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.
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***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:
I started a Telegram group for people who are interested in Latin America. And I’d like to invite my fine readers (you) to join!
What if I told you that you could learn Spanish with no effort?
Well, I'd be lying, of course.
The truth is, it takes quite a lot of work to become good at Spanish.
The country that really needs no introduction.
It’s the favorite Latin American country of many (including most of my readers, it seems)…
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…
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…
Brazil is alluring, is it not?
Hello, mis chamos.
As most of you know, Venezuela is a country in crisis.
What some of you may not know is that it was once the richest country in South America.
Today, I figured I’d share some photos from Venezuela’s better days…
June 11, 2019
Born in Philadelphia to Puerto Rican parents, Luis Figueroa has been honing his talent since he was a kid…
April 3, 2019
Singer and songwriter Diana Fuentes has a conservatory background from her native Cuba and has received multiple Latin GRAMMY® nominations…
This is a guest post by Aimee Laurence
Remote working is changing the way we live. No longer bound to a traditional office, working from home permanently means making our home where we please – all you need is an internet connection…
It’s time to take a trip back in time with these vintage photos of Mexico.
As someone who loves old photos (and Mexico) it seemed only logical that I put together a post like this.
So, I scoured the Internet and dug up some of my favorites for your viewing pleasure.
I always thought I'd work in Latin America.
I loved the countries and the cultures so much that I figured I was destined to earn my keep south of the border.
So, I went down every Internet rabbit-hole I could find to try to figure out how to live and work in Latin America: teaching English, hostel work, international corporations, hotels, sales, transcription, writer, bartender, house-sitter, etc. I was open to anything...
I won’t lie: I’ve screwed up this year.
By my own expectations, at least.
And I’m not sure quite how to feel about it (maybe you can help me out)!
Today, I’m here to answer the following query: where are the best places to live in Mexico?
…but first, a brief story.
How’s it going, everyone. Last weekend I did a cheeky little weekend trip from Mexico City to Taxco and Tepotzlan, two of Mexico’s ‘Pueblo Magicos’.
It’s good to get away from the big city sometimes.
So, what did I think?…
If you're considering killing two birds with one stone - studying Spanish and banging chicks - then you'll want to choose the right destination.
Early on in your Spanish-language-learning journey, you need small wins…
Hey there gang!
I've got some time, so I thought I'd put together a fun little post outlining some of the items I pack to go to Latin America…
Back again, back again. This time, to talk about where expats in Latin America live.
The inspiration for this article came from…
Gringos in Latin America.
This is a subject I’ll never grow tired of writing about…
How you doing, friends.
Today I want to address the cost of living in Latin America. Is it as cheap as everyone says?
This is a guest post by Trip 101.
Brazil is the largest country in Latin America and the 5th biggest in the world. Brazil has something for every type of traveller, no matter your budget or trip duration!
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?
*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…
Hey folks, today I’d like to talk a bit about dating in Colombia.
I’m here to answer your questions, address your concerns and, as always, to entertain!
Because, here’s the thing…
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.
Are you wondering what the best Brazil dating sites are?
Great news! I’m here to answer that question in detail.
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.
Hello friends! Today, I’m going to talk a bit about Chilean women.
Specifically, dating and getting to know ‘em.
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…