Safety in Colombia

Safety in Colombia

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September 2, 2021

Many people have an outdated perspective of life in Colombia. The dark days of Pablo Escobar and the drug cartels that are still portrayed in the Netflix series Narcos, are long gone. However, the question of safety in Colombia remains constant. So, from someone who has lived in the country since 2012, let's get right into it and I will address the most burning issues.

Costa Rica’s Best Beach Towns Within Two Hours of San José

Costa Rica’s Best Beach Towns Within Two Hours of San José

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April 8, 2020

Costa Rica’s Central Pacific coast has a long history as a beach destination. Costa Ricans from the Central Valley (the mountainous interior region surrounding the capital, San José, where most of the population lives), have been coming to the area for vacation and beach getaways for decades. And North American and European visitors have been right there with them for many years, too. They’re drawn by several factors, many of which also attract expats to the area for long-term living…

5 Old World Beach Retreats on Spain’s Costa Blanca

5 Old World Beach Retreats on Spain’s Costa Blanca

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September 26, 2019

From the citrus groves of Valencia’s Turia Gardens to the house-sized cacti in the courtyards of Santa Bárbara castle in Alicante, Spain’s Costa Blanca is a playground for sun-loving Spaniards and expats alike, dotted with tiny hill towns, pulsing cities, upscale marinas, slick beach resorts, and hidden coastal nooks. It’s very much worth taking time Read more...: 5 Old World Beach Retreats on Spain’s Costa Blanca

Belize’s 3 Best Beach Towns

Belize’s 3 Best Beach Towns

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May 22, 2019

Most expats who consider moving to Belize dream of living near the Caribbean Sea on a beach. Fortunately for them, Belize offers several beach lifestyle options. Right now, the three most popular beach areas expats settle are Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker, and the Placencia Peninsula. Here's a quick peek at each of these popular beach retreats... Ambergris Caye is the island that I've called home for the past six years—and I'm not the only one who has discovered its charms.