July 2012

July 2012

IL MAGAZINE – Ecuador’s Health, Chile’s Lakes, Pioneers in Belize

Dear Lifetime Society Member,

“A four-bedroom/two-bath, rustic wooden home on 1.25 acres of land is selling for $70,000. It will need some work, but not a lot. It’s private, peaceful…and the views are postcard-perfect.”Be Healthy Overseas – “Imagine a country where a doctor greets you and takes you into his small office for a consultation. Where you have his personal cell phone number and most ‘appointments’ are drop-by visits with no waiting around…where most medical staff are U.S.- or European-trained and everything costs a fraction of what health care does back home…

Welcome to health care in Ecuador,” writes expat Edd Staton who – in your issue this month – takes you on an insider’s tour of the health care on offer in his new overseas home, Cuenca.

Ecuador from $70,000 – It’s not just the health care that’s affordable in Ecuador. In your issue this month, IL Editor, Suzan Haskins explores the Vilcabamba Valley, home to hundreds of expats and superb value real estate like this one she found…

For more on properties in Ecuador’s “Valley of Longevity” read Suzan’s full article.


Tudor Feast, Irish Antiques and a Rio Run
Chile’s Lake District – Farther south in Latin America you’ll find IL Editor, Glynna Prentice reporting from a wonderland of sparkling freshwater lakes, snow-capped volcanoes, and green forests…

“With all this natural, unspoiled beauty, it can feel like the last perfect place on earth. And today, more and more expats are choosing to live here. But, as those folk have found, you don’t need to rough it… This region’s chic resort towns – including Puerto Varas, on Lake Llanquihue – offer some of the best First-World living you’ll find in Latin America,” writes Glynna this month.

“And at only 400 to 600 miles from the capital, Santiago, it’s easy to reach. In fact, the Lake District has long been a Mecca for Chile’s summer vacationers and winter ski bums, and for sports enthusiasts from all over the world.Take a look at the photos and the full report.

Pioneer Belize – It was while sailing up the Moho River in the Toledo District, Belize, that Chris Crowell spotted his future. His 40-foot skipjack schooner, Juanita, was cutting through the calm waters as he rounded a point and saw an abandoned jungle farm for sale sale…now it’s the Cotton Tree Lodge and provides him with a good living in paradise

With their children grown and out of the nest, Rick and Darla Mallory left Idaho in search of adventure…but they never thought their camper-van journey south through Mexico and into Belize would end with them purchasing a house on the Caribbean Sea for just $66,000

Fifteen years ago, expats Diane and David Hisle took a vacation from the Caribbean island of Nevis where they lived to visit a friend in the interior of Belize…what they found in the small town of San Ignacio enchanted them so much they never left…

Read all three of these pioneering stories in your current issue…online now.

A Caribbean Deal
 – “It’s a stunning and accessible location. It’s easy and affordable to get there, it’s going to be luxurious. And right now…you can get in on this self-contained resort for half the price you’d pay in a more mature one just 30 minutes away,” writes IL Real Estate expert, Ronan McMahon onpage 6 of your latest magazine.

Not only that, but Ronan’s brokered a deal exclusively for you as an IL magazine subscriber, get the details here.

And that’s not all in your July issue of International Living… Check out:

Secret Rural Hong Kong

Make a Pilgrimage to the Basilica of Vezelay, France

Five Reasons to Love Uruguay

Try Arenal, Costa Rica, for Lake Views and a Tranquil Life

A Panama Mountain Chalet: $45,000

Five Ways to Avoid These “Second Passport” Scams

Overseas Bonds Produce Fat Yields

Why the U.S. Dollar is a Safe Place for Your Money

A Gentleman’s Day Out in London

Living the Lavender Lifestyle in Greece

An Insider’s Guide to the “Real” Bangkok

Wooden Churches of the Faroe Islands

Yours Sincerely,

Eoin Bassett

Managing Editor,
International Living