Investigate the foreign countries that interest you

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How to live in a foreign country

If this is the start of your journey your research should be broad.  Areas to investigate would include how to live in a foreign country, the advantages of living in a foreign country, the effects of living in a foreign country, and living in a foreign country pros and cons.  While these may seem to be very general areas to investigate they will provide you with finer grained ideas for making your investigation more specific.

Determine the things that concern you and if you have one, your partner.

Are there medical concerns to consider?  Do you want to live in a warm climate, or a cooler mountainous climate?

Tropical mountains
Cool temperate tropical living
Tropical beach
Sand sea and palm trees

Do extended periods of rainfall drive you crazy?  What type of recreation do you need regular access to?  Does currency exchange worry you?  Is political instability a factor?  Is ease of entrance to and exit from your adopted home important?  Is the expense and difficulty in obtaining a residency visa important?    These are some of the items you may wish to investigate in the beginning.


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Should I learn the language?

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students learning a foreign languageThe research is complete and the preparation is set to begin.  Now you ask yourself  why should I learn another language?

Every person who moves abroad has most likely asked themselves that same question and most have received the opinion of others as to why you should learn a foreign language.  Advice can be helpful but to answer why should I learn another language it is best to depend on your own independent research.

First it is most important to have a clear idea of how you want to live in your new country.  Do you want to live in area that is largely expatriate and associate with others who already speak your native language.  In these areas, and there are there are many communities like this, you will  depend on those who are bilingual to assist you with doctor appointments, plumbers and most services you will need.  Alternatively do you want to be able to go shopping, see a dentist or make reservations without depending on other people to do it for you?

Second are you willing to invest your money, time and energy in order to learn another language?  To most the case is clear, life is fuller and much more independent when you do learn the local language.

At this point the next question is how to learn a new language?

There are many ways to answer how to learn a foreign language including self study courses. online schools, classrooms and private tutors.

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Why people want to retire in the tropics

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Inexpensive Retirement Locations A couple discussing retiring in the tropics[/caption]

retirement living, regardless of the lifestyle they desire.   To some that means living by the sea, to others it means being able to play golf several times a week, while others want to live like a local does.   To most of us it is a personal desire to fulfill a dream.

running on a tropical beach
One of many ways to enjoy retirement

The objective of this site is to provide you with the information that will both help you investigate retiring in the tropics, assist you in making the move and adapting to your new life once have decided a life in the warm sunshine is right for you.



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