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Matthew Hirtes, our resident broadsheet journalist, moved to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria back in 2004. He's travelled extensively through Spain, covering it for such publications as Telegraph Travel, Metro, and The Independent. The author of Going Local in Gran Canaria: How To Turn a Holiday Destination into a Home, Matthew truly is a resident expert. Matthew writes for two sections of Spain Buddy: Moving to Spain and Spanish Football as well as providing Reviews


  1. Satur
    May 1, 2013 @ 2:13 pm

    Bankia sells properlyes from 40.000 … But few really nice. However some interésting for not rich People. Also sells in auctions. Might be i have te link At work. We Run apts. For expats companyes and touristic sector


  2. Mercedes Hill
    May 24, 2016 @ 11:23 am

    If you are looking for a British education in Murcia please consider Montessori British School.


  3. Gaynor Southern
    July 10, 2017 @ 7:31 pm

    I will be moving to Murcia early next year with my husband and two children.
    Can anybody help me with looking for a 3/4 bedroom villa to rent please
    Gaynor southern
    Thank you


  4. pam mcnaughton
    September 26, 2018 @ 3:59 pm

    what cost can I expect if I bring my own right hand drive car to Spain


    • Elle Draper
      September 28, 2018 @ 11:41 am

      Hi Pam. I don’t have the figures I’m afraid. However, I can tell you that the vast majority found it to be too expensive and a long process to go through.
      The only people we know who have still paid it happily and would again – are those with classic cars.
      E x


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