To Ask Where We Should Go?

(12 Posts)
Idiotxit Mon 04-Jul-16 13:41:14

I've done a rare name change as I don't want to say identifying stuff with my usual MN name.

DH has been made redundant, but we saw it coming a mile off. He's in a very narrow field that's getting narrower and unlikely to find another job. I'm self employed and can work anywhere in the world. We have two young sons. We can afford to buy a house outright so no mortgage, and we can probably survive on my earnings until DH's pension kicks in, so we don't need to find jobs, although TEFL part time might be an option.

We don't mind moving to a non-English speaking country - our kids know plenty of other children who have learned a new language quickly at a young age, so they're not fazed by that.

We fancy a move abroad and want to hear from MNers who can offer an opinion that might help shove us in one direction or another.

We want somewhere with a great life for kids, good education, or homeschooling network; nice climate, but not bothered about year-round sun, not hugely expensive cost of living.

We need to make a decision in the next two months really, so any advice would be great.

BabooshkaKate Mon 04-Jul-16 13:42:20

Egypt.

Idiotxit Mon 04-Jul-16 13:46:45

That's a new one! Do you live there?

Mommawoo Mon 04-Jul-16 13:53:37

I would recommend Greece. If you don't have to worry about finding jobs then its paradise here.

Very cheap houses with a lot of land, friendly people, amazing culture and they adore children here. Healthcare is excellent as long as you can afford private and many fantastic English speaking schools.

Idiotxit Mon 04-Jul-16 13:55:56

Thanks Mommawoo. We hadn't thought about Greece. Is that mainland? We definitely would like to have enough land to grow some food on.

Thanks.

Mommawoo Mon 04-Jul-16 16:24:16

I live close to Athens but you can still find land on some of the less touristic islands. I know a few people that have bought huge plots of land, big enough for a vineyard, olive grove and farm, for 10 - 20k just a few hours outside of Athens.

Creampastry Mon 04-Jul-16 17:57:05

Greece and Egypt? No way would I go there!

cannotlogin Mon 04-Jul-16 18:00:30

Rio. Fab weather. Lovely beaches. Safer at the moment than it's ever been.

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Mon 04-Jul-16 18:01:48

Costa Rica.

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Mon 04-Jul-16 18:03:49

I know someone whom mved to Costa rica. Afaik you just need something like 60k to be allowed to move there? Not sure if this is still the same. Cost of living is low and healthcare is good. No idea about education. They bought a big house and run it as a b&b/small hotel and make a good living.

99GBPChargeToUseMyPostsJournos Mon 04-Jul-16 18:05:22

The Highlands of Mexico

Idiotxit Mon 04-Jul-16 18:14:02

Thanks. I really appreciate the suggestions.

One other idea is northern Italy, maybe Tuscany, as there are a few largish towns/cities and cheap flights to/from UK. Anyone got any experience of moving there as an ex-pat?

I'll check out the other suggestions, thanks.

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