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Well, it's not in the Americas, but I rather like Bali or perhaps the Phillipines. Unless much has changed since I was stationed there the US dollar goes a long way and there is plenty of local flavor if you avoid the touristy parts.
I have dreams of Bali.

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Hey Aaron, where to send resumes?
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Hey Aaron, where to send resumes?
Yeah, for those of you single males, who were born in Guanaja, speak english, creole and spanish, bonded by word of local trusties, and can spend nights in a boat house toting a shot gun and flash light...oh, work for a couple hundred bucks a month, please send resume to capt.aaron@live.com.
All under qualified need not apply.

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Re: Where do you want to retire in Caribbean or Central or South America?

Retirement? such a scary thought, but I plan on living out the rest of my (hopefully many) days sailing in the gulf, and Caribbean. I expect to sell the business in the next six to eight months, and then trailer the boat south, commit social suicide and become reborn as a sailor!
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I have dreams of Bali.
I have dreams of Burma. Very under-developed coast in many places.

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Re: Where do you want to retire in Caribbean or Central or South America?

No one has mentioned on the hook at Cape Horn?
Count me in as another vote for the Keys. That water is beautiful. Public transit runs all the way from Marathon to Key West- the best of both worlds.
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Danmed! For a minute there I thought I almost qualified for the job, Aaron. I still own a few guns, including a Remington 1148 12GA automatic, I speak English, a little Spanglish, lived with a Cajun gal for a couple weeks when I was young and single, I own a 5-cell Maglite flashlight, and can still handle most power and sailboats. Then I came to the part that said young and single - well, everyone has a fantasy.

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At first USVI was our first choice. As an American, I guess it is easier. As I travel more and more to other places by boat. Among Bahamas, DR, PR, UVSI, BVI, St Maartin, Mexico, Belize, Colombia, and Panama, I love Panama the best. It seems have everything I need and cheap flight back to the States.

The things are ridiculously cheap. Car rental from major US rental companies is $6 a day. Gigantic Prawn (8" long) is $7 a pound. Panama City is extremely metropolitan and yet the old city is a real charmer. A taxi tour you around is 7$ an hour.

I am going back there next week and my wife will fly in to join me to tour around Panama and check out some of the real estate.

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Maybe Paraguay would be worth considering. Great neighbors.

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Danmed! For a minute there I thought I almost qualified for the job, Aaron. I still own a few guns, including a Remington 1148 12GA automatic, I speak English, a little Spanglish, lived with a Cajun gal for a couple weeks when I was young and single, I own a 5-cell Maglite flashlight, and can still handle most power and sailboats. Then I came to the part that said young and single - well, everyone has a fantasy.

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I never said young, just single. Seems like every time I hire a caretaker, he has a wife, a girlfriend and 3 and 1/2 kids from 4 different dads living with him.

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Aaron, Bali turned out to be one of the great disappointments of our travels, along with Bora Bora. Both are very touristy and crowded, especially Bali. In both cases the people were not as friendly as in neighboring islands. Perhaps the message is that if a place was magical enough in the past to become iconic it won't be like that today. The truly neat places aren't as famous.

Back home on Lake Ontario after something over 36,000 nm circumnavigator. Not surprisingly there is a lot of stuff I want to get done on Ainia both cosmetically and functionally. Getting an early start so it will be ready to go for next summer (Lake Superior?).
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