How many times while traveling to somewhere beautiful and relaxing have you thought, “Man, I wish I could just move here?” IT’s easy to fantasize about living the simple life in a bucolic village, trading the cares and stresses of urban life for the simple existence of country living.
Amrita Das has a piece in Traveling Ides of March talking about his own disillusioning experience moving to a placed he previously vacationed in. Das uprooted his life in Mumbai to move to a small town in the beautiful Goa region of India. Even though he had traveled to Goa many times before he moved there, he was still surprised by the experience of actually living there. While it was just as gorgeous as he remembered, he didn’t realize that he would be viewed as a tourist even living there for six months, or that it would be so hard to get work done there. Eventually, he decided to leave his dream home for greener pastures.
Remember, much of the appeal of travel destinations is their novelty. When you vacation somewhere, you usually experience a charming fantasy version of that place. As a tourist, it’s hard to notice the little annoyances that are a part of everyone’s day-to-day life. So before you pack your bags to move to that charming little village in the Emilia-Romagna you visited last summer, remember that living there probably won’t be the fairytale you imagine.
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