Beyond Mañana

Real Expat Life in Spain

December 29, 2012
by BeyondManana
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Deciding To Move To Spain

Nowadays my love-hate-mainly-just-hate relationship with Ryanair is quite a big part of my lifestyle, so I guess it’s only fair to credit Mr O’Leary with his part in our ‘Story’.  But this was 2006, and Ryanair were having one of … Continue reading

November 14, 2012
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Zoriana Benhamou: Family Life, Marbella Style

Zoriana Benhamou and her family love life in Marbella so much, they wrote a whole website to share their experiences.  Having previously survived life in chilly Moscow, the sunshine of Andalucia was clearly a big attraction, but I wondered what … Continue reading

November 12, 2012
by BeyondManana
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The Story That Unites Us

Us expats in Spain certainly like to communicate – and not just with the folks back home.  Grab a café Americano and let’s have a chat shall we?  After all, it’s a lovely day, once again… Amongst the most interesting … Continue reading

November 12, 2012
by BeyondManana
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A New Life In The Sun – Such A Bad Idea?

It’s such a cliché, after all.  The odd job man whose upgrade from Stansted to Alicante somehow extended to the CV enhancement of ‘Master Builder’, the guy who had successfully installed his own washing machine once deciding he really fancied … Continue reading

November 11, 2012
by BeyondManana
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The Two Year Rule, or Learning Spanish vs Learning to Survive in Spain

An interesting phenomenon I have observed here, after talking to a range of expats who have been in Spain varying lengths of time – as well as people living as expats in different countries elsewhere (although mostly Brits).  Quite a … Continue reading