Main plaza of Ajijic

Learn All About Living in Lake Chapala

Michael Nuschke, a Canadian from Halifax, Nova Scotia, knows a thing or two about moving and adjusting to new places. His U.S. Air Force...
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How Do You Convert Foreign Currency to Mexican Pesos?  

New expats and even long-term expats in Mexico often need to convert foreign currency to Mexican pesos for their expenses. So, how do you...
Banderas Bay in Puerto Vallarta

Loving Early Retirement in Puerto Vallarta   

One of the great benefits of a much lower cost of living in Mexico is the opportunity to retire early. International globe trotters Wayne...
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Canadians Who Go South to Mexico

While the vast majority of the Canadian snowbirds who go south for the winter spend some of the snow season in the U.S., there...
Christmas in Mexico

Mexico Is a Very Special Place to Celebrate Christmas  

Every culture you encounter will have its own unique Christmas traditions, but as a long-time expat here, I believe Mexico is a very special...
Teaching English in Mexico

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...
Fruteria in a Mazatlán mercado

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...
Santa Ana church, Merida in Mexico

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...
Folkloric dancing in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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...