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Welcome to My View on Mexico

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Robert Nelson Co-Founder of Expats In Mexico
Robert Nelson

A warm welcome to Mi Vista, or My View, my weekly commentary for Expats In Mexico on all things Mexico, from the state of the nation to your state of mind.

We’re celebrating Mexico’s Independence Day by introducing our brand new online magazine: The Expat Guide to Living in Mexico.

The Expat Guide to Living in Mexico was designed specifically to provide the 1 million strong expat community with information, resources and tools to help you get the most out of living the expat life in Mexico. For those who are considering making this beautiful country your new home, we’ll let you know about moving to Mexico and finding work in the country or starting a business.

Before we go further, let me introduce myself. I’m Robert Nelson and I lived in beautiful Puerto Vallarta for 7 years. While there, I wrote “Boomers in Paradise: Living in Puerto Vallarta” to provide aspiring expats with a personal look at life in Vallarta. In 2009 I returned to the Bay Area to teach advertising at San Jose State University, launch MyInternationalAdventure – a similar online guide, but for the world, not just Mexico – and write “Adventurers Abroad: The New American Expat Generation.”

As I began work on my new book, “Expats in Mexico: The Entrepreneurs,” it became very clear to me that my heart remains in Mexico, which led to the creation of our new website.

The Expat Guide to Living in Mexico has something for everyone. Take our articles, for example. They’re not only on topics of great interest for expats but also primarily based on interviews with expats living in Mexico. I learned from my first book that information from the “horses mouth” is always the most compelling for readers.

Speaking of the “horses mouth,” my fellow bloggers are the real deal. Harriet Murray has managed her own real estate firm in PV for nearly 20 years and is an expert on Mexico real estate. Another Vallartan, Maria O’Connor has lived half her life in Mexico and is fluent in both Spanish and living the good life. You won’t want to miss her lifestyle blog. Spencer McMullen is a Guadalajara and Chapala-based attorney who knows just about everything there is about the legal system in Mexico.

Have a question that needs a thoughtful answer? Look no further than our Q&A section. If you have a question or would like to add to an answer, be our guest.

Image credit: Volina | Shutterstock
Image credit: Volina | Shutterstock

We also provide a comprehensive overview of Mexico, breaking the country down into 15 separate topics that provide most of the information you’ll need to know about your adopted country. For those of you thinking about moving to another location within Mexico, we profile the cities with the largest expat populations. Like the Mexico overview, we break each city down into separate topics of interest.

If you’re crazy about taking pictures or videos with your smartphone or camera/video recorder, we would love to include whatever you would like to send us for our photo and video galleries. We’ll also include your videos on our YouTube channel. Click on Photo Gallery and Video Gallery in the navigation bar to find out details.

Most importantly, we hope Expats In Mexico – The Expat Guide to Living in Mexico – will bring together all of our favorite people: you. We want you to share your ideas, concerns and suggestions with us, and your fellow expats. We want to be your online home for information, resources, tools and sharing that will help you lead an even better life in the land we love, Mexico.

Hasta la próxima semana, amigos.