Welcome. It's a diverse country with many positive and negative aspects. My best advice would be too not dive in the deep end immediately and purchase property. Come down, rent in a few different areas and wade in the waters. A pragmatic approach will save you a lot of grief over the long term. The posters here are a diverse group, full time expats, winter snowbirds like me, and people who have come and gone. All have good advice. Especially when it's about staying safe here. Good luck.