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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 1:30 pm
by runner
I'm moving to spain..

will go to Madrid in February..

still looking for an appartment/ atletics club/ gym/ work/

PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 2:21 pm
by bronco
Ah, cool. For how long do you plan to stay :) ?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 10:03 pm
by runner
2-80 years?

PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:31 am
by mangomagic
is spain vegan friendly?

PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:53 am
by runner

but hopefully this will change

PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 12:01 pm
by dublin dave
[quote="mangomagic"]is spain vegan friendly?

Some parts of the Spanish State are vegan friendly. I've never had any problems getting good vegan food in Barcelona. I even found vegan polony and cheezly in a small chinese supermarket... There are also at least 4 Maoz outlets and a good vegan restaurant in the city centre.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 12:44 pm
by october_lost
Barcelona is more alternative, but sure Madrid will have plenty of health food shops. My Spanish friend tells me vegetarianism is on a big increase in Spain.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:11 pm
by bob_summers
we're moving to the spanish basque country (donosti) in summer, all being well, so will also be looking for digs/cycling club/work., etc. keep us posted on how it's going, runner. any particular reason you're moving to madrid?

being vegan in spain these days reminds me of what it was like to be vegan in rural england, circa 1992 :D

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:41 pm
by chloe
yeah id have to ask why madrid, it was my least favourite spanish city,.
I also found the health food stores to be hugely expensive, but other than that i loved spain and the spanish!

PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:42 am
by runner
friends/ culture (museums) / spanish / big enough

chloe have you been in scandinavia?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 2:22 pm
by chloe
hehehe nope, you mean because of the prices?
yeah and probably im spoiled with the low prices in this neck of the woods anyway.
when are you thinking of moving there exactly? We are passing through Amsterdam in March, would have liked to look you up if you are still there.!?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 11:05 pm
by runner
I'm sorry in february I'll move..

I do have some tips and tricks if you want.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 4:54 pm
by runner
2 maoz spotted so far.. did not need them yet.

supermarkets are so big that they sell some good stuff.. passed a vegetarian restaurant, but it was closed for a couple off weeks. will open again next week.

so far no problems yet. bob when are you moving

you do need a ¨nie¨ number for work whithout this you can´t do anything here.

PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 10:54 am
by bob_summers
Runner - we are going late aug/early sept. Hopefully we'll get language teaching jobs and the agency will take care of the NI etc, but i think we're gonna go whether we get jobs or not :-)
I trust you're settling in well, what are you doing over there? Work, travelling, ?

PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:37 pm
by runner
try to get a job and posibly some study

have had some talks at job agencies.. and been buzy with some online serching

good luck!!!

how is your spanish? basque?