10 Good Reasons To Live In Lima, Peru

What’s up, guys.

Once again, I’ve got Peru on my mind.

And, seeing as how it’s been 10 months since I left, I figured I’d honor it with a post about 10 good reasons to live in Lima…

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!

38 Captivating Vintage Photos Of Peru

Hey folks,

Today we’ll take a trip to the land of the mighty Inca and take a look at some vintage photos from Peru.

I’ll tell you: I love Peru.

But it wasn’t always that way…

How Dangerous Is Lima, Peru?

Hey friends.

If you’ve somehow landed on this article, I assume you’re wondering: is Lima, Peru dangerous?

And I’m going to get into all that.

But first…

The 7 Most Interesting Markets In Lima, Peru

And now for something slightly different. 

I don't usually write about things that are easy to find on TripAdvisor or Lonely Planet.

One, because I'll never beat them in Google, and two, because the kind of information asked on those sites is generally easy to find in 100s of other places on the Internet.

But when I Googled "best/interesting markets in Lima" today, what popped up was, frankly, wrong...

My Latin Life's Guide To E-Commerce In Latin America

My latest of many money-making schemes has been in the world of e-commerce. 

I started playing around with it during my last trip to Peru. Appeared the country was ripe for it. Its economy was growing rapidly, and I certainly noticed people with disposal income in Lima, but there was a lack of cool shit to buy - many of the big chain American stores that I saw in Mexico that offered impossibly cheap goods hadn't made their way down, and I knew that import laws were pretty lax compared to countries like Argentina or Ecuador, and manufacturing costs were lower than countries like Chile or Brazil...

Adventures in Latin American E-Commerce: War With Ecuador

***UPDATE: I've since moved on from the business, but if you have any questions I'm still happy to answer them!

If you don't know what I've been doing, I'll get you up to speed.

Last year, I started a small business with a partner in Peru. It's in the women's clothing industry. We sell our products through two primary outlets: an online store and consignment.

It's going well and getting better each day - we're now at the point where the brand can cover all of our expenses living in Lima...

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.

Living In Lima, Peru

Ever wondered what living in Lima, Peru would be like?

While I've done it, and I'm here to tell you about it!

I'll discuss quality of life, women, cost of living, safety, weather, food, infrastructure etc. All the stuff you might want to know about Peru's capital city.

What Happens If You Overstay Your Visa In Peru in 2018?

So, you came to Peru, loved it and stayed. Lost track of time. It happens.

Now, you want to head back home to visit family, or leave the country to explore new lands. 

Only one problem: you've overstayed your tourist visa for Peru.

So, now what happens?

The Best Way To Start Dating Peruvian Women

Hey, everyone. Today I'm going to talk about how you can start dating Peruvian women.

It'll be a short article, because the advice I'm about to give is as straight-forward as it is effective.

How To Move To Peru in 2018: The Easiest Ways To Stay

Peru is an easy place to fall in love with.

Rich history, incredible food, friendly people and one of the strongest economies in the region.

But how can you live here? If you want to move to Peru, there are a number of options available.

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...

Let's Talk About Expats In Latin America

Mexico City, 2016

I was finishing a lunch at KURA, a fancy Japanese spot in Colonia Roma Norte.

We were an eclectic group of patrons: an Egyptian girl, who originally moved to Mexico for her boyfriend and decided to stick around after they split, a Mexican woman with her own small advertising agency, my Japanese roommate, who worked at a bank, an American friend who sold security systems throughout Latin America and was based in Mexico City, and myself, a Canadian who no one really knew what the fuck was doing exactly...

What Are Bricheras? (And Other Things You Should Know About Dating In Peru)

Hello!

I will likely be heading down to Peru again in February or March.

As some of you may recall, this wasn’t my original plan.

But, alas, things change. Since I'll be back, I wanted to talk a little about Bricheras and dating in Peru.

The Top 5 Latin American Countries To Start A Small Business

Hey there!

As you can probably tell, I've been on a "business in Latin America" kick lately.

Today I'll be talking about what I deem the most suitable countries for anyone looking to start a business south of the border.

But before I get into all that, a few comments about how I determined the rankings:

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: