No such thing as a “harsh winter” in #CostaRica 🏖😬 The best time of the year to visit is between November – May 🏄✈️ See you in Costa Rica! #expats #expat #travel #TravelUnCUT #wonderlust #WorldTravel #lifeIsGood #liveabroad #livingOn1000 #beach #beachlife #vacation #compassTVnetwork #compassGroupinternational #Roadhouse30minGuides #picoftheday #lifehacks
One of the best experiences in my life 😊 A grand feast and tasting #bordeaux most exquisite wines for this annual event for the Jurade de St Emilion 🍷 The Jurade dates back to 1199 and the oldest #wine society in the world! #worldtravel has brought so many new experiences I will never forget ☺️✈️🌏 #TravelUnCUT #wonderlust #travel #compassTVnetwork #CompassGroupInternational #winetasting #foodgasm #traveling #tbt #throwbackThursday #picoftheday #memories #expat #expats #ExpatLife
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About This Podcast: This is the official Podcast Channel for the Compass TV Network. Here, we will show you how to create the “Ultimate International Lifestyle!”
– Working and Living Abroad in 2nd/3rd World Countries.
– International Real Estate (buying your personal residence). New hotspots and countries/cities to avoid!
– Personal Finance & asset protection. Creating a portfolio of (income generating) real estate abroad! I will show you how to create your “Plan Z!” When all else fails…Plan Z will be there.
– Health & Fitness. We’re planning on living past 100 – we’re going to show you how we’re going to do it! Our first show airing next week will be “Fitness & Health Beyond 40!” How to stop your aging process and set your clock back to your twenties, an easy approach to health & fitness for individuals in their 40+ that feel they don’t have the time!
– World Markets, economies and trends! Find out what’s going on and what you’re missing!
– New visa and residency requirements to retirement havens in Central America and Southeast Asia.
– How to live on $1,000 a month in a 3rd world country.
And much more! These series of podcasts is to help you create and sustain “Ultimate Happiness!” Life is better overseas – we’re going to show you why:)
#Bangkok #Thailand: my brother and i pigging out at a local foodcourt for lunch! three tasty plates of food and two bottled waters (no tip) for $5! see you in BKK!
Living Abroad: 5 things I love about my life in Bangkok, Thailand!
- NOT Owning a car – DRIVING! Clean and inexpensive public transportation is readily available throughout Bangkok. I prefer to use the Sky Train (BTS) over taxis because it’s a lot faster! The BTS is clean and extremely convenient. I don’t miss owning a car and driving!
- No More Cooking! I’m a fantastic cook but I don’t enjoy it! I like the convenience of eating all my meals out. My daily food expenses are around $6 a day! I have more details on my podcast on Soundcloud & iTunes – click the link below:
- Regular massages and SPA treatments! In Bangkok I workout/train 6 days a week. I have a great gym in my building and I have “Asia’s largest crossfit & Muay Thai gym” within a 5 min walk. After every training session I walk around the corner (to any massage studio) for a 1-2 hour “deep-tissue” Thai massage. Prices range from $6-10 an hr! Like a pro athlete – daily massages allows my body to recover faster – therefore I can train every day if I want:) Once every other week I will get a 1hr facial. Price…$15! It’s affordable to “pamper” yourself in Bangkok. Click on link below to watch our “Thai Massage” episode:
- Diversity! Melting Pot! If you think LA or NY is a melting pot…you’re wrong! I feel Bangkok is more of a “melting pot,” and more culturally diverse. Everywhere you turn there are people from the UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, US, and all parts of Asia! Large Asian cities like Bangkok is like NY on Steroids:)
- I’m never BORED! Don’t get me wrong, cities like NY, Paris, London are exciting and fun but…and that’s a big BUT – the weather sucks and these cities are way too pretentious and expensive! Winters are horrible and paying $5 for an espresso or having to dish out a minimum of $50 – 100 for a nice night out is ridiculous! In Bangkok I have all the same conveniences of dining and entertainment at all hours. I can walk into any nice “sit down” coffee shop for a $1 double shot espresso or morning cappuccino. I can grab a healthy and tasty lunch for $1 – $2. Get fresh pressed juices for $.50 cents to $1. Going out with a group of friends…the whole night (dinner and drinks) at a local Thai establishment runs between $10 – $15 per person. Often, I head across the street from my building to this outdoor dining/entertainment plaza. There, under a bright moon and perfect weather, I enjoy live music, great food from over 20 vendors (one vendor has KILLER Spanish Tapas!), three bars (one a wine bar) all for $5…dinner and an alcoholic drink:) Bottled water in Thailand is round $.15 – .25 cents. AND, I never have to “bundle up” or shovel snow in the winter months of Nov – Feb! Unlike living in the US…I’m NEVER bored in Bangkok!
Keep a lookout for my new book – Living On $1,000 a Month in Bangkok, Thailand!
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Life is about “creating great memories” ☺️ Today I’m remembering my time in Southern #France. Saint Emilion is an enchanting medieval city located in Bordeaux 🍷 When I close my eyes I can instantly transport myself to France 😌 Travel Far & Travel Often ✈️ #neverstopexploring #Roadhouse30minGuides #liveaboard #TravelUnCUT #travel #worldtravel #wonderlust #vacation #vagabond #winetasting #picoftheday #lifehack #lifeisgood
Costa Rican Food – Healthy! Shockingly Good!
When I first went to Costa Rica in early 2002 I was expecting it to be similar to Mexican cuisine. Fatting and filled with cheese…tacos, enchilada, chimichanga, burritos, refried beans and red rice – I was wrong! The food here in Costa Rica is better!
Food here is not fatting or heavy…kinda like the aftermath from a Mexican meal. Expect the cuisine here to be filled with fresh locally grown vegetables, white rice, black beans (which is extremely healthy), plantains (I like to eat these last as my desert) and your grilled meat or fish of choice. Here’s a tip! Obviously our seafood is fresh and our beef is grass-fed BUT the chicken here is AMAZING! Chicken that actually tastes like chicken – instead of the steroid freak-of-a-chicken we get back in the States that’s bland!
I come to Costa Rica to eat healthy and to lose weight! The only time I gain weight is when I’m back in the States, and the crazy thing is…I’m on a diet. Living overseas in countries like Costa Rica allows me to eat tasty (healthy) food and get fit at the same time:)
All of our beef in Costa Rica is grass-fed! Google pictures of cows and you will see for yourself. We don’t pay “extra” for “organic” because its all organic:) You may think that this steak maybe expensive for CR – you’re wrong. How much would you pay for “grass-fed” beef at your local restaurant? In California this would run me $30 or more!
The two plates above are from a well known establishment close to the Liberia International Airport – prices here are a bit higher but you get a larger portion! The same food in a small “mom & pop” TICO restaurant will be in the $4 – $7 dollar range.
I love Seabass! But its damn expensive! At a typical America restaurant a dinner like this would cost $25-30! And, not as fresh! I can confidently tell you that this piece of fish was caught yesterday or this morning:) Now that’s fresh!
Roadhouse 30min Guides: Living on $1,000 a Month in Bangkok, Thailand! Coming soon to all “digital bookstores!” I will be releasing my new Expat’s Guides to my favorite international cities! I will make the announcement on my facebook fan page