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After a few days the golf-courses or beaches, bars and restaurants lost the appeal they had before they moved here.
I can relate to that – I live 200 meters from the Med and think it’s 2 years since I was on the beach!
I rarely go into a bar and doubt I go into a restaurant as often in a year as I used to on a two week holiday! Learning Spanish – “You can either make excuses or friends”.
The average Spaniard is more gregarious than his British or Scandinavian counterpart but you cannot expect the Spanish to be fluent in your language.
I have written meters about the Spanish language in this site and you will have read that the standard of English-language tuition in Spanish schools is nowhere near the level in other European countries.
Unless a Spaniard has need for contact with expats/tourists the average Spaniard over the age of 30 will not be able to string more than a few words together. Fortunately that is a great way of meeting people in similar circumstances and you can soon make new friends as you practice saying, “Tengo dos hijos y tres perros.” In most parts of expatshire there are any number of clubs and associations that are of a social nature – they range from Royal British Legion to line-dancing and from snooker to para-gliding.
Sometimes, membership is required but often guests are welcome.
One of the things that has upset me most about expat life is to hear about how lonely a lot of expats seem to be.