In Search of Nirvana is all about my expat life since leaving London in 2008. First stop was the warm sunny Maltese Island of Gozo and then on to South West France. Read about the trials and tribulations, the up's and downs, the positives as well as the negatives.
Saturday, December 06, 2008
Top Five Best Islands To Live On. Is Gozo in there?
We decided yesterday to go and look at American style fridge freezers, you know the ones with the side by side doors. We looked at these before we left the UK but decided to wait until our arrival here in sunny Gozo. So we went to the store to check out prices, we found one that we liked and asked the price, I was told €1595.00 I thought that sounds expensive and duly shopped around, they were all a similar price. With the use of Google I thought lets check out some prices, the LG fridge freezer we had looked at, in the UK £650.00, in Italy €850.00. Now I realise that prices from country to country will vary due to exchange rates etc. Most white goods supplied here in Malta and Gozo are supplied from Italy, so why such a large difference in the prices?
I came across this article over the weekend from Journeyetc.com. I mention it of course because Gozo is in there. The first part is below.
When it comes to downsizing your life, you may just want to sell up your belongings and make a clean break to one of the many exotic and remote islands around the world. What better way to while away your time and relax from the hustle and bustle of a busy life than sunbathing under the fronds of coconut palms, or swimming in the crystal clear waters of the tropics? Or maybe sunshine is not for you, but the remoteness and close-knit community of one of the more northerly rural island appeals?