Q. So why did you pick Buenos Aires as a destination for some time out?
Well the wife is from here for one thing. Although to be honest the driving force for the new unemployed me was cost of living but since she has family here it was an easy idea to sell. Latinos are famous for being family centric and the regular 3 hour lunch with relatives is commonplace.
Years back we'd talked about how great it would be to do a few months backpacking so that dream became a reality (link). Quality of life here for an expat is higher than I've experienced anywhere else.
Q. Will you settle down and stay in BA?
I'd highly recommend it as a retirement option but unfortunately, unless you are lucky enough to earn pounds, euros or dollars the local salaries are not that good and your A$peso doesn't go far when you leave Argentina. A ten day trip to Europe would cost several months salary.
Q. So what's the plan and what was the big 'change' you've been waffling on about in recent posts?
Well as the post title suggests I'm not in BA right now and I may not be back.
*Pauses for dramatic effect*
If I'm successful in my quest to find a job I'll be relocating and the missus will follow once I've paved the way so to speak.
Q. So where in the name of jaezuz are you going now?
Right now I'm actually in Houston, Texas waiting for a connecting flight. I'm going to be zipping around a bit for the next few weeks so you'll just have to revisit the blog to see where I am. I'll also be doing a bit of soul searching and reflection so it might even be interesting! ;-)
Q. Do you honestly expect us to keep coming back to read this drivel about your nomadic poncin' around the globe?
Well you've obviously got nothing better to do if you're reading this right now!
Q. Are you going to make a video of yerself doing a silly dance in famous places like yer man Matt Harding and post it on YouTube?
Nope - no silly dance - I have two left feet and about as much rhythm as a goldfish in a bowl of cornflakes.
Have to end the interview here as I have to board a plane (be bored on a plane!) - wish me luck and tune in real soon for next port o' call!
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