Filip, Valerie & son

We , Filip and Valerie and our son Cédric, now live in Spain since January 2011. Before that we both had our full time job in teaching.In Belgium we had the perfect life, but we wanted to travel more. At one point we were so enthousiastic that we decided that one day we would to make the big transition to build a new life in warmer climates.

‘One day’ came faster that expected! Without telling anyone of our plans, we travelled to Portugal in February 2010.  We have build a house twice already in Belgium and wanted to build again. During the Easter holiday we went back to Portugal. Adn then got stuck because of the ash-cloud. We could not get home in time to start teaching, our colleague didn’t even know we were away travelling…
Our first idea was to convirt and old ruin into a beautifull new building.  These plans were quickly put aside when we heard how long this could take. Paperwork and building could last up to 2-3  years. We didn’t want to wait that long, our son is 10 and we do not have to wait 2 more years to emigrate. He would be a teenager by then and will be more attached to friends and his environment than now.

We continued looking for houses that needed small renovations.  After months of searching we didn’t really find what we were looking for. Untill one evening, on TV, they said it was a good time to buy a house in Spain. From then on all went very fast. We chose a new destination: Andalucía!  We went there on our honeymoon in 1994, so this wasn´t a completely new area for us. Already than, I remember we played with the idea of moving to Spain, romantic or not…

On the website of geert and Patricia we found a lot of properties that appealed to us and without thinking we starten talking to them. We booked our flights and went on a 3 day tour of ‘househunting’
The second to last property we saw was the one, all three of us were blown away from the moment we entered the house on the edge of the Riogordo village. Everything was just perfect. The house, the land, the views, easily accessible, nearby facilities… 

Our choice was made and very soon we exchanged our belgian lives for a new spanish one..

BIENVENIDO EN ESPAÑA!

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