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A motorcycle-loving, rock-n-rolling free spirit...and honorary Ecuadorian. That about sums up Mike Sager, an expat whose tale began some 10 years ago, in his hometown of Huntington Beach, California. It was from here that Mike embarked on a quest—to forge a new life far from the masses that had crowded once-verdant Orange County.
In Thailand you can live like a prince on very little. Just about everything is inexpensive. Four pineapples for $1...teeth-cleaning for $7...an hour’s foot massage for $6, getting a blouse washed after a mishap with a green chicken curry will set you back 25 cents. “Treats” can be afforded daily. At the markets, huge bunches of exotic blooms cost less than a couple of dollars. Even orchids are only 30 cents a stem.
Spas are now undoubtedly a necessary component of the five star luxury resort experience. And in order to stay ahead of the game, savvy hoteliers are plotting ever more absurd levels to which they will take the pampering spa concept.
The song in the musical Oklahoma says, "Don't start collecting things, people will say we're in love." We collect for good reasons: mementos to remind us of treasured moments, souvenirs to give a trip focus and add to the adventure, art for intellectual stimulation.
I've been an attorney for more than 40 years, in the last 15 years specializing in offshore legal advice concerning asset protection, investments, and financial privacy.
Many countries have expat-friendly immigration policies, which include the ability to import your household effects duty-free. This makes it feasible to bring your American-made appliances, which are generally of better quality and lower cost than their counterparts elsewhere in the world. Here in Uruguay for example, clothes dryers are almost unheard-of, and dishwashers and washing machines are small and expensive.
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