Don't get me wrong, I love living in the United States and I'm a proud New Yorker for life, but if there were one place I would move to, it would probably be Spain.
I lived in Barcelona for five months on a study abroad program in college, and I traveled around the country to different regions from Basque Country to Andalucia. And since my semester abroad, I've returned to Spain almost every year. I guess I just can't stay away, thanks to these things that Spain does better than the US.
1.The wine...especially the cava
2.The laid-back, relaxed pace of things
3.The freshly squeezed juice
4.The beaches (~swoon~)
5.The jamón 🤤🤤🤤
6.The late dinner hour
7.The work-life balance
8.The tapas bars
9.The food markets
10.The public transportation
11.The incredibly affordable budget flights
12.The lengthy midweek lunch hour
13.The olive oil
14.The candy stores
15.The drinking culture
18.The Mediterranean climate
19.And finally, the cuisine
Plus, tapas are pretty much the perfect meal because you get to try little bites of so many delicious things.
Have you ever lived abroad or traveled somewhere that made you feel like you could stay there forever? Tell us in the comments below!