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."
Spain has 5,000 miles of coastline and each stretch has its own particular flavour and lifestyle. So which is the one for you? The cool trendiness of the Costa Brava resorts or the windswept beauty of the Costa de la Luz? The bohemian style of Almeria or the affordable warmth of the Costa Tropical?
Spanish Prime Minister gives lukewarm welcome to UK offer to EU citizens in Britain. Also, have you got your energy certificate yet, and there’s a new payment system on Madrid’s Metro (which is bound to cause confusion to tourists!).
Spain’s cities are exciting and energetic places, but they can get hot and busy during the summer months. Head a short distance to the suburbs and nearby satellite towns and you’ll discover a cooler, more relaxing alternative to city life.
The Costa Brava offers a wealth of experiences, so where would you go for a day out alone or with family and guests? Here our writer in Spain takes you off the beaten track to look at some interesting places that aren’t in the usual tourist guides.
Low cost airlines are opening new transatlantic routes from Barcelona while British airline Flybe will fly to Spain from Norwich. Gender equality sees changes to the law concerning surnames and Spain remains No 1 for transplant surgery.