Surprises About Moving Abroad

Cave Man and the Woman who Climbed Everest

Here are two contrasting characters who have crossed our path in the neighborhood. One is well-known for being homeless and without possessions, the other well-known for being the first woman from Central America and from Guatemala to plant the country’s flag on top of Mount Everest. Andrea Cardona’s story is available for anyone to read on the internet, but our connection to her is told here. The only ones who know of Cave Man’s notoriety live around this area. He...

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Here in Guatemala they call themselves Guatemaltecos (Guatemalteca for women) and not Guatemalans. But both are understood. When I came to live here it was a plan for two years, to put this young indigenous woman through her career program and then return to California. I had decided I was DONE with relationships and would never marry again. I tell my guests now I never say never. I also had never even thought about building my own home in a foreign country. But how young is he, this...

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Do You Know What City has the Most US Expats in the Entire World? It is Tijuana, Mexico

Tijuana Arch – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingYou will probably be surprised that Tijuana has the most US expats of any city in the world.


The Tijuana metropolitan area  has more than double the number of US expats compared to any other city or area in Mexico.


It is difficult to get true figures but according to US State Department figures, there are more than 1 million US expats in Mexico, more than any other country in the world. Data from the Mexican...

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An Accidental UFO Sighting Near Boquete, Panama, May 17, 2013

There is a post on what may be a UFO Trees and UFO near Boquete, Panama May 17, 2013 – Best Places In The World To Retire – International Livingsighting by us near Boquete, Panama, May 17, 2013.
The pictures you see here are just of the treetops from the car as we were driving home that day after lunch.
After blowing up the very small blip so we could see it better in the picture I got excited and began enlarging it more!
I find it find it amazing that this was not so visible to my eyes, only to my Nikon Cool Pics 280 with 18X zoom.
The picture is...

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