The Freedom You Didn’t ExpectLife is full of trade-offs. To gain one thing we often have to forego something else. Soon enough, this is something every expat realizes.
The warm waters, sunshine, and relaxed pace of life in the Caribbean is wonderful, but it probably means living with a restricted choice of favorite foods and consumer goods.
The friendly vibe and low cost of living in Thailand makes it easy for you to live like a prince, but it also leaves you many timezones and air miles from your friends and family back home.
Most of us are aware of these trade-offs early in our planning to be expats and certainly find out quickly once we are on the ground in our newly chosen homes. And in the great majority of cases, we are happy with the compromises. Often we wish we’d made them years earlier than we did!