During her many years in Spain, Sally has moved several times, bought property, sold property, let out an apartment to tourists and currently rents an apartment. She says: "20 years as an expat have taught me many things and given me wonderful experiences, laughter, tears, friends and a very tolerant view of life. I have never regretted it, even in difficult times. I cannot imagine living any differently. I don’t think Brexit will stop people seeking a home in the sun, in fact it may make them all the more determined to find one."
Andalusia covers almost the entire bottom quarter of Spain. Moreover, for many it’s the “real” Spain, of flamenco, tapas, the Alhambra, lilting guitars and fighting bulls, and, of course, the Costa del Sol.
So, you’ve found your perfect Spanish home. The chances are you will want to decorate it to reflect your tastes. But how would you go about it and where can you find inspiration? Our Spanish writer Sally, who also happens to be a retired interior designer, gives us her top tips for decorating your Spanish home…
The question everyone is asking, both in Spain and abroad, is when will we be able to travel again with the minimum of restrictions? The hospitality industry here is suffering tremendously. The Spanish government has just announced an €11 billion aid package for small businesses in the tourism sector and for bars and restaurants to help them survive before Spain welcomes back tourists.
So, you think you might like to live in Spain, but you’re not sure. It’s a big step. Maybe it would be easier not to move to Spain? On the other hand, it’s been your dream for a while… All of these thoughts went through the mind of our writer in Spain, but she went anyway. Fifteen years later, why does Sally think you should join her there?
The great thing about Spain is that there are many types of places to live: mountain chalets, beach apartments, city lofts, fishermen’s cottages, villas, urbanisations, golf courses and resort-type developments. There really is something for everyone. We recently looked at property on golf courses, and this week we take a look at life in a resort.