It was 8 a.m. and we were walking the streets in Barcelona with the kids and this was back in September 2019, just 3 weeks after we started our Grand Adventure. It was a very quiet morning, the streets were nearly deserted and you’d be hard pressed to find a shop open for breakfast. Quite the contrary to life in Singapore that is bustling with life and activity at 8 a.m. with folks heading out to work, making the school drop off before work, helpers or stay at home parents or the elderly making their trip to the market to buy groceries.

In Barcelona, there was none of that that we saw. The Spanish culture was alive and well here, where folks sleep in after late nights out and head in to work later.  The quiet of the morning was a lovely way to start the day and have some reflective thoughts. The desire to work in Spain once again gnawed at my