These days, the majority of the emails I receive (aside from hate mail, of course) have something to do with relocating to Latin America. Students that are wondering where to do a year abroad, retired men who are looking to say adios to the United States, digital nomads who are looking for a good base to settle down for a few months…folks from all kinds of backgrounds who are looking to live south of the border for various reasons.
Usually, they’re trying to sort out which city in Latin America would be best for them to live in. Here are some less-obvious answers to that question.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned through my extensive travel in Central and South America, it’s that not all places are created equal. Sure, I might be able to…
What follows will be a thorough breakdown of women, nightlife, food, quality of life, cost of living, levels of English etc. Basically, everything you’d want to know before traveling to Bogota as a single man!
What originally drove me to live in Latin America wasn’t the sex, sun and salsa. Rather, it was a fascination with the politics, culture and society in this part of the world.
My interest started in university with a socioeconomics course. Insufferable Marxist indoctrination aside, it was an engaging class and responsible for igniting my enthusiasm for Latin America. I probably never would have bothered to take the jump to live in LATAM if I hadn’t taken the class.
Credit where credit’s due.
The capital of Colombia. The third-largest city in Latin America after Sao Paulo, Brazil and Mexico City, Mexico. Over the years, Bogota has had to cope with an influx of migrants from the countryside looking for work, and as a consequence the city comes across as poorly planned and a bit chaotic in certain areas. However, it’s still a can’t-miss city if you come to Colombia.