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Expat Files – 02.23.18

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #736- FRI, FEB 23- (02-23-2018):
#1- It’s a small world after all:
Gringos and expats find out quite soon that in Latin America many things like sinks, toilets, stairs and doors are pint-sized. But that’s not all. So are cloths and clothing sizes. That means apparel selection and cloths shopping can be a constant problem for many big, tall, supersized and even normal-sized gringos and expats. Today we offer some tips.    
 
#2- Those famous paca stores have a reputation as being for the poor and lower classes. Are they worth checking out? In a word “yes” but not all of them are. Again its location, location, location. Today we have some tips and recommendations for gringos and expats shopping for cloths and today’s “boots on the ground” story.
 
#3- A few words concerning certain types of classist, pompous, English speaking Latin people you’re bound to meet along the way. I prefer to avoid such people myself and suggest you do so too. However when you first arrive and your Spanish sucks you will encounter them on a regular basis though soon enough you will see through the crap and the posing. Sure I know, everyone’s got defects but…….
 
#4- You’ll often see Indigenous ladies doing laundry in streams, rivers, pilas and wash basins. Its because they can’t afford a washing machine or the laundromat, right? Well, you’d assume so but it’s not that simple…
 
#5- Johnny’s new “Expat Essentials Course” is a blueprint for your “Plan B” and the best way kick-start your plan before getting boots on the ground in Latin America. See the intro video to the course now at www.TheExpatFiles.com/academy
 
#6- Check out my “The Expat Files” You Tube channel. See all the fun slides and photos that go along with each show. There are now more than 150 shows posted on my YouTube channel so have a look.
 
#7- For more of Johnny’s reports, comments, adventures, news, surprises the famous “Expat Concierge Service” and more, check it all out at: www.TheNewExpat.com