Life is easy in Madrid. Each day begins with a stop at the local coffee shop for a steaming cup of espresso with a dash of milk. The owner knows just how much milk to add…and always does so with a smile. My coffee costs just $1.70—a small price to pay for getting my morning off to the best start.
I love being able to travel wherever and whenever I like, for as long as I like. And these days I can, thanks to copywriting. Put simply, I write compelling stories and articles for businesses. It’s flexible and fun and it’s been paying the way for my overseas adventures for years now...
When Neville Johnson, 61, retired from the public service, he and his wife, Liz, 63, decided to look overseas for their retirement. It was Europe, with its vast history and diverse cultures and cuisines that beckoned. “We considered a few European retirement destinations. A friend suggested we put Spain on the list,” says Liz.
Rich in history, culture and romance, Europe has long had a strong appeal for Australian retirees. But many people who would love to retire to the Old World fret that it’s beyond their budget. And while Europe on the whole is more expensive than Asia or Latin America, that’s not to say that there aren’t countries here where a more affordable retirement can be found—without sacrificing the Old-World romance you crave.
The southern province of Andalucia, particularly the area around the Costa del Sol, is the epitome of good-value, romantic Spanish living. It has everything: long, sandy beaches perfect for strolling on…romantic, white-washed hill towns cling to the Andalusian hillsides…a sunny climate where snow and even rain are a rarity…and a cost of living so affordable you’ll find it hard to believe you’re in a European country...