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 2014

The Rouble and Spain

The sudden fall of the value of the Russian Rouble must have some affect on the Spanish economy especially in the tourist trade and construction industry.

During the last few years Russians have been persuaded by the tourist industry not only to visit Spain but to purchase property. It was hoped they would replace the British/German/Dutch and Norwegians who were no longer buying property.

Those Russians who have bought property will be in a good position financially but new comers will find property prices very expensive due to Russia's currency problems. Will this lead to further falls in the value of properties ?

Where will the construction industry turn to now ? I would imagine that the Chinese or Indian buyers will only be interested in the major cities and not the coastal tourist areas.

Watch developments with interest.

Champions League

Three Spanish football teams have made it to the last 16 playoffs of the Championship League this season.

Real Madrid will meet Schalke and Atletico Madrid will meet Bayer Leverkusen.

There will be a repeat of last season's competition when Barcelona play Manchester City. Their last meetings resulted in a 4-1 aggregate win for Barcelona.

Matches to be played in the New Year.

Good luck !!