5 minutes with Patricia

Patricia with Pintxo

5 Minutes with …

Patricia

Retired early to live in Spain… Or Fled the US to avoid the Chaos … Hahahahahaha

For Postcards from Valencia’s 9th interview, we are pleased to present Patricia, an expat from the USA who chose Valencia, Spain as THE place for her and her husband to retire to. She is a real estate entrepreneur and is amazing in designing and decorating her home. She has a wonderful personality and makes everyone feel at ease from the minute you meet her.

HOMETOWN

Valencia, Spain

 

ORIGINALLY FROM

Los Angeles, California, USA

 

ALWAYS IN MY LUGGAGE/HANDBAG

Passport, phone, vape

 

FAVORITE HOME-AWAY-FROM-HOME PLACES

Mammoth California and every new place we go.

 

A FAVORITE TRAVEL MEMORY

Smiling… it doesn’t matter where when you travel you smile!

 

MY FAVORITE WAY TO PACK IS FOLDING, ROLLING OR PACKING CUBES

Fold jeans and bulky items, roll shirts, undies and cotton stuff. Forget the packing cubes they take up too much room.

 

3 MONEY-SAVING TRAVEL TACTICS I USE

1. Airline points

2. hotel points

3. travel off-season

 

3 WAYS THAT I HAVE FUN WHILE TRAVELING

1. Taking breaks to enjoy the area and not trying to see everything

2. Having a great travel partner.

3. Looking for the similarities in cultures rather than the differences.

 

MY TRAVEL MANTRA

“There will be problems, so you can laugh or cry, laughing is more fun! ”

 

THE LAST BOOK I READ IS ...

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

 

MY IDEAL DINNER PARTY: ME + 4 OTHERS

Hmmmm…. Fritz (husband), Obama, Robin Williams, Jon Stewart.

 

RECENT DISCOVERY

Monaco

 

TOP TIP TO AVOID JET LAG

Sleep, sleep, sleep on the plane and then get out and do something!

 

ON A PLANE, TRAIN OR AUTOMOBILE I ...

Plane… sleep! Automobile… navigate! Train… haven’t done many trips by train!

 

3 THINGS I DO AS SOON AS I LAND AT THE AIRPORT/PORT TERMINAL

1. Check connection

2.  go to lounge

3.  or leave

 

3 THINGS I DO AFTER HOTEL CHECK-IN

1. check internet connection

2. look for CNN or BBC

3. depending on how long we will be there, unpack

 

MY FAVORITE SKIN CARE / MAKE-UP BRAND IS ...

Soap – CeraVe, moisturizer – Lancome

 

My FAVORITE TRAVEL OUTFIT IS ...

Breathable cotton leggings and shirt, but stylish, or if on an overnight flight a long cotton dress, with a pashmina.

 

 

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