I am a Canadian woman, who has been living in Cotacachi, Ecuador for nearly 6 years and now...plan to visit Santa Cruz in August to do an exploratory trip...to determine if I can get residency in Bolivia....and live and travel from there. I was in Bolivia, two years ago...as I am a keen photographer.....and would love to travel the whole of Bolivia...photographing..immersing in the different cultures. I had looked at Tarija, as it is a lot smaller....I enjoy nature...very much and would love to find a place....not so much city....perhaps a little way out? I wonder what people find when moving to Santa Cruz...how they are enjoying their experience. I would be happy to hear from anyone regarding their move to Santa Cruz. Also...housing..small.....to buy or to rent? Thankyou so much!