In this month's issue: The Philippines - tropical island life for $800 a month. Mexico - why now is the time to buy Caribbean. Your own home in a Costa Rican lakeside village for $40,000. Live in fairytale Europe on $27 a day.
A dramatic kaleidoscope of color...amazing rock formations... spectacularly high, snow-covered peaks...endless great salt lakes...jungles... pampas...vineyards... whitewashed colonial cities...and modern, skyscraper-filled metropolises…
A selection of upcoming events for our International Living readers.
Everyone knows Asia is where the growth is. We hear a lot from the mainstream media about China and India. There’s certainly money to be made in these places. But these are crowded trades... They’re big, chaotic and, for the most part, poor.
I stayed at lavish haciendas, ate the freshest foods in Ecuador, got to know the smiling, helpful locals. I went to a Shaman healing ceremony, rode horses in the Andes and learned to weave. And then I sat sipping fresh mango juice, relaxing by the pool. It’s hard to believe it costs me nothing to travel like this.
When I first arrived in Panama, I was like a kid in a candy store. As a real estate investor, I immediately saw the opportunities. I was attending an IL conference and on day two I purchased my first apartment for $76,500—four blocks from where the conference was being held. (It’s since generated close to $40,000 annually for the last few years.)
Stay in a castle, lounge by the Mediterranean, or lose yourself in a renaissance portrait... There may never be a better time to take the European grand tour of your dreams. Refresh your fantasies of indulgent trips: breakfast in Paris...and romance in Rome… Financial troubles across the continent have seen the euro fall to historic lows, and that means cheaper travel.
In Havana, the Cubans are waiting. Waiting in line for a bus, waiting for an ice cream, waiting to use the food-ration cards at the bodega, waiting for the street lights to come on—which they don’t. If you are young and Cuban, you hang out on the street with your friends waiting for morning. And of course, everyone is waiting for the U.S. to lift the trade embargo…and that won’t happen any time soon.
The average lifespan of a restaurant in the resort town of Maroochydore, on Queensland’s “Sunshine Coast,” in Australia is around two years. Lefty's, Brian Church’s restaurant, has been in business for 13 years.
Ten of the best and most secret spots to explore in Buenos Aires