I'm from the US but have I've been living in Spain for more than 11 years!
When I was at university, I studied abroad in the south of France. Since then, I knew that I HAD to explore the world, and traveling became one of my greatest passions. I moved to SE Asia after I graduated from university, and years after that, I fulfilled my dream of living in Spain. Spain was supposed to be a 6-12 month plan. I didn't speak Spanish. I was 30 years old. I didn't know anybody there. And I didn't have a job. Some people thought I was crazy/too old. But I didn't care, I had wanted to live there since my study abroad experience so away I went. My 6-12-months-living-in-Spain plan has turned into almost 11 years! A big reason I love living in Spain is because of how many different "worlds" are at my fingertips. In a couple of hours, I can be in a place with a completely different language, culture, religion, cuisine, etc.....and I LOVE this! Traveling helps break the barriers between us and reminds us that we're all human, living on the same planet.