The Expat Files: Living in Latin America A guide to moving to Latin America, finding work, and settling in.

October 16, 2015  
-Oh what fun! This week Expat Eddie drags me to see an amazing Latin neighborhood dog- a scarred, tattered and beat up old mutt with very special pyrotechnic skills. For my money, a surefire winner if ever filmed and submitted to America’s Funniest Videos (if it's still on the air- its a big lag time hit in Latin America ) . 
 
-If you like coffee, it’s not enough to live in the world’s best coffee region. You must also use the right coffee making technique(s) for the best results. As a an amateur coffee aficionado, it just blows my mind that ninty-five percent of Latins homes and restaurants use the worst method:percolators. They can't help but brew indifferent to bad coffee- out of otherwise very excellent beans. That said here's what you should look out for…  
 
-Another culinary misadventure, this time in an upper middle-class Latin home 
 
-You hear a lot about “gringo” prices, especially evident when on the tourist trail like in Costa Rica. Today we see how that escalation process works and how you can avoid getting gouged by using a little common sense.   
 
-Visit me Johnny (and Expat super-blogger John Galt) at our new joint website www.thenewexpat.com . Get real “boots on the ground” info, experienced expat blogs and reports. It’s a work in progress so please be patient. We’re continually improving and expanding the format. It’ll be in ship-shape soon.   
 
 -Johnny’s Jan 2016, LATIN AMERICAN “Boots on the ground”  SEMINAR: the next Latin American “Insider” Seminar will begin Sat, Jan 9 thru Thurs, Jan 14th. Sign up by November 1st to get in on the early-bird discounts. Just go to www.thenewexpat.com and click on the Latin Seminar link, or paste this link below into your browser:
 
http://thenewexpat.com/johnnys-jan-2016-latin-american-insider-seminar
 
 CONSULT WITH JOHNNY- SCHEDULE A CELL OR SKYPE CALL: Would you like a 1 on 1 personal Skype or phone consult with me? Set up time when we can talk and sort out your own specific Latin American plans. Just put the word “CONSULT” in the subject line and send a short list of your questions and talking points to: theexpatfiles@gmail.com
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