Is Brazil Expensive? (My Findings From The Southern Region)

One of the primary things I was curious about before I decided to go on this blitz through southern Brazil was the cost of living in the country. Rumor had it that Brazil was ridiculously expensive. Some articles I read recommended a budget of $100 …

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7 Questions People Ask Me About Colombia

It’s amazing that for the, oh, 10 people that read this blog, I’ve been getting a good amount of email. Below are some of the most frequent questions I get asked about Colombia: 1. I am thinking about going to Colombia or to country X, …

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How To Live In Florianopolis Brazil For Less Than $30 A Day

Today I am going to show you how Brazil can be affordable. This comes from what I’ve actually been doing for several days this past week. So this is tried-and-true, boots-on-the-ground verified. However, I do admit that this kind of thing requires significant lifestyle adjustments… …

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Accelerating The Search For Liveable Cities

A few weeks ago, the question that really came to me was… how long does it take to know if a city is liveable for you? In other words, how long do you need to spend in a city before you can make a decision …

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The One Thing I Can’t Stand About Colombian Girls

So, the other night, something happened to me which is not all that rare in Colombia. It was last night actually… but to get the whole picture we need to go back two nights ago. Let me give you the play-by-play. The following takes place …

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Why I Am Going To Colombia… Again

Well hello, Colombia, it’s nice to see you again. I recently returned to the city of Medellin, Colombia for what I expect to be a stellar multi-month stay in the country. Medellin, to me, is such a cool place. It’s what I call super-liveable, a …

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How The Hell Did I End Up Here? And Other Memories From 2011

The 2011 year has raced by faster than any year I can remember. It has been one of the most eye-opening, inspiring, life-altering years of my life in so many ways. This blog hardly begins to scratch the surface it all. But what makes me …

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Cuenca Ecuador For Upstart Travelers

As I mentioned in my post about my costs of living in Ecuador, I spent 6 weeks this fall living in a town called Cuenca. If you haven’t heard of Cuenca, you obviously have not been reading US international retirements magazines, because the city is …

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Breakdown of My Monthly Costs Of Living In Cuenca Ecuador

So, I spent 6 weeks living in one of the principal cities of Ecuador, Cuenca. Cuenca is located in southern Ecuador, a little bit towards the east. It is an old city with a rich history and a lot of old architecture. It’s no surprise …

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Why Medellin Colombia Is A Super-Liveable City (Part 2)

We continue with 10 reasons why Medellin, Colombia is a super-liveable city, and why I am enjoying my time here so much. (Here are the first five reasons.) Now for the final five… 5. Amabilidad: The people are friendly. Colombian people are friendly people. Spend …

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