Tag Archives: retirement overseas

Songkran on Koh Pha Ngan

My Facebook posts and blog posts are out of sync, the blog is a little bit behind.  Here a few more words & pictures from Koh Pha Ngan. The annual Songkran Festival, or

Ko Pha Ngan

Here we are, arrived to Ko Pha Ngan, a small island in the Gulf of Thailand. We traveled almost 8 hours from Hua Hin by bus and then by boat (a high

Saying Goodbye to Hua Hin

Hua Hin continues to surprise us as we’ve discovered a few hidden gems: Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas, Anantasila Villa beach hotel, little coffee shops, and spas: Let’s Relax and Asia

Retirement Haven – Another List

We all search for that imaginary retirement haven.  However, the main question is still the same: “Can we afford it?”   Almost every retirement magazine, publishing company, and retirement experts have their own

“Go Naked”

Yesterday I called my former employer to check if I am eligible for the health coverage during my early retirement. At the time of separation, I was eligible for the coverage.  The operator

My Retirement Guru

I love Kathleen Peddicord.  She is my “Retirement” Guru.  Whatever questions or concerns I have, she will answer them in her e-letters. Kathleen Peddicord, the publisher of the Live and Invest Overseas, often referrers

Retirement Outsourcing

A week ago we saw a new movie “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”.  It is funny and sad at the same time. Seven British retirees decided to “outsource” their retirement to India.

Catch Up Conversation With My Friend

Yesterday I had a lovely conversation with one of my old friends. We know each other for over 30 years, from our college time back in Russia.  She became aware of our

Are we nuts?

There is a Buddhist proverb: “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear”. Somehow, we started to see the articles about the early retirement, the best places for retirement, retire overseas,

To Blog or Do Not To Blog

It seems that every single person has a blog these days.  Our son insists that I also start writing a blog. Speaking of our son…  He is the one who influenced us to make