06/01/2015 10:41 am ET Updated Jun 01, 2015

Best Places To Retire Abroad: The Philippines

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If you are considering retiring in another country, I am no doubt biased, but I believe it’s hard to beat the Philippines.

I first visited this island nation (about 7,000 islands in all) 24 years ago when I was 52 years old. At that time I was a college professor doing research, and friends introduced me to a lovely young lady who over time became my wife. I am now 76 and retired, and my wife and I plan on spending much of the rest of our lives in the Philippines.

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