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Old 7th February 2019, 06:00 AM
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Hi. Have you considered Madrid? Ok its 4 hours from the coast but it is surrounded by great hills and countryside and is a fantastic manageable capital. But most importantly it is dry dry dry. No humidity and no mould. I have not seen a mosquito in 19 years! Plus all homes have heating. Very hot in summer and quite cold in winter. A great place to live
Plenty of mosquitos where I am, although it's not in the capital and it does depend on the year. Last year there were very few for example
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So basically... everywhere on the coast in Spain is humid and potentially mouldy!! Come to Madrid. Dry as a bone. Plus the tap water is excellent... which you cant say for many places on the Mediterranean coast.
It certainly is dry! Too dry for me, in over 30 years living in the UK, I never had a nose bleed, but in the dry spells in Madrid I get them quite frequently, due to the very low humidity.
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Plenty of mosquitos where I am, although it's not in the capital and it does depend on the year. Last year there were very few for example
you are right, I am in the capital, on a 9º floor so they dont get up to me!!

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you are right, I am in the capital, on a 9º floor so they dont get up to me!!
The height thing about mosquitos is a myth.

I lived in an eighth floor flat in Madrid and they bit me nearly to death. A colleague of mine even used to joke that my building must have been built on an old indian mosquito burial plot and I was haunted by their spirits...
In Bangkok I lived in a 15th floor apartment and the balcony at dusk was a lizard's banquet.

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I live in Alicante province, in an area reknowned for it's clean air.

However it's far from dry. When it rains it RAINS, although it doesn't rain all the time, of course.

It's humidity which is the problem.
This is fairly normal for this time of day & it rises to 99% or more most nights

There is a world of difference just 50km inland! Humidity here is often shown on my digital met centre as "low," meaning below 10%. At the moment it is showing 34%.

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There is a world of difference just 50km inland! Humidity here is often shown on my digital met centre as "low," meaning below 10%. At the moment it is showing 34%.
There truly is!

I can hardly ever remember humidity going as low as that here.
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There is no perfect place to live. If there were, the prices would be too high for ordinary mortals. Madrid (city) may have low humidity but has scarily high air pollution.

The answer is to adapt the space you live in. You can modify your dwelling, but you can't do much about the environment outside.
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There is no perfect place to live. If there were, the prices would be too high for ordinary mortals. Madrid (city) may have low humidity but has scarily high air pollution.

The answer is to adapt the space you live in. You can modify your dwelling, but you can't do much about the environment outside.
There IS a perfect place to live according to Guns 'N Roses and it's called Paradise City As far as humidity goes, if I'm not mistaken, the only solution is indoors - otherwise, I would've had a much better time when I was living in Istanbul where humidity is almost always above 90%. Speaking of prices though, being a foreigner contemplating buying a summer home in Spain (but not wanting to get ripped off), could anybody with local experience advise if the prices are inflated on these cottages for sale? If so, I'm looking for your advice on probably local providers e.g. ParuVendu in France where I can find better deals.

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There IS a perfect place to live according to Guns 'N Roses and it's called Paradise City As far as humidity goes, if I'm not mistaken, the only solution is indoors - otherwise, I would've had a much better time when I was living in Istanbul where humidity is almost always above 90%. Speaking of prices though, being a foreigner contemplating buying a summer home in Spain (but not wanting to get ripped off), could anybody with local experience advise if the prices are inflated on these cottages for sale? If so, I'm looking for your advice on probably local providers e.g. ParuVendu in France where I can find better deals.
They might be - try changing the price range to up to 100k and see what you get, you might be pleasantly surprised.

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Hello, everybody again.
I would like to ask those who live in costal area how flooding affect your homes?
Did you get mold after flood in April this year and last year?
I was looking for information about flood and I found that flood happen even in Madrid in 2017.
Is there is any place in Spain that is not flooded at all.
I also found that Hualva province is relatively not humid but it has marshes especially in Ayamounte city and probably mold in it. If anybody live there or travel there? How is it looks like? Any smell? Bugs? What about other cities including Hualva city itself? Thanks,
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