Before I left for Spain, I was speaking to a friend of mine and he said that his partner, who is not American, gets anxy after a while and starts talking trash about America. I said I know the lingo as I live with a European. It’s all America sucks, Americans do this, etc. My friend said, “Truth is I am an American but I like it here.” I said, I know and guess what, they do too. My European partner has been here for over 25 years, while his partner has been here over a decade. Obviously, if it was better there, they’d be there.
That said Europe has it all going on in terms of lifestyle – something every American could use a big dose of. While their bathrooms suck (unlike all the ubiquitous European spa bathroom you will see in a architectural magazines), their kitchens are tiny and there is no a/c on hot hot hot days – but all in all, they take time to go to the coast, to read, to go out for walks and to see friends, and they manage to negotiate all the electronic devices we have without being devoured by them.
So which is better? Why choose, why not enjoy the best of both?