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  1. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi everyone! My Egyptian friend and I are looking for a job as diving instructors. We found an offer on Gran Canaria and since I'm European, I have no problem receiving a working visa. For my Egyptian friend, it's different... What's the fastest/easiest way for him to obtain a working permit...
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    Hello we've recently moved to Gran Canaria with a 3 year old and 7 month old - we don't speak any Spanish - yet! - but would love to hear from people in a similar position or f anyone wi words of advice and useful tip tip tricks! Thanks :)
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    Hi there, I am considering starting a small luxury eco campsite business in Gran Canaria. The site would be self sufficient offering between 10 and 15 yurt and tipi style tents spread out on a plot of approximately 5000 to 10,000m2. Each tent would have it's own small dining area, kitchen...
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    We have holidayed in GC for many years and now are thinking of buying a bungalow and spending six months every year in Playa Del Ingles. We like the area for the dunes, the wildlife as well as the music and dancing scene. Most of the visitors I think are German. Are there any English speakers...
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    Please can anyone recommend an English speaking lawyer in Playa Del Ingles Gran Canaria who can deal with a house purchase for me?
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    Hello, I have arrived in Gran Canaria the 2 days ago. I have been asking around and looking online but keep getting conflicting information as to what I need to do in terms of paperwork etc. I managed to get a rental contract with just my passport but I believe for a bank or phone contract...
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    Hello, I am a freelance web developer looking to pursue my dream of moving to Gran Canaria by easter time. I wanted to ask for some advise from you guys. Firstly, I will be looking at a private rental, I don't particularly like the idea of paying an extra months rent in estate agent fees so...
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    Hi good people :) I've been on this forum and posted quite a bit already... and thanks to you all, I have received much information but I need one last piece of advice before taking the plunge, as I have just agreed on the sale of my house, and I should be ready to move in a few months' time...
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    Hi, This is my first post and apologies if I ask something that has been discussed (probably...) in this vast forum. In which case please just point me the right direction to read. I'll just ask anyway a few things in the meantime. OK so we're planning to move from London to the Canaries at some...
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    Hello, I am moving to Puerto Rico Gran Canaria in 6 weeks time, does anybody know what the general fees are involved with using estate agents, I have seen a lot online and it would be good to arrange it before I go over there, however, I am weighing up if I am better off going over and asking...
  11. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    I know that Barcelona is undoubtedly the #1 place in Spain for a startup. Mentors, VC's, Government $, other people doing the same thing they are etc.... but its an expensive place to live while you're bootstrapping. So what are other Options that are cheap and where there are other startups...
  12. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    I'm new to this. I'm looking to move to the Canaries. What kind of jobs are available to Americans with limited Spanish? I have a sales back ground and massage therapy. Please help a future expat get his feet out of the concrete and into some sand. Any and all advise is welcome.
  13. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi, We are planning to spend the winter in south of Gran Canaria and are looking for a dogfriendley place to stay. Have been searching the internet with no luck. We are staying for 5 months and were thinking of getting a place for the first two weeks and then, when in place, rent a car and look...
  14. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    hello all, me and my partner are both wishing to move to gran canaria, initially for year or two but will probably end up wanting to stay there :) i realise it is going to be difficult moving abroad and i only want to hear from people with tips not people trying to discourage us...
  15. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi everyone, Just wondering if there's anyone out there who can compare living in somewhere like Madrid, to living on one of the canary islands? I've been living in Madrid for a couple of years now, working in an English academy. Good pay, decent job, good piso, good friends. But I want to be...
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    Hi there, As a quick introduction, I am married with three grown up kids and I am looking to buy an investment property in Gran Canaria. I have earmarked some places to view when I visit but my main concerns are: a) locating a good management company as I intend to rent it out to...
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