10 Things You Should Know Before You Move To South America

Here are some things to help you prepare… 1. People on the ground are your best resource. When I first went to Colombia, the number one thing I did right was to have contact with somebody on the ground. I was admittedly a bit nervous …

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Viva Colombia And To Hell With Ecuadorian Bus Rides

I really have come to dislike Latin America bus rides. It’s part of the most important thing I learned in 2012, and is based on the collected experiences I’ve had as a traveler in South America, especially in a number of experiences in Ecuador. Let …

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8 Reasons To Go Abroad Before You’re Ready To

A lot of people wonder if they are ready to go abroad, ready to travel, ready to jump into the unknown of a foreign place. Let me just answer this question for you… GO. REGARDLESS. Seriously, do not sit around waiting until tomorrow. Tomorrow never …

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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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My Practical Hacking Portuguese Plan

So, you perhaps you’ve read I’m headed to Brazil soon. Very soon. In fact, when you read this I will already be there. I need to learn Portuguese fast. I don’t have time for dilly-dally, clicking pictures, or time-consuming, low-yield efforts at learning the language. …

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Goodbye Asunción

So… I’ve left Asunción Paraguay. I lasted 7 days. Here’s some of why: hot, mosquitoes, lack of easy / intuitive apartment finding, lack of inspiration… heat, mosquitoes… We just didn’t gel well, Asunción and me. It’s probably my fault. I mean, I’m pretty picky. I …

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Four Caricatures Of Geo-Arbitrage (Or, How Your Travel Lifestyle Can Determine Your Costs)

Geo-arbitrage is the idea that you can earn money in one part of the world and spend it in another. If you do this, often you will find that your dollars (or pounds / euros / francs / krone) go further, and you can afford …

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Step-Wise Reduction Of Your Expenses (Or, What You Can Do Today To Start Building Your Cash Stash)

A big key to saving money, for the purpose of traveling or for starting a business, is to reduce your expenses. Many people have the idea that travel is expensive. And it is, somewhat… but only because you are removed from your normal ways of …

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