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IN People ON 08 Nov, 2016
Many of us often complain about the stress stemming from the bustle of modern life, and the urban atmosphere. And it's not uncommon to hear people say that they are willing to leave everything and move to somewhere in the countryside where there are peace and serenity. But when it finally does come down to it, how many do you think will truly be willing to get down with it? Would they really get up and leave the urban, populated areas to move to less-populated areas? And what would it be like to live in one? Well, here we are with stories of people who live in abandoned towns, and their story might provide some insight. Check it out.
Lorraine Thomas and her husband live in the town of Wittenoom, Australia, which has been abandoned to such an extent that its name has been removed from the official maps.
Ms Thomas runs the local gems and souvenir shop at the place where sometimes tourists visit.
All credit goes to the asbestos level there that resulted from previous asbestos mining activities.
She says that she has lived more than half her life here with no problem. If there's any hazard at all, it's just the dust.
The town of Xuenshanshe in China is an abandoned ghost town. It has just one resident.
In order to get himself some company, Mr Shengjia tends a few sheep.
What is still a mystery is why he hasn't moved yet and what holds him back. Is it the ties to the place and the memories associated with it? Or is it that he just likes being in his own company?
They live in the abandoned town of La Estrella, Spain.
The flood of 1883 and Spanish Civil War which ended in 1939 caused everyone to move out of the area.
It even has a church and two schools!
Juan says he too would have moved away years ago, but his wife prefers to stay in the town.