A few weeks ago we talked about settling down somewhere for a while, but we couldn’t quite decide where.
Well, it is now official: We will be moving to the winter wonderland of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany – tomorrow!
As much as we love Asia, sun and warm weather – this just feels so right, and we figured that following our gut would be the best thing to do.
We initially settled for Zell Am See in Austria but missed our chance on the apartment we wanted, so Garmisch-Partenkirchen it is.
While Asia would have been cheaper if you stayed in the same place, we knew that we wouldn’t have been able to stay away from traveling all the time while we were there.
Which sort of takes away the point from what we wanted – staying in one place, focusing on our new business projects and taking them to the next level, while at the same time having fun skiing.
We made a few rough calculations on predicted costs to live in Europe vs South East Asia and found some interesting data.
After comparing flights, food costs, accommodation and extras, it would cost about the same traveling around and living in South East Asia on a budget as it would staying in a ski resort in Europe including all ski gear and ski passes for 3 months.
This would make some people think ”Wow, you can travel to all of these places in Asia for the same price?”, but for some reason we didn’t feel all that excited about that.
And in the end, the calculations and positive vs negative-lists are really just guidelines, it all comes down to what you want to do.
So after a month traveling around different parts of Germany, we are now ready to move in and spend some time in this little Bavarian resort right on the border of Austria…
Have you been to Bavaria? What did you think?