A New Start in Vietnam’s Most Livable City

A New Start in Vietnam’s Most Livable City

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December 17, 2020

Tony (“Hilly”) Hill, 54, moved to Da Nang in 2010. It wasn’t his first time living abroad—he’d been away from his hometown of Echuca, in the Australian state of Victoria, for six years working as an insurance broker in hectic Hong Kong before he discovered this dynamic city on Vietnam’s central coast...

7 Barriers to Becoming an Expat

7 Barriers to Becoming an Expat

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December 15, 2020

There are many things that make the expat lifestyle attractive; beautiful locations, healthier lifestyle, and a lower cost of living to name just three. But at some point, when considering the expat life, many people run into barriers—things that may seem like insurmountable obstacles on the road to their new life...

Seven Places to Retire in Portugal for Under $30,000 per Year

Seven Places to Retire in Portugal for Under $30,000 per Year

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December 15, 2020

There is a magical undercurrent that pervades Portugal, a sense of a carefully preserved past. Golden beaches with sparkling clean waters line the western and southern coastlines. Flower-filled meadows stretch toward sloping hills, then rise to mountain bluffs crowned by a 12th-century castle...

Folclórico? Fantástico! A Peek at One of Portugal’s Richest Traditions

Folclórico? Fantástico! A Peek at One of Portugal’s Richest Traditions

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December 15, 2020

Welcome to Ranchos Folclóricos, a cultural form originating in Portugal’s rural areas and farming communities. These dances, performed by couples or as groups usually during holidays and special events—think religious feast or harvest festival—vary regionally, as do the costumes...

Big Trends and Real Estate Opportunities for 2021

Big Trends and Real Estate Opportunities for 2021

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December 10, 2020

We have had some incredible buying moments in 2020 as a result of the crisis. From the first days of the crisis it was obvious that the global response to COVID-19 was acting as a massive trend accelerator. It’s created big opportunities whether your goal is to own a bargain dream home in historic Europe for under $100,000 or build...

How to Sail Croatia’s Adriatic Coast for Less

How to Sail Croatia’s Adriatic Coast for Less

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December 8, 2020

The island of Vis, off Croatia’s Dalmatian coast, isn’t as well-known as it deserves to be. The island’s main seaside town was first settled by Greek colonists from Sicily around 2,300 years ago. Since then, it has seen prominence as a harbor for both the Romans and the Venetians. Its elegant Venetian architecture is...