Hi, I'm Gary White. I'm a 78-year-old ex-pat American living in Spain with my beloved wife and partner, Elyn Aviva. We recently had to travel to the US to take care of business. When people learned that we are living in Spain, we were often asked, "how did you do it?” We sensed a yearning on the part of many people to emigrate out of the US.
How did we do it? Well, this blog is my answer to that question. I'm not going to tell you how you can do it. There are any number of sites that will do that. I'm simply going to tell you how we do it. I will talk about the joys, excitements, hassles, the day-to-day pleasures, and things I didn't know about until I got here.
So you can expect a combination of practical hints, things that we are doing, how we eat, what shopping is like , the people we meet, who our friends are, and, in general, what life is like for us.
You will see some ads in these blog posts, but I don't intend to get rich by having you click on these ads. If you see something that you want and buy it by clicking here, I will get a small cut. But I'm not going to run ads for things that I don't know anything about. I will use AdSense from time to time, and they will make some of the choices, but I'll monitor their choices and eliminate products I don't approve off. In short, I am not aiming to be a six-figure-per-year superblogger.
To keep myself occupied and to have fun, I publish a series of books, and produce videos and podcasts. You will see links to some of those items from time to time. I make a profit on the sale of the books but the podcasts are simply a labor of love. I do them because they are entertaining for me.
So that is a bit about who I am and what you can expect from this blog. I welcome your comments, and if you have had experiences as an ex pat, I may ask you to write a guest blog post for me.