• five quirky things to know about living in mexico

    five quirky things to know about living in mexico

    If you’ve only ever been a visiting tourist, you probably do not know how different this country really is from the rest of North America. Here are a few quirky things you should know about living in Mexico. A large…

  • our love hate relationship with the coco tree

    our love-hate relationship with the coconut tree

    One of the headaches of living in Mexico is the constant garden maintenance. Whether you have a full yard of greenery or a few pieces of decorative trees at the edge of your property, anticipate maintenance as a year round…

  • how to order more LP gas for your home when living in mexico

    how to order LP gas for your home when living in mexico

    Most of the traditional houses here run on LP gas. You will likely use LP gas for not only cooking, but also for your hot water tank. In more modern and / or centrally located condos, builders will have installed…

  • unanswered emails. another living in mexico frustration

    unanswered emails. another living in mexico frustration

    Moving to any new country will have its challenges. But even after 13 years here, I am still frustrated by the lack of communication. Unanswered emails. It’s a common problem, one I cannot exempt anyone around here from. Businesses or…

  • living in a world of small (and I mean small) sizes

    living in a world of small (and I mean small) sizes

    One of my biggest frustrations living here continues to be the lack of big sizes, and by big, I mean shoes larger than a size 5 and pants and shirts to match. Living in Mexico has been a challenge in…

  • How to renew or apply for a passport while living in mexico

    How to renew or apply for a passport while living in mexico

    Okay, so now you’re here and you’re here to stay and your passport needs attention. Maybe it’s nearing time for a renewal or maybe it’s already expired. Don’t worry. Every major center across Mexico has common consulate offices. Mexico City…

  • 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, a guy carrying…

  • 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 timing — morning…

  • do ya'll have television in english down there in mexico?

    do ya’ll have television in english down there in mexico?

    One of the most common questions asked by moving foreigners to Mexico is if there is television in English here. The short answer is yes, there is. The answer you are likely looking for is it’s better to bring your…

  • my worst online shopping in mexico experience...ever

    my worst online shopping in mexico experience…ever

    One of the living in Mexico survival tips I shared a while back was online shopping. When I very first moved here, it simply was not possible to get your hands on common everyday items like good bed sheets and…

  • how to buy gas in mexico and not get ripped off (as much)

    how to buy gas in mexico and not get ripped off (as much)

    There’s no doubt you’ve heard Mexico gasoline stories that range from it’s exceptionally poor quality to being ripped off at the pumps in more ways than you could even begin to understand. I’m here to tell you all those stories…