Embracing the Unforeseen: Moving to Spain Amidst Chaos, Overcoming the Unexpected Challenges

Moving to Spain and embarking on a journey to Spain is an exciting decision for anyone, and it opens the door to a vibrant culture, breathtaking landscapes, and a lifestyle that embraces tradition and modernity.

Whether you’re drawn to the lively streets of Barcelona, Madrid’s historic charm, or Valencia’s coastal tranquillity, Spain offers a diverse and enchanting experience.

Why Choose Spain for Your New Adventure?

Spain’s allure extends far beyond its picturesque landscapes. The rich cultural tapestry, delectable cuisine, and a laid-back approach to life make it a top choice for those seeking a change. With a thriving economy, ample job opportunities, and a favourable climate, Spain beckons with promises of a fulfilling expatriate life.

Our Journey to Spain.

Our journey to Spain started in the middle of 2020! When travel started to back up, we first jumped on a holiday flight to Torrevieja. After sitting and watching a place in the sun during lockdown, we knew it had a small expat community.
The decision was made; we had a “Base” in Spain where we would take the next six months to explore the region.

Moving to Spain

Driving to Spain from the UK This was out Moving to Spain video.

Ensuring Your Documents are in Order

Navigating the bureaucratic maze efficiently is crucial before you embark on your Spanish adventure. Ensure you meet visa requirements, secure residency permits, and have your finances in order. Understanding the paperwork is the key to a seamless transition.

Whether you rent or buy, the Spanish housing market has its intricacies. Researching neighbourhoods, understanding rental or purchase agreements, and considering factors like proximity to amenities are vital steps in finding your new home.

Living in Spain Year 1 Video

This is our one-year living in Spain video from our YouTube channel, Subscribe here

Securing Your Health in Spain

Understanding the Spanish healthcare system is paramount. Explore health insurance options to ensure comprehensive coverage. Being proactive about your health ensures a smooth transition and peace of mind.

Transitioning from the UK to Spain

The post-Brexit landscape brings additional considerations for UK expats. Stay informed about legal changes, residency requirements, and any implications affecting your move from the UK to Spain.

Bringing Your Furry Friends: Moving to Spain with Dogs

For pet owners, moving to Spain involves considerations beyond personal logistics. From pet passports and microchipping to finding pet-friendly accommodation, ensure a smooth transition for your furry companions

Year 2 after Moving To Spain from the UK

Year 3 and the Truth on how its went for us.

Writing this article was a wake-up call.

Doing these videos on YouTube was always going to be about our journey!

Yes, our journey to weight gain! Said no one EVER!

Now that we are settled, it is time to look healthy, like we did in the first year of Moving To Spain. As I sit here writing this, looking out the window to the olive trees and the ground that will become our vegetable Garden, I have a little smile on my face, knowing that we are fortunate to live this lifestyle.

Was it easy? NO!

Was all the worry and stress worth it? YES!


As you embark on this exciting journey, armed with knowledge and a well-prepared checklist, moving to Spain becomes not just a relocation but a transformative adventure. Navigate the transition with confidence, embrace the cultural richness, and savour the unique experiences that await in your new Spanish home. ¡Buena suerte! (Good luck!)

Thank you for taking the time to read this. Barry.

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