Expat Update 04: Welcome Home

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Despite moving to Madrid to escape the cold, harsh Ottawa winters, we decided that it would be a great idea to ring in the new year by exploring Helsinki and Tallinn (and watching a bit of hockey). Apparently, we just couldn’t stay away from the ice, snow and cold!

And, to make the cold seem that much harsher we decided to leave for our sub-zero adventure the morning after returning from the Canary Islands. There’s nothing like +20C temperatures to make -10C feel that much colder.

We had an absolutely fantastic time exploring all three locales, but after two weeks on the road I was ready to come home (side note: how do you Digital Nomads do it?! After two weeks I was out of clothes and ready for a rest!).

At first it was weird to think of Madrid as home. Even though we’d been here for over two months it has always felt temporary, like our apartment was just a hotel we were staying at long term. I hadn’t really started to feel attached to the city.

But all of that changed while we were away. Maybe it was living out of a suitcase, or maybe it was re-experiencing actual winter weather , but while we were away I really started to appreciate and even miss Madrid.

And now that we’re back in Madrid, and both battling the inevitable post-travel-cold, I’m so happy that it finally feels like home, and there’s no place I’d rather be.

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