South America


From West Virginia to Costa Rica to Barranquilia: Black in Latin America

01 September, 2011 08:58  Erin Erin

Costa Rica black latin america Being Wayne Branch, I say R. Wayne Branch and others say Dr. Branch, from Rand, West Virginia and now living in Barranquilla, Colombia. Has been a hell of a journey.  I am blessed.  

1. Why did you move abroad?
I have always been a little different.  So it was not surprising to hear some of my friends say “… you never cease to amaze me.” So perhaps moving outside of the country has always been in my DNA.  I am ready to live life more simply; less focused on what I can accumulate and more focused on creating opportunities to live my passions.  I am ready to consume myself with family, of enormous value in Latin America, and projects that secure my future.  I am ready to be more giving to myself, less stressed, in better balance and in better health.  I have always been, and now I am ever more so, less accepting of the racism I feel here in the United States.  I am less tolerant of the negativity and frustrated by our inability to improve the infrastructures supporting our society.  I want to be in a place where I feel nurtured.  I want to be in an environment where people care about our connection to the earth and to one another.  I feel those things on the coast of Colombia.   (More)

   


From London to Argentina: English Gaucho

11 August, 2011 10:15  Erin Erin

english gaucho horse I am David Cummings, alias The English Gaucho. I am from London and now live in Argentina.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I like to live in different countries and experience different cultures. Some times it works out sometimes not. At the moment I have  been in Argentina for seven-  no wait, wow eight years – where does the time go – its worked out fine here luckily enough.
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From Haïti to the USA to Venezuela: Balanced Melting Pot

01 August, 2011 10:28  Erin Erin

balanced melting pot portrait My name is Deborah and I was born in Haïti, moved to California when I was 3 years-old and now live in Caracas, Venezuela.

1. Why did you move abroad?
We moved abroad this time around for my husband’s job. He’s a diplomat with the Haitian government.
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From Canada to Panama: Sweltering Tropics

21 July, 2011 10:17  Erin Erin

sweltering tropics girlsMy name is Laura.  I moved from Canada to Costa Rica with my husband and daughter in 2002.  We lived in Costa Rica until 2007, when  we moved to Panama (my younger daughter was born in Costa Rica).

1. Why did you move abroad?
My husband works for a Canadian reforestation company and he manages projects in Latin America.  When the opportunity to move to Costa Rica came up, we jumped at the chance. (More)

   


From Paraguay to America to Argentina and back: Nomadic Behaviour

23 June, 2011 10:27  Erin Erin

Nomadic Behavior My name is Natalia Fernandez. I was born in Paraguay. My father was a diplomat and my mother an Argentine expat.  I grew up as a TCK (third culture kid) so asking me where I’m from will result in more then one possible answers. I grew up in Chile, The United States, Paraguay, Argentina and Peru.  Our family moved to the US from Chile in 1981, and we grew up and enjoyed childhood until 1993.  There was a change of government in Paraguay, the first civilian president.  I finished elementary and middle school and we were off again. This time it was Peru. Here, I finished high school and went to Paraguay and Mexico for university. After living in Paraguay for a few years, I decided to start travelling, so I did. I traveled all around the southern cone, until Christmas every year when it was back to Paraguay for a couple of weeks.

I am currently living in Paraguay, visiting relatives and family before I leave again. It’s good to have a home base where someone is always waiting for you.  My husband and I love to travel, in fact he wouldn’t be my husband if he didn’t. We’re on a quest for the perfect place to live and love life.  I’m not a complicated person, I don’t drive, I never owned a car, I walk. I don’t use creams or make-up that often; it takes me 30 seconds to get ready to go out. We have a grain and sugar free diet, we’re careful about what we put in out bodies. I LOVE origami and have a website that makes origami balls in exchange for donations for prosthesis for people living with phocomelia in Paraguay, like myself: www.kusudamaco.wordpress.com.

This summer we are going to Florida, let’s see where we decide to go from there.
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