Hanoi is Vietnam’s capital city. It’s the political hub of the country, and the cultural and historical center, too. Founded more than 1,000 years ago, the city remains steeped in tradition. Hanoi was occupied by the Chinese for much of its early history, and later by the French.
With winter around the corner, you might already be pulling out the coats and boots, budgeting for heating costs…prepping for the cold, dark months ahead. Blizzards, ice storms, slippery roads and sidewalks. But what if you could avoid all that?
Everyone seems to agree: the quality of your life improves when you move to Mexico. And a huge part of that is the lower cost of living you’ll enjoy. Goods and services cost less…so you can afford the kinds of luxuries only the wealthy enjoy in the U.S.—like a maid, a cook, and a gardener.
Most American, Canadian, and European expats in Costa Rica spend much less money on day-to-day expenses than they do in their home countries.
As I stroll through the streets of Madrid on my way to The Prado, I read quotations from beloved Spanish authors inscribed in golden letters on the sidewalk beneath my feet. This is how Madrid expresses her love of arts and letters in one particular neighborhood...
It’s a dramatic sight. Condo buildings hug the shoreline, towering above the yellow-sand beach, and brilliant blue Pacific. The foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains loom above, the hillsides covered in white...
Located on the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica in the Puntarenas province, Jacó town (greater area population 10,000) is filled with activities for everyone. Jacó lies between several mountains and is flanked by the beaches of Herradura Bay to the north...
Though Belize isn’t the cheapest country in the Western Hemisphere, it takes less to live well in Belize than in most places in the U.S., Canada, or Europe. Your monthly cost of living will be most influenced by what you pay to rent. If you own your own home, you’ll get by on less per month.
As many as 1 million U.S. and Canadian citizens already call Mexico their home, with more joining them all the time. In terms of numbers, Mexico is the most popular expat destination for North Americans in the world. This should come as no surprise, actually. Mexico has a lot to recommend it. Convenience, for one Read more...: Mexico
For many North Americans, Portugal is a somewhat undiscovered territory. Located west of Spain, it’s famous for Port wine. But there’s much to learn about this jewel of a country, especially its stunning geography. In broad strokes, the Douro River separates the northern region from the central. The Tejo (you may hear it referred to as the Tagus, its former Roman name) River outlines the center of the country from the Alentejo region (literally translated as “below Tejo”).