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 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!
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?
Today, I’ll be writing a review of The Expat Files Podcast.
If you don’t know what it is, I’ll bring you up to speed.
The Expat Files is a podcast that tells you what it’s like to live, work, play and retire in Latin America…
It touches on absolutely everything about living in Latin America…
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…
Today I’ll be talking about the best cities to study Spanish in Mexico.
Because if you dedicate 1 or 3 or 6 months to learning a new language, you don’t want to be stuck in a lame place…
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.
Hello and welcome!
Today, I figured I’d draw up a short guide to Mexico City, my adopted home.
We’re talking places to eat, places to drink, safety, language, weather, transportation…
And I’ve got an announcement.
But, before we jump into that, I just wanted to take a few lines to thank ya’ll.
When I started My Latin Life a few years back, I never…
“I need to walk off this meal.”
“You sure? It’s best to get a taxi at this hour.”
I was speaking with a friend…
Hello and welcome!
Today I want to talk about living in Latin America year-round on a tourist visa.
This article should help out digital nomads (current or aspiring) and other location independent workers who…
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 get a lot of emails from guys asking what city or country they should travel to.
And I do my best to give feedback, but in reality this is an extremely difficult question to answer…
Recently, I did an interview with a friend of mine, copywriter Dennis Demori.
And covered A LOT. Online business, women in Latin America, underrated music and movies, drug cartels and my future plans for myself and my blog.
Here's the full text.
Quick one today.
Recently, I've taken it upon myself to research some lesser-known figures in the fabric of Latin America.
And, man, Sam Zemurray is definitely one such figure…
Welcome to my Pro Niche Site review, a course by Kyle Trouble.
But first, a brief story.
Anyone who earns a living online remembers their first pay check.
It’s a sensational feeling.
Ah, I still remember my first time…
I’m excited to share my review of Pick Up Spanish with ya’ll today.
But first, a story.
My journey to Spanish competency has been long and tumultuous. It started with Spanish classes in Mexico (which I promptly quit after just a week), then moved on to audio courses (most of which I slept through) and finally to Latin music and telenovelas, with which I finally began making some progress.
Initially, my goal was simple: learn Spanish to meet women. But it took me months of stumbling through learning methods before I was finally able to hold down a basic conversation on a discotec dance floor (discotec is Spanish for "nightclub," by the way)…