We’re ringing out the old decade and welcoming the new at Expats In Mexico by celebrating the New Year with lots of new content that you’ve told us you want.
As the only online magazine dedicated specifically to providing expats living in Mexico and aspiring expats who are planning to move to Mexico with wide-ranging content about living, working and retiring in Mexico, we are working hard to meet your information needs with new timely and trustworthy content.
For starters, we’ll kick off January by adding a new city to our Cities profiles section. Ensenada, one of the first expat centers in Mexico, will join the 12 other cities profiled as leading expat locations in the country. Long known as a great place to enjoy San Diego weather less expensively, this bustling major Mexican seaport is home to over a half million people and is just a two hour drive south of the California border. As a bonus to wine lovers like me, it’s just a half hour or so away from the Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico’s Napa valley. In the next several months, Manzanillo, a four-hour drive south of Puerto Vallarta, and La Paz, the capital of Baja California Sur, will join Ensenada as new cities in 2020.
The Cities section is very popular because it features 11 sub-sections that tell you what you can expect if you move to a city, from climate to lifestyle to transportation. The country of Mexico profile also is featured, but in 15 sub-sections to give you a good overview of what to expect.
We will also be kicking off our Expats In Mexico 2020 Survey in January, the fourth since our inception in 2016. Last year, over 350 of you participated in our study, providing us and you with real insights into living, working and retiring in Mexico. This year our study will examine how expats living in Mexico feel about their personal safety. World media generally focus on sensational crime stories when they occur in Mexico, but do expats have a different take on this issue? We will find out, with your help.
We will, of course, continue to bring you our monthly feature article, a long-form look at issues and observations about life in Mexico. Sarah DeVries is back in January to uncover why Mexicans are so darned friendly. She will peel away the cultural patina to help you understand what is at the root of Mexico’s well-known happiness. Our new restaurant critic, Agustin Juarez, will be the subject of a January expat profile, also. Don’t miss it, he’s a very interesting fellow.
We will also be updating our Immigration section based on the latest updates from INM, Mexico’s National Institute of Migration. There have been a few changes since the start of the AMLO presidency you need to know about.
Finally, our bloggers will continue to provide you with a variety of opinions, perspectives and useful information about Mexican culture, real estate, food and drink and what it’s really like to live where they live.
If you would like to see a particular topic covered that you find is missing from Expats In Mexico, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. We love hearing from you and reading your comments.
Before I go, I also want to share a link with you. I recently was interviewed by Expats Everywhere for their YouTube channel. After doing well over 40 expat video interviews for EIM, it felt a bit strange being the one interviewed! The video is about 15-minues long, if you are interested.
Until next time, Feliz Año Nuevo, amigos…