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biccjohn replied to the thread Looking at moving back to Venezuela on the Venezuela forum:
biccjohn initially posted:
Canadian male, looking at moving back to Venezuela. I lived in San Cristobal for 14 months and fell in love with the place and the people. No matter where I go my heart is still there, however. . . . What are the hazards, now with Maduro and what is it like to get residency there. Any and all thoughts welcome, even the ones that tell me I am crazy to consider going back. Bring it. . . . . . . . .
biccjohn replied on April 17, 2015 with:
Hello Catire, Thank you for the first positive on my post! I will be going to Venezuela in July to get my surgery done and then make the decision to stay or to return to Bogota to finish a very good contract with an International company and then return to live out my life in a country I called my home for far too short a time. Blessings and best of luck on your venture as well.
biccjohn replied on April 17, 2015 with:
Hey Ricespin, I appreciate the reality, but I also have realities I have not spoken of. I am living in Bogota at this time. I left Canada almost 6 years ago. June 25th will be 6 six years in South America. My time was limited when I left Canada as the Doctors told me I may only have 2 ' 3 months to live. I have proved them wrong on that account, but now I have cancer and the Doctors here have told me I need surgery. I lived and worked in a medical clinic in Venezuela, all the Doctors and Nurses were my students I know them well and trust them. Here I do not know any good Doctors, so my preference is to have my surgery done there and perhaps live the rest of my life there. I will be a ballless, 1 legged Canadian so I do not think I will pose too much threat to anyone there. I have testicular cancer that has spread into my right leg, so understand I am not going for the three letter fun getter. I am going to be where I feel I have family and friends. I know the things that are not in Venezuela, I will need to bring my own drugs for the surgery, so trust me I am aware of the shortages. I was more looking to get the lay of the land and you and other have laid it out very plainly for me, so THANK YOU! But in my highly opinionated mind, I still feel it is my best option, as it could be the last time I am able to go. Blessings!
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mnm5 posted Locating a Hospital in Caracas on the Venezuela forum:
Hello, is there a hospital in the Los Ruices area of Caracas? A friend of mine said that there was a hospital called 'hospital los ruices' but I cannot find a phone number to contact them. Thank you for your help. Hola, hay un hospital en la area de Los Ruices en Caracas? Un amigo me dijo que hay un hospital los ruices pero no puedo encontrar el numero para llamar. Gracias por su ayuda.
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EcuadorDean replied to the thread Venezuelan Currency Exchange on the Venezuela forum:
Crnorthr initially posted:
Does anyone know a way to exchange Venezuelan currency to USD when I'm back in the USA?
EcuadorDean replied most recently with:
Just use them as tips when you get mediocre service at a restaurant
sandrroy replied most recently with:
I would imagine if you went to area with a large Venezuelan community, as in Miami, there might be someone wanting to change money but at what rate??? The Gov't rate is 6.3:1 and the blk mkt rate is almost 99:1 Good luck! Bolivares are generally considered worthless outside of Vzla as no other country uses them or accepts them as legal tender. Why take them away with you?
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alanwood replied to the thread Are you living out the ultimate fantasy on a tropical beach? on the Venezuela forum:
bryanviper initially posted:
MAJOR LIFESTYLE CABLE NETWORK is looking for people who actually made it happen! Searching for the ultimate stories of escape from the courageous few who checked their coat and tie at the door, never to return to the daily grind. We'll take a peek inside their enviable lives to see how different routines can be when living off the grid in paradise. CASTING NOW! To submit yourself email beachlifecasting@gmail.com with: · Name, Age, Occupation · Current location · Brief description about how you ended up living the beach fantasy · 2 recent photos of yourself/your family · 3-5 recent photos showing us your home and you in your daily life · Contact information
alanwood replied most recently with:
yes I am ,on Margarita Island. I swim in the warm sea every morning before breakfast ....
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sv3nsk replied to the thread Considering a move to Caracas on the Venezuela forum:
cupla initially posted:
I am considering a move to Caracas in the near future. I would be living in Altamira area. Any advice or tips - both positive and negative, would be welcome. Thank you
sv3nsk replied most recently with:
Altamira is by far the.place to live in caracas, you have subway nearby, is close to great malls and is in the "safe" part of caracas, its still dangerous but not so bad.
bengenm replied most recently with:
People are trying to leave Caracas, why move there? I have a lot of family trying to leave because of everything going on, they can't even find food to eat!
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sv3nsk replied to the thread Cheapest Big Venezuelan City on the Venezuela forum:
DrewP initially posted:
What city with over 1M people in Venezuela has the best cost of living?
sv3nsk replied most recently with:
Barquisimeto is the cheapest by far... And is a good city to live. Merida is also cheap but is a small city. Greatings.
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A writer from the Associated Press is interested in talking to people who decide to retire abroad for reasons related to affordable health care. He is also interested to hear about other reasons why you chose to retire abroad. If you would be interested to speak with him and possibly be written about in his article, please send an email to Joshua Wood at: joshua@expatexchange.com.
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