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McLemore
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Anyone here have true intentions of living abroad?



Since Countrywide's collapse, I've been seriously considering it. Without going into a lot of detail, I'm just not seeing a viable way for me to effectively meet many of my life goals in this country.

Forget Canada or somewhere that would take two days to fly to (as pretty as Aus and NZ are), I'm talking cheap, adventurous but relatively safe and stable, good doctores....

Ecuador? Panama? Honduras (private cities?) CR?

If you've considered this, what's your reasoning and % chance you'll actually do it, for how long and when?

This isn't directly political but inspired by the folks who say they're leaving because of Obama, Bush, etc.







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boxcar willie
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kenner
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re: Anyone here have true intentions of living abroad?


good luck on the move





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DA
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If I were young and full of piss and vinegar, China.





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FalseProphet
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Funroe
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I was thinking about moving abroad long before this. I have desires to see the world, and I'm still young enough to try.





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NimbleCat
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full of piss and vinegar

Better make that rice wine vinegar.

In all seriousness, I will likely be upgrading the Sailboat and take a timeout while I circumnavigate this blue marble. Not really a bugging out, but a see the world deal.






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asurob1
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re: Anyone here have true intentions of living abroad?


Can I have your stuff?





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Powerman
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Better make that rice wine vinegar.






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BamaScoop
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re: Anyone here have true intentions of living abroad?


I would probably want to live in the islands but can't affor it right now. If I had the money I would already be in the caribbean. I love to salt water fish and the islands are perfect for me.





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dantes69
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re: Anyone here have true intentions of living abroad?


Ecuador, Panama, and Uruguay are the three I'm looking at.





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GREENHEAD22
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re: Anyone here have true intentions of living abroad?


Australia when I graduate.





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Me4Heisman
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re: Anyone here have true intentions of living abroad?


But you are old, unemployed and disabled. You would be used for food in China.

Bummer.






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Lago Tiger
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re: Anyone here have true intentions of living abroad?


Actually considering a ranch in New Zealand .





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tetu
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re: Anyone here have true intentions of living abroad?


My parents already have a house in Belize. It was less expensive than the town home we had in BR. Flights there are cheap an easy (woke up in BR, climbed a 300ft pyramid before noon). They speak English and take American money (easy exchange rate too, always 2:1). Plenty of expats out there. Good fishing. Thing are relatively inexpensive.

My dad wants to retire out there. If I had to move my family, we're set.






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shrevetigertom
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re: Anyone here have true intentions of living abroad?


Costa Rica. Got a friend who has already built a house there. Cost of living is a fraction of the US. See you there.





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GREENHEAD22
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Actually considering a ranch in New Zealand .



This and Costa Rica/Panama






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foshizzle
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re: Anyone here have true intentions of living abroad?


There are lots of good places to live, the US does not have a monopoly on good living.

That said, the US does not have a monopoly on political idiocy either. In fact, it is probably among the least worst for most.

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Honduras (private cities?)


You aren't up on the news apparently. That is basically history now, it turned out Honduras wasn't really serious after all and everyone involved has already found an exit.






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Jahel
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Canada 10 years ago, australia 5-6 years ago


now both are too expensive

Nicaragua(next to Costa Rica) is nearly the same, just a little less developed.....but I think 1/4 what Costa Rica's cost would be.






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Jahel
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Costa Rica


ripoff

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Living in Costa Rica gives you the freedom to spend almost as little or much as you choose; while many things are inexpensive, North American-style luxuries can add up. Despite this fact, life in Costa Rica is generally less expensive than an equivalent lifestyle in the United States, Canada or Europe, as many expatriates will happily attest.


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Rents in rural areas and select urban areas hover around $300-$600 for a well-furnished apartment or small home. At this price, renters can expect Costa Rican-style amenities, which may include line-drying laundry and bathrooms equipped with electric shower heads. A lavish three-bedroom home near San Jose complete with granite countertops, Jacuzzi bathtubs and hot water heater starts at approximately $1500 monthly, and can cost much more.


that's like SE louisiana










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Lago Tiger
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Love Costa Rica . They do have problems with the Nicaraguans and Columbians . Scared they would go Chavez on me .





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Jahel
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Nicaragua
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