An interesting article concerning the best places to retire. In any such list, the most important issue to understand is the criteria for the selection. In this case the author was up front and clear:
Call us conventional, but we like: stable governments; low crime rates; the ability to mix with ordinary people; great food, wine, and culture; and 1st world dependability and bureaucracies.
This sounds very reasonable and logical. Not necessarily all the things I would be concerned about, but a lot more useful than what most of the travel magazines offer. I really don’t care where the denizens of Hollyweird hang out when they are not making their ghastly fair of sex and violence.
Author’s picks in order of preference:
Ireland, France, the Southern Coast of Spain, the Italian Coast around Lucca, Costa Rica, Croatia, New Zealand, Panama, Mexico, and Ecuador
WHAT WOULD YOUR CHOICE BE? AND WHY?