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Matthew Hirtes
Works at matthewhirtes.com
Attended Fernwood Comprehensive
Lived in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
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Moving to Spain | Go expat in... moving to Mijas Costa Want to move to Spain? Check out my latest +Spain Buddy  relocation guide.

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Matthew's article this week concentrates on moving to Mijas Costa. Homesickness will be less of an issue if you choose on relocating to Mijas Costa. For this where-Marbella-meets-Fuengirola location is almost 50% expat.
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Moving to Spain | Go expat in | moving to Valencia's Barrio del Carmen Thanks to +Amalia Maloney for all help in my latest +Spain Buddy relocation guide. Of particular use if you're planning to move to central Valencia.

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Matthew's article this week concentrates on moving to Barrio del Carmen in Valencia. Barrio del Carmen's Valencia at its most boho. It's also one of the most central neighbourhoods. Yet its maze of streets off the main drag of Calle Caballeros resembles a labyrinth you'll never want to escape from.
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Getting to and around the Canary Islands Get your bearings regarding a visit to the Canary Islands with this handy resource.

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Around 100km west of Africa and about 17 times that distance south of Spain,  the Canary Islands are further away than your average costa. Still, median flight time hovers around the four-hour mark. Meaning that holidaying in paradise is not necessarily a long-haul affair.
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Gran Canaria hotels Loving this new feature. What do you think, guys?
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Gold by Marina hotel, Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria: review - Telegraph Playa del Inglés reborn. Thanks to Hina Gidwani for arranging my stay.

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Gold by Marina is a Gran Canaria hotel for adults only, offering a bohemian vibe, 60s style, two swimming pools, spa, self-catering rooms and pool bar, in Playa del Ingles
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Hotel Melva Suite, Firgas, Gran Canaria, Spain: hotel review - Telegraph Introducing one of Gran Canaria's latest and greatest hotels. Shout out to +Julián Ojeda for setting this up.

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Hotel Melva Suite is a Gran Canaria hotel offering a traditional Canarian vibe, eight rooms and a quiet location, in Firgas.
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Discovering Villajoyosa on the Costa Blanca - More Time to Travel Alicante away from the resorts.

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The charming beach town of Villajoyosa offers visitors a glimpse of provincial life in Alicante.
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Scotland Road Trip - part 3 | A Cook Not Mad If there are two things you can always guarantee about +A Cook Not Mad post, they are 1.) that they'll tell you how well they ate on their travels and 2.) they'll share the most beautiful photos.

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Our road trip through Scotland took us to the Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye.
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Moving to Spain | Moving to Alhaurín de la Torre My latest for +Spain Buddy couldn't have been written without the expert guidance of +Alicia Shelley

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Matthew's article this week concentrates on moving to Alhaurín de la Torre in Málaga province. Not to be confused with the misleadingly-named Alhaurín el...
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Casa Mozart hotel, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Spain: review - Telegraph Introducing Hotel Casa Mozart, Gran Canaria's finest boutique hotel. Thanks to Juana Rosa Aleman (jaleman@grancanaria.com) for all their help with this collection.

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Casa Mozart is a boutique Gran Canaria hotel offering a homely feel, stylish interiors, personal service, five bedrooms and a locally sourced breakfast, in Ciudad Jardin in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
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Hotel Reina Isabel, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Spain: review - Telegraph Las Palmas de Gran Canaria's finest hotel?

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Hotel Reina Isabel is a Gran Canaria hotel offering a roof garden, elegant lobby, expressionistic artwork, glass-fronted sauna, 8th-floor restaurant and fantastic views, overlooking Las Canteras.
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Hotel Cordial Mogan Playa, Puerto de Mogán, Gran Canaria, Spain: review - Telegraph A hotel with an archaelogical park? Shout out to Sylke Gnefkow - Cordial Canarias Hotels & Resorts for making this happen.

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Hotel Cordial Mogan Playa is a family-friendly Gran Canaria hotel offering traditional Canarian design, an archaeological park, four restaurants and easy access to a nearby beach, 30 minutes from Airport De Gran Canaria.
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  • Fernwood Comprehensive
    1986 - 1988
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I'm the author of Going Local in Gran Canaria.
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I live in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, less glamorous than it sounds, but a great base to explore a beautiful island.
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I'm the father of three beautiful boys: Alex, Dani, and Tom.
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I'm a journalist and writer, covering Spain+ for Spain-Holiday.com, The Huffington Post and The Independent.
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    blogger, 2012 - present
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