Interview with Chris Smith a USA citizen who has retired and is now living in various locations around the planet; he is presently in Panajachel, Guatemala on Lake Atitlan. Chris has been a reader of the HoboTraveler.com newsletter and Blog since the beginning, and I am happy to call him my friend.
He has become proficient at finding great Hotel rooms priced from 200-350 U.S. Dollars per month with WIFI, Television, and cable outside the USA. The video shows his present Hotel Room on Lake Atitlan and you can see for yourself, he lives great.
Chris pays 187.67 Dollars per month for this room.
1,500.00 GTQ = 187.676 USD
Guatemala Quetzales United States Dollars
1 GTQ = 0.125117 USD 1 USD = 7.99250 GTQ
San Pedro, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala --- Tuesday, April 20, 2010
By Andy Graham of HoboTraveler.com
He presently is living on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, one of the most beautiful lakes in the world.
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Interview with Chris Smith on International Retirement
Mike, Thanks for the new term "location independent" ! I like to keep current on such and have been using "off site" or "telecommuting" for years.
Good Video Andy and Chris! I would be interested in any people in their 30s or 40s living as semi-retired expats and how they managed to do it financially. Snow bird lifestyles offer such lifestyles abroad also more and more professionals are opting for shorter term contract employment offering higher salaries without the benefits .
Are we at the beginning of a mass movement? Will more and more baby boom retirees search for the best retirement for the least money? No matter what country?
Check out this newbie traveler and his experiences in Mexico. This couple met in a 55+ community in the US and found that their SS checks did not leave much left over to enjoy life. They decided to search for a cheaper lifestyle.