The Expat Files Show # 751 – Aril 15, 2018



#1- The brutal truth about persistent bad smells in so many Latin restaurant restrooms and Latin bathrooms:

Some smells will knock you over though most Latinos don’t seem to mind or even notice them. That’s just another something gringos and expats never seem to get used to- why should we? Problem is, if you have a Latina or Latino significant other you will most surely get invited to the humble family residence for dinner, like it or not. What if you just cannot stomach the bathroom, or the man-sized cucarachas in the kitchen? Knowing what lurks in the shadows, chances are you won’t be all that comfortable at the dinner table. That’s a common scenario for gringos, so what do you do?       

#2- Expat Eddie plows into a motorcycle and breaks the guy’s ankle. So now what? It’s the subject today’s “boots on the ground” story. 

The fact is that cheap, small, noisy motorcycles have been multiplying like cucarachas throughout all of Latin America- thanks to new cheap credit schemes and no money down deals. Problem is that 50% of drivers don’t have licenses, and 100% of them constantly violate the rules of the road.


#3- How to become an easy target for a snatch and grab motorcycle robbery/assault


#4- What to do if you’re in a car accident:

Here’s how to handle the cops (and the other guy) immediately after the accident and well before your insurance guy arrives on the scene.


#5-Announcing Johnny’s next “Latin American Insider” seminar. It will take place from Saturday, July 7th thru Thursday, July 12th 2018. Get the details and check out the early-bird discounts by going to and clicking on the “seminar” link.   

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