Some may remember a few years back threads on Margarita Island off the coast of Venezuela. It always looked interesting to me, but problems seemed to be developing and it slipped down my list. At the time, one of our members defended it strongly. Since then the Bolivar has been devalued by a factor of about 2000 and there have been other developments.
One of the most interesting web sites about the island has always been Living, retiring or moving to the tropical island of Isla Margarita or Margarita Island, Venezuela
which is the site for a vacation rental spot. It is kept current.
The property is now for sale. http://www.islamargarita.com/islamargprop.htm
One wonders. Is the owner too frail to continue the business, or is he bailing and retiring to safe old Long Island as John Howells, the author who promoted Mexico and Costa Rica for retirement in his books, is said to have done.
(No problem with John. I learned a lot from him.)
There is another interesting blog from the country, 2010 September « The Devil’s Excrement
, which tells about happenings in VZ. Since the author does not think that Chavez walks on water, obviously he is a counter-revolutionary and will be shot any day now. Dissent is treason, as all men know.