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Affordable High-End Living in Idyllic Tarija, Bolivia

Affordable High-End Living in Idyllic Tarija, Bolivia

I'm going to let you in on a secret. There exists a beautiful, small city full of friendly locals, lovely buildings, and interesting parks. Its climate is akin to the southern coast of California with comfortably warm summer days and only an occasional need for a sweatshirt in the winter.

Life in Costa Rica is Just What the Doctor Ordered

Life in Costa Rica is Just What the Doctor Ordered

As a physician I can unreservedly say that one of the gravest problems constantly pursuing Americans—one of the major assassins of health—can be cured by living in Costa Rica. Yes, cured.I’m not talking about heart disease or asthma or cancer. I’m not referring to high blood pressure, high cholesterol...

Placencia or Ambergris Caye: Which to Choose in Belize?

Placencia or Ambergris Caye: Which to Choose in Belize?

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April 23, 2019

Placencia and Ambergris Caye are two places in Belize very popular with tourists and expats. You will find countless online debates about which one is better, more-loved, or more livable. As an expat who has lived in both places for five years, I can attest that they offer distinctly different lifestyles...

What I Learned About Ambergris Caye in 6 Wonderful Years

What I Learned About Ambergris Caye in 6 Wonderful Years

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April 10, 2019

My husband, Marcos, and I arrived on Ambergris Caye with our three dogs in March of 2013 with the intention of getting to know the island slowly and steadily. We rented a house in San Pedro, the largest town on the largest of 200 Cayes that dot the Caribbean Sea around the mainland of Belize. Ambergris Caye is actually 38 miles from mainland Belize....