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“The easiest places in the world to retire” didn’t strike me as controversial. So the riot of emails from our editors surprised me.
From the cobbled lanes of Antigua, Guatemala, to the canal-bank walks of Córdoba, Argentina, these towns don’t just offer you a great lifestyle but a lower cost of living, too. Almost anyone who’s ever lived in a university town can tell you that they offer a great quality of life. All those students keep the town vibe young and lively.
In the West, we have Valentine’s Day. In Hong Kong, they have the Seven Sisters Festival. Kicking off on the seventh day of the seventh moon (August 6), single girls attempt to woo potential suitors by weaving, offering fruit, and waving incense near the famous Lover’s Stone.
Some of the travel-related stories from around the world that have caught the eye of our writers...
Wow. A home in a safe, charming beach village for $15,000. This ﬁnd was an unexpected discovery. It felt like I was drilling for oil and struck gold.
Every day, I walk to work past houses framed with bright bursts of ﬂowers, whose owners unfailingly smile and call out a greeting. I have moved to Chia, Colombia, 45 minutes north of Bogota.
I think I’ve found our place.” That’s what Tim Leffel told his wife Donna after his ﬁ rst visit to Guanajuato, Mexico.
Three ex-pats in three different countries tell the story of how and why they made a new life for themselves abroad.
IL’s Darius Fisher discovers an online community of mileage maniacs who have come up with a number of ways of flying for free.