Help... My husband wants to move to Cochabamba

by Lisa
(Maryland, USA)

My husband just told me that he wants to move to Cochabamba next year. We are both from the States. Help, I'm at a loss...

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Jan 27, 2016
Cochabamba water
by: Anonymous

I am thinking to go to medical school in Cochabamba, but I have two girls ages 6 and 8 and am concerned about the water, and medical care in the area. Is the water in Cochabamba really that polluted? Is it sufficient to filter the water at home and not have to worry about getting food poisoned? What type of filter do you recommend? Do they sell good reputable water filters in Cochabamba? I've had really bad case of traveler's diarrhea and food poisoning in Lima Peru, and I most certainly do not want to go through with that experience again. When my daughters go to school, is it even safe to wash hands after going to the bathroom? Also, do they have washing machines available in an apartment that is in a more developed area? Is it safe to swim in the pool? What do you recommend that I bring from United States?

Aug 06, 2012
re: Anonymous
by: Lisa

where are you from?? my husband is there now. He has a two week stay to check out the place. So far he is enjoying it. he doesn't really speak Spanish, so he is spending a lot of time walking around, getting lost, then finding his way back around. he absolutely loves the weather though. it is chilly in the morning but then the rest of the days are beautiful. The driving scares him, he said you would need Nascar driving lessons before getting behind a wheel. i am certainly open to the idea of going. it could be an amazing adventure. besides, we don't have to stay. i couldn't imagine not going with him.

Aug 05, 2012
i'm in a similar situation
by: Anonymous

I'm in a similar situation now and I'd like to know if you did finally move to Cochabamba? And if so, how are you feeling about it? Do you like it? I'm afraid I won't like it and I'm worried about what this will do to my marriage if I refuse to go. I would really appreciate the opinions of anyone willing to share, especially the person who wrote the message above because it isn't the same to move somewhere because you want to than to move somewhere because you feel obliged. I've never lived overseas anywhere before and I'm not even interested in doing so. Please help... thank you.

Jun 17, 2012
Cochabamba is a great place to live
by: Glenda

I have previously lived in Cochabamba for 3 years.

I can tell you its a great place to live and work.
The food is great and the people are very friendly.
The transport is cheap and efficient!
The climate is like spring all year round just cold in the mornings and at night during winter.
You go from the raining season to the heat but its a dry heat and no humidity.

Things don't happen as quickly as home so come with lots of patience.


Jun 16, 2012
Contact Me
by: W. Mario

I´d like to know more about you and your husband and the best way for doing that is by mail.

I live here in Cochabamba and may be it is going to be something helpful for what you are looking for.

Please contact me by mail:

Thanks and have a nice day.

Jun 16, 2012
never been there...yet
by: lisa

We have never been there, he is planning on going in august for a couple of weeks to check it out. it turns out that the church he grew up in has a group there. he is waiting to hear back from them so he will at least have "local" people to talk to and not just be a tourist. he has been doing a whole lot of research for some time now, but just told me about it the other day. i am certainly willing to hear him out, but need some insider advice.

Jun 16, 2012
Recommend a Reconnaisance Trip
by: GoSouthExpat

I always recommend people take a trip to visit a country before they decide to move there. In fact, I recommend spending 6-12 months in a country, renting a home, and making appointments to visit other foreigners while there, to gauge whether a permanent move is the right thing to do. Here's why.

Jun 16, 2012
Have you been to Cochabamba?
by: Anonymous

Do you visit Cochabamba often? Is there a specific reason he wants to move there (family ties... business...)?

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