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May be useful for those who post questions on considering where to live.

https://www.thelocal.es/20190520/the...tish-residents

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May be useful for those who post questions on considering where to live.

https://www.thelocal.es/20190520/the...tish-residents
A very helpful list of where to avoid (IMHO)

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Uhhm, is it just me? It's quite likely to be a failing on my part but...
Poble Nou de Benitachell (Alicante)
A coastal town with a British international school, the town’s population is 60 percent foreign, half of whom are British.

That doesn't make more British than Spaniards, does it?
Nor this necessarily
Daya Vieja (Alicante)
Just a kilometre from San Fulgencio lies this quaint village where sixty percent of its 430 foreigners are Brits.
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A very helpful list of where to avoid (IMHO)
Yep, but just as for you they are places to avoid, for others they will be just what they are looking for!!

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Uhhm, is it just me? It's quite likely to be a failing on my part but...
Poble Nou de Benitachell (Alicante)
A coastal town with a British international school, the town’s population is 60 percent foreign, half of whom are British.

That doesn't make more British than Spaniards, does it?
Nor this necessarily
Daya Vieja (Alicante)
Just a kilometre from San Fulgencio lies this quaint village where sixty percent of its 430 foreigners are Brits.
???
Stop putting arithmetical fact in the way of a sensationalist thread title Pesky!!

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fish and chips and/or hot donuts anyone?
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Nothing wrong with those occasionally. Anyway the Spanish have a perfectly good version of doughnut in Churros. Like fish n' chips they vary in quality.
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Nothing wrong with those occasionally. Anyway the Spanish have a perfectly good version of doughnut in Churros. Like fish n' chips they vary in quality.
Whilst it's a very long time since I've been to Spain, I don't consider that churros are at all like donuts. In fact, the chichis in l'Estaque (near Marseille) and various beignets from other French areas are perhaps more similar. Or perhaps donuts aren't really British at all

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Nothing wrong with those occasionally. Anyway the Spanish have a perfectly good version of doughnut in Churros. Like fish n' chips they vary in quality.
My Belgian friends arrive Thursday and one of the things we do is go to a very good typically British fish'n'chip shop a few km down the coast. They stay in their house for three weeks three times a year and each time we have fish'n'chips at least three times. I really look forward to it.

I wish people wouldn't cast aspersions on these Brit majority places. Sobre los gustos, as I like to say. Are we a better class of Brit, perhaps? I think not. Just people, British people, with different expectations of life in Spain.
Interesting to see small villages with a large cohort of Brits. But then a small number of Brits in a town of 3000 to 5000 can change the ambience.

On Saturday I went to help out at a Dia de Extranjeros event in Sabinillas/Manilva. ADANA ran the bar. The Ayto de Manilva gave us an award, a plaque for our services to the community. We were chuffed. We had one from Estepona last year. Our trophy cupboard is filling up.
Sabinillas /Duquesa/Manilva has a very large British population. It has currently one British Councillor, may have one more after Sunday. I scarcely heard a word of any language other than English all day. I was proud to be the only guiri recipient of an award who gave thanks in Spanish, albeit perhaps of the 'Allo'Allo variety.
I wouldn't like to live there but you couldn't help but be struck by the huge sense of community and the generosity to good causes of all kinds... It's also a very friendly place. Quite a few of our British volunteers come from S/D/M. I'm happy to live in Estepona but I know where I'd choose to go fundraising I don't know how much 'integration' there is but it's a good place to live in for people of all ages who want an uncomplicated Brit orientated life in the sun and what's wrong with that...

And thankfully it's been a long time since anyone posted about the 'real Spain'.
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And thankfully it's been a long time since anyone posted about the 'real Spain'.
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