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

December 29, 2013  
-For those of you who are the high-strung nervous type, it may not be a good idea to arrive in Latin America right around Christmas time or New Year’s. Why? Because Latins are absolutely nuts about fireworks and pyrotechnics. They carry on with their own individual and occasionally massive fireworks displays at all hours and do it right out in the streets in front of their homes. Note its especially crazy starting the week of December 24th beginning at about 12 midnight. That’s when the big explosions begin. And remember, if you’re in the city at that time its absolutely deafening! 
Then it continues the next day at 6pm... and the next... and the next... through New Years. So bring your earplugs or join in the craziness.    
-To best enjoy most types of Latin entertainment, you simply have to relax and be willing to lower your critical first-world standards. If you start to make first-world comparisons you’ll be disappointed and may miss out on a good time.  
-We all know that Latin America has extreme Christian influences: with 80-90% of the population claiming they are solid, church going Catholics and most of the rest of the professing to be Evangelical Christians. But you’ll never believe how deep that Christian current flows and what a strange effect it has on practically all walks of life… including popular adolescent entertainments like “Heavy Metal” music.       
 -My January 2014 “Expat Wisdom” seminar is almost filled. To get one of the last 2 spots available, check out the agenda and the signup details by clicking on the Latin American Seminar link on the top of the mainpage.
-Follow the link on the main page at to schedule a private consultation with me. If you want to discuss the details of living, working, playing, doing business and/or retiring in Latin America, now you and I can talk about your situation one on one.
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