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Cheap living abroad in the Czech Republic

The Cheapest Places to Live in the World – 2019

Every year on this long-running blog I do a post on the cheapest places to live in the world. There are seldom drastic changes in the cost of living from year to year in different countries, but political changes and exchange
Donating what we don't need anymore for a move abroad

The Strange Joy of Shedding Possessions for a Move Abroad

  For the third and probably last time, I am shedding a big percentage of my possessions and am heading out of the country. I am moving abroad with just a few suitcases. The photo above was the scene outside my
cost of living in Portugal

What It Costs to Live in Portugal

  What are the costs to live in Portugal? Lower than most of the rest of Europe, actually. I’ve sung the praises of traveling for cheap in Portugal before. But what is the cost of living in Portugal like there as
cheapest places to live Vietnam

The Cheapest Places to Live in the World – 2018

Each year I do an updated rundown of the cheapest places to live in the world. If you move abroad from a supposed rich country to any of them on this list, you should be able to cut your expenses in
Escape to Mexico

You’re Free to Leave the Asylum

An American passport can get you into 174 countries around the world. In many of those countries it’s possible to become a legal resident—or just keep renewing a tourist visa. There’s no rule saying you have to stay in the country