Category Archives: Research

Gringo Population Boom – Real or imagined?

During the past week or two… and certainly not coincidentally occurring at the same time as the recent IL Blitz about luxury living in an Ecuadorian Paradise… I’ve read quite a few message board threads and blog posts about concerns … Continue reading

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Beyond Panama

I’d been reading blogs, message boards, articles, Department of State sites, and travel guides.  Through all of them I got the impression that Panama would be satisfactory as a retirement home, but I wasn’t feeling any love or real longing … Continue reading

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Questioning Panama

Well, so far I’ve determined that Belize is a little too under-developed for my retirement wants and it lacks the cultural diversity that we want from a major city.  Much the same can be said for Costa Rica, together with … Continue reading

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The Journey Begins

From one perspective it looks like a spontaneous decision… even impulsive… but you’d be missing the whole story. But since you’d be bored with the whole story, this will be the condensed version. There was a time I planned to … Continue reading

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