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.


Thursday, 6 June 2013

The Russian tourist ..

Since our last visit to Guardamar in 2011 we have noticed that there are more Russian speakers - you hear them in the bars and streets.

Some of the speakers are quite young and have obviously come over to Spain to work but quite a few are tourists and some must own their own apartments.

Spain is trying to attract people from Russia to not only visit as tourists but to buy holiday property.

I'm told that many British and German residents who do not wish to declare their worldwide taxable asserts to the tax authorities ( new rules introduced recently ) are returning to their original countries of origin in order to avoid making declarations and in fear of extra taxation. How true this is I do not know. 

I do wonder if Russian people find the cost of living in Spain expensive or cheap / Spain was once considered a cheap place to live but I think this is no longer so.

We'll see what happens in the future.


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