Fransw wrote: ↑
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:22 pm
Jan, I think you must calm down now!! Not necessary to start insulting people if they don't agree with you!
Its going to be hard to beat a good quality life in Mosselbay, end of story! (We all have our idea of 'good' quality!
What I'm saying is, go for a couple of months or a year or whatever and decide then. That's if you have the luxury to do that..
I am not aware of having "insulted" anyone.
I could not care less whether anyone disagrees with me - everyone has an opinion and they are all the same value as far as I am concerned.
As for comparisons with "Mosselbaai" - that is your Utopian threshold - so be it.
What I do have a problem with and hence wagged my finger ( ...
..) is that you posted factually incorrect statements, and I lifted those from the post you made, and posted the actual situation.
Not because of wanting to be "right" ...... or wanting anyone to "agree" with me - but because I am of the opinion that this thread could be perhaps be read by someone that wishes to relocate - may have limited funds (only being able to apply for the retirement Visa) and is contemplating Spain. Yet his wife / kids or immediate environment are doubting whether it is a correct decision - then a statement - poor Medical Aid
- or bad infrastructure
could sway someone in a direction - or could be pushed in a direction ..............without the person or his relatives knowing that the statement is hogwash.
Those statements that can be seen as "opinion" - well that is your opinion. Everyone has one.
All I am trying to achieve is that information - posted here - is correct - and people can make up their own mind.
I can not post a "general feeling" / I can not post the "atmosphere" in Spain - nor anywhere else.
What we do agree on is that it is advise-able to travel to Spain and have a decent look around.
Fly to Madrid - get on the high speed train (You will be on the coast in less than 3 hours), and spend some time there.
Rent a car - go up and down the coast and it will quickly become evident whether you can "adapt" to life there.
If you are close to Alicante - my door is always open - fridge full - and I am more than happy to assist in finding accommodation and or pointing you in the right direction - or simply providing information.
If you wish to see Spain as it is (not the 8 weeks of summer holidays that are hectic) - and taste the "normal" way of life - then September / October are great months for climate - and March - April are the joy of spring and everything blooms.