A good question. After eight happy years in Northern Cyprus and a group of good friends over there, why should we uproot and move on. Everybody has their own personal reasons for doing things but for us having no dependants and in fact no family at all, we felt the need to get closer to the life we had always had, working in Europe, also the need to be someplace where we could commute to close friends, people we have known for many years, who live in UK, Spain and of course Holland.
The logical thing might have been to move back to UK or to Holland, as in both cases we would not have to learn the language, but if our memories serve us well, both of these places are extremely cold in winter. One other major factor in making our decision to return to Europe was the increasing cost of medical assistance in TRNC. Many of our friends still have a base in UK so remain registered with an NHS doctor there, we on the other hand had to pay for all treatment over in Cyprus and we recognised the fact that, as we get older it is more likely that some treatment might well be needed and that this would eat into our capital very quickly.
So why this area of France, the Dordogne. Well it has a relatively mild climate, in fact it gets quite warm in summer. Add to this the fact that we have both Bergerac and Bordeaux airports within a reasonable travelling distance and we can drive to UK, Holland and the Alicante area of Spain in around 10 hours, it seemed a suitable choice for us.
Well it's our choice anyway, time will tell and you can be sure to read all about it.
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