For most people, the decision to move abroad follows a period of careful consideration of all the pros and cons.
But however much you think you have prepared yourself and however much you have read up and researched your dream destination, you don’t really know what it is going to be like until you have actually made the move. Once you are there, a lot of your time will initially be taken up by all kinds of practical matters and issues, and once you have dealt with those it is also extremely important to create a good social network.

A good quality of life – whether you live in rainy Belgium or the Netherlands or on a sunny mountain in Spain – is about more than owning a beautiful villa or apartment on the coast!