Seeing More Clearly With Eye Surgery in Bangkok

Seeing More Clearly With Eye Surgery in Bangkok

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April 6, 2020

Mariam Coleman points to Baiyoke Sky Tower in Bangkok, Thailand. “My son took me to dinner there, that’s the tallest building in the city, and the restaurant revolves.” Mariam who, in her own words, is “pushing 80” has been in the city for four weeks and, despite the hazy air, she’s seeing more clearly than she has for years...

In Costa Rica I Can Be Who I Am, Not Who I Should Be

In Costa Rica I Can Be Who I Am, Not Who I Should Be

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March 27, 2020

I basically embody the American Dream. I come from a poor family amid a broken home—but I was the valedictorian of my class. I was the first person in the family to ever go to college, working two jobs to pay for my undergraduate education. Then came medical school. Then private practice...

A Personal Approach to Banking Overseas

A Personal Approach to Banking Overseas

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March 25, 2020

When I moved to Prague last year, I arrived with two concerns: healthcare and banking. Today, I want to focus on banking and explain how I set up a financial life that allows me to get paid in U.S. dollars back in America, while maintaining local accounts that are necessary for spending and bill paying here in Prague and across the rest of Europe...

No Spanish? No Problem!

No Spanish? No Problem!

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February 7, 2020

One of the first questions that is always asked when I say I live on the gorgeous island of Cozumel off the coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is: “Do you speak Spanish?” The short answer is no. Or, to locals “poquito” which means “a little bit”. So they know to switch and speak in English...