• getting ready for hurricane season. tips to surviving a hurricane in mexico

    getting ready for hurricane season. tips to surviving a hurricane in mexico

    Getting ready for hurricane season is a big deal for me. But not as big now as when I first moved here since I’ve acquired a hurricane box and filled it with hurricane season stuff. Even though the plastic container box is always ready-to-go, there are still a ton of things to do to get ready. First we can start with the box. I have a basic 20L plastic container that is filled with things like candles (several 10-packs, unscented), matches, lighter, tarps, duct tape, strong string/twine and rope both thick yellow and a thinner white. I also have bungee…

  • how to find a place to live in mexico

    how to find a place to live in mexico

    Looking for an apartment or house to rent can be a bit daunting. Especially if you don’t speak Spanish. The absolute best way to find an affordable place to live is by walking around. Yes, you read…

  • driving in mexico is best described as an experience

    driving in mexico is best described as an experience

    Fast speed, lane weaving and passing without any consideration is definitely how I’d describe driving in Mexico. It’s no exaggeration to say that 95 percent of the population got their driver’s license by knowing how to drive…

  • how to get what you need at a mexican pharmacy

    how to get what you need at a mexican pharmacy

    A big part of surviving life in Mexico is understanding how things work. While you may be able to walk into a speciality shop in your hometown and pick what you need from shelves, that’s not always…

  • how to find a good mechanic in mexico

    how to find a good mechanic in mexico

    You will find there’s no shortage of willing handymen in Mexico. No matter where you live, there is always someone somewhere willing (and often able) to fix whatever it is you need fixing. To determine who’s who,…

  • Mexico school options for your kids

    Mexico schooling options for your kids

    For those of you moving to Mexico with kids, there are a few options when it comes to schooling. School-aged kids attend classes here just like everywhere else with a few differences, one of which is the…

  • not sure what to hope for

    not sure what i’m hoping for

    After two weeks of almost obsessive deliberation, I have finally emailed the landowners about the possibility of living out of town on their beachfront property. The truth is, as nice as it is to get away, it’s…

  • crime in mexico. is it safe?

    crime in mexico. is it safe?

    I can tell you from personal experience that crime in Mexico shares similarities with both Canada and the U.S. I can also tell you from personal experience that I don’t think one is better or worse than…

  • It’s not even the dog days of summer yet

    it’s not even the dog days of summer yet

    We’re in the middle of week four of excessive heat. The problem is that it’s only April. What is excessive you ask? We’ve been roasting between 35 (95F) and 40C (104F) for nearly a month. This super…

  • it's all part of the journey

    it’s all part of the journey

    It has been such a long time since I’ve written. Mainly because so much has happened. While writing is generally my release, this time, it was not. To be honest, nothing was. But I am here to…