Yes, there was a broad call of repatriation. Mass amounts of expats flew back to the United States and the United States helped a ton of people get out of some very sticky situations. Me and my house were blessed enough not to need the assistance. We have been living in Merida, MX for the past 8 months and we did not feel the need to leave. In fact we were quite relieved when the US announced that they were shutting down the US – Mexico border for all non-essential travel. Read more
We just did a visa run to Cuba and we have successfully ‘renewed’ our tourist status in Mexico for another 180 days (6 months).
After looking back at the last 6 months we decided to put together a ”The Real Cost of living In Merida, Mexico” video (scroll down). Having no major financial ties to the US made it easy for us to pick and go in 2017. We’ve found it SO AFFORDABLE to live on US dollars in places where the cost of living is lower than America’s . i. e. the dollar STRETCHES 💵!
Our top three largest expenses (currently) are:
𝐑𝐞𝐧𝐭: $450 for a 2,000sq.ft. space with 2bed/1.5bath
𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: $250 a la Uber
𝐆𝐫𝐨𝐜𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬: $200 mainly at Costco Read more
The Tale of 2 Spirits
First off why the hell is some alcohol called spirits. Does it open us up to demonic possession? Was the first alcohol given to us from an angelic being? I mean really what is the deal???
A “spirit” is distilled alcohol that contains no added sugar.
The term spirit comes from Middle Eastern alchemy. Dosen’t that sound sinister. The vapor given off and collected during an alchemical process, like in the distillation of alcohol, was called a spirit of the original material. So there it is our experimenting forefathers deemed it to be a new creation. Now back to the topic.
What is the difference between Mezcal and Tequila?
We made it to our new country. Mexico! We are formally aliens of the Yucatan Peninsula. We livin in Merida, Mexico y’all -for the next year…. we think. The life of moving from city to city and country to country is the epitome of freedom to us. We love it! This moment in time is defined by the world wide refugee crisis, the vile actions if ICE and the cavalier, privileged attitude of #Merica. With all of the things going on we are grateful to make the moves that we make. To make the coin that we make and to have found a love to build together. This life and lifestyle suits us to the T. International friends, good drinks, and not knowing where we may be living or what experiences to even anticipate having from month to month is the shiznitz to us. Read more
Earning your living based on your customers unknown proclivities can feel fickle. Like the ground is never truly solid beneath your feet. Especially when this income is the only wind in your sails. There are some things you can do in this digital world of VIPKID to create a steady flow of greenbacks. We have been working the VIPKID pool of parents for a couple of years now and we have a steady clientele. Our bills are paid every month (and we have plenty) and, we are able to save enough to comfortably afford to live on a permanent vacation. Anyway this is a list of the things you can do to get your weight up with VIPKID: Read more
We visited the storied city of Chiang Mai back in February, during the Chinese New Year. We stayed for a few weeks and felt a certain type of way about Chiang Mai. We liked it! Mind you, it wasn’t love…but we really liked it. It was more than practical. We held a depth of appreciation for the potential this city held. Here are our reasons we thought Chiang Mai was worth us spending some extended time in. Read more
We spent a day being tourists…we have several of these days actually. But today, our attractions of choice were Doi Suthep and the Royal Park Rajapruek. Read more