It does take a special person to be able to leave the big city!

One gets pension schemes, holidays pay and a very enticing package depending on an experience and marital status. It’s very difficult to break out of that because everyone else does the same; buy a house, a dog/cat, children then holidays, cars and children’s’ schools. You are “tied in” and it’s very difficult or almost impossible to get away from the life in the city.

If there’s a will there’s a way!

I know quite a few people who would just pack their bags and go to Spain. Somehow they manage to come up with ideas to live in Spain. We are programmed to believe, if you live or lived in London, you have to have a corporate job to be able to live. You have to have some comfort too go out for dinners and holidays and etc.

The sun and soul

In Spain the worst cafe in the smallest town worth more than an exclusive club/bar/cafe in London. Why? It’s got some soul and rawness to it that the corporate world hasn’t destroyed it. Maybe I idolise the life in Spain. However, if anyone escapes the grey, cold, drunk city to anywhere in the sun is amazing. In Spain, people talk to you even if they don’t speak English!

The smooth system

Things work in Spain. These guys have their siesta depending on where you are in Spain but from 1 or 2 pm until 4.30 or 5.30pm they close for lunch. Amazing! I am forced to have lunch too. They do work hard when they work. I love how they value their time off. The post office service is amazing. However, there’s a lot of paper for little things.

Jobs, Money and Culture

There are plenty of jobs in Spain. Obviously it depends on your sector. Spain doesn’t offer high salaries but it offers longer LIFE. You don’t need a lot of money to live well in Spain. The food isn’t expensive. You live most of the time outside not inside. You are surrounded by nature. You have a freedom of your own choice how to enjoy nature.

I have to remind myself it’s not a holiday it’s my actual life.

I am a writer who learned to code! I write about personal experiences within a humanist and global context. Find me on Twitter & Instagram @erikachaudhary

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