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...
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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...
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:...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Sarah DeVries and daughter in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico

Ode to My Fellow Expats in Mexico

Most of my friends in Mexico are, well…Mexican. If you’ve read my past blogs, you know that I am a big fan of the...