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Could you live in Spain and work in the UK?

Either commuting or working remotely, it IS possible to live in Spain and work in the UK

It is understandable, when polling Brits on why they haven’t yet moved to Spain, that the most common reason given is employment. VIVA is the first to advise caution when buying property in Spain, and so we also understand that such caution is paramount when considering moving to Spain

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Author:Ian Clover 28/01/2015 [0] Comments 
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What is the Euro-vibe, and does Spain have it?

Beyond the beaches and blue skies, what else does Spain have to offer? Answer: plenty

The Euro-vibe. Continental-style living. Café-culture. These are just three buzz phrases used to describe the possibly-mythical European street, square or courtyard that perfectly sums up the good life: a life of al fresco dining in warm sunshine; of contented families strolling by with their perfectly attired brood; of healthy gaggles of tanned teens taking selfies in front of historically important monuments; and of yummy mummies effortlessly supping coffee, munching a salad, reading a book and rocking their baby in their arms in one fell-swoop…

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Author:Ian Clover 27/01/2015 [0] Comments 
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A lesson in life overseas, from expats in the know

What does living abroad teach you about yourself?

There are many reasons why some people choose to live abroad – the search of a better job, a more laidback lifestyle, the chance to experience a new culture – but if there is one thing that unites ALL expats it is the fact that living in another country teaches them something about themselves they never previously knew…

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Author:Ian Clover 19/01/2015 [0] Comments 
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New Year’s Resolutions? Let Spain be your guide

Whatever your New Year's resolution, Spain can help you achieve it

It’s that time of year again when the post-Xmas binge guilt begins to subside, threatening your good intentions and meaning it is only a matter of time until your New Year’s Resolutions lie crumpled in the detritus of failure for another year.

So if you find that you are struggling, here is one simple tip to help keep you on the straight and narrow – move to Spain.

That’s right. According to Statistic Brain, the six most common resolutions made at new year are 1) Lose weight; 2) Get organised; 3) Spend less, save more; 4) Enjoy life to the fullest; 5) Stay fit and healthy, and 6) Learn something exciting – and life in Spain can help you achieve all of these, and then some…

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Author:Ian Clover 12/01/2015 [0] Comments 
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Spain’s Queen Letizia brings splash of glamour to Three Kings parade

Spain's Queen Letizia is fast becoming a style icon

The traditional Epiphany parade in Madrid – held every January 6th to mark El Dia de los Reyes (the day of the kings) – was attended for the first time by Queen Letizia, who brought an understated flash of glamour and elegance to the occasion…

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Author:Ian Clover 08/01/2015 [0] Comments 
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Málaga named as second top city to visit in 2015

Málaga's charm lies in its beauty, its location and its vibrant atmosphere

Renowned travel publication Rough Guides has ranked Málaga in second place in its top ten cities to visit in 2015.

Although South Africa’s Johannesburg took the top spot, Andalucía’s stunning port city scored highly, with the guidebook praising its beautiful architecture, excellent beaches and weather and wealth of cultural attractions…

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Author:Ian Clover 05/01/2015 [0] Comments 
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As 2014 smashes Spain tourism record, what does 2015 hold in store?

The gain in Spain: more money, more jobs, more tourists, more choice - 2014 has been a good year

The remaining few days of 2014 have sprinkled yet another sugary dose of good news across Spain, prompting the question – just what lies in store next year?

While hundreds of lucky lottery punters rattled off champagne corks after winning their share of the famous €2.2 billion El Gordo lottery – the world’s most generous lottery prize pool and a Spanish Christmas tradition – one lucky Brit was being welcomed at Málaga airport with a warm handshake and a free hotel stay after becoming the city’s 10 millionth tourist…

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Author:Ian Clover 31/12/2014 [0] Comments 
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UK emigration rising, and Spain remains top choice

Brits are beginning to expand their horizons again, with Spain a perennial emigration favourite

The number of Brits emigrating each year from the UK has fallen from the record highs of 2006, but when Brits do move abroad, Spain remains the most popular destination – in Europe at least…

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Author:Ian Clover 29/12/2014 [0] Comments 
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Domino Effect with Nicoloj Coster-Waldau

Danish actor and producer, Nicoloj Coster-Waldau – most famously known for his character, Jamie Lannister, in the hugely popular HBO series, Game of Thrones - is to star in upcoming terrorism thriller ‘Domino’ which will be shot in Málaga in the New Year… Continue Reading

Author:Holly Purnell 23/12/2014 [0] Comments 
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Born to run – VIVA’s Victoria takes part in the Málaga Marathon!

Victoria crossing the Málaga Marathon finishing line

Victoria crosses the Málaga Marathon finishing line with daughter Amelia proudly looking on

Yep, VIVA Wonder Woman has done it again! Not content with taking part in the Marbella Half Marathon back in September 2013, our Victoria has been spurred on to greater things and earlier this month participated in the 5th edition of the Málaga Cabberty Marathon, again running for Cancer Research UK in memory of her mother who sadly lost her battle against cancer 20 years ago…

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Author:Carolyn Mowlem 18/12/2014 [0] Comments 
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