With the advent of more American-like grocery stores, expats started changing the way they shop. Expats often skip trips to the local mercados, where veggies and fruits are a fraction of the cost, and instead shop at the upscale supermarkets, which offer more conveniences.
Belize offers distinct and varied ways to live. You can choose a tranquil, laidback beach lifestyle in Placencia, a Jimmy Buffet-style, non-stop party life on the island of Ambergris Caye, or an off-the-grid life out in the wild west of Cayo.
So, what do you do with your days while you are living your retirement dream? How do you remain active? How do you stay engaged with your new community? One answer is to volunteer.
What is it that draws us to the seashore? What is this power that attracts us and increases real estate values? I have traveled much of the coast of my adopted home country, and quite a bit of the world. The beaches always entice. Whether to walk, meditate, do yoga, jog, surf, wade—you will find humanity drawn to the shores for a mental reset. To better understand, I asked an expert.
Considering taking to the road in Panama? The key is just to drive slowly and take it all in. Once you master it, exploring Panama is a breeze, and there is so much more to find on your own than you’ll get to on local transportation.
Originally from Connecticut, Joy is among the increasing number of North Americans finding opportunity and adventure in Ecuador. She’s been living there for the past seven years, following stints in the Dominican Republic, Honduras, and Argentina.
When you dream of a vacation (or living) in the tropics, often the first thing you imagine is the coastline. Long sandy stretches of palms swaying in the sea breezes. The waves gently lapping the shore
Roger and Danielle Eggleston swapped careers in high-end hospitality for their own beach bar in a tropical paradise. “Now, we take a boat to work instead of sitting in traffic,” says Roger.
The Symphony Orchestra of Cuenca was created in 1972, its goal "to promote the musical culture at the level of the largest orchestras in the world." Their vision was to make symphonic musical art a part of every Cuencano's life, offering free concerts to be enjoyed by all strata of society.
When I have visited Guatemala and Mexico, I've been struck by how strong their national identities are. They wear with pride their national costume, dance their dances, sing their songs, and create traditional crafts. By contrast, a national identity is not obvious in Belize. Instead, Belize is a hybrid of many cultures, some retaining qualities of their origins, some happily intermingling.