- 3 years ago
- Wedding: January 2014
Hi Bee’s –
I’m looking for some help… Trying to plan a trip of a lifetime. Need some direction…
My mother got sick suddenly a few years back. This changed me and the way I look at things. She got sick so suddenly there was no time to plan for anything. Like I remember she always said she wanted to go to Europe one time. Now she can’t make it to the grocery store around the corner of her house.
I do live abroad now, I live in Mexico. Part of the reason I made the decision to go is because of my mother and not wanting to hold off on things. Sometimes there is no later. Sometimes. My fi and I are happy where we are located. We have been wanting to travel though. The other day I told my fiance in about 6 months lets just go already. I wish for us to do a major trip of a lifetime. But, I find I need help with some of the details that overwhelm me.
WORKING WHILE TRAVELING
I will continue to work while traveling. I work on line. The plan is for us to stay in one country for 3 months which is the max visa time allowed. Then we will travel to a second country for 3 months. After being gone a total of 6 monthso we will return to our home in Mexico.
WHERE WE ARE WANTING TO GO…
Its not etched in stone which city I wish to go to yet. If anyone has any suggestions on cities or what good forums or websites are to find out more please let me know. We will be there for 3 months so I need somewhere to set up and work with internet access.
I wish to rent some type of house, flat or apartment. Because we will be there for so very long we would like to be in the safest cheapest area possible. Furnished apartments would work best for us. It does not have to be the most beautiful building but when it rains I don’t want rain water leaking from the roof or rats crawling around the inside of my apartment at night. I wish to be close to the water, walking distance if possible because my fi loves to swim.
This is the one I have the most trouble with researching. I had the spot picked, we were going to Amsterdam for 3 months. Now I’m not sure because of all the overwhelming housing rules there. I’m completely open to staying in France, Spain or Italy also. I was even thinking about the greek island of Cyprus.
Renting places in Amsterdam is quite tricky because of government rules amoung other things. I just don’t know how it can be done now. If anyone has worked out staying there for a long period of time I’d be interested in hearing from you.
Aside from Amsterdam. My other question is… Is there a specific country that is easier to get long term rentals without spending an arm and a leg in France, Spain or Italy?
And again regardless of where we end up is there a suggestion which city? I’m open to anything. This is not about jamming everything into a 2 week vacation. This is more about being somewhere to experience the culture for an extended period of time.