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Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2021 11:22am
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Helen64

Posts: 4

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Location: Maspalomas

Joined: 22 Sep 2021

My husband and I are in Las Palmas for at least 6 months.  I have been spending my time, so far, looking for an apartment.  Having found one now, I am at a bit of a loose end.  

I love to swim every day, and am thinking of joining the Go Fit gym, as it's not too far from the apartment.  I've always liked dancing, so thought I'd see what classes are around that area too.

As a retired school librarian (early retirement) I have emailed a local British school, to see if they would welcome a volunteer to help with reading.

We have both said that the one thing we miss, away from England, is talking to people properly.  (There's only so much you can say to the natives, in 'Duolingo' Spanish)

Any suggestions would be welcome

Thanks

Helen

Lynne0

Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2021 11:43am

Posts: 37

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Location: Vecindario

Joined: 9 Feb 2020

Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2021 11:43am

hi Helen would live to.meet up for a coffee.   I will be over at Xmas  for 3 months you can pm me if u like.    my house is near vecindario but do go to LP for visits.  you may also like to join Meet Up they have all sorts of trips/outings  i.e. walks round the island conversation get together yoga etc

Ian Puerto Rico

Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2021 8:15am

Posts: 15

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Location: Playa De Amadores

Joined: 23 Dec 2020

Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2021 8:15am

Welcome to Gran Canaria Helen. Being based in Las Palmas, you will find the city full of interesting things to do I am sure. The opera at Teratro Perez Galdos is world class, if you're into that sort of thing.

Assuming you are travelling on British passports, can I ask what visa you are on? Following the awful mess of Brexit,  British tourists can now stay in the Schengen zone (basically most of the EU) for only 90 days in a rolling 180 day period. Any stay over 90 days requires a visa which needs to be arranged in your home country. I hope you're aware of all this but a look at 180 days in Spain on Facebook will tell you a lot more. Enjoy your stay, and pop down to see the parched south of the island one day! There are some excellent signposted walks in the mountains too, and a wealth of lovely little villages inland too. Enjoy!

Ian

Marmar

Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2021 9:27am

Posts: 1

Location: Las Palmas

Joined: 14 Oct 2021

Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2021 9:27am

Just sent you a dm. 

Helen64

Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2021 9:15am

Helen64

Original Poster

Posts: 4

1 helpful points

Location: Maspalomas

Joined: 22 Sep 2021

Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2021 9:15am

Lynne0 wrote on Sun Oct 24, 2021 11:43am:

hi Helen would live to.meet up for a coffee.   I will be over at Xmas  for 3 months you can pm me if u like.    my house is near vecindario but do go to LP for visits.  you may also like to join Meet Up they have all sorts of trips/outings  i.e. walks round the ...

...island conversation get together yoga etc

Thank you - I have joined Meetup - great suggestion.  If you're in the Canteras area during your visit, do send me a message, and we can meet up for coffee.

Helen64

Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2021 9:15am

Helen64

Original Poster

Posts: 4

1 helpful points

Location: Maspalomas

Joined: 22 Sep 2021

Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2021 9:15am

Ian Puerto Rico wrote on Mon Oct 25, 2021 8:15am:

Welcome to Gran Canaria Helen. Being based in Las Palmas, you will find the city full of interesting things to do I am sure. The opera at Teratro Perez Galdos is world class, if you're into that sort of thing.

Assuming you are travelling on British passports, can I ask what visa you are on? Following the awful mess of Brexit,  British tourists can now stay in the Schengen zone (basically most of the EU) for only 90 days in a rolling 180 day period. Any stay over 90 days requires a visa which needs...

... to be arranged in your home country. I hope you're aware of all this but a look at 180 days in Spain on Facebook will tell you a lot more. Enjoy your stay, and pop down to see the parched south of the island one day! There are some excellent signposted walks in the mountains too, and a wealth of lovely little villages inland too. Enjoy!

Ian

Thanks for the reply.  

We have got Spanish residency, so that we can stay longer than the regulation 90 days....

Ian Puerto Rico

Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2021 10:06am

Posts: 15

2 helpful points

Location: Playa De Amadores

Joined: 23 Dec 2020

Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2021 10:06am

Well done, enjoy your stay!

Lynne0

Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2021 5:03am

Posts: 37

6 helpful points

Location: Vecindario

Joined: 9 Feb 2020

Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2021 5:03am

Helen64 wrote on Tue Oct 26, 2021 9:15am:

Thank you - I have joined Meetup - great suggestion.  If you're in the Canteras area during your visit, do send me a message, and we can meet up for coffee.

great. may even meet on one of Meet ups walks.  organiser is in facebook.  also have yiu joined Internations ?  Also have you been to The British Club in las Palmas years since I was there but believe they have bridge evenings and book club discussions although you may need to double check.  keep me updated and enjoy xx

kleist

Posted: Sun Oct 31, 2021 5:32pm

Posts: 12

1 helpful points

Location: Las Palmas

Joined: 9 Dec 2019

Posted: Sun Oct 31, 2021 5:32pm

Lynne0 wrote on Fri Oct 29, 2021 5:03am:

great. may even meet on one of Meet ups walks.  organiser is in facebook.  also have yiu joined Internations ?  Also have you been to The British Club in las Palmas years since I was there but believe they have bridge evenings and book club discussions although you may need to doub...

...le check.  keep me updated and enjoy xx

Very  nice  ,  where  is  the  British  Club  in  Las  Palmas?  I have  never  heard  about  it!

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