Well I'm hear in Spain
30 July 2012 @ 22:33
Everything went very well getting to Spain & hiring the car with all the expected slight of hands from Ryanair & the car hire company. I'm well used to these devious dealings having been looking especially for them for 25 years. There are separate stories to all the dealings but not today.
Suffice it to say We have had a very busy 2 days, what with driving due to previous arrangements from Malaga Airport to Torrevieja including driving for 30 minutes on the A7 the wrong way. I did not have a map knew it was the A7 so it was 50 -50, I guessed wrong. So we drove through the night to see the first property at 10.00 Sunday morning. We were late as we again went the wrong way, but no matter she had forgotten that we were coming. The lady was extremely pleasant with a lovely Irish smile & we went on to view other places.
Everone was extremely nice and helpful even though I explained to each one that I was looking at many properties. There was one though, an English "girl" who proported to be an estate agent who was extemely arrogant and offensive and I never got to see the three properties that she was supposed to be offering for her client (a lovely chap, who I got on well with on the phone). He really should consider changing her! She also had the temirity to call me a liar and question my dealings. So furious am I that I am sorely tempted to expose her on this blog although I am still considering this. Then we came to call another Agent who advertises strongly on the internet so we drove to the town of Almanzora to see him. At Almanzora we tried to call him, but his "box" was full with no further calls. Undeterred we drove into the town to find his place does not exist. Finding a "hotspot looked on Google maps which show the place as unbuilt.
Harder than I thought this looking for properties, we are now down to looking for estate agents, hotspots and anything else that may help in the adventure. So far we have travelled about 1800 kilometres but I'm not even thinking of giving up, but this idea of popping over, seeing somewhere and coming home is pie in the sky.
The countryside though, and we have seen lots and lots is simply wonderful. I always though Thailand was the the paradise but I think Spain beats it.
I also think I now understand how Spain got into this financial mess but that is not for this blog and I may explain more when I get home later in the week.
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