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Why We Live Inland For The Authentic Portuguese Experience

When we talk about Portugal’s Algarve region, we usually focus on the beaches, fishing villages, and dramatic ocean views. But there’s another side to the Algarve…

Melanie (who you heard from in last week’s issue) recently interviewed her friends Mandy and Peter for our Overseas Living Letter. This British couple also chose to call the Algarve home. But, in their search for “authentic Portugal,” they’ve set up home inland.

To give you another side of the Algarve’s story, I’m sharing the interview below. Check it out…

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The Stark Contrast In Panama: City Life Vs. Easygoing Interior

Panama—Inside And Out

The countdown is on to our annual Live and Invest in Panama Conference—kicking off next Wednesday, Feb. 15, from the Panama Marriott Hotel. And my team (and rest of the office who have no choice but to pitch in on a conference on their own turf) is working hard to make sure it’s our best Panama event yet.

If you’re not already on my guest list, and on the fence about Panama, you owe it to yourself to give Panama a chance.

Before I share some of the big reasons why you should be paying attention to Panama (the big issues we’ll be focusing on next week), I need to make an important distinction… that is, Panama City vs. The Interior.

Panama City is the image that’s projected to the world—and the one that forms most people’s impression of the nation. But, if you have your sights set on cheap living in an upscale neighborhood in Panama City, then, I can tell you, you won’t have much luck these days. Continue reading