My how time flies. It’s been 210 years since Father Hidalgo, a Catholic priest in the tiny town of Dolores, Guanajuato, inspired the people of Mexico to rise up against the Spanish with his famous Cry of Dolores, or Grito de Dolores. And, not so coincidentally, four years ago today we launched Expats In Mexico.
Mexico’s observed Independence Day is a time of celebration in the country, a welcomed relief from months of pandemic anguish. Last night was filled with firecrackers and tonight will be the main event.
Expats In Mexico is also celebrating today. Four years ago we launched our online magazine The Expat Guide to Living in Mexico. Felice and I created this publication for the 1.3 million expats currently living in Mexico and the thousands of aspiring expats who are planning to move to this wonderful country.
Since we launched on September 16, 2016, we’ve written or edited 121 articles that range from our popular interviews with expats from around Mexico to cost-of-living to healthcare, and many other topics that you’ve told us you want to read.
For those of you who love a blog or two, our band of bloggers have written 613 blogs so far that provide colorful, interesting and informative personal views of life in Mexico. Whether you’re interested in real estate, healthcare, culture and history or just a unique perspective on what it’s like to live day-to-day in Mexico, there is something for you in our Blogs section.
We are also expanding our Cities section, which profiles 14 of the most popular places in the country for expats. Each section contains lots of information on a variety of topics, which is especially helpful for those thinking about or planning a move to Mexico. In November we will be adding La Paz, the capital of Baja California Sur, a beautiful city on the Sea of Cortez. Later, we will add Monterrey, like Mexico City and Guadalajara, a magnet for corporate expats.
Perhaps our biggest decision in the past four years was to move to a subscription model in April. It has allowed us to introduce a bevy of new writers who bring both subject expertise and a love for Mexico to their articles. We hope you like the changes we’ve made.
We specifically chose September 16 as the date to birth Expats In Mexico and are honored to be associated with the day Mexico began fighting for its independence. We’ll be celebrating tonight and hope you will, also.