Arty places to live in Europe
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Nov 18, 2012 6:03 PM Last Post By: joaop
Nov 17, 2012 2:16 PM
Arty places to live in EuropeHello everyone, myself and my partner are looking to leave the grey skies of the UK behind to try life abroad.
We are thinking of somewhere in Western Europe but the choice seems overwhelming and travelling all around Europe to try to find somewhere we like isn't practical right now, so we are looking for some guidance and suggestions! Our ideal city / town would consist of:
Somewhere with a decent climate, anywhere where it rains less than here would be good!
We would like to live by the sea.
Somewhere with good hiking opportunities
Somewhere that is creative with a good art & design community I'm a freelance illustrator and printmaker, my partner is a graphic designer
Somewhere with good art / craft markets and small, independent shops
We also love hiking, yoga, vegetarian restaurants and generally somewhere we can lead a healthy, outdoorsy life.
Somewhere where English quite widely spoken, although my husband speaks Spanish pretty well.
Are we asking too much? Suggestions would be much appreciated, thanks!
(cross posted on the long haul branch)
Nov 17, 2012 3:03 PM
Nov 17, 2012 8:52 PM
Nov 17, 2012 9:50 PM
Nov 17, 2012 10:09 PM
Nov 18, 2012 1:50 AM
5Thanks for replies everyone, if anyone has some specific towns and cities in mind that would be really useful for us. Sitges does sound interesting Peejee.
PhiMeow, is there anywhere in particular in Southern Spain that you think would fit the bill?
And Peejee, we will be initially working remotely from the UK but will be hoping to expand on this by maybe getting some local freelance work too, although this wouldn't be an absolute necessity.
Look forward to hearing your thoughts!
Nov 18, 2012 2:37 AM
Nov 18, 2012 6:03 PM
7Rain? Well... well... well... It depends of whereabout in the UK Phileas lives. Did you know that... it may rain more per annum in places such as Rome, Albania, Slovenia, Lisbon, Oporto, the northern coast of Spain, ... than in London?
The thing is that London has gray skies and little drops of rain throughout the year whereas the places mantioned above may have heavy rainfall as well as sunshine in the colder months and a strong sunshine in the warmer months. London is eastern side of Great-Brittain, which produces a little rain shadow effect. The western areas of Brittain are surely rainier than southern Europe (even though not all).
The Mediterranean Spain is surely drier. Areas to the southeast of Spain - Murcia, Alicante, Granada, Almeria - are among the driest in Europe.
Edited by: joaop
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