Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country. Anais Nin The desire to create a meaningful, cultural experience for our family inspired us to make a seemingly unusual plan: to pull up our roots … More Living your dream and inspiring others
It sounded like a grand and impossible idea: moving to Spain for a year. Strangely and luckily, it wasn’t as hard as we imagined it would be, and since pulling off our great dream, we’ve become evangelical in our enthusiasm to help others take the leap and live their own Spanish adventure. I have learned … More So you want to live in Spain! What next?
It was late on Friday night when we arrived at our apartment in the medieval Tuscan town of Lucca after a full day of travel. My son asked: “How come every place we visit, there’s a big wall around it? We live inside the walls of the Albaicin in Granada and every city we’ve stayed … More Living within the walls of history
We have experienced many wonderful cultural adventures these last few months and as we take them in our stride each day, we often forget just how different life is here from our life in Sydney, Australia. Any excuse for chat We find that Granadinos and those who have adopted Granada as their home have a … More Autumn months in Granada
Have you ever had a song stuck on repeat in your head? For me at the moment it’s the 80’s anthem “The Final Countdown” by Europe. Despite being a relic from a former time, the song is a fitting choice as we count down the days until our year away in Europe. A year-long adventure that had … More The Final Countdown…
This story begins in the mid 1990’s when, as a fresh faced 21-year-old university graduate, I embarked on a gap year in Europe. The initial summer months were spent swanning about Italy and France with exchange student friends at their family holiday houses, followed by backpacking across Greece and Turkey. When the cold weather finally … More Moving to Spain…again, 17 years later
We’ve hit the 100-day (3 months) mark in the countdown to our big year abroad. Suddenly this crazy idea is becoming a reality and is beginning to alter our thoughts and actions. Chris Stewart sums up the feeling beautifully in his book “Driving Over Lemons” which is a story about packing up and moving to … More 100 days of firsts and lasts