Why do people go to CA rather than Florida?
as for moving to CA permanently, there are things i would definitely consider that i wouldn't normally think about if i'm just vacationing there. quality of healthcare being a big one.. but i guess that just comes with the territory. i've traveled to CA more often than any other region of the world because it's close enough to home that airfare isn't ridiculous, i still am getting what i'm looking for, and it's way cheaper than vacationing in the southern US! different strokes for different folks yeah?
But seriously, I'm not really sure the direction of this post. Are you really saying that things are safer or have less poverty in the USA? Have you BEEN to Miami or Phoenix?! Sure there are other places than those two examples in the USA that are nicer, but the same is most certainly true for Central America as well. I wouldn't suggest you move to Guatemala City, either, but I certainly think it would be misguided to call the whole region inferior to places with similar weather in the USA. Apples and oranges.
I have lived in Florida, and life there was much easier and convenient, but to me very boring. Life in CA is a challenge and extremely interesting.
Without question, one should live in CA for several months without burning any bridges in the U.S., or Canada. I can assure you that more people would enjoy retiring in the country they have spent their lives, rather than going to the effort it takes to adapt to an entirely new country, language, and culture.
[quote]Aside from going to places that are different, where would my dollar go farthest, where my interests (the arts) would be satisfied and obviously I would be the happiest. We all have different wants, depending on age, and from what I can determine CA is attractive to those who want adventure, at a low cost.[quote
if you see CA as an attraction for adventurists, maybe you wouldn't be happy looking here for your interest, the arts
but for sure, your dollar will go farther
We chose Ambergris Caye Belize in Central America after a 3 week vacation here. It was love at first sight. English was prevalent and furnished / semi furnished apartments are common for rentals. Those 2 things alone made the transition great. We followed proper procedure and now have Residency here.
Still love it after 3.5 years.
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