mexico living

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

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • the two main types of home living styles in mexico

    the two main types of house living styles in mexico

    Whether an apartment (departamento) or house (casa), there are really only two main types of living styles around Mexico. They being private gated and non-private gated. This may sound simple, and that’s because it is. From someone who has lived…

  • how to cockroach proof your house in mexico

    how to cockroach proof your house in mexico

    One of the most difficult things I found about moving to Mexico was getting used to the insects. I felt traumatized for the first several months, then squeamish for the following year as the concept of living among so many…

  • how foreigners can open a bank account in mexico

    how foreigners can open a bank account in mexico

    Opening a bank account in Mexico has changed a lot since I opened mine a decade ago. While the process now is a bit more tedious, it’s still worth the time and effort if you intend to live here. Having…

  • living through the coronavirus in mexico

    living through the coronavirus in mexico

    I’m not really sure when it got here. The coronavirus, that is. I went camping in mid-February when everything about day-to-day life was still normal. I can’t even say I’d heard about the virus at that point, and if I…

  • shopping online: a survival tip to living in mexico

    shopping online: a survival tip to living in mexico

    A decade ago, the area where I currently live in Mexico didn’t have a lot in the way of selection when it came to some pretty straightforward things like bedding, cookery and home decorating items or even patio furniture, which…

  • one veterinarian story you may (or may not) find helpful

    one veterinarian story you may (or may not) find helpful

    If you’re moving your entire family to Mexico, this will likely also include your pets. At some point during your life in Mexico, you will need a veterinarian. While I did not arrive with pets, I did acquire dogs afterward.…