So it has certainly been a while since any updates have been made and well what can I say? We’ve been busy! 🙂
Having left the wonderment of Argentina in October of 2013, we set our eyes on mainland Europe. We looked for a place with sun and beach. One thing that Buenos Aires had made me realise more than ever is that I do not enjoy the built up city environment.
We had initially thought to head to Málaga, in southern Spain, as this appeared to have a number of things that we were looking for: sun, beach, access to organic food and Internet connectivity. The last being quite an issue from the website forums that we had looked on. There were numerous reports that suggested a lack of investment in the technology infrastructure of the south, and people complaining of a lack of options when it came to being connected. Sara decided that this would be an acceptable destination. As is my nature I continued to look around on Google Maps and online, and I started to disagree. I had found a place called Fuengirola, which is not too far down the coast from Málaga and I felt it was more aligned to what I was after. It seemed to offer less of a city feel, and some wonderful beaches to boot. However, it was sketchy whether Internet would be easily attainable.
Heated debates aside, Sara acquiesced to my requests (she hates to see me cry :)), and we both agreed to try Fuengirola, and have Málaga as a plan b. She is wonderful!
So we arrived and in the first few days found an apartment, which is on the sea front, arranged internet with Orange España, which while not fibre optic is fast enough for our needs, and found a wonderful health food shop that has wonderful owners and provides a wide range of fresh and processed organic foods!
Having got through the coldest winter months, which were not so inhospitable, we are now approaching summer. From what we understand, the summers here can be a little hectic, so we will see what we think when it happens. For now I am feeling very contented, perhaps the most contented that I have ever felt with the beach on the doorstep, with a busy workflow and a sense of wellness in my life. Whether this is to do with the location I have no doubt, however there is a greater of sense of wellness and happiness in the air here for me. I would wholeheartedly recommend the experience!!