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

June 10, 2018  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #765 SUN, JUNE 10- (06-10-2018):

#1-Volcano Update:

What do I (Johnny) know about active volcanos? What makes me a sort of expert on the subject or am I just spewing hot gas and ash again? Well the fact is that I once owned a house on the British Caribbean Island of Monserrat. The island’s sole volcano, which had only once erupted in 400 years wiped out the upscale British neighborhood my house was in. All of us were stupid gringos who didn’t do our homework. Funny enough my neighbor was George Martin (producer of the Beatles). His house and famous music studio (AIR studios) were wiped out too.  Worse yet our insurance company went bankrupt so we didn’t get reimbursed. Some luck huh?

 #2- Google maps and google cars mappers come to Latin America

 #3–The goal is to have a “Plan B” that continues to allows you to maintain a 1st world lifestyle, correct?In today’s “boots on the ground” story we follow a expat newbee couple, searching out their own “Plan B”. They tell about the journey and what they project will be the real cost of living slightly “off the gringo tourist trail”, that is in and around Guatemala, Central America.

#4- In search of 1st world creature comforts in Latin America:People wonder how much they will have to sacrifice in the way of goods services once they have settled “south of the border”. Today we’ll see in a “boots on the ground” story as we follow two gringos searching out various creature comforts they hope are available.    

 #5-Announcing Johnny’s next “Latin American Insider” seminar. It will take place from Saturday, July 7th thru Thursday, July 12th 2018. Get the details and the scoop on the early-bird discounts by going to and clicking on the “seminar” link.  

#6- Johnny’s new “Expat Essentials Course” is a blueprint for your “Plan B” and the best way kick-start your exit plan before getting boots on the ground in Latin America. Check out the free intro video to the course now at   

#7- Check out my “The Expat Files” You Tube channel. See all the fun slides and photos that go along with each show. There are now more than 150 shows posted on my YouTube channel so have a look.  

#8- For more of Johnny’s reports, comments, adventures, news, surprises the famous “Expat Concierge Service” and more, check it all out at:   


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