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POLL: living in lanzarote

Posted: Mon Jun 1, 2020 3:51pm
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shannonk

Posts: 1

Location: Playa Blanca

Joined: 1 Jun 2020

Hi
Me and my boyfriend are looking at hiring an air bnb in Lanzarote for 3 months during around April time 2021. This could be earlier in the year   or later but April is the plan right now. I have been many times and love it there. We will be 19 and 20 when we  go. Do you  think it is worth quitting our jobs in the UK to go for just 3 months? We will not be working out there so will save up but unsure if its a good choice or not as we will   arrive back without a job and our jobs do not allow this much time off.

Please let me know your ideas :)


 

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Susan22

Posted: Wed Jun 3, 2020 11:03am

Posts: 16

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Location: Haria

Joined: 3 Dec 2017

Posted: Wed Jun 3, 2020 11:03am

Hi, you are obviously a pretty cool person to appreciate Lanzarote so much at 19, to want to have a long stay. I'm 70 and found it only 4 years ago and have since bought a house at the north east part of the island, north of Costa Teguise. Since we're still in lockdown, hope you don't mind me enjoying myself spending a few minutes talking about it, cuz I love it so much. (And playing momma I guess.)

So, a couple of points:

1. My daughter, now 28, left the country after Uni and went travelling to South America.  Sure there were risks, and the risk of you guys not having jobs when you return is a real one for you to weigh up.  Anyway, she had a brilliant time, learned lots about herself, made some very good decisions about her life while out travelling...cuz it gives you a new perspective, and time to think: what will make me happy? (And what's making me unhappy - her boyfriend back home-  she ended with him when she got home.)

2. Life is risk and reward.  I grew up in the States, lived in NYC for 20 years and then moved to Leeds at 38 because of a relationship and wanting to have a family.  The marriage didn't work as a marriage (we're still good friends) but I got so much from it - my family, my stepkids, my profession in the NHS, an amazing set of friends and experiences.  I've never looked back.  I love being here.  But I took a big risk moving countries. I've always said to my kids: you have a long life of work ahead, you'll have any number of different jobs, take breaks when you can - step off the rat race, you can always get back on.  And if you two can't do it at 19 and 20...... well, why not? 

3. In the 21st century, Lanzarote is one of the heavens on earth - the climate, the landscape, the sea and sun, but most importantly the people and their culture. Canarians are mellow, kind, funny, family orientated, and if you just try speaking some spanish (an easy language to learn) they return the effort mucho. They are also well into music, culture, dancing, surfing, The younger generation here is great.  Sundays are chilled days, few work, everyone has a home and a job, a phone, a car, a bike, they dress great, but no one's worried about working harder to make more money - it's a really equal society. The way life ought to be I think.

4.  Probably enough of my adoration of freedom and Lanzarote.  But can I finally suggest that if you go for awhile, have a car?  Autoriesen the cheapest rental I find. Go check out the north of the island.  Playa Blanca is beautiful and the south coast is too, but PB is a city created for old, retired British tourists and holidaymakers.  Come up north too - see the real Lanzarote. The towns north of Tahiche, and the inland towns, have been there since the earthquakes of the 1800's and before (I assume you've taken the bus tour around Timanfaya National Park and heard the history?). See the vineyards, see Caesar Manrique's house, the Fundacion.  Go to  Famara Beach, the surfing center of the island, see Orzola and the ferry boats going to Graciosa. If you come to Lanza, come see us in our little village on the sea.  The North is equally as gorgeous as the south, but not full of tourists.  There's a small tourist town called Costa Teguise there, jobs available there usually.

5. In ending, I guess I would say, if I was 19 and know what I know now, I would give it 6 months! And an open mind about what's going to make me happy in life!

Best wishes from an old busybody,

Susan x 

KatieMark

Posted: Sun Jun 7, 2020 1:30pm

Posts: 8

3 helpful points

Location: Playa Blanca

Joined: 6 Jun 2020

Posted: Sun Jun 7, 2020 1:30pm

Wow Susan what a beautiful read. 

I felt 4 a moment I was back in Lanza reading your beautiful story. We too love Tequise, Fumara Beach

We love it there so much. My partner has a place in Playa Blanca 😎 and we too hope to retire there in a few years.

Have a wonderful day and stay safe.

Susan22

Posted: Sun Jun 7, 2020 3:47pm

Posts: 16

13 helpful points

Location: Haria

Joined: 3 Dec 2017

Posted: Sun Jun 7, 2020 3:47pm

KatieMark wrote on Sun Jun 7, 2020 1:30pm:

Wow Susan what a beautiful read. 

I felt 4 a moment I was back in Lanza reading your beautiful story. We too love Tequise, Fumara Beach

We love it there so much. My partner has a place in Playa Blanca 😎 and we too hope to retire there in a few years.

Have a wonderful day and stay safe.

Thanks Katie,

I am hoping to get back first week of July, I got locked out coming home to UK for a funeral.

Hope you are safe and well too.  And get back to Lanzarote before too long! x

marlenefinn68

Posted: Tue Jun 9, 2020 1:28pm

Posts: 1

Location: Puerto del Carmen

Joined: 4 Jun 2020

Posted: Tue Jun 9, 2020 1:28pm

Susan22 wrote on Wed Jun 3, 2020 11:03am:

Hi, you are obviously a pretty cool person to appreciate Lanzarote so much at 19, to want to have a long stay. I'm 70 and found it only 4 years ago and have since bought a house at the north east part of the island, north of Costa Teguise. Since we're still in lockdown, hope you don't mind me enj...

...oying myself spending a few minutes talking about it, cuz I love it so much. (And playing momma I guess.)

So, a couple of points:

1. My daughter, now 28, left the country after Uni and went travelling to South America.  Sure there were risks, and the risk of you guys not having jobs when you return is a real one for you to weigh up.  Anyway, she had a brilliant time, learned lots about herself, made some very good decisions about her life while out travelling...cuz it gives you a new perspective, and time to think: what will make me happy? (And what's making me unhappy - her boyfriend back home-  she ended with him when she got home.)

2. Life is risk and reward.  I grew up in the States, lived in NYC for 20 years and then moved to Leeds at 38 because of a relationship and wanting to have a family.  The marriage didn't work as a marriage (we're still good friends) but I got so much from it - my family, my stepkids, my profession in the NHS, an amazing set of friends and experiences.  I've never looked back.  I love being here.  But I took a big risk moving countries. I've always said to my kids: you have a long life of work ahead, you'll have any number of different jobs, take breaks when you can - step off the rat race, you can always get back on.  And if you two can't do it at 19 and 20...... well, why not? 

3. In the 21st century, Lanzarote is one of the heavens on earth - the climate, the landscape, the sea and sun, but most importantly the people and their culture. Canarians are mellow, kind, funny, family orientated, and if you just try speaking some spanish (an easy language to learn) they return the effort mucho. They are also well into music, culture, dancing, surfing, The younger generation here is great.  Sundays are chilled days, few work, everyone has a home and a job, a phone, a car, a bike, they dress great, but no one's worried about working harder to make more money - it's a really equal society. The way life ought to be I think.

4.  Probably enough of my adoration of freedom and Lanzarote.  But can I finally suggest that if you go for awhile, have a car?  Autoriesen the cheapest rental I find. Go check out the north of the island.  Playa Blanca is beautiful and the south coast is too, but PB is a city created for old, retired British tourists and holidaymakers.  Come up north too - see the real Lanzarote. The towns north of Tahiche, and the inland towns, have been there since the earthquakes of the 1800's and before (I assume you've taken the bus tour around Timanfaya National Park and heard the history?). See the vineyards, see Caesar Manrique's house, the Fundacion.  Go to  Famara Beach, the surfing center of the island, see Orzola and the ferry boats going to Graciosa. If you come to Lanza, come see us in our little village on the sea.  The North is equally as gorgeous as the south, but not full of tourists.  There's a small tourist town called Costa Teguise there, jobs available there usually.

5. In ending, I guess I would say, if I was 19 and know what I know now, I would give it 6 months! And an open mind about what's going to make me happy in life!

Best wishes from an old busybody,

Susan x 

That was lovely Susan!

I went to lanzarote last year ..fell in love with it!! Im feom ireland..lived in Canada for 30 yrs..back in ireland..and would dearly love to move to Lanzarote next ..soon..im 51..partner is too..Im a carer and would love to set up my own  business there...

Well done...what a great place to live!! 

Thanks Susan for imyhe info!!

Marlene 

Susan22

Posted: Tue Jun 9, 2020 2:11pm

Posts: 16

13 helpful points

Location: Haria

Joined: 3 Dec 2017

Posted: Tue Jun 9, 2020 2:11pm

marlenefinn68 wrote on Tue Jun 9, 2020 1:28pm:

That was lovely Susan!

I went to lanzarote last year ..fell in love with it!! Im feom ireland..lived in Canada for 30 yrs..back in ireland..and would dearly love to move to Lanzarote next ..soon..im 51..partner is too..Im a carer and would love to set up my own  business there...

Well done...what a great place to live!! 

Thanks Susan for imyhe info!!

Marlene 

Hi Marlene, I’m glad you enjoyed my full on romantic ode to Lanzarote! I really love it and always love the people who feel it like I do. Hope your dreams come true. My dream is to get back the 16 July :)

Have a very good day. Susan x

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