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Despite its old style, Alicante is one of the most popular and dynamic Spanish cities. It attracts many expatriates, especially retirees, for its pleasant climate and environment, its vibrant nightlife and other facilities.If you wish to move to Alicante, note that the area hosts a significant expat community, including foreign students thanks to the presence of its university.

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Studying in Spain is a great opportunity to learn the third most spoken language in the world, and enjoy a vibrant student life in a Mediterranean atmosphere. The country provides a quality education within over 80 universities, as well as technical, polytechnic and engineering schools. Did you know that Spain’s best known business schools IE, IESE and ESADE rank year after year among the world’s top 20 for their MBA’s?

During your stay in Spain, you will most likely use public transport to get from one place to another, whether to go to work or to visit the country during your leisure time. Spain has different modes of transport: plane, train, subway, bus, etc., which you can choose from according to your needs. You can also travel by taxi, or rent a car or scooter if you have a valid driver's license. Tourist transport is available in major cities, such as tourist trains and coaches.

Spain is known as one of the best European countries when it comes to life/work balance. With its “no pasa nada” (don’t worry about it) attitude, sunny Mediterranean climate, and fantastic landscapes, Spain is one of the most popular travel destinations in Europe and the world.

If you are about to move to Spain with your family, you are likely to have queries about your children's education, especially if they are younger than 5 years old. They will be eligible for the Spanish childcare system. In fact, you are likely to find nurseries, kindergartens and child care centres in all Spanish cities. But above all, you have to be aware of your parenting responsibilities and enquire about the country's education system.

Moving to a foreign country with your pet requires proper planning. If you wish to travel to Spain, regardless of the length of your trip, it is best to enquire about pet importation conditions beforehand. Legally, only dogs, cats and ferrets are considered to be pets in Spain. Other specific regulations apply to the import of birds and other animals. You might have more information on it with your carrier and the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment. You may also ask your questions on the Spain forum.

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Canterbury Tales and Spanish Siestas

3 years ago

I am a Southern Californian (San Diego) living between Canterbury and Alicante (Hondon de las Nieves). I have a house in both places and go between the two regularly; I enjoy living in both places.

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Two Brits In Spain

3 years ago

The amusing musings of our colourful life, moving from house in the UK to boat in the UK, to a house in Spain. Been blogging the whole journey since 2007...

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This is Alicante life

5 years ago

A blog about life in Alicante, the everyday ups and downs, events, what to see and do, history and scenery. I aim to provide useful information for people thinking about visiting, living here already or just interested in what life in another city is like.

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