Society & Culture:Places & Travel
Expat Files - 04.12.19
Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #847-FRI, APR 12 (04-12-2019):
#1- “Boots on the ground” in a Latin American hospital ER:
Here’s a very recent story from an expat wanabee in Guatemala who had the occasion to visit a private first-world style hospital ER after experiencing a self-inflicted facial cut. Find out the kind of attention and treatment he received and the costs involved. BTW: he was a walk-in with no insurance coverage.
#2- More on my own personal safety and security items:
Here’s what I (Johnny) always travel with along with some of the little hacks I have discovered after having continuously lived in Latin America for almost 30 years. DYK that I have NOT been robbed or assaulted in 20+ years (since the late 1990’s when I was still naïve and clueless)? Could that mean I’m just lucky or maybe that I'm doing something right.
#3- Sign up is now open for Johnny Mueller’s July 2019 “Expat Insider Seminar”:
The week-long event will be in Central America from Saturday, July 6th through Thursday, July 11th. The early-bird discounts are in effect. Just go to:and click on the “seminar” link.
#4- IKEA comes to Latin America:
Welcome to the newest gringo wanabee hangout, IKEA. That's a good thing, right? Well yes, if you like laminated particle board, “made in china”, junk furniture that will look like poop in a few years. Though its true they do have some good stuff too, but its all at gringo prices so only upscale Latinos actually shop to buy there. Unfortunately, the food court is the only draw for the average Latino who makes 300 to 400 bucks a month.
#5- “Dummy” fanny-packs, why you should get one, and why they are so useful:
Which one(s) you should consider using, and how to set yours up. Of course I always carry one. Here’s the dope on that hack…
#6- Johnny’s new “Expat Essentials Course” is a blueprint for your “Plan B” and the best way kick-start your exit plan before getting boots on the ground in Latin America. Check out the free intro video to the course now at www.theexpatfiles.com/academy
#7- For your copy of JOHNNY MUELLER’S- 100 PAGE “LATIN AMERICAN HEALTHCARE REPORT” go to the following link:
#8- 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.
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