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Old 12-22-2019, 12:24 AM
 
Location: Shreveport, LA
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What are some nice beaches to visit/move to within 5 degrees of the equator? I have two types of depression—a mild, year-round depression I’ve had 15 years and that can’t be treated, and a seasonal severe depression that lasts from early September to late April every year (and I’ve had the seasonal depression for just 4 years). I also really like the beach. The few times I’ve been within 5 degrees of the equator during the more severe time of year, my depression has returned to the more mild summer levels I’ve experienced most of the last decade and a half. It would be good for my health just to stay at that latitude full time. I’m also a fan on scuba and coral reefs, so coral is a big plus for me.

My family and friends are long dead by now, but I still have 17 and a half years to retirement. What I may do for my health, though, is forfeit the retirement and move. I’ll just need to start over as a teacher elsewhere, with the plus side that I’ll have teaching experience from my time back in the United States.

The central focus of any location I consider will come down to being close to the equator, having a good beach, and teachers having good buying power. If English is spoken, that’s a plus, but I am flexible with languages. I learned spanish several decades ago, though I’ve used it fairly little in the meantime.
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Old 12-22-2019, 12:31 AM
 
Location: In transition
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Jericoacoara beach near Fortaleza in Brazil has to be up there. One of the most spectacular out there IMO.

You would not find very high paying work there as a teacher . Portuguese language skills are a must as English is not common among the locals. People are very friendly though.
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Old 12-22-2019, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Shreveport, LA
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Jericoacoara beach near Fortaleza in Brazil has to be up there. One of the most spectacular out there IMO.

You would not find very high paying work there as a teacher . Portuguese language skills are a must as English is not common among the locals. People are very friendly though.
Well, its worth a shot. I’ll visit there one summer, see if I grok with the local culture.

I’ll still have the mild depression to deal with, but if the severe depression went away, I’d be happier.

Really, though, a good stiff drink and a nice beach is the best I have to look forward to in life.

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