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Introducing Our “Hometown” Series On Expats Living in Mexico

Zocalo Square in Puebla, Mexico
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Robert Nelson Co-Founder of Expats In Mexico
Robert Nelson

One of the great pleasures of my job is the opportunity to interview expats for our “hometown” series on expats living in Mexico.

I’ve interviewed dozens of expats from all over the world during the past several years for our MyInternationalAdventure online magazine, my two books on expat life abroad and now for Expats In Mexico. I love interviewing you because, frankly, expats are the most interesting people I’ve ever met. You generally are well educated, adventurous and not afraid of going beyond your comfort zones to try on a new lifestyle and culture in another country.

So far we have covered Puerto Vallarta, Lake Chapala and Guanajuato and are working on San Miguel de Allende, but our goal for our “hometown” series is to cover every expat community in the country.

The series was created to bring a sense of what living in Mexico is like through the eyes of the expats who call the country their home. We’ve long believed that the best way to discover and learn about a place is by hearing or reading about the day-to-day lives of those who know the area best: those who live there.

This is especially important for those aspiring expats who read our online magazine and live in the United States, Canada, the U.K., England, France and other countries. Most are considering or planning a move to Mexico. They want to know what life is like from expats already living in the country.

Take Jerry Barlar, for example. Jerry recently posted this comment for our “The Expat Life Along Lake Chapala” article featuring Judy Dykstra-Brown. “Great article, my wife and I are visiting for the first time this November and plan to move to the area Sept. 2017. Reading the advice and comments of those that have already moved is very valuable.”

Whether you’re planning a move to Mexico or thinking about moving to a new location within Mexico, we think our “hometown” series will help you discover a wide range of new and interesting places to live.

The success of the series, though, will strongly depend on identifying expats who would like to be interviewed. If you love your “hometown” and would like to be considered for an interview, please contact us at info@expatsinmexico.com.

Let us know a bit about yourself: who you are, where you came from, how long you have lived in Mexico and what you are doing (retired, working in real estate, etc…) We’ll get back to you right away.


  1. I can hardly wait!

    I am in escrow to buy my 1st place in PV after visiting PV for some 30 years now.

    Initially, I’ll use my new home… I’ve named it, Casa de Suenos… as a vacation home and rental, then I’ll transition it to a 2nd home whereas I’ll live here in Ventura, California 6 months and there in PV 6 month.

    I read your book, Boomers in Paradise and loved it!

    Now, I’m looking forward to this series…


  2. I have been coming to Puerto Escondido for 10 years now. I retired to here 2 years ago. Nice mix of Canadians, USA, Italians and others from all over the world wide surfing community…Everything is geared to the Mexican population so living here is very very economical.

  3. Hi Robert, I have been enjoying all of your blogs about the expats here in Mexico. It is good to hear other expats stories there are always new things to learn about our adopted country Mexico. I plan on retiring in about 5 or 6 years either in PV or San Miguel I haven’t made up my mind yet. I am currently living in Quretaro which certainly is different as far as an expat location since most of the expats here are still working in different industries, but most of them I have talked to will retire here for lots of different reasons. I want someplace much more tranquil for my retirement. I will stay active, but, if I want to I’d like a place I can just have peace and quiet when I need it..


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