In 2013 I first moved to Cordoba, Argentina from San Francisco in the United States to live with my girlfriend at the time (now wife). There is so much anticipation and excitement that goes into moving to a foreign city and country that I remember doing as much research as I could to get as […]
My wife often reminds me that we’re living in a third world country in Argentina. But in all honesty, it doesn’t feel that way to me. We have high-quality food that’s completely accessible. There are modern amenities. Besides comically horrible wax napkins and the buzz of español, same days I think Córdoba could be just […]
One of my passions is the sport of lacrosse. I played in college and I continue to coach lacrosse goalies through my website Lax Goalie Rat. Unfortunately, the city of Córdoba does not have lacrosse. The sport has been growing in Latin American countries and the city of Buenos Aires actually has a pretty solid […]
“How do I get residency in Argentina?” That’s a typical question among expats here who are sick of making a run for the border or extending their tourist visa. I recently got married to a wonderful Argentine woman and I wanted to share my process of getting permanent residency in case others are trying to follow […]
After living in Córdoba, Argentina for over a year I’ve put together a list of 10 things you never (or rarely) see in the United States that all but commonplace here in La Docta. 1. A grown-ass man eating an ice cream solo A little bit of backstory: the ice cream in Argentina is delicious. Each […]
A major intrigue of living abroad is that activities that are routine and boring back home are now exciting and new. Like getting to watch The Wire all over again for the very first time. Back in San Francisco, going to the gym, going to the supermarket, or going to the post office are all […]
How much do things cost in Córdoba? When I was first planning to move here, “how much does it cost” was probably the thing that I researched the hardest. Even after all the research I was left a little dumbfounded as determining the cost of living is such a personal thing that it’s hard to […]
I belong to a group on Facebook that consists of expats living in Córdoba.
As new people move to Córdoba and stumble upon the group, there are a few standard questions that get asked, especially by us Americans.
Perhaps the most popular is – “Where can I get bacon like we have in the US?” Great question.
Much to my dismay, one group member has perfectly summed up the answer to this meat riddle in three little words – “In the US”.
While I’m Argentina I’m making a living doing web design and web development.
My current strategy is to find clients via Elance. I’m brand new to that site so although I’ve got the talent to develop amazing websites and apps, I still need to build up my online reputation.
In the time during my work day when I’m not doing business development or working an actual client engagement, I focus on building a web app that I created called Vizzy Guitar.
Every apartment or house I’ve been to in Córdoba has a bidet.
As an American you might not even be familiar with what these things are. Essentially, it’s a toilet shaped sink located right next to the actual toilet that has the marvelous ability to squirt a jet of warm water upwards, cleansing anything that sits upon it’s magical throne.
With zero bidet experience in my life I was a little hesitant to jump on board. For the first 6 months of my bathroom experiences here in Argentina, my bidet remained idle. Then, realizing that real growth only happens outside of your comfort zone, I decided it was time to start living a bidet-filled life.
What is the etiquette with these things?