Latin America

How NOT To Get Scopolamined in South America

I’d like to talk a bit about how to avoid getting Scopolamined (or, drugged in general) in South America.

Anyone who’s travelled down here knows that folks will try to take advantage of you. And, when it comes to scopolamine, women are the main culprits.

So, we’ll focus mostly on women today (what’s new, eh?)…

10 Strange Items I Bring With Me To Latin America

As someone who travels a lot, I don’t have many possessions. I have two small boxes stored in Canada, and the stuff that I travel with fits into one 28″ suitcase and a carry-on duffle bag. If I sold everything tomorrow, I’d be lucky to get $2000. And half of that would be my computer.

No matter. That’s how I like it.

However, in spite of my predilection for a minimalistic lifestyle, there are still some strange, arguably superfluous things that I never travel without.

I’m happy to share those things with you today:

What Does It Cost To Live In Major Latin American Cities?

Hello again!

My Latin Life here to give you some insight into the cost of living in major cities throughout Latin America.

Using Expatistan, I’ve compared the cost of living between the most-searched-for big cities on my website to help you decide where to live or travel in Latin America.

Let the showdown begin!

What Does It Cost To Fly Between Major Latin American Cities?

Toward the end of my first jaunt around Latin America, my money started to run out.

I’ll admit it: I planned poorly.

I don’t want this to happen to you.

Below, I’ve made screenshots of typical flight prices between major Latin American cities. Keep in mind that these prices will vary depending on the strength of the dollar and the time of year, but it should still provide you with some context for planning your next trip.

Rolling Solo: How To Go Out Alone In Latin America

I’m not outgoing.

Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy having a crew to hangout with, hit the bars with and bounce shit off of, but I am also very comfortable with being alone. 

I’ve always been that way.

If I arrive to a city where I don’t know a soul, I’ll have to go out to bars and clubs solo. And after much trial and error, I think I’ve finally figured out how to do it without looking like a rapist or serial killer.

Why Becoming A Digital Nomad Was A Bad Idea

I’ve been doing some thinking.

More like some re-thinking.

I’m not sure this digital nomad thing is for me.

You see, it was never my intention to work from the Internet without a permanent residence. But after…

The Dangers Of Being An Expat In Latin America

January, 2012

“Things are going really well for me,” he said, sipping his coffee. “I’m making around $2000 a month!”

John was from Texas. He had moved down to a small, touristy town in Central Mexico about 10 years back, and was now working as a tour organizer/driver, transporting Americans and Canadians around to various historical and cultural sites in the region. He was about 50 years old.

Wow, I thought. You could live like a king in Mexico on $2000 a month.

Through John, I was able to meet a number of foreigners living in this Mexican city.

There was George…

The 12 Sexiest Latin American Weather Girls

Gentlemen!

After a bit of a hiatus, I’m back to writing. Looking forward to chatting with ya’ll again. 

The reason for my absence is that I’ve been in Canada. I was contracted to do a bit of work here and I’ve been spending most of my time on that, hanging with family and tying up some loose ends here in my home country.

But, I’m happy to announce that next week I’ll be off once again to Latin America! Where exactly? You’ll have to stay tuned to find out.

What I can tell you is that you can expect much more content from My Latin Life in 2017.

I thought it’d be good to kick things off again with a post that’s easy on the eyes – something that even the illiterates among us can enjoy.

Here are the 12 Sexiest Latin American Weather Girls: