What advice would you give someone preparing to move to your area about the actual move, choosing a neighborhood and finding a home?
Bring as little as you need to, because moving is expensive. And you can get most things here. All the appliances work the same, etc. I would suggest renting for a few months while you look for a home, even though its a hassle to move. But that way you get to know the neighborhoods a little and will make a wiser choice. We love where we live but we just got lucky. (Continue)
What advice would you offer others about banking abroad?
Bring someone who speaks Spanish with you, if you don't. Also, most real banking (wire transfers, money exchange, etc.) is done in the morning. I've found lots of things I can't do after 1 pm, so I always bank in the morning. (Continue)