The blog was sparked by my thesis research on Americans living in Buenos Aires. It includes some of the results and interesting ideas that came up in my research (the difference between "expat" and "immigrant", globalization and urbanization, what type of Americans move abroad and why they do it, what life is like for expats in Buenos Aires). I am expanding the blog to focus not just on Buenos Aires, but on all global cities, and not just on Americans, but on all individuals that move abroad to urban destinations.
Blogs from expats in South America
Would you like to work, live, move to South America? Or just to find out how is life in South America? We've got much more than travel brochures: read blogs written by expats living in South America!
14 countries in South America
A 20-something blogger who packed up her life and decided to head to Bogota to continue her quest to being "well fed, well dressed, and well traveled." A glimpse into adventure and life in Colombia, plus a healthy dose of foodie pics and recipes!
The author was working as a management consultant in London until July 2014, when she exchanged the fog to the smog of wintery Lima. If settling into a new country is like getting used to a new pair of shoes, in her case those have been running shoes. Getting to know the pavements and cerros of Lima and further afield before the sun rise, has brought many friends, adventures and much needed respite from the citys daily chaos. This in turn has led to, if not more frequent, at least less frustrated blog posts about another foreign transplants life in Peru. Her dream is to take part in one of this countrys spectacular ultra marathons and live to blog the tale.
I am from the UK and I moved to Cali primarily to find work in the environmental sector but it helps that I also have a boyfriend here! This is my second time living here and I decided to start this blog as there are almost no blogs about Cali so I hope to help expats wanting to make the move. This blog includes the usuals regarding visas, prices, food, what to do, but also social and political observations about life and culture here as I am a political scientist and can't help but look at things through that lens!
Although this blog details the day to day activities over a week, in Baños, Ecuador. I will be including other activities such as starting a business, opening a bank account and some of the things one needs to do in order to function within Ecuador. I am based in Guayaquil, therefore many of the examples will be from there, however, since the agencies I deal with are countrywide, they will appeal to those who settle in other parts of Ecuador.