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Scousers Abroad: Dean Lyons – Ibiza


In the second edition in our Scousers Abroad series we spoke to Dean Lyons, aged 29, who is now living in Ibiza, a Spanish Island off the eastern coast of Spain, after moving there from Liverpool.

Scousers Abroad: Dean Lyons - Ibiza

What area of Liverpool are you previously from?

I was born in Warrington, then moved to Knowsley Village when I was 5, where I lived until I was 26.

What made you choose to move overseas and what made you choose your current location?

The idea came to me when I was sat working a job that didn’t make me happy. I called my mate, told him what I was thinking, he thought the same. I put a weeks notice in that moment, booked flights to Alicante for the following week. Left mainland Spain in March last year and have been in Ibiza ever since. 

How long ago did you leave Liverpool?

A little over 3 years ago.

What do you miss most about the city?

I’ve never met friendlier people in my life. Even now when I’m walking and I hear a scouse accent I still get excited. Also, my two nephews are growing up far to quick and I’m always sad not to be there with them.

If you could describe Liverpool in 3 words to the people of where you live now what would they be?

Honest. Genuine. Community.

Would you ever move back to Liverpool?

For me right now, I would have to say No. The only reason being is that I’m far to used to the sun now and I like knowing I have a home overseas with plenty of friends and family back home I can visit anytime.

If you could bring a piece of Liverpool with you to your current location what would it be?

Other than my family and friends, I would have to say a decent chippy. Something food related anyway, I do love Spanish food however I don’t think English food (scouse chippies in particular) gets the credit it deserves. 

Do you or someone you know who is a scouser that has moved abroad and want to feature in our Scousers Abroad series? Contact us now by emailing hello@explore-liverpool.com or get us on WhatsApp on 07568 532 537

READ MORE: Scousers Abroad: Cathy Mckeown – El Chaparral, Spain

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