“Is Medellin my only option in Colombia or is there smaller towns that would still have reasonable levels of healthcare available?”

“Is Medellin my only option in Colombia or is there smaller towns that would still have reasonable levels of healthcare available?”

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August 18, 2016

I am very interested in living in Colombia but I would like to get away from big city living. Is Medellin my only option in Colombia or is there smaller towns that would still have reasonable levels of healthcare available? Thanks, Pat Nancy Kiernan – Colombia Correspondent Dear Pat, I am so excited to hear Read more...: “Is Medellin my only option in Colombia or is there smaller towns that would still have reasonable levels of healthcare available?”

“Information on the level of healthcare available in different towns/areas in Costa Rica?”

“Information on the level of healthcare available in different towns/areas in Costa Rica?”

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August 17, 2016

Hello International Living Experts, I would just like some information on healthcare in Costa Rica in specific towns or areas. I am not sure where I am going to retire there yet but the level of healthcare available will be a factor for me. I am in my mid 60’s and in reasonable health but Read more...: “Information on the level of healthcare available in different towns/areas in Costa Rica?”

Affordable Living and Quality Healthcare in Cochabamba, Bolivia

Affordable Living and Quality Healthcare in Cochabamba, Bolivia

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August 1, 2016

Back in 1993, Fred, an Oklahoma native, took a teaching post in Cochabamba, which is now one of Bolivia’s most popular retirement destinations. He returned as a retiree 10 years ago and has lived here ever since with his wife Elizabeth, enjoying its highly affordable lifestyle.

The One Reason I Came to Ecuador…the Amazing Healthcare

The One Reason I Came to Ecuador…the Amazing Healthcare

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June 19, 2016

When my husband Mark and I first decided to move to Cuenca, Ecuador, six years ago it wasn’t because of the spring-like weather, the low cost of living, the abundant fruits and vegetables, the proximity to the U.S., or even the picturesque colonial architecture. It was the medical care that drew us to Ecuador.

From Nurse to Healthcare Writer in Bolivia

From Nurse to Healthcare Writer in Bolivia

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May 23, 2016

Working my way through the busy marketplace exploding with vibrant colors and bustling with locals carrying out their daily grind, my heart swells with content. Not a day goes by that I am not grateful to live in such an interesting and friendly place that is so full of life. I have become so accustomed to the laissez-faire lifestyle of Tarija in Bolivia, that I could never return to the rat race.

The Top Towns and Cities in Latin America for Healthy Living

The Top Towns and Cities in Latin America for Healthy Living

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May 19, 2016

In many of the world’s best retirement havens, embracing a healthier lifestyle just comes naturally. And it’s easy to see why. With warm weather year-round, it’s easy to get out and about whenever you feel like it. Abundant fresh air fills your lungs with each breath. With everything you need within walking distance, many expats can get by just fine without a car. And those extra yards you walk each day add up to a shrinking waistline over time. Lower costs make it much easier to eat healthily, too.

Quality Healthcare in Ecuador For Half the Cost of Home

Quality Healthcare in Ecuador For Half the Cost of Home

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May 16, 2016

Recently, I spent a few weeks with my left arm in a sling. While walking on the malecon, the brick walkway along the Pacific Ocean at our home in Salinas, Ecuador, expat friends and neighbors would stop and ask me what had happened? When I replied that I had surgery, it was surprising to me how often the next statement was “Oh really? I didn’t even know you went back to the States!”