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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Merida’s Top 5 Coffeeshops for Social Distancing

Merida was a great city to ride out the effects of Covid-19 in. It was safe; meaning the local politicians and citizens took (and are taking) the threat seriously. We are still in the mist of this global thorn and we are emerging from a city-wide quarantine in stages. Like most of the expats here, we have been itching to get back out and start safely enjoying this thriving city. We are remote workers and love when we can set up shop in a local coffee house but all coffee shops are not created equal. We look for a few things when we are scoping out a coffeehouse here: Read more

Covid-19 and Merida: Why Its Still a Great City

Merida is still a great city. It could be proving to be even better than we originally thought. Covid-19 has caused this city to shine.  We are learning a lot about Merida while living through the Covid-19 pandemic and quarantine here. The “time-out” that the world has been forced to take has helped us to open our eyes and understand Merida, the city, on a more intimate and political level. We are definitely more tied into the politics than we ever wanted to be. As foreigners here during a virus attack that is primarily brought here by foreigners we are also very tuned into how the people are reacting to our presence.

Merida is well known as the safest place in all of Mexico and this experience, living here through a deadly pandemic has shown us why. Here are 5 things that we have learned about Merida while we have been quarantined here. Read more