Changing countries always involves a series of new adventures and every new location has its own quirks…Peru is no different. Whether you are moving for several months, or a lifetime, the following tips should help you avoid any problems in your first few weeks in this fascinating country.
Many may be surprised to hear that Peru has been voted the World’s Best Culinary Destination for the past four years in a row. The World Travel Awards recognize and celebrate excellence in the tourism and travel industry worldwide.
It was 2013 and I was already two years past the mandatory retirement age. I was finishing the last six years of my career in China and my wife, Nancy, and I had to make a decision on our next move.
Ask the expats on Phuket and they will tell you…despite a few complaints about expensive taxis, overdevelopment, and the monsoon weather…Phuket is the best place for expats to live, in the best country for expats to live.
With year-round sunshine, a dazzling array of gorgeous beaches, and lots of modern amenities, Koh Samui makes a great destination for anyone looking for a dream retirement by the sea. You can live well here on a budget of $1,800 to $2,200 a month.
Living in the tropics is a dream for many, and Chiang Mai, Thailand, is still a popular destination for those seeking a year-round hot climate, along with a low cost of living. Although far from any white sandy beaches, Chiang Mai still has plenty of activities to keep you busy, both in the city and the surrounding countryside.
Choosing a retirement destination is not always an easy decision. A warm climate, low cost of living, wonderful beaches, and friendly residents are just a few factors that bring joy to the faces of those seeking a new home in a foreign land. And a healthy lifestyle is a top priority for many. When it comes to healthy living, it is difficult to beat the tropical paradise of Thailand.
Retiring overseas could be the best thing you ever do...but it's a big step. So if you're not quite ready to make the move abroad on a permanent basis, the next best thing might be to go for a trial run and test the waters in one of your dream destinations.
Get out into this spectacular countryside, where Lanna culture is king, and see all its hidden treasures first-hand. Whether you rent a car or scooter, hire a driver for the day, or sign up for an organized tour, plan on a trip outside Chiang Mai’s city limits while you’re in the area.
It’s difficult to beat the beauty of Thailand’s white-sand beaches, often with a backdrop of jungle-topped mountains in the distance. Living on, or near, the expansive coast of this tropical paradise could be your dream retirement. Although more expensive than living in less well-traveled areas, the cost of living can still be surprisingly inexpensive for a life of year-round warm weather and spectacular scenery.