Guide to Spain

A Quick Guide to Moving to Spain

I’ve said it once and I will say until se me caiga la baba: DO YOUR HOMEWORK!

To make it easier on you, here’s a quick guide to the most important steps when considering moving to Spain:

Legal Matters

The two most practiced law systems in modern society are:

  • Common law – This is where the laws are uncodified, so no compilation of laws and statutes exists. This is where legislative decisions are generally based on precedent; what has happened before in similar cases. These are then compiled and referred to in later cases, meaning judges play an incredibly leading role in the law of Common Law countries like America and Britain. m>. This means there is a regularly updated law code which lists all possible reasons to be brought before a court and the applicable process and sentence for each offence. This is far more structured than a Common Law system, as each case has a set punishment. This gives the judge a different job, as they will need to investigate the case, establish the facts and give the appropriate ruling from the appropriate framework themselves. This makes the judge’s work less influential on the overall law system. This is more like Spain’s legal system.

As the US and UK have a more Common Law system, it can be quite a shock moving to Spain where there is more of a Civil Law system in place. This affects everything from property to taxation and health systems, and there are laws you need to be aware of when moving or buying a second home.

Before you leave

La Tomatina Festival Valencia Spain travel buddy

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FAQ

Nick
Where to visit in Japan?

I am going to Japan for around 3 weeks and was wondering where people recommend I visit. I am locking in around 10 days in Tokyo, when my friend will be there, but am wanting advice as to how I should spend the rest of my time. I am keen to spend some time in Kyoto but there is clearly so much else to do and I'm struggling to figure out exactly what.

While I am interested in visiting some shrines and temples, I can only do that for so long. I really appreciate beautiful sceneries and cool cities. If anyone has been to Japan and were blown away by some places, or really…

Hello Nick, The must see places in Japan are Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Kanazawa, Takayama, shirakawago, Hiroshima and Miyajima. Pick up a good travel guide like Lonely Planet Japan before you visit as this will help you plan your trip to see and Do in Japan

Traditional Japan

Kyoto - home to more than 2000 shrines and temples
Nara - ancient capital and the birthplace of Japanese culture
Kanazawa - with the best preserved samurai and geisha districts in Japan

Culinary Experience

Tokyo - home to more Michelin star restaurants…

kiisha69
Day trips in Japan, suggestions?

I have multiple questions.

Should I go on a trip to Hokkaido by myself or find some friends to go with?
On that same Hokkaido trip, should I extend it to include some parts of Tohoku?
If I do, what are some good things to do in Tohoku?

Other things to do:
I want to travel a bit more, and thinking perhaps day or two day trips might be a good idea.
Where are some good places to go? My home base is Osaka.
Please no suggestions for around Kansai, because I'm waiting until August when I can get a 3 day Kansai Spring Pass which will let…

I live in Hokkaido.
I think that I had better see the sights of Hokkaido for three days if you can run.
Tohoku region is the same, too.
Where is the spot that you want to see the sights of?
If movement time and distance, the time of the train want to know it, please ask me a question.
About the contents of a concrete schedule, I think that I can give you some advice.

kevin8or
Have you been to JAPAN. tips, help, guide me plz.?

Hi, I'm 19 and I really x99 wanna go to japan, by myself for atleast 1 whole week. I really wanna ask a few stuff.
aside from the plain ticket. how much money should I bring?
how much clothes should I pack(do they have laundry mats?)
what's the best time to go there? month/season?
aside from a hotel, like maybe, are there people willing to take gaijins(foreigners) in their houses?

so I dont wanna go on further. just give me tips and guides or how you survived your trip to japan.

I make one suggestion to all newbies to Japan.That is travel light.Even in winter you should not overload yourself with clothes/luggage (a major hassle on trains/shinkansen).Summer is very humid and hot, it is best to avoid cotton clothes and wear the new age materials that outdoor shops sell.They are easy to hand wash and dry very quickly.Take deodorant from home with you.Spring and Autumn are great , take casual clothes and layer for the cooler days.Winter can vary from very cool (depends on where you are) to freezing and below. For example, in January 2010 I was at the top of Mt. Aso…

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