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View Willo's Profile Willo Online Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 03 Nov 20 10.38am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by Matov

I have done but it is a slightly different set of circumstances, given how my family is structured. Which also means I avoid many of the usual pitfalls associated with owning a home abroad in that there are no legal issues over ownership and so on.

But I want to die with warm bones. I truly do. I adore hot weather and the thought of being old and cold is not one I can even contemplate.

Not sure how I would feel if it was a totally 'foreign' experience. I know plenty of people who have property abroad but for me I think the question has to be if you want to grow elderly there? Die abroad? Again because I have family connections, when I go down to Croatia I am entering a world that is not that much different to here in the UK. Weddings, christenings, funerals, family dinners. Both for the good and the bad. But it gives me a grounding that I suspect many ex-pats do not have.

I think that aspect is important. I actually have real 'roots' down there. Not sure how I would feel if it was just a holiday home.

My dear wife and I had the pleasure of visiting the delightful Croatian island of Brac several years ago and thoroughly enjoyed our stay on the island.I look back on that holiday with great affection.
We don't have any 'Roots' in Croatia.

We have not considered purchasing a property in Croatia but have done in respect of mainland Spain and the islands.My wife, however is a person who seeks to travel to various parts of the globe and be pampered in salubrious establishments!

Edited by Willo (03 Nov 2020 10.48am)

 

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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 03 Nov 20 10.43am Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

Originally posted by Midlands Eagle

Where do you get these quaint ideas from?

As a frequent visitor to Spain it has never occurred to me to transcribe the graffiti into Google Translate to see what they meant, or are you saying that you are a fluent Catalan speaker.


jesus, i apologise for expressing an opinion on this discussion board. Follow the link below, to answer your question....

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View chris123's Profile chris123 Flag hove actually 03 Nov 20 11.08am Send a Private Message to chris123 Add chris123 as a friend

Originally posted by Willo

My dear wife and I had the pleasure of visiting the delightful Croatian island of Brac several years ago and thoroughly enjoyed our stay on the island.I look back on that holiday with great affection.
We don't have any 'Roots' in Croatia.

We have not considered purchasing a property in Croatia but have done in respect of mainland Spain and the islands.My wife, however is a person who seeks to travel to various parts of the globe and be pampered in salubrious establishments!

Edited by Willo (03 Nov 2020 10.48am)

Very sporty, you're average Croat.

 

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View Tom-the-eagle's Profile Tom-the-eagle Flag Croydon 03 Nov 20 11.32am Send a Private Message to Tom-the-eagle Add Tom-the-eagle as a friend

Originally posted by PalazioVecchio

jesus, i apologise for expressing an opinion on this discussion board. Follow the link below, to answer your question....

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How dare you

 


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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 03 Nov 20 7.31pm Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

forget about Spain.

i know some people who lost their shirt on the property market in Dubai.


well i did warn them, but i was treated like a Cassandra.

 


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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Flag Chatham 03 Nov 20 8.30pm Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Originally posted by PalazioVecchio

forget about Spain.

i know some people who lost their shirt on the property market in Dubai.


well i did warn them, but i was treated like a Cassandra.

Did you go down the nags head

 

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View the.universal's Profile the.universal 03 Nov 20 8.35pm Send a Private Message to the.universal Add the.universal as a friend

Originally posted by Midlands Eagle

That wasn't what he said though

It’s a fair point

 


Vive le Roy!

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View Ali_Campbell's Profile Ali_Campbell Flag New Addington 03 Nov 20 10.09pm Send a Private Message to Ali_Campbell Add Ali_Campbell as a friend

I love England and it will always be my home, but I can’t wait to live somewhere warmer. I did live in Spain and I loved it, I had an apartment near the beach. I work for an international company and my role is now in the UK.

The reason I went to Spain was I thought “if I don’t like it, I can come back in an hour or two”. Being home, you have your comforts and there are things I miss. But the pro’s outweigh the cons.

The world is a massive place and I want to see as much of it as possible. Our passport is a gateway to almost every county, why not try and see as much as you can. Why limit yourself to spending 95% of your life in the same country.

One of the few benefits of Covid is home working. You will soon be able to work for a company from another country from the comfort of a nice balcony in the sun. No more being tied to your workplace area code.

Obviously, ppl will suit different places but I struggle to understand why some ppl would prefer to live in south norwood in the winter vs a place in the sun (if you had the financial choice). *Unless there was a close family connection which made it difficult to leave.

Let me hear the arguments fore, perhaps I can be persuaded?

 

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View croydon proud's Profile croydon proud Flag Any european country i fancy! 03 Nov 20 11.05pm Send a Private Message to croydon proud Add croydon proud as a friend

Originally posted by Ali_Campbell

I love England and it will always be my home, but I can’t wait to live somewhere warmer. I did live in Spain and I loved it, I had an apartment near the beach. I work for an international company and my role is now in the UK.

The reason I went to Spain was I thought “if I don’t like it, I can come back in an hour or two”. Being home, you have your comforts and there are things I miss. But the pro’s outweigh the cons.

The world is a massive place and I want to see as much of it as possible. Our passport is a gateway to almost every county, why not try and see as much as you can. Why limit yourself to spending 95% of your life in the same country.

One of the few benefits of Covid is home working. You will soon be able to work for a company from another country from the comfort of a nice balcony in the sun. No more being tied to your workplace area code.

Obviously, ppl will suit different places but I struggle to understand why some ppl would prefer to live in south norwood in the winter vs a place in the sun (if you had the financial choice). *Unless there was a close family connection which made it difficult to leave.

Let me hear the arguments fore, perhaps I can be persuaded?


I have to agree, i"m a citizen of the world- there is clunge everywhere to be tasted- not just in england.

 

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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Flag 04 Nov 20 6.47am Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Ali_Campbell

Obviously, ppl will suit different places but I struggle to understand why some ppl would prefer to live in south norwood in the winter vs a place in the sun (if you had the financial choice). *Unless there was a close family connection which made it difficult to leave.


I would be off like a shot if I could, either moving to somewhere warmer permanently or just to overwinter but I have an autistic son with learning difficulties and life would be too difficult for him in a foreign country once I've gone

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 04 Nov 20 7.22am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

I spent a month in Tenerife got bored and was glad to come home at the end. I realised I missed my friends and London. I love going to museums, gallery's, restaurants, historic places of interest etc.

There are so many interesting countries, cultures and places to see so when I retired I decided to travel. The virus has put paid to that this year apart from one trip to Poland. Maybe when I am older I will find a place in the sun but for now have passport will travel (when allowed).

 


One more point

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