For Volume Five Issue Number Three - March 2003
You Want To Live! ~ Live How You Want To Live! ~ And Make Money Doing It!
Writing Women Of Bangkok - A
Women's Writing Club In Bangkok ~ By Robin Sparks - Robin Sparks
is back in Asia and has been spending the last few weeks getting to know
a group of women writers based in Bangkok. She talks with the women and
finds out how each made their way to Bangkok and what are the motivations
behind their writings. Robin has also been interviewing Vietnam Vets in
Thailand for her next article which will appear in our next issue.
class of those who have the ability to think their own thoughts is separated
by an unbridgeable
from the class of those who cannot."
Ludwig von Mises
Of An Ex-Pat - Thoughts
On What It Is To Be An Ex-Pat ~ By Peter Lamb - Peter Lamb
lives on Corfu and he knows what it is to be an ex-pat making his way through
the world. In his article he asks some important questions about what it
is to be an ex-pat and how does one truly understand the motivations behind
an ex-pats thinking process.
a Baby Overseas - What's
It Like ~ By Maura Madigan - Many women will experience the task of
having to have a baby overseas. This will mean not only the normal fears
that women have when delivering a child, but also fears about what is expected
during child birth in a different culture. One of the first decsions that
a woman will need to take will be whether or not the birth should occur
in a local hospital or a hospital affliated with another country. There
are other decsions to make as well, and the above article will help you
in making them.
Dominican Republic - For many, the country of choice is the Dominican
Republic. In comparison to other well-known and path worn Caribbean
destinations, the Dominican Republic still remains a place where real estate
is extremely affordable, and where the US Dollar stills holds it's value
in terms of spending power. For the price of broom-closet sized apartment
in the Bahamas, you can have a large lovely home in the Dominican Republic,
(a real one.) Additionally, in the Dominican Republic, bank accounts
and yields from fixed income investments provide up to 10% in US Dollar
accounts and up to 22% interest in the Dominican Peso, (the local currency.)
Such income is 100% locally tax - free, which means that the possibilty
of living off the interest from your savings is a distinct reality.
Snow, No Taxes, No Problem: Living A Better Life In The Dominican Republic
by John Schroder
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Martinique and Guadeloupe - Martinique
and Guadeloupe - Midway down the Lesser Antilles archipelago (separated
by Dominica), Martinique and Guadeloupe represent the Caribbean’s classier
end. Although you’ll come across beach shacks, free-range hens, and throbbing
zouk music, you’ll also encounter six-lane highways, shopping malls, and
nudist beaches. Flanked by attractive apartment residences, marina developments
feature stylish boutiques, restaurants, and bars with zinc-topped tables.
At times it feels like being on the French Riviera—you can even indulge
in pastis and kir.
2003 - Hanging
In ~ By Matthew Atlee - Carnaval turned out fine this year. If you've
done a number of Carnavals then you know that sometimes things can go wrong.
This year we spent most of Carnaval in Panama at the house on Isla Grande.
Later we went to the Pacific Coast and finally ended up in Panama City.
And that old Carnaval hangover just won't go away.
Beware in China - And
Learning A little AboutThe Chinese Language ~ By Linda S. - Thinking
about visiting China? Then you should look into the different traps
you might find as a consumer. China is a great country to shop in but like
anywhere you have to be careful about what it is that you think you are
buying. And before going to China learning something about the Chinese
language might help you on your travels or just give you a key as to how
Bay - On
The Pearls In The South Seas ~ By Matthew Atlee - Kingfisher Bay is
a residential community located in the Pearl Islands - the closes South
Sea Islands to the U.S. - which lie 50 miles off the coast of Panama. The
Kingfisher Project is located on the largest of the Pearl Islands: Isla
del Rey. The planned community at Kingfisher Bay is perfect for fishing
excursions, scuba diving and walks in the island's rainforest. In the future
there will be a hotel, a modern marina and golf course. The beauty of Kingfisher
Bay is the fact that it is located near a major international airport -
only 50 minutes away - and at the same time is situated on one of the most
peaceful and beautiful island locations in Panama. See for yourself.
The Dominican Republic - Touring
The DR With An Eye On Investing ~ By Kit Howard - If you are
thinking of moving to, or buying real estate in, the Dominican Republic
then you will want to connect up with an organization that knows the DR's
real estate opportunites. Tropical Pathway Tours knows what areas of the
DR you might be interested in buying real estate and what are the steps
to buying the real estate you want. In addition, Tropical Pathways Tours
can introduce you to people who know the local real estate and business
climate within the DR. If you are thinking about moving to the DR, then
look into a tour of the DR with Tropical Pathway Tours.
Classroom On The Panama Canal - Learning
about Endangered Primates In The Panama Canal Watershed ~ By Dennis
Rasmussen And Iris Broekema - I've worked professionally with Dennis Ramussen
for two years and I can tell you that he and Iris are dedicated to the
Project on Isla Tigre. Their hard work is respected by all who know them.
The islands where the Project is located are the peaks of mountains that
were flooded over and turned into Lake Gatun when the Panama Canal was
built. The primates fled up the mountains as the the Lake was being created.
If you look down into the Lake at certain points you can see the old, now
submerged, forest. One of the few places in the world where you can see
fish swimming through tree tops.
Estate Marketplace Featured Listings - See
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Brazil, Croatia, Panama, Costa Rica, and around the world. Each month we
feature new properties in our featured listings, colored photographs and
access to our entire database of properties around the world. Find your
dream property and plan your escape.
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the only one of its kind on the Internet. It's ahead of its time, and it's
your place to browse the marketplace, near and far, for deals on international
real estate, 2nd citizenships, boats and live aboards, international health
insurance, job opportunities, language instruction, asset protection, mail
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Island - Sailing
From Brazil to French Guyana ~ By James Baldwin - Devil's Island
conjurs up all kinds of hellish thoughts. The French prison camp was opened
at the end of the 19th century and closed by the middle of the 20th. During
the years that it operated it was source of some of the most grusome survival
stories ever. Wonder what it looks like today? Check out the above article.
The Science of Telephoning - From Anywhere to Everywhere - Looking
At Expatriate Telephone Science - Having Your Own USA Telephone Number
That Reaches You Anywhere In The World For Pennies - You also
get Call Waiting, Caller ID, Voice Mail, 3-Way Calling, & Call Forwarding.
These perks allow a wide range of options that may not be readily apparent.
If you want a toll free USA number worldwide (800, 888, 877 and the newly
issued 866 prefix,) then what you do is get a toll free number that defaults
(call forwards) into your Vonage telephone line. What you've created
is a USA toll free number for clients and friends that reaches you worldwide.
Which is to say that you can run a business from Bangkok with a toll free
number inside the USA that transfers your client calls overseas at no cost
to them and a cost to you of only $40 a month. Talk about being wired.
In Winter - From
Rome To Venice ~ By Matthew Atlee - Traveling around Italy in the winter,
so I'm told, is a great idea because the summer crowds are gone and you
have a greater opportunity to see the art and history of the country. The
weather is cool to cold but the sites are great and the food is even better.
If you've always wanted to go but were afraid of the crowds, you should
try Italy in the winter.
Sides Of Sierra Leone - Passing
Real Time On The Two Sides of Sierra Leone ~ By Anthony Blackie - Anthony
Blackie grew up in Sierra Leone and his father and grandfather were both
well-respected teachers in Freetown. In the above article, Anthony allows
the reader to go beyond the bad news that we always associate with Sierra
Leone: he shows us the tensions of living in Sierra Leone, but also the
beauty and the ways in which people try to relax and live a normal life
among the politcal sideshow.
to Cape Town - Moving
To One Of The World's Most Beautiful Cities ~ By Connie Gargano - Cape
town is said to be one the most exciting cities in the world. The mountains
behind and the beaches in front. Cape Town has always been a popular retirement
destination for Brits. And recently it has become a popular business location
for companies from the U.S. If you are thinking about moving your business
to South Africa then you may need the help of a local consultant. The above
article will help you contact a group that can do just that.
Business & Offshore
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Over 20,000 people a day now visit that section of our website alone. Find
the property you want, sell the property you want. ... or just browse and
dream. Plenty of photos.
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About Living, Working, Investing & Traveling Overseas - Including International
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