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How Expats Can Help Mexicans Improve Their English

If you have moved to Mexico from the United States or Canada, you will frequently find Mexicans who are delighted for a chance to...
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Why Expats Should Have a Mexican Will  

Making a Will is probably not top-of-mind for most of you, but there are many reasons why expats should have a Mexican Will. As...
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Mexico’s Mercados Offer More than Just Shopping  

One thing I learned quickly after moving to Mexico is Mexico’s mercados offer more than just shopping. Whether you are in Mexico as a...
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Starting a Medical Tourism Business in the Safest City in Mexico  

As an army brat, Wes Jacobs knew a lot about living in foreign cultures, so after his military commitment was over in 2019 he...
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What Expats Need to Know About Medicare in Mexico

Medicare is really a two-part benefit program – and both programs can be used to help cover emergency medical costs for retirees in Mexico.First,...
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Expat Access to Public Healthcare Programs in Mexico

We receive many questions each month about expat access to public healthcare programs in Mexico. The good news is the government has promised its...
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How to Minimize ATM Fees in Mexico

Have you ever been surprised by high ATM fees? Well, you are not alone. Many expats in Mexico have local bank accounts, which usually...
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How Expat Friendly is Tulum?

Tulum is a well-traveled hotspot for vacationers in Mexico, but how expat friendly is Tulum? According to one of the top realtors in Tulum,...
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How to Care for a Pet in Mexico  

I often get questions from our readers about how to care for a pet in Mexico. Rather than give you the dry facts, I...
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Recent Expat Blog Posts

A Few Things You Should Know About Oaxaca  

If you will be visiting this winter, there are a few things you should know about Oaxaca. First, the city continues to be almost...

New Survey Shows Expats Love Mexico City

A new survey shows expats love Mexico City, ranking it 8th out of 57 cities in the InterNations study, “The Best and Worst Cities...

How to Buy a Home in Mexico  

I receive many questions from readers on how to buy a home in Mexico because the process is different from home buying in the...

Los Cabos Corridor Condo Options

Welcome to the third edition of my three-part series on condo living in Los Cabos.  You continue to ask questions about purchasing a condo...

How Did a Bug from San Miguel de Allende Alter Art...

In the past painters, got their pigments from nature. In San Miguel de Allende, it was red cochineal, a cacti-dwelling bug that expanded scarlet’s...

Mexico Is a Good Place to Be Staying Alive

Mexico is a good place to be staying alive during this worldwide pandemic. Let me explain: Recently I watched a video interview with the...