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My Personal Experience Comparing Healthcare in the US vs. Mexico

Chuck Bolotin being examined in Ajijic, Mexico – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingOne of the most important and personal items people consider when thinking about moving abroad is “How is the healthcare?”  While the Best Places in the World to Retire website has a huge quantity of answers provided by hundreds of expats to the question “how is the healthcare” for more than a dozen locations on our site, there is nothing like experiencing it yourself, which I had never done personally.
 
Until recently.
 
Let me...

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Plodding Along Is The Local 'Freight Truck' In Nicaragua

Oxen pulling freight in Nicaragua – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingWhile the wheels/tires are 21st century (oh, OK, 20th century), the technology behind this freight mover is thousands of years old.  I found it interesting and amusing that the local hauler still uses oxen to pull heavy loads.
 
What I did not know is that many times, while autos and trucks couldn't pull out mired vehicles on the local roads, a team of oxen could.  I guess that eight hooves are better than 4x4 drives sometimes.  Slow, but...

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Sunshine Morning Invites the Camera to Come Outdoors

We enjoy our coffee on the patio in Boquete, Panama, most mornings. This recent Sunday the weather was spectacular. We filled our coffee thermos and hastily dressed for a ride around Boquete while there was time before the clouds and rain arrived!
First stop was the Tourist Information Center at the bottom of the hill from where we live. Great timing, we had the camera this time and the White-nosed Coati troupe was there as if on cue. Best to see between 8:30 and 9:00 am....

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