Caravaning La Manga: Happy Oldies Avenue


In Spain, Murcia region, near the Mar Menor Sea, La Manga camping has been located in for two decades. Happy elders enjoy the warm Spanish sunshine living here in caravans, campers and motor homes. The first scene you capture on arrival - gray heads and large smiles. Why do these people sell their homes at that age, leave they grandchildren and go for a journey in foreign country of thousands of kilometers away to live half year there? Why are the elders dancing at the parties here like a crazy, and the youngest dancer on the dance floor is seventy-five?

I left La Manga with a question to myself: if I will reach retirement age, what would I like my life then to be? I invite you to read my written stories told by by the camping residents.

 
 

Stories

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I think older people need to relax and tell themselves: That’s it. I need to rest. This is a decision they need to make themselves. And then they need to follow through. Until a decision is made, you think, you worry about everything – but once you’ve decided to slow down and relax a lot of the worries simply disappear. Back in my country, friends ask, “What are you doing over there in Spain?” and I answer simply: we just live.
— Maya

Activities

It is generally advisable for lonely people not to sit at home – they should travel abroad, talk with people. Perhaps not everyone will meet the love of their life, but they will surely find plenty of engaging things to do far away from loneliness and sadness.
— Steffi ir Stan
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Parties

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Seventy-five. This was the average age of dancers on the dance floor yesterday. La Manga is a way of life: you eat better, you are outdoors every day, you are constantly surrounded by people of your age. No need to participate everywhere, but you will certainly enjoy some activities.
— Alex ir Grace

Stories of the joy and wisdom for LA MANGA CARAVANING CAMPINGyou cam find in Lithuanian magazine “IQ LIFE”, June issue, 2019

Stories of the joy and wisdom for LA MANGA CARAVANING CAMPINGyou cam find in Lithuanian magazine “IQ LIFE”, June issue, 2019