Heavenly places where you can easily start a new life

Do you have little attachment to where you live and work? Then why not move somewhere new — somewhere where the climate or culture better fits your tastes and personality?

There are some corners of the world which for some reason very few people ever think of moving to, despite their desire for a change of scenery. It’s there loss, because some of these places are truly incredible. All they really need to do is pack their suitcase, and they could find themselves in heaven on Earth.

Avarua, Cook Islands

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Located about 2,000 kilometres north east of New Zealand, the tropical beaches of Avarua are no less gorgeous than those of the Maldives or the Seychelles. But in contrast to the latter, you can rent an apartment here for just $130 a month. The island also attracts comparatively few tourists: around 100,000 foreigners visit every year, compared to the eight million who go to Hawaii. So you won't have crowds of people spoiling your enjoyment of Avarua's attractions — which include observing the population of whales, going for long relaxing walks, and enjoying the amazing scenery.

...So what's the catch? Foreigners aren't allowed to buy property on the island, although they can rent it for 60 years. 

Author: Konnstantin Shiyan
Photo credit: travels-journal


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