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Jaguar at the Museo de Arte Indigena Contemporaneo in Chiapas, Mexico

Is Chiapas and Its Handcrafts the Next Oaxaca?

Is Chiapas and its handcrafts the next Oaxaca? Well, Oaxaca is by far the best-known area in Mexico for its indigenous cultures, but Chiapas...
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Report Shows Expats in Mexico Love Working Remotely

The key focus of The Future of Working Abroad report – extracted from the Expat Insider 2021 Survey conducted earlier this year by Munich,...
Lake Zirahuén in Michoacán, Mexico

Living High in the Sky in Zirahuén, Mexico

Terry Baumgart grew up in Sacramento, California and loved the time she spent at her grandparent’s cabin at Lake Tahoe, surrounded by mountains and...
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Pharmacies and Medicines in Mexico

Pharmacies and medicines in Mexico have a very long history in this country. When the Spaniards arrived in Mexico in 1521 there was already...
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How to Open a Bank Account in Mexico  

Knowing how to open a bank account in Mexico is generally on the “to-do list” of new expats who choose this country as their...
Apizaco, Mexico

He Joined the Circus and Wound Up in Mexico

Bob Cox is an expat “old timer” who knows a lot about Mexico after living here for over five decades. He had not planned...
Overlooking Mazatlan, Mexico

Why I Love Living in Mazatlán

Someone asked me the other day why I love living in Mazatlán.  It has been 15 years since I moved to Mexico, and 12...
Terrace view from home in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Furnishing Your New Home in Mexico  

So, you found a place to live in Mexico. Congratulations! That is truly most of the battle, given the lack of centralized rental listings...
La Maltaraña estate at Lake Chapala, Mexico

Lake Chapala’s Hacienda La Maltaraña  

Some time ago, John Keeling, the head of the Lake Chapala Birding Club, mentioned to me that his hobby had brought him to the...
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Recent Expat Blog Posts

How to Apologize in Mexico

To apologize is part of our everyday life. We do things without thinking, we make mistakes, or we forget important things. So, learning how...

Expats In Mexico Celebrates Cinco Años

Today, Mexico’s Independence Day, we are celebrating the 211 years since Father Hidalgo, a Catholic priest in the tiny town of Dolores, Guanajuato, inspired...

Best Lake Chapala Options for Your Pet

For many who have chosen Lake Chapala for retirement residence, our four-legged companions have become family members. Medical research has confirmed that a dog...

Taxes Sellers Must Pay on Mexican Real Estate  

A frequent question I get is what taxes sellers must pay on Mexican real estate. Here is a listing of your tax obligations if...

Country Life in San Miguel de Allende

In the middle of July about 7:30 in the morning, I was driving through the village of Atotonilco. It was just coming alive with...

Oaxaca Is Still Not Out of the COVID-19 Woods

I am now back in Puerto Escondido after nearly two weeks visiting family and friends in Texas and spending a week in Oaxaca de...