Portugal has come a very, very long way in the past 40 years (this seems a long time, but in fact from then to now it is so different).
Women are well respected here and as there are s... Read more
The water supply in San Miguel de Allende is very reliable. I have lived in San Miguel for almost 5 years now and we have never had any problems with the water supply. I have a well in my house now but before we had t... Read more
I have been living in the Lisbon area countryside since 1983, the first ten years as a single woman living alone, and up to now have never felt unsafe. What exists in this area is mostly petty crimes of opportunity, e... Read more
We have a one acre property in the countryside 30 minutes from Lisbon. We pay our local gardening team 10 Euros per person per hour (about US $11). Usually two of them come for two to three hours once a mon... Read more
There is everything for everyone in San Miguel de Allende. If you want to go to a cheap restaurant where you want to spend US $5 for a full meal, you can do that. If you want to spend $100 at a fancy restaurant, y... Read more
One of the advantages of having a Belize passport would be that you do not have to pay departure tax. You have to be a Belize Citizen to get a Belize Passport and it takes a period of time to accomplish.&nbs... Read more
My boyfriend is a Mexican citizen and he just applied for free healthcare, the one for Social Security because he is an employee, and on that basis, we haves one healthcare for everybody.
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One of the best things about living in San Miguel de Allende is the weather. It is fantastic. Another thing is that you could walk everywhere in town in San Miguel. The rent is very cheap here, too. I like the tra... Read more
The Tuesday Tianguis is THE place in San Miguel de Allende to shop for anything you may desire. Pots and pans, food, fresh made cheeses, fresh honey, fresh made food, dried herbs, many oddball things that you may not ... Read more
I've been living in a neighborhood called Riveras del Pilar, right smack dab between Chapala and the more renowned village of Ajijic. Like anywhere, the area you pick to reside in will determine things like view, dens... Read more
You can be in Belize for 6 months as a tourist but by that time you should have already started the process for your residency. When you come to Belize as a tourist, you have to have your passport stamped once a m... Read more
My wife and I have health insurance. It’s an American company but it’s much cheaper than what we had in the States. I’m paying about US $1,300 a year for myself with a $5,000 deductible. I’... Read more