"Mountains! Unbelievable mountains! Some of the best in the world,” says Ted Alexander of what drew him to Huaraz, a city of some 130,000 people high in the Andes Mountains of northern Peru. “I love seeing the mountains from almost everywhere.”
My wife Nancy and I are enjoying the sun in one of South America’s most beautiful town squares. A tiered fountain, surrounded by palm trees, lies at its center. Red, pink, and purple roses are everywhere you look.
"I live a six-figure lifestyle on $1,500 a month,” says Andrea from her beach- town getaway overseas. “I can live here for much less, have a better quality of life, and I have full-time help for $200 a month that would have cost $2,000 [back home].”
You know spring is in the air when the scent of wild ﬂowers is on the breeze and multi-colored hues of budding blossoms carpet the countryside. But there are places where you don’t have to endure winter ﬁrst to enjoy the pleasant respite of spring.
As a 22-year-old Russian translator for the U.S. Air Force Security Service, I spent many days and nights in an uncomfortable chair on an island midway between Nome, Alaska, and Siberia, listening to the Russians. What I heard changed my life. In those days, when radio equipment wasn’t quite as sophisticated, they used a lot of women operators because the pitch of their voices penetrated the static better than deeper male voices.
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