Whenever I’m in a new city in Latin America, there’s only one thing on my mind:
Is this somewhere I would like to live?
You see, I have a somewhat odd life plan at the moment. I want to do extended stays (3 months or more) in the region for at least the next few years.
This makes me a bit different than the average backpacker who can gather all the information he needs from Lonely Planet.
I’m forced to dig deeper.
So, without further ado, it’s time for another one of my Latin American city showdowns. In this post I will be comparing the “City of Palaces” (Mexico) with the “City of Kings” (Lima) to determine which is the better city for an expat to live in.
I’ve been living in Mexico for almost a year. And, while I don’t claim to be an expert on Mexican culture, norms and mores, I have picked up on a few things that can make adjusting here as a foreigner a whole hell of a lot easier.
Basically, these tips are aimed at helping prevent foreigners – particularly young ones – from offending any locals, or becoming a stereotype.
I’d imagine that most of these tips should be common sense, but I’ve seen enough foreigners trip up on them while they’re here, so I figured it was worth composing a cheeky little list.
What will it cost you to rent a stylish one or two bedroom apartment in Mexico? Here’s housing prices in 10 major Mexican cities.
(Hint: it’s much less than in the United States).
I’ve compiled a list of what I believe to be the best cities for a tourist to visit in Latin America. The list is based on the criteria outlined on my cities guides, so you’ll want to click on the link to the city to get a thoroughgoing breakdown on the destination to find out why it ranked the way it did.
For your pleasure, I’ve gone and made a list, by city, of the best places to hook-up in South America (read: Latin America, but ‘South America’ gets more hits in Google).
Mexico City has an obscene amount of bars – you’ll never go thirsty here.
And although that’s a good thing, the abundance of choice can be overwhelming for first time visitors.
But not to worry.
There is a handful of bars that welcomes tourists with open arms (and legs) and most of them are located within walking distance of one another.
Now, before I give you the list, a quick disclaimer:
Here you have a list. What I’ve done is ranked all of the cities guides that I have on the site (a total of 67 guides) based on the hotness of the women in South America.
If it sounds shallow…it is.
After about 7 weeks of searching, I’ve finally managed to rent an apartment in Mexico City. And I’m here to help you do the same…if you’re so inclined.
I’ve never been a Tinder enthusiast.
I don’t deny that it’s one of the most efficient ways to hookup with women at home and on the road, but I prefer a more organic approach. It must be the romantic in me.
That being said, when I discovered a hack while browsing blogs and forums that allows you to fake your Tinder location and meet girls from any country, city, barrio or favela in Latin America as well as anywhere in the world, I knew I had to give it a try.