I moved from Mexico to Spain final yr. Listed here are 8 issues which have shocked me essentially the most, and why I like residing on the coast in Valencia.

After rising up in Mexico and residing in locations like Mexico Metropolis, Australia, France, and Italy, a yr in the past, I moved to Valencia, a metropolis on the southeastern coast of Spain.

The author in Valencia, Spain. Dan Ruemeser/Jennifer Fernandez Solano

The creator is a journey author who moved from Mexico Metropolis, Mexico, to Valencia, Spain.

Dan Ruemeser/Jennifer Fernandez Solano

I grew up in Mexico Metropolis, and lived there for many of my life. I like my house nation, however as a journey author, I additionally love the experiences of residing and touring overseas. Thus far, I’ve spent six years in Australia and one yr in France, plus a number of months on and off in Italy. 

I then got here again to my hometown of Mexico Metropolis, the place I lived for eight years earlier than I as soon as once more, craved a brand new journey. When deciding the place to go subsequent, I selected Valencia, Spain. I already had buddies within the Spanish metropolis; once I first visited them in 2019, I fell in love with town’s unending summer time climate and beachy ambiance. 

After I thought of shifting there, I puzzled if I would prefer it on condition that town has simply over 800,000 individuals in comparison with Mexico Metropolis’s 22 million. Nonetheless, I now love the extra relaxed really feel and Valencia has exceeded my expectations.

After a yr, I am nonetheless discovering extra about my present house base, however 9 issues particularly have shocked me essentially the most.