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    Happy New Year to you all!

    Happy New Year to you to and to all the expats in BA who, I hope, will have a wonderful time tonight. Maybe next NYE I will be there hosting a dinner and dance party for you all! Hannah x p.s. do you do the twelve grapes thing there? In Spain, when the clock strives before midnight...
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    Antique and Vintage Merchant Wanted

    Brass crocodiles I have but, alas, gold and silver ones have yet to scurry across my path ;)
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    Antique and Vintage Merchant Wanted

    I am considering either a complete move to BA or the purchase of a property over there. In the meantime, I could possibly help someone make money by sourcing goods to sell in my antique and vintage shop in Ibiza, Spain. Maybe you have things of your own to sell or maybe you could take photos...
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    The Complainers

    Sergio....funnily enough, I was thinking how nice it would be to start a business which employed young Argentinians. Maybe a clothing company. That way you are benefiting from the cheap life but giving something back too. Hey! I make bags out of old jeans and baby denim dresses and dungrarees...
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    The Complainers

    Charly.....good point. When I first became an expat, I used to get seriously irritated by do-gooders defending Spain without hearing what I had to say. Anything bad I said was immediately jumped upon and wiped out. I was made to feel guilty for feeling. I can see this happening on this forum...
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    The Complainers

    Ok, I'm very naughty posting on here as I'm not a BA expat but I just thought I'd relay my observations on being an expat as it's similar wherever you go. When I first left the UK for Ibiza, I noticed every little thing which was different; the property buying system, the body language, the...
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    Viloence against women

    I was about to say the same thing auntieapple. Was he not just showing concern for women? He made it clear what his fears were but he left the debate open to others so he could be sure of what he thought, or reasured to the contrary. If people are always to be shouted down when they raise a...
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    Help me decide?

    Well, I think you've put me off the idea :( It sounds like an awful place where no-one can be trusted and doing it anyway is pretty much impossible. I'm sure if it was worth it you would all have been more positive and encouraging, despite the hurdles.
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    Help me decide?

    Tangobob...I don't mean to sound rude but the way you speak makes me think you think I'm an idiot who is incapable of fighting her way through stupid proceedures. From what I can make of it, I need to first of all find either find a bank which will give me an account or rent an apartment...
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    San Telmo

    Hi Catman, I too have been considering San Telmo. If you do a Google image search for San Telmo Buenos Aires you will find lots of web pages. Also do a Youtube search as there are several videos on the area. From what I know, it is south west of Palermo with a couple of other areas...
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    Help me decide?

    Hi Matty, Well, if my judgement on home locations is to be equated with my choice of car then I think I may as well toss a coin! I lose a part of it every time I drive on the motorway and my roof framework is held together by silicon. I've never seen cars as top priority ;) Good news....look...
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    Help me decide?

    Tangobob....when I bought my property in Ibiza I sent my pounds to Moneycorp who then changed them into euros and sent them to my Spanish bank account. Would that be permitted and get around the 30% hold? RWS...did you do something wrong? Maybe Ibiza has taught me to not get so agitated by...
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    Help me decide?

    I think decisions are always made based on hundreds or thousands of snippets of information so thanks for your bits. I would, I feel, have a distinct advantage in terms of accepting my new lot due to already 'dealing with' the latin/Spanish way of doing things. Ibiza also has a ludicrous amount...
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    Help me decide?

    Gosh...where do I start? I am a 36 year old English (Yorkshire) woman with a two year old daughter and have been living in Ibiza for five years. I own my own antique shop which is very nice but, unfortunately, I think I am falling out of love with the island. I am sick of the sight of my...
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