10 Reasons to Consider MEXICO for your Move Abroad

If you’ve been considering a life abroad, whether as an expat, immigrant, or traveler – Mexico is one country you’ll want to add to your list. Here are 10 reasons to help you make the leap into new experiences, a different culture, and likely a higher quality of life.

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Downtown Guadalajara: Self-Guided Walking Tour

There’s no doubt that the historic center of Guadalajara (Centro Histórico) is one of the most captivating and important parts of the city. It’s the perfect opportunity to visit the city’s historical landmarks, gaze at the drop-dead gorgeous hodgepodge of colonial, neoclassical and baroque styles of architecture, and get a first hand impression of the city. Founded in 1542, Guadalajara boasts a historic center with more than four centuries of history combined with the more recent additions of monuments, parks, and squares. This Centro area attract locals and visitors in droves. It’s beautiful and the perfect place to take a walking tour, earmark attractions for return at a later time, and learn interesting tidbits about Mexican history.

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Legendary Bars and Cantinas of Guadalajara, Mexico

Anthony Bourdain said it best, “Drink heavily with locals whenever possible.”

This is easily one of the best ways to get to know a people and an aspect of their culture. This is no exception for Tapatíos. Tapatíos are warm, fun-loving hosts that will open their arms and bars to anyone who wants to partake. So if you’re headed to Guadalajara, don’t miss out on the opportunity to visit the best old school cantinas this city has to offer.

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Why We Moved to Guadalajara

Mexico has blossomed into something that we didn’t expect…. After living a year in Merida (1/2 of which was quarantined in our home due to the pandemic) we made a decision to explore more of Mexico. Merida was an oasis of beauty, friendly people and a skyline that was gorgeous to behold. For us it was not home though. The heat and the small town feel did not appeal to our tastes. We set out to find a relatively safe and vibrant city. Neither of us quite remember how Guadalajara made it on our radar but we jumped in head first researching, examining and learning all we could about it. After one trip to the Pearl (La Perla) we knew we had found our next new home!

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