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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. Julia
    June 11, 2016 @ 11:17 am

    Hi there

    I am moving to Pilar de la Horadada in a month or so. Does anybody know any expats from England living in the area that I can make contact with. I have so many questions that I want to ask. Please e mail me at

    Many thanks.


  2. Johan
    October 10, 2016 @ 12:06 am

    Hi all, I would like to have some info about the local school(s) in Pilar de Horadada, I am planning to live there with my son 8 year, thanks already
    Also if somebody knows a apartment for long term rent I would be interested
    Please my 688471382 or email

    Johan & Aizo


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