- File Size: 5292 KB
- Print Length: 170 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Wider Vision Publishing (February 16, 2014)
- Publication Date: February 16, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00C5PDTOM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #982,771 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Paradise Delayed: Our new lives in the wild. Caribbean island life in the beautiful archipelago of Bocas del Toro, Panama Kindle Edition
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- the motor on the boat broke and one mechanic wanted to charge a lot but then he found a mechanic that charged much less. Hilarious!
- the workers on his island only spoke Spanish, so he secretly learned Spanish so he could better communicate with them. Outrageous!
If you are interested in the excruciating minutiae of how a rich guy built a house on his own private island, then this is definitely the book for you.
"Every place can be a paradise - you just gotta figure out which one is yours"
PS: This seems a bit like a new episode of the infamous "Gilligan's Island" with the misadventures of main character (Ian) having an alarming resemblance to those of Gilligan on the popular sitcom. Maybe the island should be named "GilligIAN's Island"
I borrowed his words because they so aptly illustrate the best thing about Ian Usher’s book. His dream becomes a reality, yet somehow it’s not what he imagined. Sometimes it is far worse, but more often it surpasses his ideal—only in highly unexpected ways. When most people picture life in a tropical paradise, do they see themselves homesteading—clearing land and slaying chickens for dinner? I don’t think so.
And then there's the matter of what to do with your days once your building project is finished. As Ian points out, early retirement can sometimes arrive too soon.
I love the way Ian Usher writes. I applaud what he leaves out and what he chooses to put in. He always seems to put in the right number of life-affirming anecdotes. I’ve decided he is bent on a mission to bring the human family closer together, even if he doesn’t know it yet. So, go ahead and join the party! I was glad I did. After I finished this new book of his, I realized once more that everything was right with my world. Thank you, Ian Usher.
Like Ian, I've personally experienced the ups and downs of expat-hood in Panama myself, and published a guide to Panama (The Gringo Guide to Panama - What to Know Before You Go in 2012 on Amazon. There's no doubt that Ian and his family's experiences and their Lessons Learned can be useful if you're looking into moving to Panama or relocating to Panama as an expat - especially from an English speaking country like the U.S., Canada or the U.K.
I'll be watching with interest to see what adventures Ian and his family continue to pursue!
Thank you Ian!
PS Saw your island on HGTV before I read the book so that was another sweet little discovery.
What will he be up to next? Stay tuned...