Monday, September 27, 2010

Book Review: "Living in Lanzarote" by Mike Cliffe-Jones

Published:  January 1, 2009
Paperback:  82 pages

"Living in Lanzarote", is the true story of a family's journey moving from the U.K. to the beautiful island of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands, Spain.

After a wonderful two week vacation in paradise, Mike tells of their decision to relocate to the island, together with his wife Julie, their two children, Josh and Lucy and their dog Tia!

Leaving secure familiar corporate employ to the new and unknown, he shares their account of finding a home, school for their children, and the road that led them to finding the business they love.  

You will also enjoy Mike's amusing descriptions of the colorful characters living in Lanzarote and their dealings with the Spanish "red tape".  

As a treat Mike offers the reader a tour of the island with wonderful tidbits describing the different municipalities too!  

Even if you are not planning to relocate anywhere anytime soon, this is a must read.  You may end up changing your mind and moving to Lanzarote!

About the Author:

Mike was born in Hong Kong and later grew up in the U.K.  He began his career in the automobile industry and gave it all up to live and work as a professional blogger and business owner on the island of Lanzarote.  Together with his wife Julie, they manage and own a few businesses on the island:
  • Estupendo Lanzarote SL Estupendo is now Lanzarote's leading provider of Long term rental accommodations, Villas, houses and apartments for sale, Bars, businesses and commercial premises for sale and rent and Lanzarote relocation advice.
  • Beyond Blogging Corp is a media company and publisher focused on creating the very best information for bloggers.
  • Camel Media Group  Social media specialists with a constant flow of high traffic blogs.

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  14. Thanks for reviewing the book - it was huge fun writing it, and I'm working on the sequel, which brings our story right up to date, right now!

  15. Thank you all for stopping by! As you know I love the comments!

  16. Mike, I am sure it was fun! But your life is pretty fun! I can't wait to read the sequel! Thank you for choosing me to review it~Lisa

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