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Sarah DeVries

Sarah DeVries
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Sarah DeVries is a freelance writer, teacher and Spanish-English translator based in Xalapa, Veracruz, where she lives with her family and an assortment of insects that regularly make it into her home. When not writing or teaching, her time is spent drinking much more than the recommended amount of coffee and painting murals of debatable quality. Sarah can be reached at devries.sarah@gmail.com. Her website is https://www.honestwriting.com.
Skeletons for Day of the Dead

Mystical Mexican Creatures and Beliefs

Mystical Mexican creatures and beliefs are part of the fabric of Mexican culture. Take this comment from a new friend of mine for instance:...
Couple watching the sunset on the beach

Getting Married in Mexico

Marriages between Mexicans and expats in Mexico are quite common, and with good reason. Few among us can resist the charm, the romance and...
Mother and daughter stacking boxes

Moving in Mexico Can Be a Daunting Experience

Moving in Mexico can be a daunting experience, or in any other country for that matter. There’s all the stuff you have to get...
Puerto Vallarta balcony view

How to Be a Grown-Up in Mexico Part Two: Finding a Place to Live...

Hola, amigos! Today we’re going to talk about getting a house or apartment set up, as well as getting everything for it. Shall we...
Two young girls in La Paz, Mexico

Open, Welcoming and Friendly People in Mexico

One thing most expats love about this country is how open, welcoming and friendly people in Mexico are. Conversations are easy to start and...
Man surrounded by question marks

How to Be a Grown-up in Mexico Part One

This blog is the first in a series of how to get day-to-day stuff done in Mexico. It made sense to me to do...
Group of friends at a beach party

Being in a Relationship in Mexico With Someone From a Different Culture

In a romantic relationship, the first phase transcends culture: there’s that way one’s stomach does a little flip upon seeing them; there’s the infatuation,...
Sarah DeVries and daughter in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico

Being a Woman in Mexico

I used to get whistled and honked at all the time in Mexico. I’d even have my butt grabbed at least once a year...
Janet Blaser surfing in Mazatlán, Mexico

American Women Looking for a Change of Scenery Choose Mexico

Sometimes a change in scenery is exactly the right move, and increasingly more American women looking for a change of scenery choose Mexico.For author...
A living room in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Making Your Home Your Home in Mexico

One of my major callings in life is to make the physical spaces that we inhabit both beautiful and functional. It’s about making your...