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The end of creative writing as we know it…

I’d like you to read this please, guys, word for word:

Galera is a small village located in the province of Granada in southern Spain. The village is situated in the heart of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, providing residents with breathtaking views of the surrounding natural beauty.


One of the main attractions of Galera is its peaceful and tranquil atmosphere. The village has a friendly and welcoming community, making it easy to feel at home. The streets are lined with beautiful white-washed houses, giving the village a charming and authentic Spanish feel.

In addition to its natural beauty, Galera is also known for its delicious local cuisine. The village is home to a variety of traditional restaurants that serve up delicious dishes made with fresh, local ingredients. Visitors can enjoy delicious tapas, paella, and other traditional Spanish dishes.

Galera is also a great destination for outdoor enthusiasts. The Sierra Nevada mountains offer a wide range of activities, from hiking and rock climbing to skiing and snowboarding in the winter. There are also several natural parks and reserves in the area, perfect for those who love to explore the great outdoors.

Overall, Galera is an idyllic village that offers the perfect combination of natural beauty, delicious food, and friendly community. Whether you’re looking for a peaceful retreat or an active holiday, Galera has something to offer everyone. It is truly a wonderful place to live and visit.

Now that you’ve reached the end…. you need to know something: While that is pretty much how I feel about living here, guess what, I didn’t write this – nobody did – and it did NOT come from a search engine… if you’ve not yet come across ChatGPT – wake up folks – the above came from me typing “Write a 200 word article about how wonderful it is to live in the village of Galera in Southern Spain.” – NO EDITING AT ALL – that’s what came out WITHOUT ChatGPT using search engines – like it or not, AI is truly opon us.

Next time you see an Amazon review of a product or service – ponder CAREFULLY instead of being written internally by, say an employee – as if that wasn’t bad enough – could an AI have written it? Next time you read a definitive article about – well, anything really… ponder the above… I’m so glad I’ve retired away from everything – this is already a blessing for the few – but what if I’d said “”Write a 200 word article about how awful it is to live in the village of Galera in Southern Spain.” Go on then – you talked me into it….

I promise I won’t do this again (I added the photo – that’s my total contribution)… but you need to be aware this is the future – not the 10 year future – but – like – fromabout now…..

Galera, a small village located in the province of Granada in southern Spain, may appear to be a quaint and picturesque destination, however, it is not without its flaws.

One of the main issues with living in Galera is the lack of job opportunities. The village has a high unemployment rate and limited options for those looking for work. This can make it difficult for residents to make ends meet and can lead to feelings of financial insecurity.

Another issue is the lack of infrastructure and modern amenities in Galera. The village has limited public transportation options and limited access to healthcare and other essential services. This can make it difficult for residents to access the resources they need to live comfortably.

The village also suffers from poor air quality due to the nearby industrial area and the high traffic on the road that passes through the village. This can be harmful to the health of the residents and can lead to respiratory problems.

The village also lacks nightlife and social activities. There are very few options for entertainment and leisure activities, making it difficult for residents to enjoy their free time.

In conclusion, while Galera may be a picturesque destination, it is not without its flaws. The lack of job opportunities, poor infrastructure, poor air quality, and the limited social activities make it a less than desirable place to live.

Is that amazing and worrying at the same time – or what? I repeat, not edited, not from a search engine – and already – this is being highly rated by my SEO tools…..

That last paragraph incidentally is wrong… nothing wrong with the air in Galera – the water could do with LOT less calcium – but the air is great.

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