For Volume Three - Issue Number Two - January 2001
Rent Free In The World's Highest Capital - La Paz, Bolivia - Live
Rent Free In The World's Highest Capital - La Paz, Bolivia - A strategy
to live rent free in Bolivia by Martin Li. In addition, writes Martin,
"You can buy a three-bedroom chalet in Santa Cruz, centrally located in
the 2nd/3rd anillos (ring roads), with two bathrooms, garden and garage
for two cars, for US$47,500. If you are prepared to move out slightly further,
to the 4th/5th anillos, a similar investment will get you a four-bedroom,
three-bathroom house with patio and garage. And if location close to the
city center is not that important to you, a three-bedroom chalet in one
of the outer anillos can cost as little as US$13,000.
summer in Panama, and also in Rio. The beaches are crowded, we wish
you were here. If you want to be here and money is a problem, we have an
article by Martin Li that can provide you with rent-free living in Bolivia.
Although Bolivia is far from the beach, it's much warmer than Detroit,
and a damn sight more pleasant. If you don't want to return to the snow
storms once you get here, we have a special feature on Residence, Immigration
& Work Permits from Low Tax Online NewsWire. Our Investing, Business,
and Real Estate section adds four top rank articles for the serious want-to-be
expatriate. In our Commentary section, John Gaver, Editor and Publisher
of Action America, tells us why the wealthy are leaving the United States
in record numbers. If you're not rich, want to expatriate, but need a job,
our Overseas Jobs section has an article on line handling yacht transits
through the Panama Canal. That article also welcomes raconteur Jack Swan
to our contributing writers staff. Speaking of canals, this issue also
has a travel article on boating in the canals of Europe. We also welcome
another new contributing editor, David Hampshire, who provides us with
the article, Buying a Home in Spain. Hampshire is the author of numerous
books on living overseas and an authority on overseas real estate. Note
our upcoming section on exotic
real estate -
Islands, Taboga Island, Slovenia, Cape Town, La Paz, Australia, houses
in Spain... where do you want to be? There are worse places than
winter in Detroit, none of them are featured in this issue. Welcome to
our January 2001 issue.
in the Kitchen - Living On A Greek Island - Fire
in the Kitchen - Living On A Greek Island - A word about this nonuser
friendly oven. Most kitchens on Spetses don't have the generous sized ovens
we're used to in America. You know, the kind with the big old burners on
top, which are great for heating soup and making Jiffy Pop. Then they have
a cavernous area which I think you use for baking cookies and roasting
things. All I know is, they're hell to clean. And I only know that because
every time I moved to a new apartment, I had to clean one. Of course one
cleaning was all they usually needed during my tenure, because those frozen
pizzas don¹t make much of a mess.
A Proud History, a Promising Future - Slovenia:
A Proud History, a Promising Future - A Mediterranean climate along
the coast, lush vineyards and fields of sunflowers inland, virgin forests,
snow capped mountains and sky resorts -- no, we're not California. You'll
find all this plus gothic cathedrals, baroque palaces and more in Slovenia,
a tiny country no bigger than New Jersey. From Slovenia you could go to
Venice, Italy, for a Sunday outing and be back in time for dinner. Oddly
enough, many people haven't even heard of it, and others confuse it with
Cinema Paradiso or Resurrecting Isla Taboga's Bakery - Replicating
Cinema Paradiso or Resurrecting Isla Taboga's Bakery - In the previous
issue of Escape From America Magazine, I introduced our readers to Isla
Taboga in two articles entitled, The
Road to Charlie’s Houseand Discovering
Panamania - Living On An Iland In Panama - Realizing A Dream.
In review, Isla Taboga is a small island about 10 miles in circumference
located 14 miles from the Panamanian mainland and bustling Panama City.
That makes it a city boy’s dream come true – island escape within an hour’s
ferry ride to a big metropolis. The question of what to do with our property
still persists, but not because it’s hard to find an answer. The island
is still there in its pristine splendor, and we're having fun dreaming.
Here are some of our ideas...
Handling on the Panama Canal - Line
Handling on the Panama Canal - Cruising yachts and pleasure craft are
crossing the Isthmus of the Americas in record numbers. The Autoridad
del Canal de Panama requires four line handlers per vessel up to 80 feet
in overall length. You can be one of those line handlers, go from
one ocean to another in twelve hours, see the Panama Canal like few people
do and make easy money doing it.Vessels that transit the Panama Canal are
always headed to another port-of-call. On the Pacific side, there
is the Galapagos ...
the Canals & Rivers of Europe - Wandering
the Canals & Rivers of Europe - I flew into Paris from Seattle
by way of Toronto on an Air Canada flight. Not only did Air Canada have
the cheapest fare but they allowed me to bring my bicycle as part of my
baggage allowance at no additional cost. It was quite a struggle
lugging my bags and the bicycle from the airport into downtown Paris to
catch the metro and then the train for my trip to Dijon. From Dijon I had
to catch a commuter train for a 40 min ride to the village of St. Jean
de Losne, located at the confluence of the River Saone and the Bourgogne
canal, where I had left the boat in a marina for the winter.
Story Continues! - Classified Advertisement Section in this issue! -
Here - Due to popular demand we are now posting Classified Advertisements
in this and all future issues of Escape From America Magazine. We
wanted to create a low cost way for EscapeArtists to advertise, and for
other EscapeArtists to make contact with their services, products, ideas,
real estate and escape routes. For those of us who spent countless hours
peering through the classified sections of magazines like Mechanics Illustrated
or similar classified sections, a classified section is like looking through
a collectable store for those surprises that make the hunt a pleasure as
great the discovery. This is the fourth issue featuring the classified.
If reader feedback is any indication the classifieds are a resounding success.
a Home in Spain - Buying
a Home in Spain - Spain offers infinite variety with something for
everyone, including magnificent beaches for sun worshippers and spectacular
unspoiled countryside for magnificent vistas and peaceful strolling.
There are also an abundance of mountains and seas for sports fans and a
vibrant night-life for the jet set. For those who are comfortable living
in cities, there are bustling sophisticated metropolises. The Costa Blanca
and Costa del Sol have the highest percentage of retired persons in the
world, when both Spaniards and foreigners are included. If you’re seeking
a second home, will it be mainly used for long weekends or for lengthier
Business & Real Estate
Properties: Exotic and a Bargain - Cape
Properties: Exotic and a Bargain - I've come to the conclusion that
property in South Africa is now among the best bargains in the world, in
both absolute and relative terms. On this trip, I stuck to Jo'berg and
the Cape; it's a big country and I simply put myself in the hands of my
fairly numerous South African relatives. I can't make any recommendations
on Jo'burg property because although it's cheap, I can't see the opportunity,
and have no personal interest in it. That's not to say parts of Jo'berg
aren't quite nice. - Doug Casey on South Africa.
Case for an International Venture Fund - The
Case for an International Venture Fund - A friend of a friend of mine
was starting a commercial fishing operation based in Africa. He had taken
the time to have a proper business plan prepared; complete with his own
audited financial statement. This person was in need of a business
loan to complete the purchase of a boat and equipment. He has had 12 years
of commercial fishing experience, is familiar with various wholesalers
to sell to, and had roughly 30% of his own cash in the deal. He could NOT
get this deal done in the US!
Build Wealth in Australia - Article Offline - The Aussie dollar is at an all time low
against the American dollar .. Due to changing market conditions, this article has been taken offline. It
will be updated with a current version soon.
- Tick - Tick The Economy Bomb - Tick
- Tick - Tick The Economy Bomb - This article comes to Escape From
America Magazine via John Gaver, Editor and Publisher of Action America.
John writes about how and why the wealthy are leaving the United States
in record numbers. He asks if it is any wonder that, according to
records of citizenship and permanent residency applications at many foreign
consulates, the wealthiest Americans are leaving the USA at the highest
rate ever for more wealth friendly climates?
Resources For This Issue - Additonal
Resources For This Issue - Information, Links, Contacts, Maps, Books
and additional resources relating to the articles in this issue
- Exotic Real Estate Around The World - New
- Exotic Real Estate Around The World - Our new section on exotic real
estate around the world will soon be online. What will you find here?
Bargain real estate, discovery property, property that isn't in the mainstream
press, enclaves where the living is easy, the ambiance exciting, the environment
safe and the property a bargain.
Submit an Article - Submit
an Article - Living Overseas? Tell us about it! Running
a hamburger stand in Tegucigalpa? We can assure you that our readers
want to know about what you're doing! We want articles from anyone
living an usual lifestyle. What we're looking for are ideas, not Pulitzer
Prize writers. Ideas are what fuel our magazine, and our website. You don't
have to be a professional writer to submit an article - especially if you've
walked the walk. Send us your article ideas, we are very interested in
hearing from you. We are currently seeking articles on living overseas,
jobs overseas, those who've started overseas businesses, worked overseas
as a telecommuter, internet businesses and on the subject of offshore
investing. We are also seeking articles by those who have invested
offshore who will share their experiences, both positive and negative.
Anonymous bylines are okay. We are seeking articles from those who
have been successful at starting and running businesses abroad or on-line
from overseas locations. We are continually looking for articles on living
overseas and overseas lifestyles - let us hear from you.
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