Last Updated on January 29, 2024 by Eric Livingston
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Learn Spanish Jokes
Admittedly some are funnier than others. I plan to keep adding to the list but it’s a good starting point. Learn some Spanish watching Netflix!
¿Qué onda? ¡Soy Eric!
Latam Living Origins
I re-instated this blog in September of 2023 after some time away. It’s always been sort of a pet project for me, but I intend to grow Latam Living. People can earn a living today from anywhere, which makes Latam attractive.
Moving to Latam is “En Vogue”
It’s recently became “popular” for U.S., Canadian and other Expats to move to Latin America. Some are just digital nomads while others make a permanent move, get residency and are immigrants (although they’ll continue to call themselves “expats” due to “immigrants” negative connotation). It’s all over the news. It’s “en vogue”. I hope that some of the information I share helps readers in some way. It’s getting harder and harder to make ends meet in the United States, especially for retirees and people with medical needs. Latin America is a sound, logical choice for many that seek a lower cost of living overall including prescriptions and medical care.
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My Bicycle Was Stolen from a Gated Community on Thanksgiving Day, 2023 in “Safe” Mérida, Yucatán
My First Expat Experience
My first experience of Latam living was when I married my first wife back in 1995 in Guayaquil, Ecuador and my daughter was born. We lived some time in Guayaquil and a good portion of the time in Ecuador’s capital, Quito. While living in Guayaquil, we often visited Salinas and Playas officially known as General Villamil Playas on the weekends. A lot has happened to me and the world since then. I cherish the experiences I’ve had over the years throughout Latin America. I’ve been fortunate enough to have visited Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Honduras (Roatan), Mexico, Panama, and Venezuela numerous times. I’ve made one trip to Cuba and one to Guatemala and had an awesome time! As far as actual “living” is concerned, I lived in Ecuador for 5 years and just about the same in Mexico, where I’ve secured permanent residency after 4 years.
Latam Expats Stay Current!
I’ve now secured permanent residency in two-countries outside the U.S. Both of them in Latin America. I’ve been able to go from limited Spanish to complete fluency through constant immersion via television and interacting with locals. I had to go through all the red tape you can imagine not including the actual moving I’ve done. That’s a whole category unto itself. I hope that anyone considering living a Latam expat lifestyle makes an effort to stay CURRENT with Latam news and resources that can help them make an informed decision on where to visit and which country or countries to call home. I’m always learning each and every day and will continue to do so.
Latam Living Featured Destinations
Check out some Latam Living’s destinations below to plan your next trip or exit strategy from your native country.
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