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Manizales cheap rent living in Colombia

How Much Does It Cost to Live in Colombia?

The country of Colombia is not in my World’s Cheapest Destinations book, but it is in my cheap living abroad book A Better Life for Half the Price. It has a whole lot going for it as a place to live.
czech beer is a bargain

The 12 Cheapest Destinations for Beer Lovers

Who has the cheapest beer around the world? Which are the cheapest destinations for beer if you want to travel to a place where you can put back some pints on a low budget? For many travelers this is a key
travel in peru can be cheap or not

Is Peru a Cheap Place to Travel? It Depends…

Peru is a travel bargain. Or Peru is very expensive. It all depends on how you travel. I inhabit the strange world of travel writing where for my job I go back and forth from cheap hotels to plush palaces, from
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Paying for Medical Care While Traveling or Living Abroad

But… what do you do about health insurance when you leave the country? What do you do when you have to go to the doctor when you’re traveling or living abroad? I get variations on these questions more than most others,
Guanajuato Mexpatriate view from a rooftop

Living the Mexpat Life

“So what’s it like living there in Mexico?” People in my country of birth ask me this a lot. Usually with a bit of trepidation in their voice, like I’m going to tell them five horrible things that happened to me