What a Difference Having Residency Makes!

Last week, after nearly nine months living in Peru, I finally received my carnet de extranjera (residency card or “green card”) and I can guarantee it will make a big difference in benefits going forward. My application was approved by Peruvian Immigration officials a month ago, but it took awhile to receive the actual card […]

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Moving to South America: Choosing Where to Live

I’ve changed my mind several times on where to live I’d like to live if I move to South America. My original plan has always been to move to Iquitos, Peru where I am most comfortable in a city I know well and have the most friends, but increased violent crime against foreigners (who stand […]

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Book Review: “Move Overseas! Overcoming Fear to Make the Best Decision of Your Life: How to Plan Your Move Now”

As I’ve been planning and researching about moving overseas, I’ve done a ton of reading. Some books are location specific about particular countries and even particular cities, but there are also books about moving in general — leaving the country that has been your home probably all your life and inserting yourself into a completely […]

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