How Can Living Abroad Benefit You?

13 July 2018



For a lot of people, there are few things more wonderful than travel. Being able to see the world and experience
new things is something that most of us crave more than just about anything. However, one of the toughest things
about visiting a new place and falling in love with it is that, eventually, you're going to need to come home again.
Or will you? The truth is that one of the very best things you can do in your life is to spend some time living on the
other side of the world. Here are just a few amazing reasons why you should live in another country at some
point in your life.






HELPS YOU APPRECIATE WHERE YOU CAME FROM 

When you spend your entire life in one place, it can be incredibly easy to start to resent it. You start to feel as
though your home is too small, the town you live in is boring and cramped, and that the people that you're around
have nothing interesting to offer. However, getting to spend time away from all of that is one of the very best ways
to learn to appreciate where you came from. Now, there's no guarantee that you're going to suddenly find yourself
desperate to move back to your hometown, but you may find that you don't dislike it quite as much as you thought
you did. In fact, you might even start to develop a certain degree of nostalgia for it!





IT CAN SAVE YOU MONEY

There was a time when being able to move out and live on your own was pretty much the expectation for most
adults. However, thanks to the rising costs of living paired with stagnant wages, it's now more like an impossible fantasy for a lot of people. Even rent prices are too high for some people, let alone the idea of buying a house.
However, if you wanted to live somewhere outside of the UK or the US, then you're going to be in a much better
position to make your money go further. You can get Luxury Apartments in Marbella for far cheaper than you would
get in a lot of other places. Not only is it cheaper to rent or buy a home but a lot of the smaller costs of living are
cheaper in other countries as well. You'll be amazed at how much food you can buy in other countries with what
you might consider to be a pretty meager amount of money.   





BRINGS YOU IN CONTACT WITH NEW PEOPLE

There's one thing that can help open your mind and broaden your horizons better than just about anything else,
and that's talking to people from a different background to you. The reality is that most people tend to gravitate
towards those who are similar to them in some way. Most of the time, there's nothing wrong with this. After all,
there's nothing wrong with wanting to spend time with people that you have something in common with. But it
does carry with it the risk that people can become insular and start to think of people that they don't connect with
as different or inferior in some way. It's amazing how fast those kinds of preconceptions disappear as soon as you
start actually interacting with people from different backgrounds. Being open-minded and listening to the things
that they have to say can not only help you understand them and their culture better but can help you to better
understand your own sense of identity and culture as well.

Sure, living somewhere totally new can be incredibly scary for a lot of people. But as the saying goes,
"fortune favours the bold!" If you really want to get the most out of your life, then the best thing that you can do
is to really get out there and experience everything that it has to offer. Sure, that means that there are going to
be times when things might feel scary or risky, and sometimes things aren't going to work out the way that you
might have wanted. But the truth is that the only real way that you won't have had a good life is if you hadn't tried
your best to live it to the fullest!

PHOTOS BY THE INCREDIBLE SOPHIE ANN PHOTOGRAPHY

Would you ever consider moving abroad? I'm think of moving away for one year in the future...at least!

Lots of love


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