mexico living

Moving to Mexico. Living in Mexico. Everything you need to know about living in Mexico for expats!

  • 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 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 correctly. By walking…

  • 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 around the block…

  • 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 the case here.…

  • 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…

  • 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 the rest of the world. I can also tell you from personal experience that I don’t think any one place 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 hot weather started…

  • 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…