Anyone who lives here in Panama knows that the Panamanian people are exceptionally kind, caring, and helpful…and that their healthcare system is inexpensive and efficient.
A few years ago, my wife, Jana, and I moved to the Czech Republic to be closer to her family. I immediately fell in love with the country's rich and storied medieval history. And its position at the center of Europe made it the perfect base from which to explore.
I recently took a trip to colonial Oaxaca, Mexico, which is a place I highly recommend for a budding suitcase importer to find their feet. The villages surrounding the city are home to some world-renowned artists, and each village specializes in a different type of folk art.
Did you ever visit a new place and get a good feeling about it right off the bat? I did, when I recently explored Sabaneta, a municipality just a few miles south of Medellin, Colombia. And in addition to the good feeling, I found the best new-condo deals I know of on the continent.
A lot of expats talk about how moving abroad has helped them stay healthier and happier. As it turns out, it seems that the combination of better weather, fresher food, less stressful lifestyle, and lower cost of living is generally good for you.
In the most populated parts of Costa Rica, especially the inland Central Valley region, the roads are paved and reasonably well-maintained. It’s easy to get around from place to place.
Imagine a mid-sized city set in the midst of protective Andean peaks. Within the city itself, centuries-old structures from the Republican era still play home to religious ceremonies, banks, restaurants, and families.
The small leather craft village of Cotacachi, Ecuador, is 8,000 feet above sea level in the Andes Mountains, yet its location on the equator makes the weather there ideal all year-round. On a typical Sunday, Cotacachi is bustling with activity, and there is much to see and do.
One of the least understood benefits of the Social Security system is the survivor benefit. To understand just how costly this can be, let’s look at an example. Consider two women, Lauren and Beth. They have much in common.
The highland areas of Panama are favored destinations for expats, retirees, tourists, and local residents alike. The combination of spring-like weather and stunning rainforest scenery are an unbeatable attraction for many.