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Amazing Capitals Valencia is the latest online location guide dedicated to the local expat community. A mosaic of aspects comes together on this English language eGuide published by a perpetual expat.
Thank you for visiting. I hope you able to find the answers you are searching for. It is a curious, multi-facetted experience to live life as an expat. I wish you much happiness in Valencia and will do my best to create content that appeals as well as being helpful!
Your publisher has spent extended periods living abroad, first and foremost in Germany. My life was a roller coaster of magnificent experiences, naive mistakes and surprising discoveries. Repeated periods in Finland, France and Spain have followed. I also travel abroad to discover new locations as often and as far as commitments allow.
My name is Garry R Hurskainen-Green and yes, I married a Finn one sunny day. I have experienced almost everything possible when relocating to a foreign country and pointed naively at numerous unknown items in stores. I am one of us.
I also know how it feels to be foreign where locals are unable or unwilling to speak English. Even though able to communicate in fluent German, I still find cultural uniqueness fascinating. Not knowing the local system, angles of thought or way of doing things, misunderstandings and mistakes can lurk around every corner. That holds true even more so in my far from perfect French and poor Spanish!
One day I received a fine from the authorities in Düsseldorf, Germany for not registering a move. From then on, I accepted the value of awareness to local demands. And a desire to collate and spread knowledge was born. I find it a true pleasure to assist expats who discover themselves in similar situations in their new location abroad.
Enjoy yourself unearthing new insights, information and snippets of true knowledge on the eGuide. If I can save you from some pitfalls, then its all been worth it. If you feel more comfortable through my work, then even more so. Above all, enjoy life in Valencia, your wonderful new location.