To start, I'd like to say welcome to the site!
I'm glad you're here and I hope I can help.
Although this is primarily a site about Latin America, I also touch on other subjects. A bit further down below I've separated the content of the site into sections to make it easier to find what you are looking for.
***Check out this page for over 100 useful resources related to Latin America***
***Check out the About Me section to learn a bit about me.
WHY DID I CREATE MY LATIN LIFE?
My motivation was simple: a comprehensive travel website for men interested in Central and South America didn't exist.
I know this because I spent weeks trying to find one.
Expat forums didn't cut it - I was too young to relate.
So after many, many months of travel, taking notes and making observations, I created a resource.
Is it the best one out there?
I think so.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
If you're just interested in knowing about a specific city, you can start with my city guides. There are about 80 of them. There is a good chance that whatever city you want to visit will have a corresponding guide.
The blog articles as they appear on the homepage don't follow any particular order - when I think of something to write about, I write about it. Only my 10 most recent posts appear on the homepage. If you'd like to scroll through my blog posts chronologically, from newest to oldest, navigate to the blog page.
If you want an overview of what we talk about here, below are some categories to make things a bit easier to navigate.
My Latin Life's Minimalist Packing Guide To Latin America (Coming soon)
Best Songs For Improving Your Spanish (Coming soon)
How A Complete Idiot (Me) Learned Conversational Spanish And How You Can Too (Coming soon)
Want To Work In Latin America? Here Are Some Ways To Make It Happen (Coming soon)
My Awkward Journey To Location Independence (Coming soon)
5 Helpful Tips For Dealing With Extreme Leftist Backpackers In Latin America (Coming soon)
Resources And Recommendations
What Does It Cost To Live In Major Latin American Cities? (Coming soon)
What Does It Cost To Fly Between Major Latin American Cities? (Coming soon)
Still Can't Find What You Need?
Here's an archive of the 30 most-recent posts on My Latin Life:
What’s up, gang?
If there’s a type of email I receive more than any other, it’s this: Vance! It’s my first time in Latin America. Which country should I visit?
Or something along those lines.
In today’s post, I’m going to try to address this question the best I can.
Try, because, as you’ll soon discover, there really is no correct answer…
*This is a guest post by Elisa Williams
Visiting Buenos Aires in Argentina is one of the most fascinating decisions you could make. The city boasts numerous wine tasting restaurants that are sure to satisfy all your needs during your stay. After a long day enjoying free walking tours in Buenos Aires, you will need somewhere to relax and taste some wine while feeling refreshed.
This guest article was contributed by Andrew Henderson, founder of Nomad Capitalist.
Hard as it may be for some to believe, I didn’t move overseas for the tax benefits.
However, the tax benefits of legally escaping the tax net in increasingly confiscatory countries like the United States can be quite alluring. Living in Latin America can help you substantially reduce - and even eliminate - your personal and business tax obligations.
Hello, my friends.
It’s been awhile since I’ve done a new post, and for that I apologize.
I’ve got a couple new projects in the works that have been eating my time.
But, I’m back to tell you what it’s like living in del Valle, Mexico City.
This is a review of Content 2 Cash, by Jake Nomada.
Have you ever thought how nice it might be to make money from your laptop while living in Latin America?
Imagine yourself in a penthouse overlooking a city, or relaxing in secluded beach abode, earning in dollars but spending in pesos, soles or reales.
Setting your own hours. Knowing you can party ‘til 6am at a reggaeton club because you can start your day’s work whenever you please; or being able to take a few days off on a whim for a rejuvenating excursion in the Andes.
If you’ve read my blog, perhaps such things have crossed your mind…
Whenever I tell folks where I live in Mexico City, they’re always surprised.
Centro? Isn’t it dangerous?
Why did you decide to live there?
And fair enough…
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…
Vienna, Austria. 1840.
A sibling rivalry that will change history in Europe and the Americas.
Two brothers in line for the Austrian throne: Ferdinand Maximilian Joseph and his brother Franz Joseph.
Today I’m going to tell you what you should do when you arrive to a new Latin American city.
Whenever I touch down in a destination that’s new to me, or somewhere I haven’t been for awhile, this is exactly what I do…
The time has come to talk about nightlife in Guatemala City.
What’s it like? Where you should go? What should you expect?
Read on to find out…
Ladies and gentlemen, I made a mistake.
I misjudged Guatemala City.
What can I say? I was off-base; out of line; missed the mark. Just...wrong.
Here’s what happened…
Hey folks. Today I’m going to talk about expat life in Mexico City.
What to expect, how much you’ll spend, the pros, the cons. All that good stuff.
But first, a disclaimer…
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.
Here’s your Hermosillo, Mexico city guide!
A reader who spent a considerable amount of time here was kind enough to submit a breakdown.
So, without further ado, your guide to the capital of Sonora!
***This is a guest post by Don Tim…
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...
Happy New Year!
I’ll take this opportunity to thank my readers. I love and appreciate you all!
And I hope you stick with me through 2019 and beyond.
Two days ago…
Today I’m going to help you decide whether or not you should live in Latin America.
And we’ll be taking a slightly different approach to this question than you may expect…
Have you ever thought about living in Mexico?
Imagining yourself in a beach house or apartment with a view?
Starting a small business down south?
Obtaining a second passport and/or an additional bank account (along with all the benefits those come with?)
If so, read on!
Considering my blog covers all things Latin America, I’d be remiss not to dedicate some words to Guatemalan women…
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!
It’s rather easy to get residency in Guatemala.
This post is part of an unofficial series…
The country that really needs no introduction.
It’s the favorite Latin American country of many (including most of my readers, it seems)…
Welcome to My Latin Life’s Essential Narco Reading List!
If you’re interested in criminal doings south of the border - particularly as they pertain to the drug trade, you have come to the right place.
The following books cover everything from…
Cuba is an interesting country.
I didn’t quite know what to make of it while I was there.
The people seemed happy, but poor.
Healthcare and education was free, but families struggled to buy milk for their children…
Recently, something happened that made me seriously reconsider the way I’ve been looking at cities in Latin America.
Well, not just one thing…we’re not talking some sort of epiphany.
It wasn’t that sexy…
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…
If Internet speeds are extremely relevant to your hobby or line of work, check out this list before booking any trips.
Here are the Latin American countries with the fastest Internet.
Brazil is alluring, is it not?