I think you can do it. I have better irentnet connection, surprisingly, now that I am at the beach as opposed to the mountains.If you can rent a house with a phone line, then you would be able to get DSL which works pretty good. It does ocassionally go out, I would say it's 90% on 10% off. There are plenty of people who are doing exactly what you are doing. They telecommute and then go surfing. It's the perfect way to make a living down here. If there is a possibility to keep your job in the states but still live here .you might have found the secret to the best life EVER!!There are also lots of schools here that cater to English speaking students. They run around $400 a month since they are private. But the kids love it and they get accepted to some of the top schools in US.Your dream is possible, I hope you take the leap (or ride that wave) and do it!!!!!