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An Expat Talks about Moving to Salama, Guatemala

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

Salama

Name three things that you wish you had brought and three you wish you had left at home.

Comfortable (Flat-Soled) shoes, boots and a fan.

3 Things I wish I'd left at Home:
High heels, perfume, lotions, powders, etc...

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What advice would you give someone preparing to move to your area about the actual move, choosing a neighborhood and finding a home?

Find a home that is closer to town that way you will have electricity, water, etc... Make sure you are close to a bus route.

What type of housing do you live in? Is this typical for most expats in your area?

House. Yes, very typical.

How did you choose your neighborhood and find your home or apartment?

My husband built a house.

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Are your housing costs higher or lower than they were in your home country? What is the average cost of housing there?

Lower. It only cost US $13,000 to build a nice house. Electricity is about $40 a month and there is no running water.

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