The next stage of our property purchase was to arrange a power of attorney. For a lot of people this is an essential part of buying a property abroad. I mean, who has either the time or the money to travel and be available for the more mundane aspects of property purchase ?
However, I found that when I mentioned that I was going to arrange a Power of Attorney, there was always someone to act as the voice of doom and gloom and telling me all the reasons why I should not do it. Continue reading →
It was an early morning start to our final week on holiday in Andalucia, as I was heading to Almeria airport to pickup my sister who was arriving at 9:30am.
There were lots of wind farms along the way …
as well as an intriguing looking castle sitting alone on a hill on the edge of the Sierra Nevada. I later googled it and found out it was Calahorra Castle – its duly been added to the ‘must visit’ list. Continue reading →
It was already our second week on holiday in Andalucia. My parents were flying from Gatwick to Almeria so we needed to top up on provisions. The plan was to drive the 25 kilometers to Baza, however, passing through the village of Cullar (about half way) we thought we may be able to save both time and fuel and get all we needed there. Continue reading →
Thursday is market day in Huescar. It’s the second largest market in the area (after Baza) and only a few miles from where we were staying in Galera.
We knew that nearly every village holds a weekly market and that they are an important part of life in rural Spain. For us, this was going to be our first experience of visiting a Spanish market. Continue reading →
So, which cave house to choose ? Today we were going to be viewing some of the caves we had checked out over the previous months on the SIP website. Using our ‘must have/would like‘ checklist had helped us to narrow down which cave house to choose and we had ended up with 7 potential caves ranging in price from 35,000 – 70,000 euros.
When we met up with Sean he advised us that 2 of the properties we had wanted to see were now under offer, reducing our list to 5, all of which we would view that day. Continue reading →
Our first week on holiday in Andalucia started off on the right track. We collected our hire car, plugged the route to Galera into the GPS and hit the road. All but the last 25 kilometers were on motorways, the roads were in great condition and literally empty of traffic, making the drive a painless experience. Continue reading →