HP should get a bit more interesting as I take the blog on the road to start 2008. First stop Croatia for January, then to the South of France for Spring. After that TBD.
There is a different way that some are figuring out. Rent great places for pennies on the dollar instead of "own" (or being owned). Work from anywhere (thank you internet and wireless phones). Live within your means. And enjoy.
I'll let you know how overpriced real estate is looking throughout Europe - my theory is that we're seeing an even bigger speculative bubble over here than in the US - and the crash here is just starting. The collective consciousness on housing as a get-rich-quick scheme hasn't changed like it has in the US, but oh, it will. Oh, it will.
Moderation may be a bit slow for a few days as I make my way over the Alps although I expect to have internet access throughout my travels. Make my job easier and post any hot news here (tinyurl and highlights only).
And yes, one nice thing about going mobile is that I'm even tougher to find. F*ck you REIC!