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05 Aug
Many chuckholes in asphalt damaged road.

The Truth About Developed And Developing Countries

Chad might not have even been considered developing when I was there. The capital city N’Djamena had an international airport but not a terminal to speak of… and I don’t remember a single paved road at the time. Western Kazakhstan had oil (I was working for a drilling company) but not much else. Of course, […]

31 May
Carmelita Gardens, a sustainable tiny home community in Belize

Tiny Homes For A Big Life… And Profits

In Today’s World, Going Tiny Can Mean Living Large Tiny homes have been a growing trend in the United States for the past 10 years or more. You know an idea has become mainstream when a reality TV series is launched on the topic. In fact, though, Americans are late to this party. Europeans have [...]
25 Jan
Street scene Panama City, Panama.

The Effects Of The Pandemic In Panama: Why You Need To Invest Today

I knew Panama had been hit hard by the pandemic, but hearing about the challenges and living them are two different things. Staff in Panama have been living through the various lockdown measures since last March, but their accounts of the pains of the restrictions, which at times have been even stricter than they are […]

05 Nov
Blue sign warning of that face mask is mandatory due to Covid-19 or coronavirus in airport.

What Traveling To Europe In November 2020 Is Like

Getting to Ireland wasn’t a concern. Returning Irish citizens are allowed to enter Ireland from anywhere. You have to complete a form online that includes where you will be staying for your first 14 days after arrival, as the Irish government wants you to self-quarantine for that period. However, no destination information is required if […]

16 May
panama City downtown at sunset

Should You Invest In Panama’s Middle-Class Housing Market?

The Best Way I Know To Make Money From Real Estate This month’s issue of my Global Property Alert has a theme: It reveals a series of opportunities that share a common target market—the local middle class. When I moved to Panama 11 years ago, a local friend gave me a tip… “Get into the local housing [...]
21 Mar
A blue Paris cafe with people sitting on outside tables

Cost Of Living In Panama City And Paris Might Surprise You

Paris Most Expensive And Panama City Cheap? Not In My Experience… A friend sent me a link yesterday to The Economist’s annual survey on the world’s most and least expensive places to live. The “award” for most expensive goes this year to Paris, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Meantime, the least costly cities in the world, according to The Economist, [...]
03 Jan
American Hospital in Paris

The Benefits Of Health Care And Health Insurance Overseas

Worried About Health Care And Insurance Costs? Don’t Be. This Is Why… Two things Americans obsess over when thinking about traveling and even more so when considering moving outside the United States are health care and health insurance. These are two important considerations, of course, but in the United States right now they’re also political [...]