For Volume Five Issue Number Four - April 2003
You Want To Live! ~ Live How You Want To Live! ~ And Make Money Doing It!
in Costa Rica ~ Exploring
The Beaches Of Costa Rica ~ By Vanessa Morson - Costa Rica has for
years been denouced as a bad place to invest or visit. This is just not
true. It's my favorite country in the region and the people are nice and
realistic. They know tourism and have been at it for years so the quality
of the service in Costa Rica is much higher than in the other countries
of Central America. And the weather is the best as well as the beaches.
If you want to visit a country where you know you're going to have a good
time try out Costa Rica.
In Bulgaria ~ What
You Should Look Out For ~ By Simeon Mitropolitski - There are many
things to see and do in Bulgaria: the Valley of the Roses, skiing in the
mountains, and relaxing on the beaches. As a place to move to it is not
an obvious choice, but the country is slowly integrating itself into the
European Union and this should lead to greater stability and wealth. If
you want to know about what you need to do in order to survive in Bulgaria
the above article will be your guide.
are some things which cannot be learned quickly, and time, which is all
we have, must be paid heavily for their acquiring. They are the very simplest
things and because it takes a man's life to know them the little new that
each man gets from life is very costly and the only heritage he has to
leave." - - Ernest Hemingway
Meets West ~ In
Thailand With Vietnam Vets ~ By Robin Sparks - Robin Sparks continues
her odyssey in Asia. She is back in Thailand talking with some Americans
that have decided to settle down and make a life for themselves in the
Thai Kingdom. Robin takes us inside the marriage of a retired American
soldier to his Thai wife. Also learn about some of the volunteer work that
some of the ex-soldiers are involved in in Thailand. If you are sick of
the tensions that most people are feeling right now in the U.S., then a
life overseas in Asia might be the answer for you.
in Argentina ~ Not
Taking Into Account The Devaluation Or Political Situation ~ By Jaime
Russell - Jaime Russell is married to an Argentinean and has spent the
last couple of years in the regional capital of Jujuy. She writes about
her experiences in Argentina and points out how different things are in
the interior of the country from the troubles in Buenos Aires. Argentina
has become a very popular destination for Latin Americans and Europeans.
The country has a lot of bargains for those who know where to look: real
estate in the south being one of the most popular areas for investors.
If you just want to get a feel for Argentina the above article will get
Learning How To Disappear - Learning
How To Disappear - A little tidbit on skip-tracers, we do it because
there is an adrenaline rush in what we do. What’s even better is I get
to bill my client and make some money. As we say in my office, ‘its
all about the Benjamin’s’. If your name comes across my desk and the money
is right you are in the hunt. I will spend my day finding your mistakes,
be it through the utility company, the cable TV Company, or that collect
call from Cabo San Lucas to your sister Edith.
VANCOUVER ISLAND - BRITISH COLUMBIA - CANADA ---an offshore island paradise
within sight of the US border - Real
Estate & Life On Vancouver Island - You will not be culturally
deprived anywhere in the Island as you are in easy reach of three world
class cities, each with a superb symphony orchestra that has hosted the
likes of Luciano Pavarotti. Live theater abounds and some of the worlds
most celebrated restaurants call the Island home. Who has not heard of
the sumptuous high teas at the Empress Hotel or of the magnificence of
the renowned Butchart Gardens?
To Buy A Castle In The Former East German States - How
To Buy A Castle In The Former East German States - There
are, however, incentives to restore such castles and manor houses. The
states have funds which pay subsidies toward renovation. This can be as
much as 30% to 40% of the cost of renovation. Grants are allowed and agreed
to before renovation begins, but are paid after renovation is finished.
Thus, an investor will have to invest his own capital before receiving
the subsidies. An investor is also entitled to receive the 16% VAT
tax (value-added tax) back he has paid for building supplies. This too
has to be applied for, and is paid after renovation is finished.
At Property On Contadora Island ~ Exploring
The History And Landscape Of An Island ~ By Matthew Atlee - The Villas
at Contadora is a great place to buy an affordable second home. The island
is peaceful and private: no hassles here. If you want a hideway in Latin
America then this is the place for you. The villas are tucked into a hillside
and surrounded by palm trees, bamboo and exotic plantings. The island has
nice restaurants and the beaches are clean and private. You want to unwind,
then you should visit the Villas At Contadora.
Bohemia... where you can become a homeowner for less than $4,000
Estate & Life In The Czech Republic's Bohemia - Cottages to restore
start at just $3,700. Some are admittedly ramshackle but you can find simple
homes in good condition for crazy prices. RIS Agency has an exceptional
bargain at a village called Zanicary, near the old silver-mining town of
Kutna Hora. Just 50 miles from Prague, this 100-year old cottage is 1,300
square feet and was restored 10 years ago. Priced at $8,300, it has wooden
beams, a cobbled courtyard, and a 3,300-square-foot garden. Another good
buy in the same region was a 2,700-suare-foot family house on land of 8,500
square feet. This was $15,000. - From The Best Of International Living
In Panama ~ Looking
At Real Estate And Passing Through Colon ~ By Matthew Atlee - If
you drive around Panama you will see "For Sale" signs all over the place.
There are some great old buildings for sale in the city and in the countryside
there are lots of people selling land. Some of the land is located right
on the beach and other lots are in the mountains. If you are thinking about
moving to Panama, remember you have to have a little bit of the buccaneer
spirit to do it. Colon is a place you might want to check out if you want
to see something different; there is property in Colon City as well as
Colon Province. See you there.
Estate Marketplace Featured Listings - See
this month's featured real estate listings - Real estate from Chile,
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.
& Finding Work In Spain ~ Moving
To Spain ~ By Gaetan Philppart - Looking for a job in Spain could be
difficult right now as Europe is in a bit of a slump. But there are always
ways of finding jobs and the above article is filled with great ideas about
how to find a job in Spain. Who cares about the money: think of the good
times, the bars, the restaurants and the people you would meet.
||Did you see the Offshore
Real Estate Quarterly Special Edition? - Offshore
Real Estate Quarterly - Fall / Winter - 2002 - Buy a historic castle
cheap in the former East German States, bargain properties with a fine
ambiance ~You can have your own private global telephone number with
a U.S. prefix in Palm Beach, North Beach, or Greenwich Village that rings
you anywhere in the world, no matter where you live or where you travel
to ~Attend MIT tuition-free from anywhere in the world ~ Never thought
about moving to Patagonia? ...when you see the images in our article on
Patagonia you're going to think again! ~ Brazil, Panama, Nova Scotia, the
Philippines, ~ All that & a great deal more....
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Electric Scooter Dealerships Available Worldwide - Electric
Scooter Dealerships Available Worldwide - Electric Scooter Dealerships
are now available. Regardless of where you live, from Cape Verde
to the Caribbean you can have your own Electric Scooter Dealership. Popular
and inexpensive, Electric Scooters appeal to young and old. The designer
of these scooters, Geno Sola, has created an entirely new breed of scooter
that has tremendous appeal. There is no sign up fee to become a dealer,
simply contact Geno and he'll get you started.
Look At Madagascar ~ The
Great Island ~ By Rabenilaina Harinia Cyrille - Known as the Red Island,
Madagascar has some of the most unique flora and fauna in the world. The
island's tourism has grown over the last few years and people are discovering
the wilds of the outback in Madagascar. From the Spiny Desert in the south
to the Zone Rouge in the west, to the moist highlands of the central plateau,
Madagascar is a land that fills the imagination. Would love to go and soon.
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Pub Culture Into The Graveyard Of Ambition ~ A
Rainy Day In Galway ~ By Will Sullivan - Will Sullivan has written
a very good portrait of a moment he had while living in Galway. Ireland's
west coast is one of the places I've visited that left a deep impression
on me; it was the atmosphere of the place that sticks: heavy dark clouds,
the rain, the green countryside and the friendly and open people that live
on the coast. If you like pubs, rain, and dark days then Will captures
the feelings that go with Ireland very well.
Of The Silver Coast ~A
Guide To The Dominican Republic's North Shore ~ By Carolyn Kelly -
The north coast of the Dominican Republic is considered one of the most
beautiful coast lines in all the Carribbean. The above article gives tons
of details about what to see if you visit the north coast, where to stay,
where to eat, and what to do. Never been to the Dominican Republic, but
have lots of friends who live there. And they tell me that there is no
place like living in the DR; the mix of people and the beauty of the island
make it a place people don't want to leave.
Business & Offshore
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Offshore Hedge Fund Manager - In the September 2002 issue of
Escape From America Magazine we posted an article about a Swiss-style,
European run offshore brokerage firm located in Panama. Since then
we've had sufficient feedback to determine that clients are happy with
the firm mentioned in that article. That same firm has agreed to provide
a managed investment pool exclusively for our subscribers. According
to the firm, this Pool has been designed with enhanced profit sharing conditions
in order to maximize investors profits. Profit share will be 20% of net
profits over the first 20% net per annum. This means that if the traders
do not make at least 20% for our subscribers, they will not make any profit
share themselves. The firm's recommended investment is 50,000US$
We will continue to monitor your feedback regarding this firm. This
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Structure In Australia ~ Contracting
Down Under ~ By Nicki Reynolds - There are lots of people who write
to the E-zine interested in going to Australia: what do I do, what about
immigration, what about taxes? The country must be a wonderful place to
live in. I have a friend who is working in the north of Australia and she
tells me she wants to stay as long as possible as there is no other place
she would rather be. If you want to start planning a move to Australia,
then the above article will help you plan your move.
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