Index For Volume
Six Issue Number Five - May 2004
You Want To Live! ~ Live How You Want To Live! ~ And Make Money Doing It!
On Mountains: What’s Love Got To Do With It? - From
New Zealand To Norfolk Island ~ by Candy Green - The Big Plan was to
walk and write. Walk and write, walk and write. I didn’t care, I told myself,
to meet people. This is my first year of being a widow. I’ve never done
anything by myself, I thought - never even had my own bedroom until now.
Like A Brazilian - Robin
In Brazil ~ by Robin Sparks - I'd been to every country on my list
except for one, Brazil. The Brazil in my head was passion, romance, the
samba, fresh fruit, tropical beaches, and the bossanova. When I heard that
in Brazil it's rude to show up on time for social engagements, I thought
that this just might be the place for me. How could I not love a country
where I'd always be on time? There was also the hope that in Brazil, I
could blend in more easily than in Bali, my other favorite place on the
planet. There¹s no way I'll ever be Balinese, but maybe I could be
all abstract words, the word metaphor is a metaphor..."
- Jorge Luis Borges
Places Where Your Shrinking Greenbacks Still Go A Long Way -
To Stretch Your Shrinking Greenbacks ~ by The Editors Of International
Living - We Americans are taking a beating abroad. Our dollar is down 18%
against the euro in the last year, for example. Down and falling, in fact,
against most every major world currency.
want to live overseas and travel overseas, but how do you make a living?
A Travel Writer -
Our own magazine is looking for a specific type of writer and we've been
actively seeking a solution. We asked International Living Magazine about
finding writers and they provided us with an answer. We wrote about
this concept in a recent issue of our magazine; it includes a travel writers
course in Paris, France - as well as additional venues. It is very
much worth reading this article to see if it may apply to you. Making a
living as a travel writer is one of those ways of having your cake and
eating it too.
In The City - Dubai
Style ~ by Scott Sutton - Dubai remains a bastion of ‘liberalism’ here
in the Middle East; the place is hated by ultra conservatives (of which
there are but a few) but flocked to by increasing numbers of foreigners—including
Americans. Perhaps what happened on New Years Eve is one of the reasons.
Day In The Mexican Towns OF Comala And Suchitlan - Colima,
Mexico ~ by Douglas Vincent - Here are a few feelings of living in
the town of Comala & Suchitlan, Colima, Mexico. Much of
what I see and feel happen at odd moments. The photos are of El Volcan
de Fuego during an explosion as seen from the patio of my house in Suchitlan.
The evening lite on the volcan, the kiosko in Suchitlan & the evening
fountain in Comala.
Day, Hot Food, Hot Time In Guza - In
Sichuan ~ by Satina Anziano - On Friday afternoon Tsering Ji stopped
by my campus apartment to ask questions about the English lesson.
This tall young woman with the long face and graceful moves is a rarity
among her classmates. She actually wants to learn English.
As she was leaving, she told me that the class would be having a hot pot
luncheon in Guza town on Saturday, and I should join them at 10:00 a.m.
Switzerland - Living
in Switzerland ~ by Aimée Skidmore - I make the three minute
walk to my four- year old daughter, Celeste’s, neighborhood school four
times a day. Each time I find myself wondering what I am doing in
Geneva, Switzerland. I feel guilty that I have the time to make four
trips to her school a day. Between the times I have to be at the
front door of the school when the automated bell chimes four times, I wait
for the nap alarm to go off on our bedside clock. This indicates
that I need, once again, to change from slippers to shoes, and dash out
the door. At times I long for my old teaching job back home so I can have
something to grumble about when my husband gets home. Sometimes I
actually use the nap feature and sleep away the morning. Other times
I try to read, but become restless, stack the book on my leaning tower
of bedside books, and jump up to sweep the floor or do the dishes.
Now and again I sit and stare out the window, eating Swiss chocolate and
sipping coffee. A feeling of contentedness slips over me.
To Canada - Ten
Tips For Survival ~ by Thelma O’ Connor - Alone in Canada: Ten tips
for survival. In Canada, you have to start all over again, build
a new life, make new friends and find your place in a new community. This
is a challenge all newcomers face, but if you come here alone – with no
close family or friends to help and support you - then this challenge may
seem even more daunting for you.
Best Country For Tax-Advantaged Residence And Real Estate Investment In
Europe - Investing
in Europe - By Christian H. Kälin - What country combines
beautiful scenery, first-class amenities, low prices and a convenient location
within a two-hour flight from virtually any point in Europe? Not to mention
unique tax advantages for persons who receive certain types of foreign
income or a foreign pension?
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considering moving to Thailand for a prolonged period, or perhaps for the
rest of their lives. The contents focus less upon the sort of information
usually found in the popular tourist guides (hotels, restaurants, entertainment
etc) and more upon the practical realities of moving to and successfully
living in the Land of Smiles. Thailand is a wonderful place to live, but
a move to the country is not without it’s attendant difficulties. This
Report aims to help the reader to achieve a smooth transition to a new
life in the Kingdom -
Caribbean's Last Frontier: Great-Value Investment and Lifestyle Opportunities
in Honduras' Bay Islands - Honduras
Bay Islands - The Caribbeans Last Fronteir - If you've always
dreamed of owning a Caribbean escape, a place you can retreat to a few
weeks or a few months a year… maybe full-time eventually, I have good news
for you: It's not too late to make a smart investment in the Bay Islands
By Barbara Perriello -
For Vacation, Chile For The Good Life - Vacationing
In Argentina And Buying In Chile ~ by Bill Lanphar - Just Spent 3 months
in the Patagonian region of Chile and Argentina, a place beautiful beyond
any other I have ever visited. Argentina is a great place to vacation right
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Offshore Real Estate Quarterly - The
Spring Issue of the Offshore Real Estate Quarterly is now online-
Featuring Real Estate in Florianópolis, Brazil - Buenos Aires -
Castles For Sale - Islands For Sale - Boom Time In Bangkok - Rancho Santana
- Pacific Coast Nicaragua - The Italian Riviera and a complete section
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Days This June In Paris - Learn
How To Make Your Dream To Live In France Come True - If you've always
dreamed of moving to France or starting a new life in Paris, this power-packed
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Meaningful Life Or A Turkey On The Ground - Favorite
Places To Live ~ by Jurgen Klemann - When I flew almost three years
ago from New Zealand to Mexico I had to change planes in Los Angeles. What
struck me immediately at the airport of Los Angeles was the rather unfriendly
tone of some government minions there in their fancy uniforms. First, after
living for lots of years in New Zealand and South Africa, to put it mildly,
I was not used to this sort of tone. Needless to mention that I have no
intention of getting used to it. Second, when you see those government
minions in uniform you can almost take it for granted that they wear uniforms
because they do not have the foggiest clue about how to run a business.
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Overview ~ by Mark Roehrig - What is the purpose? To build and
captain an amphibious live a board world cruising vessel, an to fulfill
the goal of circumnavigating the globe.
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The End Of The World - Part
5: The End Of The Road And A Gonzo Farewell To South America ~ by Charles
Ragsdale - Last year, during a seven-month period, the author drove nearly
25,000 miles in a 1988 Toyota 4Runner from Connecticut all the way to the
southernmost city in the world – Ushuaia, Argentina, passing through some
of the world’s most beautiful scenery on some of the world’s worst maintained
and most dangerous roads. He ended his twelve-country odyssey in Paraguay,
where he sold his car and flew home to the USA, forever changed by his
life on the road during what was a truly remarkable undertaking. While
a full recounting of his journey would require many volumes, the author
has agreed to provide us with glimpses and insight into what he experienced.
This is the last in a series of five articles.
Monsters and Fairy Whispers ~ by Dawnelle Salant - I’m ashamed to say
that before I visited Scotland, it wasn’t high on my list of countries
to tour. I’m not sure why, but I think it had something to do with
what another traveler said to me. “You’re from Canada? Go to Scotland.
It’s just like Canada, you’ll love it.” I travel to see places that are
different from what I am used to, so I mentally crossed Scotland off my
list. When I finally found myself wandering around Britain’s northernmost
country, I was pleased to discover that Scotland has more to offer than
I expected. And honestly? It’s really not very much like Canada at all.
Of Thailand: Bangkok, Chiang Mai And Phuket - From
Day One With My Digital Camera ~ by Dorothy Aksamit - I have a history
of falling on trips and decided it was time to lighten the camera load
and go digital. As the date approached in April 2004, I was more
confused than ever and decided to let it go until I got back. The
night before I left my daughter came over and insisted I take her tiny
Cannon Elf, 3.2 pix, 3X zoom. She spent five minutes showing me the
basics; I tucked it into my shoulder bag and thought how great it would
be to travel so light. But I didn't trust myself enough to leave
the Cannon EOS Elan at home.
Simple Pleasures - Horcon
~ by Jon Steele - I’ve written alot about Chile over the past year in many
articles. I have written about Vina Del Mar as well as Valparaiso but those
the big named coastal cities. This time around I want to concentrate on
smaller areas. This particular article will focus on Horcon.
San Lorenzo In Panama ~ Henry
Morgan And Other Adventures ~ by Matthew Atlee - No one knows exactly
when San Lorenzo Fort was built. Evidence shows that the fort was probably
built in the 1570s. When you arrive to the fort from the city of Colon
- it’s about a 40 minute ride, you cross through the Panama Canal to get
to San Lorenzo - you immediately understand why the fort was built by the
Spanish: it sits high up on cliffs that overlook both the Atlantic Ocean
and the entrance to Rio Chagres. In the centuries before the Panama Canal
was built the Rio Charges was a very important river because it was the
starting point from which pirates like Drake or Morgan would cross the
Isthmus of Panama from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
The Maekok River - In
Indochina ~ by Antonio Graceffo - When you tell the folks back in Brooklyn
that you are going to paddle the entire Mekong River, they are justifiably
impressed. The Mekong is one of the most famous rivers in the world, often
referred to as The Heart of the Dragon, or The Soul of Indochina. It's
pristine waterways run from Yunnan, China, through Indochina, ending in
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Vacation Rentals - Caribbean
Vacation Rentals - Vacation rentals in the Caribbean allow the
potential expatriate to evaluate a nation. Vacation rentals also
allow anyone seeking a unique vacation to stay at someplace other than
the local Marriot and to have a better than average vacation. Includes
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to stay at worthwhile locations and have a better than average vacation.
They also allow the potential expatriate to evaluate a nation first hand
rather than from an American style hotel. Worth considering.Includes Bread
& Breakfast locations.
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