A crispness in the air promises Mediterranean winter is on its way. Trees have turned gold, the Tiber is wreathed in early morning mist and buying cones of hot, roasted chestnuts doesn’t seem a crazy thing to do.
It’s evening on the waterfront quay. The lights from the many cafes cast a golden glow into the night. Lights gleam golden, too, across the broad expanse of the bridge spanning the river, whose waters shine black in the darkness.
When it comes to expat living, many retirees lean toward Southeast Asia. And Michael Wells is no different. For the 64-year-old, it was a place that fascinated him.
In one sense, it’s a small world…instantaneous communication has made news and events from any corner of the globe instantly available to anyone with an internet connection.
I think Italians make the best coffee in the world. In Italy coffee making is an art form...and the Italians have perfected it. Florence is home to one of my favourite cafes in all of Italy, Caffe Giacosa. Established in 1815, it’s a Florentine institution. It was popular with the Florentine elite in the 19th century and it’s always my first stop after arriving in Florence.
When seeking a calm green space in Paris, most tourists naturally gravitate toward the flawless beauty of the Jardin des Tuileries or Jardin du Luxembourg.
With year-round sunshine, a dazzling array of gorgeous beaches and lots of modern amenities, Koh Samui makes a great destination for anyone looking for a dream retirement by the sea.
“Laidback the way Hawaii is, but at a fraction of the cost,” is how Andy Wazer, 51, describes his new life in the Philippine city of Cebu. His love affair with his new home is understandable.
Lucca is one of my favourite towns in all of Italy. Its most notable feature, and one of the things I love most about it, is the magnificent wall that surrounds the entire historical centre of the town.
Dave Christopherson was feeling fed up with the everyday drudgery of work. He dreamed of spending his days golfing amid beautiful surroundings and diving in crystal-clear waters teeming with tropical fish. And he found a place where the low cost of living meant he could enjoy an early retirement with his family on only $1,900 a month—Dumaguete in the Philippines.