Thursday, April 26, 2012

Book Review: Living Abroad in Spain by Nikki Weinstein

ISBN: 1566916666
Published: September 30th, 2004
Publisher: Avalon Travel
Read from April 12th to 21st, 2012
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Imagine yourself living in Spain. You head home after a fiesta, eating churros and chocolate and celebrating with your neighbors. You know the locals and speak Spanish with ease. You show visiting friends around with the confidence of one who belongs. Author Nikki Weinstein shows you how to make your dream take shape. She left her life as a magazine writer in New York to make a home abroad in Spain. While some give up-daunted by the financial, bureaucratic, and decision-making issues that accompany a move so extraordinary-you'll be led step-by-step through the information you need on visas, money, jobs, housing, safety, language, culture, and history. Nikki has done the research and made the mistakes-so you don't have to. There's a place that matches your budget, needs, and dreams: perhaps it's an apartment in the vibrant city of Barcelona, a villa in sun-drenched Andalusia, or a beach house on the dramatic Galician coast. You can make it happen. With Living Abroad in Spain, it's easier than you think.

This book wasn't as great as I was hoping it would be.  I still enjoyed it though, and it definitely made me want to go to Spain.  My biggest problem was the sheer number of typos.  They were everywhere!  Someone did a horrible job editing this book.  They were such obvious typos too, and it drove me insane.  I didn't find the writing that great either.  Some parts were better than others.  Many parts seemed repetitive.  It was giving you valuable information if you ever plan to move to Spain, but it was doing it in such a dry, boring way that most people would probably struggle reading it to get the information.  Honestly, I skipped over those parts.  There were a lot of parts that were very interesting though, and I enjoyed reading those.  Those were the bits that made me wish I could go to Spain.  Overall, the book was good, but it had some major flaws.  If you're planning on moving to Spain sometime, then I would recommend this book to help you.

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