Expat’s Paradise Blog
Faces of Granada, Nicaragua
Outside of a fabric store on Calle Xalteva, a main street in Granada, a mother was walking with her timid daughter.
The juxtaposition of the hot pink dress against the blue crumbling wall along with the girl’s darling shy expression and pouty lips …Read More >
Culture Shock for Prospective Expats living in Latin America (by Leela Gill)
If you are contemplating a move out of the U.S., remember that most everything in the foreign environment will be different, sometimes isolating. That’s what is meant by Culture Shock.
Wikipedi defines Culture Shock as the personal disorientation a person may feel when experiencing an …Read More >
For generations, the 12,000 residents of Medellin’s Comuna 13, which clings to the side of a steep hillside, have had to climb hundreds of large steps – the equilavent of walking up a 28-story building – but now they can ride the stairs.Read More >
Sometimes it feels like I spend half my life sitting in airports waiting for a plane. Fog delays in Bogota have kept us in the airport for hours waiting for a flight to Medellin. Luckily the waiting area is full of good people watching to keep us going. Busy toddlers being chased by watchful mom’s. …Read More >
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When I traveled to Nicaragua for HD Net’s World Report as a Cameraman shooting a documentary on Free Trade Coffee with Correspondent Greg Dobbs several years ago, it was relatively easy to get production equipment into the country. Not so this time!
Upon our entry into Nicaragua on October 30th, 2012, I was told that I …Read More >
A Wonderful Cultural Experience. Extraordinary Natural Beauty.
We jumped at the chance to go camping on the Caribbean side of Panama and to meet the Kuna Indians. The San Blas Islands form a chain of over 360 islands along the northeastern Caribbean coastline of Panama. The natural beauty is extraordinary with picture-postcard white sandy beaches fringed with …Read More >
Old Town consists of a fascinating mixture of plazas, parks, sidewalk cafes, renovated colonial and French neoclassical buildings that are now trendy restaurants, elegant bars, and upscale boutique hotels. There are churches, museums and palaces, along side stone ruins and dilapidated buildings.