Retire To Chiang Mai, Thailand

Why Chiang Mai Is A "Better Than Ever" Overseas Retirement Choice

July 5, 2011, Chiang Mai, Thailand: The troubles of the past year are past, and Chiang Mai, Thailand, is a better-than-ever Asian retirement option.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

"Sunday's elections here in Thailand came and went," reports Intrepid Correspondent Paul Terhorst.

"The election was Thailand's 26th since it became a democracy in 1932. The military has taken over, or tried to take over, 18 times since then, most recently in 2006.


Property Investing In Nicaragua

Nicaragua Turns A Corner?

July 4, 2011, Granada, Nicaragua: While Nicaragua continues under the dark cloud of President Ortega, tourism numbers remain strong, and the country’s property investment market seems to have turned a corner.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

"Ortega's going to win it. I just don't see him losing..."

Lief and I caught up with a friend over drinks in Panama City this past weekend. Our friend is an Australian who has been moving around the world for the better part of his life. He, like us, is well invested in Nicaragua.


Travel In Bogota, Colombia

Finding The Charm In Bogota

July 3, 2011, Bogota, Colombia: Bogota is a big, flat city of urban sprawl that boasts an impressive Spanish colonial old town.

Dear Overseas Opportunity Letter Reader,

A couple of months ago, friends in Panama City told us about their recent visit to Bogota. You've got to go see it, they told us, your next trip to Colombia. It's worth the trip, they assured us.

Driving the 45 minutes from the airport to our hotel the night we arrived, I wondered. We must be passing through the not worthwhile part of the city, I told myself. Block after block after block of low-rise near-tenement buildings covered with graffiti, trash floating around the streets and the sidewalks, everything dark and dreary.


Productive Land Investment In Brazil

Plantation Profits

July 1, 2011: Here’s a low cost of entry productive asset investment opportunity in Fortaleza, Brazil.

Fortaleza, Brazil

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

About a month ago, I wrote to tell you about a group I know in Fortaleza, Brazil, that is offering an agricultural investment opportunity I believe is interesting even for the small investor. The minimum capital requirement is low, and the risks aren't extreme. Plus (and this is important), they've eliminated at least one of my big concerns related to investing in Brazil--that is, getting your money out of the country when you decide you want to.


Travel In Bogota, Colombia

Medellin Versus Bogota

June 30, 2011, Bogota, Colombia:

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

We slept beneath a heavy blanket last night and donned jackets to walk across the courtyard to breakfast this morning.

Bogota sits at 8,600 feet altitude. The climate in Medellin is pleasant, almost never too hot or too cold. Here in Bogota, there's a chill in the air evenings and mornings. You'd want central heat in your home, I'd imagine.

Pleasant change for us coming from Panama City.


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Kathleen Peddicord is the founder of the Live and Invest Overseas publishing group. With more than 25 years experience covering this beat, Kathleen reports daily on current opportunities for living, retiring, and investing overseas in her free e-letter.

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