Monthly Archives: October 2015

My Spanish NIE number





Another milestone was reached today, as our Solicitor has confirmed that he is in receipt of my ‘Numero de Identificacion de Extranjero‘ (NIE number).  A NIE number is a tax identification in Spain for everyone who is not a Spanish citizen.

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The truth behind currency exchange !





The truth behind currency exchange is that the rates you see are not going to be the rates you actually get. So how can you get the best possible rate ?

Although we have lived abroad for over 10 years,  I have to be honest and say that we  paid little to no attention to exchange rates, simply transferring money between accounts as and when necessary.
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Catching up with friends





We may have been leaving Andalucia but weren’t quite ready to leave Spain . Instead we were planning on catching up with friends in Tossa de Mar.  A reunion was long overdue, not only had we not seen Giz and Lidia for a couple of years, we had yet to meet Gilda, their 10 month old daughter.
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