Malta is one of those countries where the traditional and the contemporary live side by side. There is definitely a more modern feel in the north compared to the south. The northern part of the island is more urban and populated while many southern parts have a distinctly rural feel to them. With the majority of the population living in the northern region, the quietness and rural tranquillity of the south can be really welcoming for those seeking peace and calm.
No matter how perfect another country might seem to you, there are certain things that might be not as good as you are used to. Or even, let’s be frank here, sometimes things are so drastically different, that it might cause you discomfort. It is important to consider potential negative sides to your retirement in Portugal to think whether you can deal with them or make some kind of compromise. So what are the pros and cons of relocating to soak up the Portuguese sunshine in retirement?
Brits will never get bored with the dream of moving to the sun in retirement. There is something infinitely appealing in the idea that one doesn’t have to check the weather forecast for tomorrow any longer, it will be the same as yesterday – sunny and warm. Thousands of us succumb to the charms of the sunnier lands every year, and so we pack and go to France, Greece, Cyprus or our all-time favourite Spain.
Already many Brits appreciate just what a good thing we’re onto having such easy access to scenically stunning France and the potential it offers for a high quality more affordable lifestyle. France, however, is a country of great contrasts, with a good deal of difference between the regions and the types of lifestyle you can expect as a retiree in France.