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    How to retire to the countryside in Spain

    Giving up your day job, moving to another country, changing your life around; this was all quite daunting at first for Patricia and I. But over time we got more and more used to the idea of moving to Spain. Here are the 9 steps we followed to make our life changing move to Finca Bravo:   1. Make a plan About 3 years ago, I brought up the subject of what we wanted out of our lives with Patricia. At the time, we were both doing well professionally but something was missing. So we started to do some research and came up with a plan. We would remortgage our house…

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    Why are we leaving everything behind?

    People might be curious as to why on earth we would trade our comfortable life in cosmopolitan London to live in a place as quiet and rural as Cortegana. We’ve been planning our move for almost three years now and during this time we have explained the ins and outs of our adventurous (some prefer the word ‘crazy’) project to our friends and family many times. Usually people ask a lot of practical questions and sometimes this means we forget to talk about why we are doing this. So here is a post trying to address this question and highlight the main reasons behind our change in lifestyle. I should begin with…