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Returning to the UK

Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by blue_badger, Feb 27, 2019.

  1. the hippo

    the hippo Lead commenter Community helper

    If you buy a property in the UK, you would pay (and have to borrow) an awful lot of money, in order to buy a property that you don't really like that much. Here in Bulgaria, you can pay relatively small amount of cash for something really, really nice. If you do not like the idea of living in Bulgaria, there are quite a few other places in Europe where you could buy a very nice property for a fraction of what you would pay for something quite grotty in the UK. Here is the view from our bedroom window.

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    And here is a view of our house, from the end of the garden. Mrs Hippopotamus is sitting on the patio.

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    Not bad for twenty thousand pounds. In the UK, that would not be enough for a deposit on a dog kennel.
     
  2. blue_badger

    blue_badger New commenter

    Thanks everyone for the advice. The reason we moved to Spain from Latin America was to be closer to family. Obviously this is a huge factor about moving back also. Being closer to loved ones is top of the priority list as is being able to settle somewhere we feel comfortable. Being overworked in Spain, working for peanuts where properties are priced so high, has made us want to jump ship.
     
  3. masty88

    masty88 New commenter

    Consider Eastern Europe. Cheap & easy flights home while enabling you to get a fairly decent package. Though I’d imagine any package is welcome if you’re coming from Spain!
     
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  4. the hippo

    the hippo Lead commenter Community helper

    Yes, Eastern Europe (no, I am not going to mention a certain country next door to Romania and Greece) could be one option. The truth is that it might take longer to get from Cornwall to somewhere in the Midlands than it does to get from the UK to the Middle East. Distances and travel times are not the same things.
     

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