“Oh, man. What did i get myself into?” I said to myself as I arrived to my new craigslist rental I found online which ended up being on the wrong side of the river in a ghetto of Santo Domingo, in the DR.
That was the scene for me a few years ago when moving to the Dominican Republic.
But I see it all the time.
The BIGGEST mistake new expats make is they often find a long term rental (and begin paying it) before they even move to Ecuador.
I’ve seen some even pay a rental for over a year before arrival.
Often, they will arrive and for one reason or another not like it wasting all money already paid and losing their security deposit.
It’s hard to grasp how it would be living somewhere long-term by a few online photos or even a short visit.
So I say WAIT until you get to a new country to find a long-term place to live. If you make a bad choice in hotels who cares? It’s just for a few nights.
Tomorrow I’ll give you an even better alternative.
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