The Expat Files Show # 619 – December 25, 2016



#1- Driving In Latin America on your valid US driver’s license. What about driving after it expires? What do Latin cops do when you whip it out? What’s the best thing for do you do in that case?

#2- The multiple trials and tribulations of a gringo getting a “legal” driver’s license in Nicaragua. Today we have a listener’s fight with Nicaragua’s lazy, manana time, disorganized but immensely fun and happy bureaucracy. Another “boots in the ground” story that could never happen in Milwaukee, New York, Cleveland or a city near you.

#3 Taking your “on the road”driver’s test in Latin America

It’s very, very different from the nerve-wracking road test you went through when your were 16(did you fail the first time?)

#3 –Senior surprise!- when older gringos get hit on by Latinas (of all ages) it can be not only flattering but sincere. Today’s boots on the ground story shows a certain other aspect of the Gringo advantage that often comes as a shock- especially when a person thinks he/she is past all that and long out of the mating/dating game. Get used to it…

#4- Johnny’s next (and perhaps final) “Expat Insider” Plan ‘B’ Seminar will take place on Saturday, January 7th thru Thursday, January 12th , 2017. Just send an email to or click on this link:

There are only one or two spots left so act now!!

#5-Announcing the new “Podcast by Phone” feature. You can now listen to the last FIVE Expat Files programs over the phone. The phone number is: 1-701-719-0893

#6- Johnny’s new “Expat Essentials Course” is a blueprint for your Plan B  and the next best way to get started without actually coming to Latin America. At see the three video intros to my new “Expat Essentials” course.