OK, so this is a thread going on another stream which has been wholly US in its focus, and I have a similar question in mind.
I am in the UK, have another 12- 15 years work in me, god willing (and I'm an atheist). Time to start thinking longer term. Like many here am intrigued by the ongoing buy-a-home abroad media stuff, but wonder if it is a bubble that will burst, and/or whether airtravel is justifiable.
So, I want to maintain connections with the UK, but would like to be somewhere a bit warmer and/or drier and/or cheaper than the Northwest where I am now and I prefer urban lifestyles. Where should I invest, where would you invest, with an eye to longer time retirement?
Considering when he started the thread, Gringo Gus should be pretty close to retiring now - I wonder how his plans are going.