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If you've ever stayed on an island

Fiji, South Pacific

If you've ever stayed on an island,
if ever you've stayed by the sea;
you'll never return to the mainland
once your spirit has been set free.
If ever you've smelled the ocean,
or tasted the salt in the air;
you'll know you've discovered a haven
that is uncommon, precious and rare.
If ever you've seen the whales play
or watched the eagles in flight;
you'll remember, again, why you stay here
and why it feels so right.
If ever you've seen a sunset
as the ferry passed the shore;

Thinking about moving overseas? Don’t do it!

Moving overseas Fiji Tonga South Pacific

When you leave your homeland you will miss it and all your friends and family, even if you hate most of them. Some of the family will call you a traitor, a coward for not staying and facing with them the anticipated crashes and wars you read about in the fake news. You will have to live that down and some will tell you (with hands on hips), if you insist on leaving, you have burned your bridge to return. That is usually the wife or husband making those burning bridge comments. Anyway it is difficult when if one or the other doesn’t dare to go to the edge of the primitive world with you.

Fiji says; If Uncle Sam doesn’t want to pamper you, we will!

Living Overseas Fiji South Pacific

Today I am going to tell you about a choice that I think screams with the most appeal and delivers the most of what we retired folks want for our money. The summary of that offer is:

Your own paid for new home in a small community of expats on a million dollar beach for under $50,000 USD and $220 USD per month, with free healthcare and your residency permit facilitated—and paid membership in the Savusavu Yacht Club. (or in the hills with grand ocean views)
This is for real and not too good to be true.

Affordable, comfortable beach house community in Fiji

Tiny homes community in Fiji

Life in tropical paradise will be made very easy, very soon.

Picture this beachfront location as yours to live on in your comfy beach house.

The eco minded lady from America that owns this remarkable 52 acre beachfront property has made arrangements with a building manufacturer to make 18 small affordable beach houses for people who would like to experience what everyone at one time or another has coveted, life on the beach in paradise.

Rio Olympic opening ceremony

Tonga’s Shirtless Flag Bearer Was a Standout Star at the 2016 Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Tonga is mostly an overlooked country at the Olympics, with a rather small delegation and just one medal in its entire history, a silver in 1996.

But it provided perhaps the most memorable moment of the Parade of Nations on Friday when its flag-bearer came out bare-chested and dressed in nothing but a ta’ovala (Tongan mat) wrapped around his waist and copious amounts of oil on his torso. ​Rio is a city that has never been shy about celebrating the human form and Taufatofua’s appearance was greeted with loud roars of approval.

Who is the mystery man?

Doug Casey Debunks the Common Excuses for Staying In One Country

Tell a person that it's a big beautiful world, full of fresh opportunities and a sense of freedom that is just not available by staying put and you will inevitably be treated to a litany of reasons why expanding your life into more than one country just isn't practical.

Let's consider some of those commonly stated reasons, and why they might be unjustified. While largely directed at Americans, these are also applicable to pretty much anyone from any country.

"America is the best country in the world. I'd be a fool to leave."

Natewa Bay is where you truly get to discover life as it was meant to be

The marina at Natewa bay, Vanua Levu, Fiji

Twenty seven Fijian freehold land titles are now available below the mountain back-dropped “Nacolase” 500-acre estate on the South Seas beaches of the stunningly beautiful and largest bay in the Southern Hemisphere—Natewa Bay is where you truly get to discover life as it was meant to be.

FIJI, FIJI, FIJI

Fiji, Fiji, Fiji

Viti Levu is the main island where the “big city” of Suva sits by the sea. Suva is busy and with its malls and commercialism it emulates the fully self contained cities of anywhere in the world. Suva is good place to get supplies and business done, but then, we long for getting back to more of Fiji’s nature and back to the most comfortable living areas in the few chosen expat communities in Fiji. The second largest island in Fiji’s stunning group is Vanua Levu. We live here and I want to tell you about it.

Foreign Real Estate Is the New Swiss Bank Account

A record of pretty much every penny you earn, save and spend is permanently stored somewhere. And the government could retrieve that information if it wanted to.

It’s not a comfortable or happy thought. Knowing you’re financially naked and exposed to an insolvent government hungry for revenue might make you feel like you just ate rat poison for lunch.

But don’t try to illegally hide your income or skirt reporting requirements. It’s a fool’s errand. The draconian penalties make the cost/benefit analysis easy…don’t even think about it.

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