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

April 24, 2013  
-Here’s some advice about gas stations in Latin America that will get you thinking.
Just like there are certain restaurants you’d never patronize there are certain Latin gas station generic brands that, unless you’re running on vapor, you should never think of using…
-You should always have an empty plastic water bottle or container in your car and here’s why……..
-Child labor is rampant in Latin America and almost everywhere in the informal economy. But the family’s between a rock and a hard place- they’ve gotta eat. Too bad they don’t believe in (or never heard of) planned parenthood.
-Now we need to have a very serious discussion regarding those disgusting cucarachas. The fact is, they are NOT ubiquitous in Latin America though most people would assume they are. I know many expats who have learned to live with them- but I know even more expats who have found totally natural ways to eradicate them; COMPLETELY. Personally, I have not seen one in my house for over two years.. but there are a few simple rules you need to follow to get that happy first-world result …
-The upcoming Expat Wisdom “Latin American Insider Seminar” (well off the gringo tourist trail of course) will be Sunday, June 23, thru Friday, June 28… a full six days. Be sure to go to and click on the seminar link for in-depth details, pricing and the early-bird signup bonus…
-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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