As someone who has lived in Taiwan and Ecuador -- and traveled throughout much of the world -- my answer is now "no." You can't escape the global chaos that's coming, and it's far more important to live in a place where you fit in and aren't considered the "foreigner."
This is different from what I believed a decade ago. What I've realized since then is that the globalist agenda knows no bounds and has infiltrated every nation on the planet. You're far better off, in my view, to stay in a place where you have an infrastructure of social contacts and where you don't stick out as the foreigner.
It's also important to get out of the cities, which I've called "death traps." The cities will be the front lines of social chaos once the government food stamp program (SNAP) is unable to provide free food for almost 50 million people. Some cities will likely be abandoned by law enforcement and allowed to descend into chaos. These cities may include Baltimore, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, St. Louis, Miami and Detroit.
You are far safer in rural California (or rural Oregon, rural Idaho, rural Kentucky or rural Ohio) than in any foreign country where you are easily recognizable as the foreigner, in my opinion.
After living in many places around the world, I've chosen Texas as my country. In Texas, I can grow food, own some land, defend myself with firearms, pay lower taxes, run a business with relatively little government interference and afford the cost of living. If you're considering Texas, my only warning is don't come to Texas unless you believe in liberty. Big Government socialists are not welcome in Texas, so if that's your political belief system, please stay in Collapsifornia. If you don't own guns and gold, in other words, you probably won't fit in. If you hate God, America, the Constitution and the Founding Fathers, you aren't compatible with Texas culture anyway.
Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") is the founding editor of NaturalNews.com, a best selling author (#1 best selling science book on Amazon.com called "Food Forensics"), an environmental scientist, a patent holder for a cesium radioactive isotope elimination invention, a multiple award winner for outstanding journalism, a science news publisher and influential commentator on topics ranging from science and medicine to culture and politics.
Mike Adams also serves as the lab science director of an internationally accredited (ISO 17025) analytical laboratory known as CWC Labs. There, he was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for achieving extremely high accuracy in the analysis of toxic elements in unknown water samples using ICP-MS instrumentation.
In his laboratory research, Adams has made numerous food safety breakthroughs such as revealing rice protein products imported from Asia to be contaminated with toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and tungsten. Adams was the first food science researcher to document high levels of tungsten in superfoods. He also discovered over 11 ppm lead in imported mangosteen powder, and led an industry-wide voluntary agreement to limit heavy metals in rice protein products.
Adams has also helped defend the rights of home gardeners and protect the medical freedom rights of parents. Adams is widely recognized to have made a remarkable global impact on issues like GMOs, vaccines, nutrition therapies, human consciousness.