Retiring

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Retiring to South Africa

August 6, 2009 Retiring

To the rest of the world, South Africa is a kaleidoscope of images — apartheid and black empowerment, Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu, blood diamonds and de Beers engagement rings, Christmas festivities at the beaches and safaris where visitors can view, but not shoot, the big five wild game.  For people poised to retire from a job, […]

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Retiring to Spain

August 6, 2009 Retiring

It is spring in Spain. Freed from the iron rule of an aged dictator, the country is undergoing its own renaissance in all aspects of Spanish life, culture and art.  Although still burdened with such serious challenges as the separatist movement, Spain is vibrant and alive in the 21st millennium. This diverse country on the […]

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Retiring in the Philippines

August 6, 2009 Retiring

A New Life in the Philippines The Philippines is made up of more than seven thousand islands. The count actually varies, depending on whether it is high tide or low tide. A unique island is typhoon battered and ruggedly beautiful Batanes, where people live in low stone houses without any locks, use homemade lamps to […]

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Retiring to Panama

August 6, 2009 Retiring

A New Life in Panama Panama welcomes expatriate retirees with open arms.  It offers the Pensionado Program, a neat package of the best incentives for retirees in the whole wide world.  You don’t have to be sixty to qualify as you can be 19 years old and all you need to do is show that you […]

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Retiring to Mexico

August 6, 2009 Retiring

A New Life South of the Border in Mexico The formal name is the United Mexican States and is popularly known as Mexico, now the fifth of the top ten destinations in the world for “international retirees” to become Expats in Mexico . More than a hundred thousand North Americans, mostly from the U.S. and Canada, […]

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Retiring to Italy

August 6, 2009 Retiring

Think of art and you think of Italy. Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli, Verdi, and Puccini, Italians all, are among the best known giants of painting, sculpture, and opera.  Living in cities like Rome, Venice and Milan takes you back centuries to more heroic ages. Even today, modern Italy and its people seem larger than […]

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Retiring to France

August 6, 2009 Retiring

If you could retire in any country in the world, you would probably pick France. It would not be surprising.  France is one of the top five tourist destinations in the world, a magical place where history still breathes and lives, from ancient olive groves in rural Provencal to the Eiffel Tower in Paris. If […]

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Retiring to Dubai

August 6, 2009 Retiring

Dubai is one of the seven emirates that comprise the United Arab Emirates. Amongst the group, it is a rather an independent city state and is one of the most modern in the country. Oil and trade have transformed what was once a quiet and anonymous fishing village into the Pearl of the Middle East […]

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Retiring to Costa Rica

August 6, 2009 Retiring

A New Life in Costa Rica Upon seeing indigenous people wearing gold ornaments, Spanish explorers baptized this land Costa Rica or the Rich Coast.  It has proved to be a rich and lush land, with tropical forests that shelter a staggering variety of plants and animals, unmatched by any other country in this world. Costa […]

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Retiring in Belize

August 6, 2009 Retiring

A New Life in Belize Belize is a tiny country, so tiny that you can get around without a car, use a bike and walk to keep yourself fit and healthy as well. Its total population stands at barely 300,000 people.  It was an English colony until 1981, and consequently, the only English speaking country […]

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Retiring to Australia

August 6, 2009 Retiring

Australia is a stunningly beautiful continent with unique animal and plant life. So unique that scientists could not initially believe that they really existed.  European settlers first landed in the 18th century, and most were British convicts. By the 19th century the discovery of gold had accelerated the arrival of new, free settlers. Although the […]

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Retiring To Canada

August 6, 2009 Retiring

Lolling in a powder-white beach or drinking wine under the Tuscan sun may just be your usual idea of retirement heaven. But you may find Canada to be a good choice for retirement, familiarso comfortable, but with enough difference to make life spicy and interesting – starting with its weather. Canada occupies most of North […]

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Retiring to Cyprus

August 6, 2009 Retiring

Cyprus is the mythical birthplace of the goddess Aphrodite. It is one of the three largest islands in the Mediterranean, and is visited by almost 2.5 million tourists each year. The island is the third largest in the Mediterranean and has become a popular tourist destination. The current political stalemate has lead to the establishment […]

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