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Soy... un hombre

Sobre mi... Canadian, moved to Germany years ago, to Spain 2 years ago

Vivo en... Madrid

Trabajo de... Professor English

Mi firma en el foro es...

Decided after all I don't like Spanish TV, that is having compared both.

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29 Sep 2013 06:54:

I don't see a link to a website so I don't think it's adverstising.

Thread: Registering for healthcare

10 Sep 2013 09:46:

I use Hotspot Shield, 30 US dollars a year, works great for the UK (streaming not downloading aka iplayer) not quite as good for the US


4OD does have some problems but that has to do with the hdmi connection (why I don't know) so I simply switch cables and run it direct into the TV

You will need a fast internet connection to make it work though.

Thread: Fast UK VPN?

11 May 2013 20:53:

Yes very off topic but you could be describing Canada here, it's no different, public workers get higher wages, shorter working hours better benefits, iron clad job security and of course a gold plated pension at 55.

On topic thanks so much for the EU link, had no idea, my wife worked for 7 years Germany than 7 years in Spain and now have returned to Germany where hopefully the company will buy here out at age 60 (10 years from now)

It should be noted that autonomo SS payments are for healthcare, unemployment benefits and pension. The pension it's self is basicly a defined benefit plan meaning pay this much and you'll get this, pay more and get more.

I have a friend who retired and paid the max for I think 15 years as autonomo and now gets 1300 a month times 14. She also worked in Canada many many years ago and gets a piddling 100 CDN a month.

Recently the Conservative Goverment gave Gen X (those following the baby boomers a nice kick in the nuts by raising the pension age to 67, I'm not affected but my wife is.

Thread: GB versus Spanish Pensions

02 Apr 2013 18:27:

they can be ordered online at Eurocar.es

I bought mine from a local dealer, just emailed him and I expect he can provide it as well, for a fee that is



Thread: Certificate of conformity for Spanish registered car

03 Mar 2013 17:16:

important point that not everyone will agree with, move to an area with loads of expats, yes it will feel "less Spanish" but when you need something you'll be soooo happy that you live in an area that caters to exapts, i.e. they speak English

Thread: so confused about healthcare & prescriptions for non-pensioners


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