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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 sdevrieswritingandtranslating.com.
Xalapa, Veracruz

I Live in Mexico and I Am Very Cold

I live in Mexico and I am very cold.  And I’m not happy about it. To be fair, I’m never happy about being cold...
Campeche city streets

Getting Things Done in Mexico During the Pandemic

Before we begin, I would like to offer a disclaimer for getting things done in Mexico during the pandemic. Mexico is not a COVID-free...
beach

How to Navigate Everyday Life in Mexico

Have you thought about how to navigate everyday life in Mexico? Chances are, you’re in for a bigger adventure than you bargained for. While...
Woman sitting on a lounge chair and enjoying the beach view

Women Who Moved to Mexico  

I am one of those women who moved to Mexico. The first morning I woke up in Mexico was magical. I had arrived the...
Sarah DeVries and daughter in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico

Homesick in This Age of Covid-19

I’ve lived in Mexico for nearly 20 years and have long considered this country my permanent base. But the imposed isolation as a result...
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...