Sunday At The Finca—Country Life At Its Most Appealing
Nov. 1, 2013, Santa Elena, Colombia: Larry Rose tells us of a delightful night he spent in Medellin—a place choc-full of character.
Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader, Above urbane and sophisticated Medellin is another plane. Up here, in the mountains that surround the Andean valley city, in the plateau towns of Altos de las Palmas and Santa Elena, is another way of life, one that is, for me, appealing beyond words. My fiancee Beatriz and I were invited to spend Sunday at the mountain finca of friends Aylin and Gustavo. We traveled a well-paved road winding around Alto de Las Palmas and arrived in time to enjoy Aylin and the housekeeper cooking and preparing for the Sunday meal, which was an event, enjoyed leisurely and with much wine and conversation.
Forget Everything You’ve Heard About This Place Oct. 31, 2013, Medellin, Colombia: Expat and investor Rich Holman writes: "If I had to identify three reasons why I chose to relocate to Medellin at a time in my life when I really wanted a fresh start,” Rich explains, “they would be these: the weather, the lifestyle, and the investment opportunities…”
Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader, American Rich Holman made his full-time move to Medellin, Colombia, seven years ago. After a divorce in the States, this is where Rich chose to relaunch his life. Why?
Everything You Need To Know To Launch Your New Life In EcuadorOct. 30, 2013, Guayaquil, Ecuador: There are nuances to living in Ecuador that you will love and some that you may not…but there are options here, so you can take your pick.
Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader, “One of my favorite things about living in Cuenca,” Lee Harrison told the crowd in Ecuador last week, “was the duck herder. “Talk about lack of regulation. This guy,” Lee continued, showing a picture of the duck herder on the screen for the room to see, “takes his ducks to market and home again through the city streets! The parent ducks lead the flock of ducklings, with the herder using a hooked cane to keep them all in line and keeping up with the adults. All the way to the market and back. I saw this guy every week going back and forth. I would go to my window to watch for him and his ducks every market day.
Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader, “MLS? We don’t got no stinkin’ MLS!” Mike Sager reminded the group in Ecuador last week. “But we should... “It’s the Wild West out here,” he continued. “I get listings by going up and down streets, taking pictures of ‘For Sale’ signs, then having an assistant call the numbers for details and pricing.
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