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In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age of 38. Now, into their 4th decade of this financially independent lifestyle, they invite you to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.

Pedro is a Ladies Man

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

Pedro is a ladies man. At thirty-five, he has those handsome Portuguese good looks, and is soft spoken. It’s no wonder he’s always got a girl on his arm. We met briefly while he was staying at our guest house in Chiang Mai, Thailand. At that time he was making his way south to the islands, and when I saw him leave, he was again with a lady.





Yesterday upon returning to our guest house, I was surprised to see Pedro laying by the pool, especially because the weather in northern Thailand has turned cool with gray skies. It‘s not exactly sunning weather, if you know what I mean.

Going up to him I reintroduced myself and asked if he had checked out our website. “Not yet” he remarked, telling me that he had left his laptop "up there" so he was incommunicado for the last few weeks. Mentioning that the sun was hardly breaking through the thick cloud layer, I checked to see if he was cold. “Cold? Portugal is cold now - this is nice.” We joked a bit about some friends, and then I excused myself to take care of my business.

Pedro in Chiang Mai, Thailand

My friend Pedro

The next morning after checking our email at a local internet shop, I returned to the guest house. Pedro is patiently sitting right outside the office.

 Acknowledging him I ask what he is doing. “Waiting for the internet shop to open,” he says. I know from experience that the computer shop at our guest house is very lax in their hours, and today was no exception. I offer to show him another place just up our road and he agrees.


As we are walking through the small alleys, I tell him that I admire his courage to be traveling on his own in Asia.

He seemed surprised and remarked “Aw, this is nothing, but why do you say it’s courageous?” I

 tell him because of his ability to overcome his obstacles, and all with a terrific attitude.

Meanwhile as we continue to make our way in our global travels, I am reminded of the blessed life we have and continue to live. We arrive at the shop. I help Pedro get settled in and he sets up his laptop needing little assistance. With his earpiece in place, he’s ready to check his email and surf the net.





What inspires me about Pedro is that he is blind.

Later that day I ask him how it is that he always has a beautiful lady by his side. Smiling he confides, “It’s my walking cane. It’s a great stick, isn’t it?”

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About the Authors

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli are recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of finance, medical tourism and world travel. With the wealth of information they share on their award winning website, they have been helping people achieve their own retirement dreams since 1991. They wrote the popular books, The Adventurer’s Guide to Early Retirement and Your Retirement Dream IS Possible available on their website bookstore or on

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