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magsnmike

living in los gigantes
« on: May 04, 2008 »
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  • As something we are contemplating, what are the pros and cons of moving to Los Gigantes, any info would be greatly appreciated.

    RAMBO

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    « Reply #1 on: May 07, 2008 »
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  • Hi. I moved here 5 years ago and regret it. Yes, regret not moving here 15 years ago.

     THE PRO?S........... Cheaper living, Cleaner Air, The Sea, The Sun, No Rain (hardly any), No Cold Weather, Cheaper Prices, Hardly any Tax, Cheap Drink (if you drink), Cheap Fags (if you smoke), Cheaper Private Health Cover, Lower Crime, Safer to walk the Streets, Safer for your kids to Play, Longer Days (More Sunlight), Half Price Petrol, Lower Road Tax, No Congestion Charge, No Traffic Jams, Cheaper Car Servicing and Repairs, No Heating Bills, Lower Property Tax, Lower Electricity Bills, No TV Licence, Cheaper Car Insurance, Smaller School Class Sizes (usually under 20), English TV, English Same Day Newspapers, Lots of Swimming Pools, No Asylum Seekers, Loads of Chinese Takeaways,  ;D  GOT THE DRIFT.....................

    THE CON?S........... You don?t get all the Sky TV Channels (Bugger !)  :'(   GOT THE DRIFT NOW......................


    Offline janey

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    Re: living in los gigantes
    « Reply #2 on: May 07, 2008 »
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  • if you can do it - go for it!!!! ;D

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    Re: living in los gigantes
    « Reply #3 on: May 07, 2008 »
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  • I agree go for it. its the best thing we ever did. But do your homework first, you will need money, and you will get bored if you dont have a job, even if its only a few hours a day, dont get into the holiday mode, when you are here, drinking etc

    Brookiree

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    « Reply #4 on: May 07, 2008 »
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  • Dont know about Magsnmike think Rambo has sold Los Gigantes to me as well!

    t l c

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    « Reply #5 on: May 08, 2008 »
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  • Agree with everything that's been said - we are just 'newly'moved here (in January) although like most people who eventually live here have been coming for years and decided a year ago to move here and give it a go. Please do you homework and think seriously about the things you will miss. So far, for us personally, it's the best thing we have ever done. Obviously I don't know if my thoughts will be the same a few years down the line, I take the view that I'll just go back 'home' if that's the case as we have still got our place there. I'm lucky that I have that option, we thought it best to keep that for a few years just to see if we did like it here.

    borris

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    « Reply #6 on: May 08, 2008 »
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  • Been here 5 years now nor regrets echo all that Rambo said, i have a friend who has been here 15 years and another 19 both say it's the best thing they did but it's not nirvana so do your home work well if you want peace and quite don?t live next to an entertainment bar and then complain about the noise etc, you get my drift. Make sure your paperwork is in order.

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    Re: living in los gigantes
    « Reply #7 on: May 08, 2008 »
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  • You don?t say how old you are.  I?m not wanting to pry but, if you are retired then there is another advantage of the warmer climate relieving arthritis problems etc.

    However, if you need to work think carefully.  It can be difficult to get employment here if you don?t speak Spanish.  If you intend to run your own business then I cannot stress how important it is to do your homework.  (email me privately and I can put you in touch with those who can give you the correct advice and translate for you).

    Those with no language skills end up working in bars and restaurants. That may be fine and good fun for most however, come to the not so busy times your contract may not be renewed ? that?s if you got a contract in the first place!

    I?ve been here 18yrs ? still get fed up with all the paper chasing ? but that is part of life here.  I have no desires at all to return to the UK.

    magsnmike

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    « Reply #8 on: May 08, 2008 »
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  • Thanks for your comments. Its a couple of years off before we can do it, but as you have all said, need to start to do the homework. Anything else anyone thinks might be useful please let us know.

    AirerZer

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    « Reply #9 on: July 01, 2009 »
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  •              yeah you don?t say how old you are.? we really want to know about this.,




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