Today I Exhaled

 

One week ago today I arrived in Buenos Aires, road-worn, bleary-eyed and unable to understand a single word being uttered by the dozens of people I came into contact with as I made my shambling way to my hotel.

Fast forward to yesterday – I hit a milestone that I always watch out for when I’m in a new place for more than a day or two – I gave directions to someone. I’ve always seen this is a solid yardstick of how my integration is coming along because 1) someone thought I looked and acted enough like a local to assume I knew where things are, 2) I’ve been around long enough that I could give good directions (and in this case, speak the local tongue well enough to be understood), and 3) I’m out of ‘Colin in a new city defensive mode.’

For those of you who haven’t traveled with me to an unfamiliar large city before, when I find myself in a place like New York, Chicago, Los Angeles or Buenos Aires for the first time, I immediately and reflexively go in to a more defensive posture. I don’t make eye contact with strangers, I angle my arms and increase my swagger to appear more menacing, and I don’t speak unless I absolutely have to. This is a defensive mechanism I’ve slowly lodged into place after spending too much time in big cities fending off pick-pockets, purveyors of small slips of paper advertising call girls, and hustlers looking for handouts. It’s worked so far, and it helps me get my bearings. It doesn’t help me make a lot of friends, unfortunately.

That being said, when I start to feel more comfortable and at home in a new location, I finally start to loosen up; I know my way around a bit better, have a place to keep my stuff and have a few phone numbers to call just in case.

As I’m beginning to breath normally again here in Buenos Aires, I’ve also been able to get back to work, something that I’ve been more or less unable to do with any regularity since I left LA (due in large part to the fact that I’m a very fortunate person, surrounded with enthusiastic friends and family who wanted to spend as much time together as possible before I left the US).

New Reading List

One of the things I’ve been tossing around but can finally release a beta of is the Exile Reading List. I get emails from time to time asking me for a list of my bookmarks from people who want to know what I read from day to day to keep up with the different topics that I cover. It’s hard to tell someone about everything in one email, much less give examples of why each blog and site are great, so I’ve started putting together collections of feeds from blogs and sites that I read on a regular basis. Take a look, and if you aren’t up there yet, let me know (I’m only about halfway through the list, so I may not have gotten to you yet, but it couldn’t hurt to check just in case your site has somehow been overlooked or misplaced!). You’ll see that I’m covering a variety of categories, too, so if you have a recommendation, pass it my way: part of why I’m doing this is so that I can tap your brains for new reading materials and find out what I might be missing!

Affiliate Marketing Efforts

Another project I’ve been working on here and there is quite new to me: affiliate and ad revenue generating websites. I don’t have the first of these sites up and running yet, but I’ve found what I think is a pretty solid niche and I’m outsourcing as much of it as possible in order to take myself out of the equation (which is also new to me). I’d love to get some feedback on it when it goes live, since I know my readership has a goodly number of aspiring and current webmaster millionaires within its ranks.

Other Projects

I’m also in the process of pushing out a few other doodads that will hopefully augment the Exile Lifestyle brand a bit. One of them is already up and running; it’s called Hard Is Easy and it’s a tumblelog where I’ll be posting more ‘up to the minute’ kinds of writings, photos and links, as opposed to the longer format, theme-based article-style writings I do here at Exile Lifestyle.

Another project I’m finishing up is an e-commerce shop, where I’ll be putting up some of my own products that I’m working on, along with items of interest from other members of the blogging community. And speaking of products, I have 2 more eBooks on the way, both of which will hopefully be useful and both of which will definitely be free.

I’m also still doing design, development and several different types of consultation work through my main business, Colin Is My Name. It’s interesting adapting my work model to living in Argentina, but my clients don’t seem to mind so far!

Where Should I Go Next (Preparing for the Vote)?

Update: the countries have been chosen, and you can vote by clicking here or on the prominent link displayed on the Exile Lifestyle homepage!

In a few days I will be putting up a poll asking you to vote where I should go next, and I need your help in deciding which countries to put on the poll! I will be taking the first 8 recommendations left in the comments (of this post), so think about it and then post the coolest, most interesting place you can think of in the comments below (the only rule is no active warzones or countries where Americans aren’t welcome…I’ll get to them eventually, but not this time around)!

Heartfelt Thank You

One last note, I want to once again thank all of you for continuing to read and interact with me and each other here on my blog. This experience has been life-changing for me and I’ve met some absolutely incredible people because of the process. It simply wouldn’t be anywhere near as interesting and inspiring without you fine folks along for the ride. Thank you thank you thank you and please don’t hesitate to drop me an email sometime and introduce yourself if you haven’t already.

81 comments

  1. Anywhere in the world? I’m heading to Thailand in November. Should be fun.

    I’ve got one affiliate web-site set up. Makes a little bit of money. Next goal is to get more traffic to it to bump it up a bit more.

  2. Anywhere in the world? I’m heading to Thailand in November. Should be fun.

    I’ve got one affiliate web-site set up. Makes a little bit of money. Next goal is to get more traffic to it to bump it up a bit more.

  3. Anywhere in the world? I’m heading to Thailand in November. Should be fun.

    I’ve got one affiliate web-site set up. Makes a little bit of money. Next goal is to get more traffic to it to bump it up a bit more.

  4. If you want I can put you in contact with an American entrepreneur who moved to Buenas Aires if you’re going to be there for a while. Just email me if that’s what you want.

  5. If you want I can put you in contact with an American entrepreneur who moved to Buenas Aires if you’re going to be there for a while. Just email me if that’s what you want.

  6. I’d vote for India! Nowhere else is like it.

    I love your blog and am looking forward to hearing more about Buenos Aires. We are planning to start our own permanent travels/ digital nomadism there next year.

  7. I’d vote for India! Nowhere else is like it.

    I love your blog and am looking forward to hearing more about Buenos Aires. We are planning to start our own permanent travels/ digital nomadism there next year.

  8. I’d vote for India! Nowhere else is like it.

    I love your blog and am looking forward to hearing more about Buenos Aires. We are planning to start our own permanent travels/ digital nomadism there next year.

  9. Colin – Check out Tirana, Albania (my first choice); Istanbul, Turkey (a very close 2nd choice) and Seoul, Korea. I haven’t been to Seoul but wholeheartedly vouch for Tirana and Istanbul as great places to travel/work. Looking forward to the poll!

    Alan

  10. Colin – Check out Tirana, Albania (my first choice); Istanbul, Turkey (a very close 2nd choice) and Seoul, Korea. I haven’t been to Seoul but wholeheartedly vouch for Tirana and Istanbul as great places to travel/work. Looking forward to the poll!

    Alan

  11. Colin – Check out Tirana, Albania (my first choice); Istanbul, Turkey (a very close 2nd choice) and Seoul, Korea. I haven’t been to Seoul but wholeheartedly vouch for Tirana and Istanbul as great places to travel/work. Looking forward to the poll!

    Alan

  12. Considering how much I love Argentina, it’s hard to suggest your next stop. However, Chile is a trip –especially Pucón which is a small (probably too small for an extended stay) town in the southern half of the country. Santiago is overwhelming, bustling and sometimes ugly (especially after time in BA), but I recommend it nonetheless.

    Are you looking for a destination within the region? Or leaving the Western hemisphere altogether??? THAT is the question ;)

  13. Considering how much I love Argentina, it’s hard to suggest your next stop. However, Chile is a trip –especially Pucón which is a small (probably too small for an extended stay) town in the southern half of the country. Santiago is overwhelming, bustling and sometimes ugly (especially after time in BA), but I recommend it nonetheless.

    Are you looking for a destination within the region? Or leaving the Western hemisphere altogether??? THAT is the question ;)

  14. Very cool post, Colin. Thanks for featuring my blog on your Reading List, I’m quite honored :-)

    I’m looking forward to hearing more about your affiliate marketing efforts. I’m in the process of starting two websites in a couple really cool niches. One of them I’ve made a decent amount of money in in the past, and one is brand new for me. I’m looking to build them up over the next 7 months so they will help me in my quest to quit my job by May.

    I also really like your idea for Hard Is Easy. There’s always stuff that is too much for Twitter, yet not enough for a blog post. That will work perfectly.

  15. Very cool post, Colin. Thanks for featuring my blog on your Reading List, I’m quite honored :-)

    I’m looking forward to hearing more about your affiliate marketing efforts. I’m in the process of starting two websites in a couple really cool niches. One of them I’ve made a decent amount of money in in the past, and one is brand new for me. I’m looking to build them up over the next 7 months so they will help me in my quest to quit my job by May.

    I also really like your idea for Hard Is Easy. There’s always stuff that is too much for Twitter, yet not enough for a blog post. That will work perfectly.

  16. Very cool post, Colin. Thanks for featuring my blog on your Reading List, I’m quite honored :-)

    I’m looking forward to hearing more about your affiliate marketing efforts. I’m in the process of starting two websites in a couple really cool niches. One of them I’ve made a decent amount of money in in the past, and one is brand new for me. I’m looking to build them up over the next 7 months so they will help me in my quest to quit my job by May.

    I also really like your idea for Hard Is Easy. There’s always stuff that is too much for Twitter, yet not enough for a blog post. That will work perfectly.

  17. Oh I love that feeling of finally finding your stride in a new place! I’m almost there with Seattle, but I at least don’t have the language barrier. You have so much coming our way! Can’t wait to read about it all. I am already flying through your reading list, so many great ideas and people out there. Thanks!

    My vote is for South Africa. I know you want somewhere that doesn’t speak a lot of English, but the experience of being in such a culturally diverse and divided place (despite some real progress in that direction) can’t be beat. I found it to be a fascinating place, and the people I met were unbelievable.

  18. Oh I love that feeling of finally finding your stride in a new place! I’m almost there with Seattle, but I at least don’t have the language barrier. You have so much coming our way! Can’t wait to read about it all. I am already flying through your reading list, so many great ideas and people out there. Thanks!

    My vote is for South Africa. I know you want somewhere that doesn’t speak a lot of English, but the experience of being in such a culturally diverse and divided place (despite some real progress in that direction) can’t be beat. I found it to be a fascinating place, and the people I met were unbelievable.

  19. Oh I love that feeling of finally finding your stride in a new place! I’m almost there with Seattle, but I at least don’t have the language barrier. You have so much coming our way! Can’t wait to read about it all. I am already flying through your reading list, so many great ideas and people out there. Thanks!

    My vote is for South Africa. I know you want somewhere that doesn’t speak a lot of English, but the experience of being in such a culturally diverse and divided place (despite some real progress in that direction) can’t be beat. I found it to be a fascinating place, and the people I met were unbelievable.

  20. Being a one trick pony I’d suggest China, although I imagine the visa red tape could be a hassle and a half! Vietnam – beuatiful, laid back, friendly…

  21. Being a one trick pony I’d suggest China, although I imagine the visa red tape could be a hassle and a half! Vietnam – beuatiful, laid back, friendly…

  22. Being a one trick pony I’d suggest China, although I imagine the visa red tape could be a hassle and a half! Vietnam – beuatiful, laid back, friendly…

  23. @NomadicNeil: So I guess that’s a vote for Thailand? :) I’d love to hear more about your affiliate adventures. I’ll be taking very careful notes on mine, and I figure we’ll all do better if we share the wealth of information we discover!

    @Gordie: I’d love to meet your entrepreneur friend (I’ll be in BA at least 2 months, but definitely in Argentina until mid-January). I’ll drop you an email; thanks for the offer!

    @Erin: That’s one vote for India! I’ll keep tabs on your blog and your progress toward location independence! Thinking of visiting BA during your travels?

    @Alan: Ooooh, Albania. I love it. That’ll definitely be on the poll. All three are great recommendations, but I want to make sure that as many people as possible can get involved!

    Tristan: I’m considering EVERY country in the world, and I would actually prefer to not do North or South America for this next trip, but I’ll leave it to the masses to decide. Should I mark you down as Chile, or do you have another suggestion knowing this new information?

    @Nate: Thanks Nate, and it’s my pleasure to have you on my reading list! It is, after all, a list of blogs that I read, and yours is right up there. I’d love to have a chat with you about affiliate marketing at some point…like I said, I’m very new to it (though I’ve been researching it for quite some time) and have some ideas about how to do it best, but I know that the answers you can get from trial and error usually trump pie in the sky pre-reality conceptualizations (which is where I’m at right now!).

    @Kristin: Thanks, chick! I’ll mark you down for South Africa; great idea, and I’ve heard such great things about it (maybe mostly from you, but still).

    @brian: New Zealand it is! How did I know you would vote for that? :)

    @J.D.: Glad you liked it, J.D.! That’s one vote for Brazil!

  24. @NomadicNeil: So I guess that’s a vote for Thailand? :) I’d love to hear more about your affiliate adventures. I’ll be taking very careful notes on mine, and I figure we’ll all do better if we share the wealth of information we discover!

    @Gordie: I’d love to meet your entrepreneur friend (I’ll be in BA at least 2 months, but definitely in Argentina until mid-January). I’ll drop you an email; thanks for the offer!

    @Erin: That’s one vote for India! I’ll keep tabs on your blog and your progress toward location independence! Thinking of visiting BA during your travels?

    @Alan: Ooooh, Albania. I love it. That’ll definitely be on the poll. All three are great recommendations, but I want to make sure that as many people as possible can get involved!

    Tristan: I’m considering EVERY country in the world, and I would actually prefer to not do North or South America for this next trip, but I’ll leave it to the masses to decide. Should I mark you down as Chile, or do you have another suggestion knowing this new information?

    @Nate: Thanks Nate, and it’s my pleasure to have you on my reading list! It is, after all, a list of blogs that I read, and yours is right up there. I’d love to have a chat with you about affiliate marketing at some point…like I said, I’m very new to it (though I’ve been researching it for quite some time) and have some ideas about how to do it best, but I know that the answers you can get from trial and error usually trump pie in the sky pre-reality conceptualizations (which is where I’m at right now!).

    @Kristin: Thanks, chick! I’ll mark you down for South Africa; great idea, and I’ve heard such great things about it (maybe mostly from you, but still).

    @brian: New Zealand it is! How did I know you would vote for that? :)

    @J.D.: Glad you liked it, J.D.! That’s one vote for Brazil!

  25. @NomadicNeil: So I guess that’s a vote for Thailand? :) I’d love to hear more about your affiliate adventures. I’ll be taking very careful notes on mine, and I figure we’ll all do better if we share the wealth of information we discover!

    @Gordie: I’d love to meet your entrepreneur friend (I’ll be in BA at least 2 months, but definitely in Argentina until mid-January). I’ll drop you an email; thanks for the offer!

    @Erin: That’s one vote for India! I’ll keep tabs on your blog and your progress toward location independence! Thinking of visiting BA during your travels?

    @Alan: Ooooh, Albania. I love it. That’ll definitely be on the poll. All three are great recommendations, but I want to make sure that as many people as possible can get involved!

    Tristan: I’m considering EVERY country in the world, and I would actually prefer to not do North or South America for this next trip, but I’ll leave it to the masses to decide. Should I mark you down as Chile, or do you have another suggestion knowing this new information?

    @Nate: Thanks Nate, and it’s my pleasure to have you on my reading list! It is, after all, a list of blogs that I read, and yours is right up there. I’d love to have a chat with you about affiliate marketing at some point…like I said, I’m very new to it (though I’ve been researching it for quite some time) and have some ideas about how to do it best, but I know that the answers you can get from trial and error usually trump pie in the sky pre-reality conceptualizations (which is where I’m at right now!).

    @Kristin: Thanks, chick! I’ll mark you down for South Africa; great idea, and I’ve heard such great things about it (maybe mostly from you, but still).

    @brian: New Zealand it is! How did I know you would vote for that? :)

    @J.D.: Glad you liked it, J.D.! That’s one vote for Brazil!

  26. @Jane: Ope, and one for China. If I can’t get past the red tape, I’ll take the runner up country instead, but until then I’ll just assume I can get in (with much begging and pleading, I’m sure).

  27. @Jane: Ope, and one for China. If I can’t get past the red tape, I’ll take the runner up country instead, but until then I’ll just assume I can get in (with much begging and pleading, I’m sure).

  28. @Jane: Ope, and one for China. If I can’t get past the red tape, I’ll take the runner up country instead, but until then I’ll just assume I can get in (with much begging and pleading, I’m sure).

  29. Panama City, Panama. I always thought that would be a cool place to go. Definitely some beautiful places to visit in the area as well…

  30. Panama City, Panama. I always thought that would be a cool place to go. Definitely some beautiful places to visit in the area as well…

  31. Panama City, Panama. I always thought that would be a cool place to go. Definitely some beautiful places to visit in the area as well…

  32. I think I must be a very approachable person because I am ALWAYS getting asked for directions, even when I have no idea where I’m going. It’s kind of funny, but I often feel bad for the people asking…

    I second Albania or somewhere else in the Balkans. Sarajevo is one of my favorite places I’ve visited and seems like it would be a pleasant place to live, or maybe Zagreb, Croatia.

  33. I think I must be a very approachable person because I am ALWAYS getting asked for directions, even when I have no idea where I’m going. It’s kind of funny, but I often feel bad for the people asking…

    I second Albania or somewhere else in the Balkans. Sarajevo is one of my favorite places I’ve visited and seems like it would be a pleasant place to live, or maybe Zagreb, Croatia.

  34. I think I must be a very approachable person because I am ALWAYS getting asked for directions, even when I have no idea where I’m going. It’s kind of funny, but I often feel bad for the people asking…

    I second Albania or somewhere else in the Balkans. Sarajevo is one of my favorite places I’ve visited and seems like it would be a pleasant place to live, or maybe Zagreb, Croatia.

  35. Heya Colin!

    I realize I haven’t been visitng your blog at all, I really thought I subscribed? Oh well, I’ll do it again :)

    Really exciting to follow your travel man, I’ve heard so many good things about Buenos Aeros! Upload some pictures and a video :)

    Keep well!
    Cheers
    Diggy

  36. Heya Colin!

    I realize I haven’t been visitng your blog at all, I really thought I subscribed? Oh well, I’ll do it again :)

    Really exciting to follow your travel man, I’ve heard so many good things about Buenos Aeros! Upload some pictures and a video :)

    Keep well!
    Cheers
    Diggy

  37. Heya Colin!

    I realize I haven’t been visitng your blog at all, I really thought I subscribed? Oh well, I’ll do it again :)

    Really exciting to follow your travel man, I’ve heard so many good things about Buenos Aeros! Upload some pictures and a video :)

    Keep well!
    Cheers
    Diggy

  38. So it looks like I’ve got a vote for Thailand, India, Albania, Spain, South Africa, New Zealand, Brazil, China, Panama and Norway. I was going to only do 8 options, but I like them all so I’m using them all (10 is close to 8 anyway…it’s like I’m rounding up).

    Watch for the poll on the front page tomorrow, vote, and then tell your friends! Thanks for all the suggestions and I can’t wait to see how the numbers add up!

  39. So it looks like I’ve got a vote for Thailand, India, Albania, Spain, South Africa, New Zealand, Brazil, China, Panama and Norway. I was going to only do 8 options, but I like them all so I’m using them all (10 is close to 8 anyway…it’s like I’m rounding up).

    Watch for the poll on the front page tomorrow, vote, and then tell your friends! Thanks for all the suggestions and I can’t wait to see how the numbers add up!

  40. So it looks like I’ve got a vote for Thailand, India, Albania, Spain, South Africa, New Zealand, Brazil, China, Panama and Norway. I was going to only do 8 options, but I like them all so I’m using them all (10 is close to 8 anyway…it’s like I’m rounding up).

    Watch for the poll on the front page tomorrow, vote, and then tell your friends! Thanks for all the suggestions and I can’t wait to see how the numbers add up!

  41. Switzerland! In the summer if you like hiking and winter if you like skiing. That’s the short answer.

    So far, there hasn’t been anyplace I’ve visited that I didn’t like (I did not think I would like Vegas but I did.) Driving through West Virginia … well lets say that’s the one place that’s low on my priority list.

    I wanted to spend more than the 5 days I had in Switzerland… the language thing is really hard there because you can drive 30 minutes and be speaking a completely different language and even dialect.

    I would go back to Paris, Switzerland, Vegas, Maui and Bermuda in a heartbeat if I had tons of money (and no pets.)

  42. Switzerland! In the summer if you like hiking and winter if you like skiing. That’s the short answer.

    So far, there hasn’t been anyplace I’ve visited that I didn’t like (I did not think I would like Vegas but I did.) Driving through West Virginia … well lets say that’s the one place that’s low on my priority list.

    I wanted to spend more than the 5 days I had in Switzerland… the language thing is really hard there because you can drive 30 minutes and be speaking a completely different language and even dialect.

    I would go back to Paris, Switzerland, Vegas, Maui and Bermuda in a heartbeat if I had tons of money (and no pets.)

  43. Switzerland! In the summer if you like hiking and winter if you like skiing. That’s the short answer.

    So far, there hasn’t been anyplace I’ve visited that I didn’t like (I did not think I would like Vegas but I did.) Driving through West Virginia … well lets say that’s the one place that’s low on my priority list.

    I wanted to spend more than the 5 days I had in Switzerland… the language thing is really hard there because you can drive 30 minutes and be speaking a completely different language and even dialect.

    I would go back to Paris, Switzerland, Vegas, Maui and Bermuda in a heartbeat if I had tons of money (and no pets.)

  44. Some excellent suggestions up there.

    Re. China, the visa situation depends on government whims which are subject to sensitive anniversaries, ethnic uprisings, etc. Once you have a Chinese visa stamp or two in your passport, subsequent ones are easier to get. A good way to get an extended visa – more than a month or two – is to sign up w/a school and get a student visa.

    Re. Europe, are you thinking of spending a short time there on a tourist visa, or working for a longer period? Do you have only a US passport or have one in the EU? There are real limitations for Americans in many European countries. They’re worth looking into.

  45. Some excellent suggestions up there.

    Re. China, the visa situation depends on government whims which are subject to sensitive anniversaries, ethnic uprisings, etc. Once you have a Chinese visa stamp or two in your passport, subsequent ones are easier to get. A good way to get an extended visa – more than a month or two – is to sign up w/a school and get a student visa.

    Re. Europe, are you thinking of spending a short time there on a tourist visa, or working for a longer period? Do you have only a US passport or have one in the EU? There are real limitations for Americans in many European countries. They’re worth looking into.

  46. Some excellent suggestions up there.

    Re. China, the visa situation depends on government whims which are subject to sensitive anniversaries, ethnic uprisings, etc. Once you have a Chinese visa stamp or two in your passport, subsequent ones are easier to get. A good way to get an extended visa – more than a month or two – is to sign up w/a school and get a student visa.

    Re. Europe, are you thinking of spending a short time there on a tourist visa, or working for a longer period? Do you have only a US passport or have one in the EU? There are real limitations for Americans in many European countries. They’re worth looking into.

  47. @Hilary: Ah, Switzerland sounds awesome! Hopefully that will be on the list the next time around! I totally agree, too, that anyplace you go can be awesome (even West Virginia), so long as you have the right attitude. I feel like at this point any country would be excellent in its own way, which is part of why I don’t mind letting my readers decide where I’m going for me :)

    @Elizabeth: Very good idea…I may try to get in on some kind of education visa. I believe the University I graduated from has a China campus, so I wonder if I told them what I’m up to they could pull some strings? It’s worth a shot, if the opportunity arises. As for Europe, I would be going for 4 months, and I only have a US passport, so I’m sure there would be some trickery involved (while I’m here in Argentina, for example, I’ll have to leave the country for a few days since the visit limit for non-business visitors is 90 days…Uraguay, here I come!). Would love to get more insight on this kind of thing from you (and anyone else who knows something about it) at some point!

  48. @Hilary: Ah, Switzerland sounds awesome! Hopefully that will be on the list the next time around! I totally agree, too, that anyplace you go can be awesome (even West Virginia), so long as you have the right attitude. I feel like at this point any country would be excellent in its own way, which is part of why I don’t mind letting my readers decide where I’m going for me :)

    @Elizabeth: Very good idea…I may try to get in on some kind of education visa. I believe the University I graduated from has a China campus, so I wonder if I told them what I’m up to they could pull some strings? It’s worth a shot, if the opportunity arises. As for Europe, I would be going for 4 months, and I only have a US passport, so I’m sure there would be some trickery involved (while I’m here in Argentina, for example, I’ll have to leave the country for a few days since the visit limit for non-business visitors is 90 days…Uraguay, here I come!). Would love to get more insight on this kind of thing from you (and anyone else who knows something about it) at some point!

  49. @Hilary: Ah, Switzerland sounds awesome! Hopefully that will be on the list the next time around! I totally agree, too, that anyplace you go can be awesome (even West Virginia), so long as you have the right attitude. I feel like at this point any country would be excellent in its own way, which is part of why I don’t mind letting my readers decide where I’m going for me :)

    @Elizabeth: Very good idea…I may try to get in on some kind of education visa. I believe the University I graduated from has a China campus, so I wonder if I told them what I’m up to they could pull some strings? It’s worth a shot, if the opportunity arises. As for Europe, I would be going for 4 months, and I only have a US passport, so I’m sure there would be some trickery involved (while I’m here in Argentina, for example, I’ll have to leave the country for a few days since the visit limit for non-business visitors is 90 days…Uraguay, here I come!). Would love to get more insight on this kind of thing from you (and anyone else who knows something about it) at some point!

  50. Hi mate,

    Found my way onto you site from Diggy’s must read blogs post.

    Love the design and glad I found the site. I love reading about people who are living less conventional lives and so will be following your blog. I myself have just quite my job and left the Uk to live in Bangkok and am loving it.

    All the best mate, I will be dropping past regularly

  51. Hi mate,

    Found my way onto you site from Diggy’s must read blogs post.

    Love the design and glad I found the site. I love reading about people who are living less conventional lives and so will be following your blog. I myself have just quite my job and left the Uk to live in Bangkok and am loving it.

    All the best mate, I will be dropping past regularly

  52. Hi mate,

    Found my way onto you site from Diggy’s must read blogs post.

    Love the design and glad I found the site. I love reading about people who are living less conventional lives and so will be following your blog. I myself have just quite my job and left the Uk to live in Bangkok and am loving it.

    All the best mate, I will be dropping past regularly

  53. Greetings Colin,

    Your exile reading list is a great idea. Thanks for including my site.

    I can’t wait to hear more details about your new life in Argentina!

  54. Greetings Colin,

    Your exile reading list is a great idea. Thanks for including my site.

    I can’t wait to hear more details about your new life in Argentina!

  55. Greetings Colin,

    Your exile reading list is a great idea. Thanks for including my site.

    I can’t wait to hear more details about your new life in Argentina!

  56. Heya Colin,
    After having read through a few of your posts, I wanted to compliment you on a great site with a refreshingly honest approach to life, entrepreneurship, and writing.

    I too often take on the defensive strut posture when arriving in a new city, but I know that feeling of everything falling into place is never far off if you’re committed to making it your own. When the out of the ordinary starts to feel like home.

    I look forward to reading more of your posts in the near future.

  57. Heya Colin,
    After having read through a few of your posts, I wanted to compliment you on a great site with a refreshingly honest approach to life, entrepreneurship, and writing.

    I too often take on the defensive strut posture when arriving in a new city, but I know that feeling of everything falling into place is never far off if you’re committed to making it your own. When the out of the ordinary starts to feel like home.

    I look forward to reading more of your posts in the near future.

  58. Heya Colin,
    After having read through a few of your posts, I wanted to compliment you on a great site with a refreshingly honest approach to life, entrepreneurship, and writing.

    I too often take on the defensive strut posture when arriving in a new city, but I know that feeling of everything falling into place is never far off if you’re committed to making it your own. When the out of the ordinary starts to feel like home.

    I look forward to reading more of your posts in the near future.

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