50 Good Books About Mexico, Central and South America

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.

65 Good Movies About Mexico, Central and South America

There are some truly great movies about South America, Central America and Mexico.

Watching movies is an excellent way to get a feel for the history, culture or atmosphere of a place; I'm always impressed at how a good film...

Vintage Travel Posters Of Latin America

In this post, I curate over 100 vintage travel posters of Latin America — organized by country — with prints dating from the early 1900s to the 1990s.

Ladies and gentlemen, you won’t want to miss this one!

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.

The Best Least-Obvious Places To Live In Latin America in 2018

Gentlemen!

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.

The Best Cities To Travel To In Latin America - 2018 Edition

Times have changed. Latin America has changed. I've changed.

Cities in Central and South America have a tendency to go through ebbs and flows. A great city to live in today might not be a great one tomorrow.

Take Medellin for instance. In the early 2000s, this was the place to live in Latin America. If you were brave enough to venture down to recently drug-war torn Colombia, as one of the few foreigners, beautiful women would be throwing themselves at you as you enjoyed an incredibly low cost of living and year-round spring temperatures.

And then word got out.

The Best Places In Latin America To Find A Wife

Back again, folks!

Today I'll be talking about the best places to find a wife in Latin America...or at the very least, a serious girlfriend.

You see, as much as I like hooking up with and casually dating Latinas, I acknowledge that I'm getting a bit older and more mature (relatively, at least). And, as I'm sure many of you know, after reaching a certain number of notches, the whole chasing women just for the sake of it tends to turn to ash in your mouth.

With that in mind...

Part 1 - How To Start An E-Commerce Business In Latin America

If you want to reside south of the border, you'll need to find a way to make money. An e-commerce business in Latin America is one of the ways to do this.

However, it's often overlooked.

The vast majority of foreigners down here will make their living doing one of the following things:

DADA ROOM: The Best Way To Rent A Room In Latin America

One of the biggest hurdles of living in Latin America is finding good accommodation.

Most travellers opt for Airbnb - after all, it's one of the most convenient ways to find a short/long term rental in almost any Central or South American city, and its terms and services protect both owner and tenant from any unexpected issues that may arise.

But, unfortunately, it's not the cheapest option. Airbnb rentals are usually...

First Time In South America? Here Are The Best Countries To Visit

You have some free time on your hands.

Maybe you're taking a vacation from work. Maybe you've just graduated university. Maybe you've just retired.

You want to take a vacation. You've always been interested in South America.

But where should you start?

Latin American Cupid Review: Should You Buy It?

When it comes to online dating in LATAM, there really aren't too many options.

Essentially, there are only two well-known options: Tinder and the Cupid sites.

I’ll talk about the latter - here is my in-depth Latin American Cupid review!

My Latin Life's Best Cities In Latin America

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.

I rank each city based on the following:

The Best Places To Hook-Up In South America By City

I'm quite a big fan of lists.

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).

Please don't take this as gospel - everyone's experience will be different. Whereas I might do better in Colombia and the Dominican Republic, you might do better in Brazil and Mexico. Someone else might do better in Chile and Argentina (although, it's difficult to imagine).

The Hottest Girls In South America By City

I'm here to present you with the list you never knew you needed.

The other day I received an email from a guy saying that my site was a bit tricky to navigate. He suggested that I make a chart out of all of my city guides outlining the hottest girls in South America, Central America and Mexico to make it easier for people to get a quick idea of things. I thought it was a brilliant idea and frankly was a bit sore that I didn't think of it myself.

Below you have the 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.

If it sounds shallow...it is.

How To Fake Your Tinder Location & Meet Girls From All Over Latin America

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.

The Easiest Country in South America to Get Laid

Welcome to part two of my "easiest places to get laid in Latin America series (part one is here).

Let me just say right off the bat that I hate the term "getting laid." I don't even know if frat boys still use this. But, alas, it's what is giving my pages the most hits so I have to go with it. So forgive me if I come across as a wide-eyed amateur in my terminology.

Alright, now for the serious stuff.