Hi, I am currently looking towards our future, I am 60 in 4 years, and fancy retiring to Sri Lanka for the weather and cheaper living. My name is Chris Iam a registered domestic gas engineer living in Grantham. I have a military pension so want to live where this will go further than here in the UK.
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I visited Sri Lanka a few years back and ran into a group of expats that retired in the vicinity of Kandy, all were located near the golf course / country club outside of town. Of course most had taken local wives as well. The cost of living was low and they all lived very well.
I remember the great British science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke (2001: A Space Odyssey) moved from the UK to Sri Lanka. He said he couldn't stand the damp, cold, cloudy British weather anymore, and loved the warm, lush climate of Sri Lanka the rest of his life. (Just a side note.)
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