When I decided on the title for this blog, I wanted something that sounded catchy and expressed how we felt about life in our new country. Little did I know that I had picked up on an expression that had been used in the past to describe a similar experience to ours.
My friend, Germán Martin at the Auntamiento de Bigastro has kindly sent me a link to an excellent explanation of the phrase “Esto es jauja” which comes from a site called Blogodisea. It is in Spanish so this is my rough (very rough) translation). You can read the full article by clicking on this link.
Now I am not going to pretend that Bigastro or Spain is the kind of utopia described by these people but is does provide us with a good life in our retirement. After the so called honeymoon period we are still thoroughly enjoying life in our new town. There is an awful lot for us to learn about the area and plenty of places for us to explore. I don’t think we will ever get bored living here because it is probably as close to jauja as we are going to find.