The story of our adventure in Spain

In October 2002 we purchased a holiday flat in Guardamar on Spain's Costa Blanca - not far from Alicante and Torrevieja and we try to spend a good part of the year in Spain.

This blog hopefully will contain our thoughts and impressions of Spain - the good and the bad and lots and lots of photographs of not only Guardamar but the rest of Spain as we eventually get to explore it.


Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Return of the stranger.

Back in the UK now after one month on the Costa Blanca - with some cold weather on the coast this last couple of weeks  - further inland Spain has had a lot of snow already and it is one of the main topics on the TV.

The town of Guardamar is rather quiet - not many people about and since our last visit many more bars and shops have closed down due to the economic crisis. We feel that we are strangers - our favourite bars are closed and we now have to find others that suit us - it's like turning the clock back 6 years and starting again.

Building of new properties has virtually ceased - the house builders are asking for direct air links to Russia and Eastern Europe and the relaxation if entry qualifications in the hope that they can find new buyers from those countries for their properties.

The builders just can not understand that they have built too many properties and that the market is saturated ...  so many flats and villas for sale and many of the estate agents closing !!


1 comment:

Rob Innis said...

The Russians are buying the estate agents ! Obviously in eager anticipation of a lot of their folk coming to buy property!