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Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #888 SUN, SEPT 15 (09-15-2019): `


#1- Why Smart People Can’t Learn Spanish:

How long does it take for the average Gringo/Expat to learn Spanish?Oddly enough, the ability to learn Spanish does not seem to be related to IQ. There are many smart and creative long-time expats with very bad Spanish…     

#2-How NOT to get nailed for customs and immigration duties and taxes on stuff you bring down to your new Latin country:

Today we’ve got some great packing tips to avoid that scenario and save you a lot of grief and dough..

#3- Some Eggspert advice concerning “driveway chickens” and their eggs, versus store bought so-called “free range” chickens and eggs.

There is a difference…

#4- Small towns in Latin America- are they safe?

As a rule, most Latin towns under 50,000 population are quite safe, but there are some notable exceptions. Today the dope on the how, where and why…

#5- The “Apostilling” facts:

What you need to know about “Apostilling” documents for residency. You’ll need to have that done in advance for the immigration slugs in your chosen Latin Country

#6- Johnny’s week-long “Expat Insider Seminar” in Central America is scheduled for Friday, Jan 11th through Thursday Jan 16th, 2020.

To get on the early-bird sign up list, email

Join me on my January 2020 adventure and get a 2 to 5 year head start on your own “Plan B” (providing the world doesn’t implode by then!)

#7- 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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