Audio Asylum Thread Printer
Get a view of an entire thread on one page
|For Sale Ads|
In Reply to: RE: Looks like I have to fly to Paris for the weekend... posted by PAR on June 05, 2017 at 19:43:18
If Britain leaving the EU means all of the English people retired in the South of France lose their free French healthcare and have to sell their places and go back to the UK, we may be able to afford a nice place there after all. ;-)
People ask how I cans spend so much time living in France when my French is so poor. I explain that half the people living in Provence are retired Brits there for the weather and the health care.
That is so true, as is the situation in Spain where I have a number of ex-pat friends.
The British are so numerous in southern Spain that one town near the Andalucian coast even has (or had) a British mayor.
Settling the reciprocity of healthcare between EU and British citizens is supposed to be the first thing on the agenda of the Brexit talks which start very shortly. Of course right now we do not know who will represent the British side. I suspect that whichever UK government the period of negotiation will lead to fluctuations in currency value and FTSE index which is why I have bought a dCS Vivaldi DAC and master clock now so as to listen to Qobuz and to try to keep this thread on topic :-). Arrives later this week/early next. NB: I don't think it has the new MQA option as I believe that is in the upsampler/streamer box which I haven't bought, not being a fan of upsampling.
" People ask how I cans spend so much time living in France when my French is so poor. "
In Spain I knew a couple who met there. Husband British, wife Russian. He speaks no Russian, she has around four English words only ( hello, goodbye, yes, no). Each goes everywhere with an i-pad using Google translate in order to communicate with each other.
But, again to keep this thread on topic, I am not sure they have QOBUZ in Spain as yet. :-)
And, if I had to have a Russian wife, the iPad would be PERFECT!
" But, again to keep this thread on topic, I am not sure they have QOBUZ in Spain as yet. :-)"
Spain and Poland are the next countries to be added by Qobuz later this year. Thinking about it, it is odd that they didn't add Ireland when they brought the service to the UK. For obvious reasons that is the usual thing to do concerning product or service distribution.
Edit: It now seems from Lone Arranger that they are supplying IE.
Here's a reply from Qobuz in response to my request for service in the US.
Qobuz is currently only open in the UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, NL, Belgium, Luxembourg Ireland.
Qobuz is really sorry you cannot find our service in your country.
Although, you should know our International developpement is growing, we might open soon in your country ! :-)
♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫
Michel Girard | Customer Service
Qobuz - Xandrie,
NEW ADDRESS from March 27
Centre d'activité de l'Ourcq, 45 rue Delizy - 93692 PANTIN-CEDEX
Considering the route that you took to disguise your country of origin it seems that Qobuz have become rather sophisticated in spotting it .
Still thanks for posting their response which adds a couple of countries to my to my knowledge of who they supply.
Post a Message!
This post is made possible by the generous support of people like you and our sponsors: