The latter is probably true.” Simon Pynches describes a pleasant, if not so well known, Sunday morning out at Madrid's Zarzuela racecourse.

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Spanish healthcare and the power of television

The idea for this article and the others to follow started when I saw two episodes of a recent series on UK television scaremongering about retiring to Spain. These two episodes are part of a current spate of programmes which seem to repeat the same message time after time and are on top of previous […]

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