Now that it’s over, I can tell you about it.
So far, on our road trip through Mexico
, we have rented six vacation houses that did work out (pictured here) and two that haven't (not pictured here). From those experiences, there are lessons to be learned.
The first rental gone bad was in San Miguel de Allende. Here are the facts, with parenthetical commentary.
- We found the rental on the very popular site VRBO. ...
One of the great advantages of traveling, or better yet, living in a different country, is to see how others live their lives. If we are open to it, we can gain perspective and insight, not only into the human condition in general, but more pointedly, into our own condition.
I'll give you an example.
Since my last post I had to return to Australia to sort out finances and final arrangements, after 13 months in Chiang Rai.
Lesson 1- When you are fully committed to a permanent move, settle all that stuff well in advance of departure date; I left behind a property which in retrospect had become a burden. I should have sold up before leaving, since the ensuing sale was close to being a nightmare of new rules and bureaucracy. Banks & settlement...
He nailed it- though one need not be an economist or financial 'expert' to see the blindingly obvious.
Free market principles are unfeasible in practice. Adam Smith in the 1770's made the [then] reasonable assumption that resources were inexhaustible but with the Industrial revolution and a world of 7 billion consumers, we realised this is no longer true. So the free market is a myth and increasingly outside interference has become unavoidable. The...
Several articles have been written through the years regarding the different issues when considering moving to a different country, especially as a retirement option.
(One of the many eateries in Panamá to enjoy refreshing fruit smoothies with friends, pictured.)
One of the most important things to consider when making the decision to move abroad is your emotional state. Sometimes you could be devastated to leave behind what you have...