December 09, 2016 by Lee Harrison
Bona Fide Luxury Living At A Better-Than-Bargain Cost
Medellín, Colombia, offers a luxury high-end lifestyle without the high-end costs.
I make that statement based on nearly 15 years’ experience trying lifestyles across Latin America on for size.
When I took early retirement from my engineering career at the age of 49, I didn’t have enough of a pension or enough retirement savings to live on for the rest of my life in the States, certainly not living the level of lifestyle my wife and I had been enjoying in New York up until that point.
So I started looking around for options. My eyes were opened to the “retire overseas” option by a book on retiring to Costa Rica that I happened upon in a bookstore one day.
At that point in our lives, my wife Julie and I wanted a big change, an adventure. We craved culture shock, the bigger the better. So while Costa Rica was the first country I considered as an overseas retirement option, it wasn’t the one we chose for the start of our overseas retirement adventures.
For this, Julie and I chose Ecuador, where we embraced a very different and almost
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