Nationalism made them slaves in life… and death

Nationalism made them slaves in life… and death

Reporting from: Hue, Vietnam The Citadel here in Hue is the central part of the city, and the basis from which the rest of the city grew. As the capital city of Vietnam’s Nguyen Dynasty from 1802-1945, Hue played an important role in politics in that era. And the...
The Calexodus: Why You Need to Leave California Now

The Calexodus: Why You Need to Leave California Now

Dateline: Belgrade, Serbia For months, I have been urging people to wake up and realize how terrible things are becoming in California. I lived there early in my career and it was terrible then.  Things have only continued their downward spiral.  California has some...
“You’re dead to me”, Love, the United States

“You’re dead to me”, Love, the United States

In 1851, American physician Samuel Cartwright dreamt up a racist bit of psychology to explain why black slaves were fleeing the plantation. Drapetomania, as he called it, was supposedly a mental illness in slaves that made them want to escape. It goes to show people...
Happiest Countries in the World

Happiest Countries in the World

It’s impossible not to address this subject with a little bit of humor and – why not? – a romantic point of view. I know that you are all probably thinking the same thing: How could someone rate the level of happiness of an entire nation? Truth is,...
Countries with the Best Healthcare

Countries with the Best Healthcare

Dateline: Dubai, United Arab Emirates Having access to quality medical care is an important consideration for many people who want to move overseas and live the Nomad Capitalist lifestyle.  What’s interesting though is that many people believe that their country has...
The War on Cash: How to Avoid Civil Forfeiture

The War on Cash: How to Avoid Civil Forfeiture

Dateline: Hong Kong I’ve mentioned this before, but it’s worth mentioning again — Hong Kong loves cash. So does Switzerland. And Germans have historically always loved cold, hard cash. Even Middle Eastern countries do, too. I once saw an Iranian guy carrying $4...
How to Obtain Ukrainian Citizenship By Descent

How to Obtain Ukrainian Citizenship By Descent

Ukraine has been in the news for all the wrong things over the past years. Its on-going armed conflict with Russia, the annexation of Crimea, phone calls with Trump, nation-wide protests…  It sure isn’t the most desirable of all places to hold citizenship. Some of its...
How to Obtain Greek Citizenship By Descent

How to Obtain Greek Citizenship By Descent

Out of all the European countries offering citizenship by descent, Greece is, perhaps, the most desirable.  A top-class tourist destination, its cities and islands offer the best of many things in the world – beaches, luxury villas, and seafood, just to name a few. ...