Colorful India is located in Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and Pakistan.
Population: 1,205,073,612 (July 2012 est.)
Capital City: New Delhi
Climate: Varies from tropical monsoon in south to temperate in north
Time Zone: UTC+5.5 (10.5 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
Source: CIA World Fact Book
- News from Around the World…The World’s Best Health Care
Posted on March 25, 2013 by International Living
Thousands of Americans have already moved south to enjoy the pleasures of an affordable retirement. In countries all over Latin America—and Europe and Asia, too—they have found good, low-cost health care. Just take one of the world’s most popular retirement hotspots—Cuenca, Ecuador.
- News from Around the World…Destinations in Panama Today
Posted on January 24, 2013 by International Living
A dense skyline of high rises juts into the sky, homage to dozens of varied architectural styles. Numerous LED screens displaying advertisements and neon restaurant signs have led some folk to call this “little Hong Kong.” But Panama City is much more than its skyline.
Take to the streets in Santiago, Chile, from January 3 to 20 for the Santiago a Mil international theater festival. You’ll find large-scale spectacles like “the noise of colors” extravaganza, a forest of paper giraffes, and outdoor performances of Romeo and Juliet.
Begin your holiday season in earnest in Mexico City with a huge Christmas Market running throughout December. In amongst the stalls, piñatas and ice rinks you’ll find the world’s tallest Christmas tree. In Europe, Christmas markets large and small brim with handicrafts, mulled wine and seasonal fare, but Germany is king of them all.
We dropped our insurance a long time ago when we sailed around the world, finding health care costs to be minimal in most foreign countries. Some even had better medical technologies than the U.S. In French Polynesia, my breast mammogram was free. The dentist in Malaysia used impressive new medical devices and innovative procedures.
Peter’s hip first started bothering him when he fell hard during a basketball game. He ignored the slight injury and continued to jog on the beach and spike volleyballs with our grown sons (I’m their avid cheerleader). Left unattended, advanced arthritis eventually set in to create agonizing pain. Since we run adventure charters aboard our catamaran Freebird, this was a big problem. Our safety depends on Peter’s good health.
- BRICS: Time to Chase Blue-Chip Emerging-Market Stocks
Posted on August 24, 2012 by Chris Hunter
The best time to buy stocks and other assets is when investors are running scared. I’ve been banging this drum all year—especially when it comes to Europe. I believe the crisis there is about to throw up a genuinely once-in-a-lifetime buying opportunity for contrarian investors.
- 48 Hours in Mumbai: Step-by-Step in India’s Oceanside Melting Pot
Posted on August 24, 2012 by Keith Hockton
One of the world’s great port cities, Mumbai is highly charged and energetic, bursting with stock-market money, a glamorous international art scene, and high-end bars where the beautiful people stay until the wee hours drinking champagne. Away from the bustling boulevards you’ll ﬁnd nameless alleys where coconuts sell for 30 cents, haircuts are a buck, and the city’s frenetic trafﬁc…
- Generic Drugs…The Growth Market that’s on Fire Right Now
Posted on January 19, 2012 by Chris Hunter
Here’s a trend you can take to the bank: as consumers in the U.S. and Europe cut back on spending, the source of growth for companies will shift to consumers in fast-growing overseas markets.
From steaks in Buenos Aires to tapas in Madrid, some cities are worth visiting for the food alone. Below, our writers give their tips and recommendations for eating well in 10 of the world’s culinary capitals. First up is Bangkok. Bangkok’s lower Sukhumvit Road area is an oft-missed foodie’s paradise.
- India: Lots of Gains Later… But First Comes the Pain
Posted on April 16, 2011 by Martin Hutchinson
India has great long-term prospects. No doubt about it. Indeed, India has enjoyed very decent growth rates for the last decade, pulling many of its people out of poverty in the process. But investing in India can be tricky, as I will show.
- Why These 1,408 Investing Pros Are Fleeing America
Posted on September 30, 2010 by Chris Hunter
The financial editors at IL Investor have a simple rule when it comes to their research: They only want investment ideas where the odds are stacked in your favor. That’s why they always look for bargain prices in high-growth markets.
Each Thursday we select the best idea from what they’re working on and send it to you.
Here are details from Chris on an investment mistake you may be making…and how to rectify it immediately.
Surgery in India was the only way to save William Cory Foulk’s 30-year-long calling as an endurance athlete. The cutting-edge procedure he needed wasn’t available in the U.S.—and it wouldn’t be for another five months.
A new nose in Prague…a facelift in Thailand…a curvier chest in Mexico…cosmetic surgery used to be for the rich-and-famous only. But these days, it’s so affordable overseas, the middle-class masses are picking up their passports to seek a better-looking physique oceans from home.
- Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia
Posted on July 16, 2010 by Suzan Haskins
What to do when your world is crashing down around you? Find a new world. Travel. Traveling and retiring overseas has been International Living’s beat for 30 years. IL’s writers and editors have been exploring everywhere from Europe to Latin America to uncover the world’s most desirable retirement and travel havens.
- IL’s Weekly Wrap-Up Video: A Slice of Europe in Costa Rica….Tuscan Property for $72,600…Why You Should Invest in India…and More
Posted on May 21, 2010 by Dan Prescher
See Dan Prescher’s weekly wrap-up video of the IL postcards for the week of May 11 to 15.
Snow, sleigh-bells, mistletoe—or the beach? Christmas doesn’t always have to mean a gaggle of relatives, too much eggnog, and bulky winter coats. This year, why not relax in a hammock, with a cocktail and the soothing sun?
- Growth in the U.S. has been largely a mirage; in Brazil, India, and Russia it is real!
Posted on August 27, 2008 by International Living
So far this year, practically everything is going down. The only exception is our favorite investment—property in developing countries.
- Building Wealth With BRICs—Profit From Globalization
Posted on June 25, 2008 by International Living
As summer temperatures keep rising, U.S. investors are feeling rather hot under the collar. The Dow Jones has fallen by 12% since October. House prices are in freefall. The price of gas is at a record. And the clowns in Washington seem to be doing everything they can to send the dollar the way of the dodo.
“Americans are in the midst of a global shift in healthcare service: in a few short years, big government investments, corporate partnerships, and increased media attention have spawned a new industry—medical tourism—bringing with it a host of encouraging new choices, ranging from dental care and cosmetic surgery to some of the most costly procedures, such as hip replacement and heart surgery.”
- Temples, wildlife reserves, and eco-friendly resorts—India is exotic and exciting…but also filthy and tiresome
Posted on May 22, 2007 by Steenie Harvey
“Juan Penn! Juan Penn!”
Who is Juan Penn—is he a rock star? And why do these clamorous urchins at Mysore’s Chamundeshwari Temple think I’m him?
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