31 Reasons Never to Move to Another Country

Obviously it’s a terrible idea…

1. You’ll be forced to sample all sorts of new and exciting foods…

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2. …and you’ll probably get fat as all the delicious food moves towards your mouth, like a moth to a flame.

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3. Your phone/camera memory will be saturated with all the photos you take.

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4. You’ll get hooked on award-winning foreign TV shows.

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5. You’ll be infected by new rhythms.

6. You’ll be intoxicated by delicious new liquids and liquors.

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7. You’ll be pulled off the beaten track…

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8. …and pushed out to sea.

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9. You’ll find your bank account emptied by new stores and fashions…

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10. …and your days filled with new experiences.

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11. Your old friends will invite themselves to visit you…

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12. … as will your family.

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13. You might learn a foreign language…

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14. …or two.

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15. You’ll discover and feel inclined to celebrate new holidays…

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16. …and new festivals.

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17. You might learn about a new religion.

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18. You’ll probably expand your historical horizons.

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19. You could learn about things you didn’t expect.

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20. You’ll find yourself seduced by new loves…

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21. …or maybe get in touch with your creative side.

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22. History could be made…

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23. …and you could be a part of it.

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24. You might have the great misfortune of discovering new literature…

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25. …or find yourself in a totally unexpected situation.

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26. You’ll gain new perspectives…

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27. …and have your breath taken away.

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28. Heaven forbid, you might have fun.

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29. You’ll meet too many diverse and interesting people…

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30. …and some of them might end up as friends…

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31. …friends that you’ll be stuck with for the rest of your life.

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All in all it’s a stupid idea and you just shouldn’t do it ever.

All photos were taken by me or with me during my years living abroad in Spain and France.
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