#1-Spanish is not the only language the local Latins speak. Chances are that your cleaning lady/maid and the small shopkeepers will speak one of the 25 or so indigenous languages as well- nope, not to you but to each other. Yes, the sounds they make will confuse and baffle, but they’ll also speak Spanish to you (and maybe 20 words of English too).
Although agrochemical products, pesticides and genetically modified crops are today part of everyday life for those who live in the countryside, they are relatively new in Argentina. Very few people, apart from enviromental activists, question their use. Yet the consequences — in both the short and the long term — of their impact on the health of those living near …
Some of the best pieces of fiction ever written about revolutionary experience are outlined by writer and historian John Rees When I first started to research the Levellers I had it in mind that I might write a kind of collective biography of Leveller activists. I thought of two previous models. One came from the 17th century itself, John Aubrey’s …
#7- Johnny’s new “Expat Essentials Course” is a Plan B blueprint for people who can’t get “boots on the ground” just yet. It’s the next best way to get started without coming to Latin America yourself. Go to www.ExpatPlanB.com for the three video intros to my new “Expat Essentials” course.
– What taxes do expat gringos generally have to pay to their new Latin country’s government thieves and scumbags?
#8- Johnny’s new “Expat Essentials Course” designed for people wanting their own Plan “B” but can’t quite manage to get “boots on the ground”. It may be the best way to get started on your Plan “B” and the next best thing to coming down yourself. Go to www.ExpatPlanB.com for the three video intros to my new “Expat Essentials” course.
#1- A Nicaragua Update:
There are some damaging events going on in right now that will affect Nicaragua quite negatively starting in 2017. These developments don’t bode well for Expats living there or planning to move there
#1- Why do so many Gringo Expat con-artists home in on newbee gringo arrivals? Gringo con artists were newbees once upom a time too and know exactly to take advantage of a green gringo’s innocence, blind enthusiasm and a trusting nature. Besides, they speak Spanish and know that YOU don’t. Thankfully its difficult for those creeps to survive “off “ the gringo tourist trail.
#6. Announcing the new “Podcast by Phone” feature. You now have a way to listen to the last FIVE Expat Files programs over the phone rather than downloading or streaming from the PRN archives or other sources. The phone number for this free service is: 1-701-719-0893
Here’s a possible strategy to boost memory—exercise four hours after you learn something. In a study published in the July 11, 2016, Current Biology, researchers found that exercise after learning may improve your memory of the new information, but only if done in a specific time window. In the study, 72 subjects learned 90 picture-location associations—mentally linking an image with …