#1- Ever wonder about those big black bow-ties one occasionally sees being tacked to a Latino’s door, business, taxi or chicken bus? That means someone near and dear has just passed away.
#2-Gringo jerks and how to spot them:
If you’re anywhere on or near the tourist trail you’re bound to run into the occasional blowhard Gringo (usually on vacation from a govt job or retired and on a govt pension). Yes, unfortunately there are some incompletely educated flag-waving nanny-state fools like the ones you used to take pains to avoid back in Cleveland. However, when “off the tourist trail”no worries- since there are so few gringos around you’ll rarely encounter that personality type.
#3 –Thinking of starting a businesses in Latin America? Know what kind of business competition you will be up against.
#4- A few words about swimming, oceans and hurricanes in Latin America
#5- Sex tourism Latin style seems to be headquartered in Brazil, though Costa Rica, Panama and Argentina are also in the running
#7-Try our “Podcast by Phone” feature. Listen to the last FIVE Expat Files programs over the phone. Just dial: 1-701-719-0893
#8- Johnny’s new “Expat Essentials Course” is a blueprint for your Plan B. The best way to get it kick-started before coming to Latin America. At www.ExpatPlanB.com see the three video intros to the “Expat Essentials” course.