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From seeking out bargains in Asia to missing your marbles in Athens...
Glass of red wine in hand, I’m now in La Concha, one of central Barcelona’s last surviving dive bars. On Carrer Guardia in the old Barri Xino, it features peeling wallpaper, overflowing ashtrays, and a clientele who look anything but “hip and cool.”
If you asked a fisherman where you’d find the best fishing in North America, you would probably receive a different answer from every angler you asked.
Recently, I saw a French-style apartment in Montevideo for only $450 a square meter. The apartment had all the trimmings—high ceilings, marble fireplaces, and parquet floors. It was well located, and in good condition. The realtor said it was “ideal for offices.”
Not everyone who dreams of moving to Mexico already speaks Spanish. And some people are nervous about making the move.
Ten years ago, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, I fell in love with two Mexican women. One is now my wife, Martha, age 40, and the other is her daughter Gabriela (my adopted daughter), who just turned 12.
When you think “European Coast,” what comes to mind? Maybe somewhere to nibble tapas on the Spanish costas…revel in the glitz and glamour of the French Côte d’Azur…or enjoy the history of the Italian Riviera.
As an investor, you may think of Costa Rica as “old news,” but two areas of that country deserve a look today as they’re well-positioned for a boom. I’ll explain why in a moment. But first, a little background.
Although we had traveled extensively prior to our moving overseas in 1987, it was only then that we realized that we would not return to the States when we retired.